Some more 2 bit photos for Binary Day!


I had so much fun rendering that 2 bit photo for my Binary 11:11 11/11/11 post, I thought I'd do the same thing for 23:11 11/11/11. For those 12 hour folks, that's 11:11pm you see ;).

Obviously a mixed success! I suppose it was too dark to get a good shot of the UTS building, having just finished my last exam there for the semester. Irony is, my first major test was on the 01/11/11.

Then it was off to Starbucks for a celebratory Toffee Nut Latte. As I mentioned on Twitter this evening, TNLs were one of my favourite Christmas treats growing up in Singapore, and now I can get them here :')

Because I'm a loser, the first thing I did having done my exam was to jump onto my laptop with the coffee in my hand. Given my abject clumsiness, I'm surprised how few times I've destroyed equipment with this beverage!

Then it was time to take the train home from Central (with a brief stop at Circular Quay to take that first photo!)

From the bright lights of the city to dark suburbia. Then across the street home :).

Larger images look far better in 2 bit than these small ones, but it was still a lot of fun!

I reckon you could be really creative with 2 bit colour depth if you knew how to capture the right conditions for an ideal conversion. Even compared to monochromatic photography, you'd be looking for completely different things, such as ruthlessly heavy contrast and normalisation.

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