First of all, inspired by a Makezine feature, my transparent background:
Lounging with a Powerbook is fantastic! If I had the patience to play a bit more with the lighting etc. I could make it virtually see-through.
[Edit] Played a bit more, inspired by this great shot. Got my transparent desktop aligned pretty well eventually though my arm to hand transition gives it away (see shadow and lighting of the two).
Then some air-hockey fun. The blacklight illuminates the little white disc. Keep the shutter open and follow its trajectory...
Next a shot with that same camera but taken by my friend Sander, this is the famous London landmark the Tower Bridge. It took a few snaps before we got the lighting settings correct but the results are pretty impressive I thought.
Even under water it did its job very well... Disclaimer: No photographers were harmed during the making of this blog post.
Only joking :) Shot safely from behind 10cm thick plexiglass.
I've got three 15" LCD screens lined up on my desk at the office, that should make for an interesting 'transparent desktop' project. I'll try to do so sneakily and wait till someone notices...
What do you think of my photography skills?