Old 5th January 2009, 07:09   #241
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Command line is a weakness for me, but I might try it anyway.

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Old 5th January 2009, 12:36   #242
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This is what I mean by best downsizing filter (note the moiré):



Photoshop offers two different bicubic settings (sharp or smooth) but neither fare any better (or at least used to in older versions). The problem seems to be that most programs use a filter kernel based on the source image size, which is correct for up- but wrong for downsizing (as with audio downsampling you have to remove frequencies that are above Nyquist in the target, else you get the nice artifacts seen above).
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Old 5th January 2009, 12:57   #243
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i use xnview for my picture viewing/converting/resizing

handles pretty much every format (even videos, audio, pdf), integrates into rightclick for converting, set wallpaper, and send to imageshack(<-pretty usefull)
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Old 5th January 2009, 22:55   #244
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I can see what you mean - looks like the bricklayer was laying a curved pattern.

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Old 19th January 2009, 00:47   #245
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Grabbed a couple shots of the state capitol in Salt Lake City last night with my A590 IS.




I haven't edited these images at all. Just resized them for this post.
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Old 19th January 2009, 03:10   #246
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^quite nice. Did you use a monopod/tripod at all? What settings?

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Old 19th January 2009, 04:09   #247
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I used my UltraPod II for the first shot. I took the second shot with my camera propped up on my half-rolled-down window (because it was freakin' cold outside, and I didn't feel like getting out of my truck again ).

First shot:
Shutter - 1 second
Aperture - F/2.6
Focal Length - 6 mm
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Second shot:
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Old 19th January 2009, 07:17   #248
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That's a pretty still shot for a window and half-second.

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Old 20th January 2009, 03:39   #249
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Canon's Image Stabalization is awesome.
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Old 23rd January 2009, 11:51   #250
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I'm afraid you won't like my photos! I'm shy. Maybe some day...
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Old 31st January 2009, 20:10   #251
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I have spent the whole afternoon washing my car. First through the big car was, then cleaning the wheels including the wet-look blackening of them, then polishing it and then hoovering it and polishing the interior. It took ages!!

Anyway, I tend to forget that my car actually looks quite good when not covered in muck, so I though I'd take some pictures to show off :P

Pics taken on D300 with sigma 10-20 in poor light @ ISO400+

Would love your opinions.

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Nice.

I like how the perspective makes your car look like a big luxury sedan in a few of those photos. I've been wanting to get the 10-22mm lens for my Canon for a long time, now. Maybe one day.
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Old 1st February 2009, 01:18   #253
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I replaced my Sigma 12-24 which I loved with the 10-20 because I wanted to fit 77mm filters to it. I thought I'd regret selling the 12-24, but I've been very happy indeed with the 10-20 .

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Old 8th February 2009, 21:11   #254
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Also, this isn't really the type of picture I would normally post in this thread, but I didn't feel like searching around for a more suitable thread. I saw this sitting outside of a tire/brake/alignment shop in Centerville (just north of Salt Lake City) yesterday, and I thought it was cool, so I snapped a quick shot of it.

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472?

Is that how many gallons per mile it gets ?

Quite nice though.

I saw the email notification about your post and at first glance I thought it said "post your pornography"...

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Old 9th February 2009, 03:54   #256
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lol

I could post some pornography, but I don't really want to ban myself. :P
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Old 9th February 2009, 10:48   #257
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Old 12th February 2009, 02:41   #258
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Took this shot today while I was wasting time (had today off). I was in Springville (~50 miles SSE of downtown Salt Lake City) at the base of the mountains of the Uinta National Forest looking due south. If you look closely, you can see the giant wind turbines at Moark Junction. They catch the wind coming through the canyon to (I assume) create electricity.

I'll try to head back down there when I have more time off and get decent pictures of the turbines.
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Old 12th February 2009, 04:30   #259
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I love that shot. I wish I was there right now.

This is what the wind mills look like in Minnesota. There are some fields with literally hundreds of them. They cost over $1 million each, and yet they're still profitable.


