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Postposted on Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:37 pm

There was a very cool article in Harper's Magazine a while back about the Eastern Panther. April 2004, "Aslan Resurrected"

There are many people in the mountain areas up and down the east cost who have seen evidence of mountain lions, but never any hard proof. The most bizare thing is that the feds, whether EPA, Fish & wildlife, Game, whatever, all deny that they are around. There are a number of people who believe that there is some sort of small conspiracy going on. Some say the feds are secretly reintroducing them, some that the feds want cover it up the fact that they never totally left. The most bizarre thing is that most of the best evidence, like a video tape that one guy sent to F&WL, gets "lost".

There's even a group that's trying to find more proof, composed half of amateur wildlife researchers and half conspiracy guys. The Eastern Puma Research Network, unfortunately they don't have a website.

I don't know if that track is well preserved enough to be hard proof though. The overall shape looks much more like a cat than a dog, but you can't see the three lobe structure in the heel pad.
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Postposted on Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:17 pm

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Next time you see a track like that, take lotsa pics from all angles and then take a cast.
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Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:37 pm

I have lotsa pics from all angles, plus a few other prints that were not as clear. No cast though as I simply didn't have the time. I have a feeling this one will be seen for legit soon as it is around some more populated areas and hunting season starts soon.

This could explain the strange lack of deer in my immediate area. If they smell a predator like that, they leave. Normally you have to elbow the deer out of the way to leave for work, but I haven't seen a one in the past three weeks.

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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:58 pm

I took this last October at the Deftones 2004 Tour, with Dredg opening at the Norva in Norfolk, VA.
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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:18 pm

Nice. If you edit that shot by rotating it slightly to the left to make the horizontal lines perfectly horizontal, that'll be an even more awesome shot.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:54 am

One of the first shots out of the 24-105 IS USM lense i got. Its kindof a worst case scenario. High ISO, close to the near limit, handheld. AdobeRGB straight out of the camera and only scaled in paint(revolting, i know, but i dont have anything better at work). Still, if this is worst case, i cant wait to see the best-case. :P

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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:47 am

SpotTheCat wrote:javadog, that picture of the aquarium looks like a screenshot of a game more than a picture. How did you do that? (it's the chain that looks rendered)


FireGryphon wrote:The chain does look rendered, but the whole ship looks like it has that 3DMark2005 glow to it. The picture is a bit blurry, so it looks ethereal.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and it's very well done.


The original picture was run through a Photoshop filter (NIK Color Efex) to get that look. :wink:
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:57 pm

I generally don't get too upset about spiders, bugs and the like... but centipedes creep me out. Whenever I find one of these critters in my house (like this one, which I caught scurrying across the carpet a few minutes ago), they get flushed:
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You've gotta admit, that's one bizarre looking bug! :o
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:13 pm

some b/w for my photography class.
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Postposted on Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:15 am

180 degree FOV. Nice.
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Postposted on Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:48 pm

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Postposted on Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:56 pm

http://my.opera.com/bhtooefr/albums/sho ... ture=71933

My first attempt at a transparent LCD. It wasn't that blue in person, but I noticed it in the pic on the cam's preview.

Background grabbed with a CP Technologies CP-MPC-01 Mini Flex Cam, sitting behind the laptop's LCD. Makes things tricky. 352x288 max resolution.

Foreground... well, the EXIF info is there :P

http://my.opera.com/bhtooefr/albums/sho ... ture=71939

My cat sleeping. Same EXIF as the transparent LCD.
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Postposted on Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:11 pm

I'll be taking a 360 panorama of some place in pittsburgh later this month / early next month for my grad class in digital imagery. I dont have the jig or anything, but the prof does and its a long line. I'm jus thoping these idiots don't break the $600 thing or he won't replace it and I'm SOL.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:35 pm

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Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:26 pm

I got an interesting screen-capture question for you photogeeks out there...

What I need is a way to screen-capture the output of a website that
exceeds pixel lengths beyond what the normal screen dimensions are
maxed out as... ie: the webpage loads up, and you have the scrollbars
going up and down as well as side to side. It's not a matter of right click
file save as... It's not saving just a graphic.

Is there a solution for this? Because alt + prtsc doesnt work.

Lemme know, k?
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Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:44 pm

Instead of ALT-Printscreen - jsut press printscreen.
Then paste that into you graphics program. It will paste the entire windows desktop there. ALT-Printscreen only captures the active window.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:56 pm

Or get a program that is scroll capable like hypersnap. Then you can get a whole page, even if it scrolles down 6 screenlengths.
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Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:36 am

Aphasia wrote:Or get a program that is scroll capable like hypersnap. Then you can get a whole page, even if it scrolles down 6 screenlengths.


AWESOME! thank you aphasia, that was exactly what i was looking for:

http://www.hyperionics.com/hsdx/index.asp

Auto-scrolls and concurrently captures long web pages and other. documents, enabling it to grab more than is visible on the screen.

i think frobozz misunderstood what i was asking about...
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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:39 pm

<img src="http://www.dannyde.com/new_4.jpg">

<img src="http://www.dannyde.com/new_5.jpg">

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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:44 pm

Wow, that's pretty impressive. What camera do you have again?
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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:48 pm

Any rules against posting stuff that's been slighting touched up? (adjusted color temperature, saturation etc in photoshop to "pop" the images)
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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:25 pm

pete_roth: I've seen things in here that have been touched up in that way, so I'd say fair game.
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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:31 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Wow, that's pretty impressive. What camera do you have again?

my new Rebel XT

I have alot to learn before my photos even come close to LJ or Aphasia though.
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Postposted on Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:04 pm

Touched up photos are fine. Professional photographers touch up photos, even when they shoot film. Even Ansel Adams used to get to the dark room and decide how best to develop his world famous pictures.

Excessive editing, like adding things or taking things away from the picture is too much editing for this thread. If you start editing like that, the picture becomes a faux creation, not a photograph.

danny e., those are some nice pics. I especially like the pic with the bumble bee. Excellent detail.
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Postposted on Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:24 am

Still, i wouldnt say composites are anything bad for this thread either, as long as the basis is photography.
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Postposted on Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:23 am

danny e. wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Wow, that's pretty impressive. What camera do you have again?

my new Rebel XT

I have alot to learn before my photos even come close to LJ or Aphasia though.


holy smokes superman!

That's an $800.00+ digital camera!
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Postposted on Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:16 am

Dial up beware! Panorama of a boat launch in Elizabeth Pa. Decided Pittsburgh was overdone.

http://itspiratepete.com/lilboston.htm
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Postposted on Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:48 pm

pete_roth wrote:Dial up beware! Panorama of a boat launch in Elizabeth Pa. Decided Pittsburgh was overdone.

http://itspiratepete.com/lilboston.htm


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Postposted on Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:40 pm

<img src="http://www.dannyde.com/flower.jpg">

<img src="http://www.dannyde.com/flower2.jpg">
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Postposted on Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:39 pm

Well, i was bored today so i thought i should post a photo of the lightbox i currently use until i can get a pair of studio-flashes.

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