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Postposted on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:17 pm

They're probably on CRT's.
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Postposted on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:47 pm

I'm on a CRT (check sig) and I see the first pic just fine. More yellowish than reddish, but I haven't calibrated this screen. Still looks nice though.
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Postposted on Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:40 pm

At home it looks reddish as you describe on my LCD. That really is cool!
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:23 am

thegleek wrote:
FireGryphon wrote:That's pretty darn good for a 2.5 second exposure. You did that handheld? Good man!


i dont get it... both pictures look black. what did u take a pic of???

It's a painting done on a cracked wall. You might need to turn your monitor brightness up a hair :wink:
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:16 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
thegleek wrote:i dont get it... both pictures look black. what did u take a pic of???

It's a painting done on a cracked wall. You might need to turn your monitor brightness up a hair :wink:


exactly. so it has NOTHING to do with REALLY configuring my screen.

yes, i'm on a CRT... and the monitor -IS- configured for optimal performace
and color... i dont find it necessary to jack up the brightness another 200%
just so i can see someone else's blacker-then-goth picture... there's a
thing in PSP/PS that you can adjust your brightness for your own pictures.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:37 am

Gleek it was night and day for me going form my work CRT to my home LCD. Major difference right there.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:10 pm

thegleek wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
thegleek wrote:i dont get it... both pictures look black. what did u take a pic of???

It's a painting done on a cracked wall. You might need to turn your monitor brightness up a hair :wink:


exactly. so it has NOTHING to do with REALLY configuring my screen.

yes, i'm on a CRT... and the monitor -IS- configured for optimal performace
and color... i dont find it necessary to jack up the brightness another 200%
just so i can see someone else's blacker-then-goth picture... there's a
thing in PSP/PS that you can adjust your brightness for your own pictures.

Well then don't bother looking at the picture. It's that simple. All my my pictures are completely unedited. I never do anymore more than crop ones for a 16:10 background image.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:21 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Well then don't bother looking at the picture. It's that simple. All my my pictures are completely unedited. I never do anymore more than crop ones for a 16:10 background image.


hey i wasnt trying to be a prick dude.. i was merely stating the obvious.

and that was simply both pictures look black. i too, wish to enjoy the
pictures posted in this thread.. so i dont see how thats fair since i have
a CRT and not a LCD monitor... i'm sure there's many others that view
this thread that are without a LCD.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:43 pm

for all you crybabies out there he's what the pic looks like after a photoshop auto-color.

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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:11 pm

Thanks slavik. It wasn't nearly that red in real-life, but I guess the camera has to make some adjustments in the low-light.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:39 pm

thegleek wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Well then don't bother looking at the picture. It's that simple. All my my pictures are completely unedited. I never do anymore more than crop ones for a 16:10 background image.


hey i wasnt trying to be a prick dude.. i was merely stating the obvious.

and that was simply both pictures look black. i too, wish to enjoy the
pictures posted in this thread.. so i dont see how thats fair since i have
a CRT and not a LCD monitor... i'm sure there's many others that view
this thread that are without a LCD.


has nothign to do what what kind of monitor you have.
looked fine to me
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Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:12 am

I use a hardware calibrated monitor, and it looks fine. And the black levels between my calibrated CRT and LCD are similar, even if the absolute black-level is higher on the LCD.
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Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:49 am

HEY!!! Lets keep this a picture thread, not a critique thread!!! Plenty of room for that on a new thread.

Thanks... Hopefully if I find a moment, I will post some pics from my new Sony R1. This camera is great! (Big)
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Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:08 am

Aphasia wrote:Second is supposed to look black. If the first one also does, you REALLY need to setup your screen properly. I run on a calibrated screen and it looks real nice. But abstract. Reddish.


i just wanted to take the time out to thank FireGryphon for his
PM to me concerning this matter, he linked two sites which were easy
to follow and very helpful in this matter. going back to the two pictures
on the previous page... they no longer are both black, and i can see the
difference big time... sorry i complained about this earlier, but i had no
idea my black point calibration was off, as many of yours could be...
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Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:26 pm

thegleek wrote: sorry i complained about this earlier, but i had no
idea my black point calibration was off, as many of yours could be...
Most people really doesnt know, because they havent had a reason to look it up. Personally, since i started dwelving into the computer side of photography. The abyss that is colour-spaces, gamuts, conversions, profiles and all other Photoshop mojo, i tend to take some things for granted. Which means i forget what its like to sit on a non-profiled monitor. At least youve seen the light now, literally. :lol:
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Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:52 pm

A Sony R1 scaled shot:

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Huge Original:
http://www.markwyman.com/pictures/HomeP ... iginal.jpg

Take a peek at the EXIF info.

I like others using the R1 am having trouble focusing in low light. It seems to lock at the wrong points, so I am suspecting a software bug. The illuminator is a simple really bright LED, and it doesn't cut the cake.

Some more images here:
http://www.markwyman.com/photos/default.asp

Portraits come out simply awesome. First Sony I know of that doesn't over-saturate Reds and leaving us pasty white folks blotchy. Wife vetoed her pictures going up, sorry. Colors are as good as they get. Resolution is great, especially at 35mm and larger. Wide angle a bit soft, but that could be my apreature too... Getting used to it.
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Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:25 pm

Awesome.
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Postposted on Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:09 pm

Did a small photoshopping of a image in the perpetual thread in the ars-fora. Ill link to the image instead of hotlinking though as the source image wasnt mine to begin with but a guy called reboot.