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These are the ones in Moark Junction. It's a crappy picture, but the weather conditions weren't the best today. I don't know exactly how big these things are, but the blades have to be at least 80 feet long each. I've seen them being transported up and down the interstate every now and then... One blade at a time on a specially lengthened tractor-trailer. It's insane. The generator housings on these things are about as big as a Greyhound bus. o_o
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The blades that travel through our town have a two-piece trailer - one piece that grabs one end (and has an axle) and a second piece that grabs the other end (and has a pair of axles). The two pieces of the trailer don't connect - apparently the blade is strong enough not to need that feature. The blade itself seems to serve as the rigid structure that keeps the rear axles straight and supportive. The segments of the stand (while in transport) look to have a diameter twice as wide and almost twice the height of a regular 53' box trailer. It's just strange and almost unbelievable that that they fit under bridges. It really amazes me when I see them. I hope they help us out in our fight for our hurting country's need for energy independence.

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Old 12th February 2009, 19:53   #263
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Please don't post any more links to that stock website. It's considered spam, and it's a bannable offense.
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It takes about 7 large semi trucks to transport one winmill.

One for each blade, one for the nacelle, one for the hub (you can fit two hubs on one trailer), and then two or three for the pole, depending on how many pieces it comes in.

Hundreds of windmills are operating around Pincher Creek-Fort MacLeod, Others are at Magrath, Taber and a few other areas around here.

The biggest name is Vestas, but there are a couple of others also.
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The windmills here say Suzlon on the nacelles.
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Old 28th February 2009, 14:04   #266
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I've really got to get a D80. These were done with a couple of Kodaks and it shows.
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I'd rather get a D90. Among other things (including video) it's got a much better sensor.
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Old 28th February 2009, 17:16   #268
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Despite the gear that you don't like, you seem to be able to get decent shots anyway. Knowing where to stand, how much to zoom, what to crop, where to put the manual settings etc. is something that even the most expensive camera won't give you.

I like the pictures - especially of the dog ("Daisy", right?).

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Yeah, it's Daisy and some Polar Bears at the Portland Zoo. The pictures of Daisy were taken with a Kodak C743 and the older ones were with an earlier 2 megapixel model I owned.

It's not impossible to take good pictures in daylight or flash.

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But low light conditions don't work so hot.

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The shutter recycle time is sorta long even though the thing will shoot 3 frames at a time. Image stabilization would be nice.

Really, I was looking at a D60 package for $700. It comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Zoom, a 55-200mm f/4-5.6G AF-S DX VR Zoom and a 2GB SDHC flash card.

What do you guys think? I'd like a D90 or D300 too, but add a thousand... not in the budget. I have a good film SLR, but film is over.

Actually... I do like this Kodak camera. It uses regular NIMH AA batteries. Normal SD flash cards and has good color. It's just not up to snuff. I am used to having an SLR... but like I said film is done. You can't even get good lab work. Hey for $125 I got my value.
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Check out the "new camera" thread. Usually there is a lot of useful information about various models that people are considering, and if the D60 isn't there yet, just post about it and I'll bet a lot of people will respond.

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Taken with a plain jane Nikon sure shot...

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I found this little guy in North Hero Vermont:


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Very nice photo! Wouldn't notice him from a distance, would you? I saw a butterfly the other day that was green and had vein like markings- it looked just like a leaf. It's blending-in efforts didn't save it, though. An ant was trying to carry it away. It pays to be yourself, and it's ok to stand out from the crowd; that was the takeaway for me.

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click this text for original resolution since the resize made it a little cloudy - after clicking, click preview for bigger, then the screen size preview for full size (scrollable)

This was shot in Ausable Chasm in upstate New York.

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Not sure if this is too bright, I was trying to capture this guy when he wasnt trying too hard to pose!
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Very nice - you should post more.

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This is where I spent most of my nights this summer. I have a camp out in Pennsylvania near where I grew up. Spent every summer there since I was an early teenager.


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... but film is over ...

Don't tell my mate Wal that, he's still using 10x8

Here's a couple of views he took :

the first one using a lens


the same shot but without a lens


I like this effect, the long exposure wipes out anything moving.

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