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sysop912

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Registered: August 2005
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Date: Mon August 29, 2005
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Dimensions: 600 x 600
Keywords: flower seed macro
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gumbodaddy
Really cool. GD
#1 Mon August 29, 2005 6:20am

brix
like comp and sharpness
#2 Mon August 29, 2005 7:55am

daydreamer
Love the comp
#3 Mon August 29, 2005 5:49pm

etfon911
Very nice shot, but personal preference leans away from such a high noise level as seen in the green.
#4 Sat September 3, 2005 8:48pm

sysop912
Thanks a bunch folks. High noise? Have you got your monitor calibrated properly? I can see High noise in a lot of images if I turn my contrast and brightness up to the max, but when the black and white points are calibrated properly, many photos look quite well to me.
Check out http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html and scroll down to Monitor test patterns, it really made a difference in how I adjusted my images and what most others saw when uploaded.
#5 Sat September 3, 2005 9:23pm

etfon911
I will check it out. I see a lot of noise in the green patch on the left. I did give you a 9 regardless sysop.
#6 Sat September 3, 2005 9:30pm

sysop912
Maybe I need to recalibrate myself. Smile
I appreciate you mentioning it, cause if I'm not seeing it myself, I'm better off knowing now, than having something I've taken a lot of time to work on being affected by noise. I'll recalibrate and have another look. Thanks Etfon911
Hey I just noticed your last three numbers and mine are only one digit off in our user names. Smile Neat!
#7 Sat September 3, 2005 9:33pm


Noise = Grain! Not always a problem!
#8 Sat September 3, 2005 9:33pm

sysop912
Here's an interesting topic on "Noise" from another site I belong to.
http://www.digitalimagecafe.com/forum/forum_post.asp?id=2015
#9 Sat September 3, 2005 9:40pm

etfon911
I understand these things. To be noisy or not is often a matter of personal preference. sysop - I am checking out the web site you mentioned. I have been using Adobe Gamma, which has been fine so far, but I may need to do a recheck. Guess you're beyond 911, right? :o)
#10 Sat September 3, 2005 9:56pm

sysop912
Grin... I use to run a BBS before the Internet became what it is today, and SYSOP stood for System Operator. I Sysop had always been my user name in the early days of the Internet, but I found as it grew more popular, the username Sysop was harder to get from site to site, so I finally typed a random number 912 behind it, and it stuck Smile
I was working in a combat intelligence section when 911 occurred, and was basically working 24 and 7 for about two weeks following, sleeping at work and gathering info to pass on to higher. I doubt that that experience will ever leave me, but I was really surprised that it didn't happen in the early 80's.
#11 Sat September 3, 2005 10:02pm

Maculatus
mmm Showing your age sysop... I remember squinting at my 12" amber monitor, waiting for my 300 baud Hayes Modem to connect to some pokey BBS. Great Capture BTW.
#12 Sat September 3, 2005 10:30pm

janzark
and again in English??????????????? lol think I'll stick to grainy bits = noise and a computer is the expensive bit of kit you saved for ages to buy and is out of date as soon as it comes out the box.... buy hey, its a woman thing, bit like cars, "that one's a nice colour..." lol. glad someone knows what they are talking about. Smile
#13 Mon May 22, 2006 7:19pm




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