Lightsaber baby

Edit: tried to link directly to the post, but for some reason the #postnumber doesnt work. Stupid browsers fora issues.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:31 pm

ok ppls... i'm kinda excited here finally cuz with all my previous posts
have been just commenting and questioning you all without really
participating in this thread with pictures (mainly cuz i didnt have a good
enuff digi camera to do so)... so now for xmas we got a decent digi camera.

not sure if you all think its good, but i like it. it's minolta's dimage x1,
and it goes up to 8 megapixels! now i can show you some of the pix i took
while we were in philly over the new years eve holiday:

(click on 800x600 pix to see original size)

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this is a pic of a church that i liked how it turned out dark. making it
brighter did not serve this picture justice, so i left it be, untouched.

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i think this is the betsy ross flag building. my GF took this pic, neat angles eh?

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longer then 800x600 a bit... this pic i cropped cuz i like how i cropped it.
i could use some pointers on how to photograph something like this a bit
better.. philly's city hall clock glows a bright yellow and it was hard to take
a clear picture that was crisp enuff. i tried many ways, but this is the best
one that came out of the bunch. the sky was a bit misty/foggy too from the rainfall.

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couldnt resist snapping a photo of this guy riding his bike around the
streets of philly sportin' a viking helmet...

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went inside some artsy place and i loved this mork egg chair, so i took this
photo... any ideas how i could have taken this a bit more interesting?
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Postposted on Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:28 pm

Nice camera Gleek, looking forward to checking it out.

Appears the biggest complaint is limited manual controls and a 3.5sec interval in between taking pics (slow response). That's the smallest Minolta I've seen.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/x1.html
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Postposted on Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:35 pm

This was the best shot I can get using my Canon S1-IS. I tried it the fukk 32x zoom.
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This is the Antec Minuet system (Sempron 2500) I just built for a friend.
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If you look around the edges of the this tree, you will see a blue hue. I don't know why though.
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B.C.E Place downtown Toronto
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Postposted on Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:03 pm

lex-ington:

Canon digital cameras are well-known for their purple fringing problem in high-contrast shots. The effect you complain about is endemic.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:29 am

Those are nice pics, lex, keep up the good work.

The blue fringing you see in your pics is a result of the light energy on from the bright areas hitting the sensor and bleeding into the surrounding areas. It's called "blooming" and happens to consumer level cameras, particularly those with small sensors and high pixel counts (which is most of them these days). You can edit it out in photoshop easily enough.

That last pic is cool. Is it all indoors?


EDIT:

...and while I'm at it, the pic of the leaves is overexposed. Try using a faster shutter speed and smaller aperture. That'll help keep blooming down, as well as make for a nicer exposure.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:20 am

lex-ington wrote:This was the best shot I can get using my Canon S1-IS. I tried it the fukk 32x zoom.


is there really such a thing as fukk 32x zoom, or did you just want
to use that cool word without the 'c' in it? o_O

lex-ington wrote:B.C.E Place downtown Toronto: http://www.fcibroadband.com/~surveypoint/nooook2%20015.jpg


thats an awesome pic! 1536x2048 eh? what megapixel is that?
how did you take that picture? i have a minolta dimage x1... (8mp),
can my camera take a similar picture?
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:18 am

FireGryphon wrote:Those are nice pics, lex, keep up the good work.

The blue fringing you see in your pics is a result of the light energy on from the bright areas hitting the sensor and bleeding into the surrounding areas. It's called "blooming" and happens to consumer level cameras, particularly those with small sensors and high pixel counts (which is most of them these days). You can edit it out in photoshop easily enough.

That last pic is cool. Is it all indoors?


EDIT:

...and while I'm at it, the pic of the leaves is overexposed. Try using a faster shutter speed and smaller aperture. That'll help keep blooming down, as well as make for a nicer exposure.


Yeah that last pic is all indoors. Cool building. The Hockey Hall of Fame is in the underground level of that building.

Question: How do I adjust the shutter and aperture? Is that the macro mode stuff?

I have no idea what all of the means. I bought the camera to do close up shots of jewellery. I'm still looking for a book that breaks it all down for me.

Edit: I have to resize those pics so I abide by the rules.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:23 am

You can check the manual that came with the camera for exactly how to change those settings on your camera. It's GOT to be in there.

Macro mode is for shooting things close up. Telephoto is zooming in. Wide angle is zooming out. In all three cases you can change ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:28 am

lex-ington wrote:I'm still looking for a book that breaks it all down for me.


thats a good point.. can anyone reference a site online or a cheap book
that goes into the very basics of taking good digi pix with any type of camera?
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:37 am

thegleek wrote:
lex-ington wrote:This was the best shot I can get using my Canon S1-IS. I tried it the fukk 32x zoom.


is there really such a thing as fukk 32x zoom, or did you just want
to use that cool word without the 'c' in it? o_O

lex-ington wrote:B.C.E Place downtown Toronto: http://www.fcibroadband.com/~surveypoint/nooook2%20015.jpg


thats an awesome pic! 1536x2048 eh? what megapixel is that?
how did you take that picture? i have a minolta dimage x1... (8mp),
can my camera take a similar picture?


That was supposed to read FULL 32x zoom.

My camera is 3.2 megapixels. I had it set on Large format.

When I took the shot, I held the camera for a portrait shot, set to Black & White. It should be fairly easy for your camera as well.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:39 am

FireGryphon wrote:You can check the manual that came with the camera for exactly how to change those settings on your camera. It's GOT to be in there.

Macro mode is for shooting things close up. Telephoto is zooming in. Wide angle is zooming out. In all three cases you can change ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.


That's the stuff I don't understand. What the ISO numbers mean and stuff like that.

The camear has a number of manual settings, but for dodo's like me - it like talking to a chicken - in COW.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:46 am

ISO is the speed of the film for 35mm film cameras. it seems they just carried the term over for digital cameras. the genereal rule is the lower the ISO, the less grainy the picture.
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