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Old 01-23-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default It's going to be cold tonight

Falling evening in Amsterdam, I loved the subtle rose in the sky
reflected in the water (the clearness of the sky and the smoothness of
the water predicting frost). This sort of color fades very quickly, not
a chance to walk home first to get my "real" camera. I could have
walked on, or I could have shot the scene with my camera phone, so I
chose the latter.

I'm still exploring its capabilities, but I knew this was a hard one -
it's noisy in low light, and on top of that there was constant traffic
over the bridge I was standing on; the first shot I took ended up
hopelessly blurred though I could only see that when I'd downloaded the
images.

Then I tried to bring out the best... just some gentle post-processing in PSP X; details available if anyone wants to know. With this result (see attachment).
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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Most of us can handle a little technical imperfection when the image is so evocative. Lovely, and thank you for sharing it.

   
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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Oooh — I agree with Cristen. It’s gorgeous.

That sort of image transcends technology. I’m glad you didn’t skip it!

So tell me — do you read mysteries? Have you read Nicolas Freelings Van Der Valk series?

   
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So tell me — do you read mysteries? Have you read Nicolas Freelings Van Der Valk series?
Are those any good? I've only seen the TV series based on them. I don't think the series was all that great, but I had to watch it anyway for the opening theme music. It was years ago that our local PBS channel ran the series on their "Friday Night Mystery Night" and even back then I think the show was not new. At least the modest production values made it appear rather dated....

   
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Definitely better to take the shot with the inferior camera than to miss it altogether! I think it's lovely. I never have a camera handy for the really good shots.

   
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The dawn here on the England south coast was magnificent again. And again I had not brought my camera. But all the locals were sure to be out and they sent them in to BBC South and we see a selection on the 6pm news.

   
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But all the locals were sure to be out and they sent them in to BBC South and we see a selection on the 6pm news.
Both I and Patrick Nethercott are guilty of sending weather images to BBC Northeast and having them broadcast on the lunchtime news. I bought a small 6 Mpx camera so that I could always take it with me when I go out - but rarely remember to slip it in my pocket....

   
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I bought a small 6 Mpx camera so that I could always take it with me when I go out - but rarely remember to slip it in my pocket....
Which is where a camera phone has the advantage - I rarely go out without it these days; I just still have to get used to having a camera in my pocket as well - sometimes I just forget.

   
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Oooh — I agree with Cristen. It’s gorgeous.

That sort of image transcends technology. I’m glad you didn’t skip it!
Thanks. So am I!

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So tell me — do you read mysteries? Have you read Nicolas Freelings Van Der Valk series?
I do read mysteries - but not exclusively. These days I'm so busy that when I get into bed I have barely time to read a bit before falling asleep - often with my reading light still on! In general I read travel stories (and similar), SF, and mysteries. But I admit I haven't heard of Nicolas Freeling. Tell me about that series?

   
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But all the locals were sure to be out and they sent them in to BBC South and we see a selection on the 6pm news.
Must be fun to see your own image on TV! Do they give credits?

   
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