Iceland Eclipse and Aurora Trip – The Lytro Camera

Electric Blue Lytro Camera

Electric Blue Lytro Camera

I had this crazy notion that I’d get a lot of work done today, so I could spend my downtime at the airport playing Minecraft. Hah! No… I’m way too excited to be productive.

Instead, I got one of my toys ready for the trip. It’s a Lytro camera, which takes a special type of image that you can click on and drag around to sort of see behind the subject. If you click different parts of a photo, you can change the focus. Lytro has a new camera (the Illum) that really brings the image to life — it’s the next best thing to being there — but their first generation camera is no slouch. It won’t be much use for an eclipse or aurora, but I’ll be able to show you geysers, waterfalls, glaciers and other scenery in a new way.

Here’s an example of the perspective shift:

Pretty cool, right? It’s a fun camera.

I also spent an inordinate amount of time deciding what to wear for St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Do they celebrate it in Iceland? Well, they will this year 😉

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