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by Dusty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 19814

Re: Future of A mount

Early digital couldn't compete with film, but I had a few cheap models so that I didn't have to scan photos and load them to the web. Of course, even though the internet was becoming a thing - I used to run a dial in BBS, if anyone remembers them - it was slow, we were working with bad graphics card...
by Dusty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 19814

Re: Future of A mount

I think Sony have scored an own goal with the E mount system, the market is shrinking for E mount because of cost... The market is shrinking. Period. Canon and Nikon are not doing better. Cellphones are "good enough" for what most people need. More resolution is always good, but 61 MP is ...
by Dusty
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: first colorizing attempt at B&W
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: first colorizing attempt at B&W

Details please? What tutorial, software, how complicated was it.....

I may never try it, but who knows.

I actually once worked with an older lady who had done that for a living in the '50s and '60s for a portrait studio. Lots of time spent doing it all by hand on the b/w portraits.

Dusty
by Dusty
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: De-Duping my photos with Anti-Twin
Replies: 0
Views: 362

De-Duping my photos with Anti-Twin

Having some down time lately because of the weather, I've taken to de-duping my photos, and saving many gigs of space in so doing. Part of this is the fact that I always used to have an non-busy late morning at my old job, and often worked on my photos there, as well as my home PC, so combining the ...
by Dusty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: 2 Cameras at the Auto Show
Replies: 30
Views: 2564

Re: 2 Cameras at the Auto Show

Back in the film days, it was 3 or 4 cameras, since you had different film for different situations. Now, ISO is not fixed until you change a spool, and no one knows what slides are anymore - they think they're something to do with powerpoint! However, it's always quicker to change from one camera t...
by Dusty
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Gateway Arch - Saint Louis
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Re: Gateway Arch - Saint Louis

One of the tram boarding stations which are about 40 feet beneath the Arch legs. Cell phone camera 0523180752.jpg I don't think they've changed the loading stations since they built the place! I looks just the same as it did the first time I went there, in the 1960's! A little piece of me is in the...
by Dusty
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Ice (open thread)
Replies: 15
Views: 3880

Re: Ice (open thread)

Sunset over the sea? I thought those were missile launches while overflying N. Korea! ;)

Dusty
by Dusty
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Spring has Srpung
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Re: Spring has Srpung

JB, now you're going to force me to shoot some of shots of what's coming up at home!

My wife actually has some great shots of the apricot blooms from our tree shot on her i-phone.

We get to start anew on all that as we are soon moving.

Dusty
by Dusty
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Helping Friends with Short Art Films
Replies: 49
Views: 10740

Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

smulnik wrote:.....
A secret undisclosed location.


Not too secret. I remember a Post-Dispatch article about that house many years ago!

It's interesting to see behind the scenes.

Dusty
by Dusty
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Video and Audio
Topic: Novel use of video
Replies: 1
Views: 2766

Novel use of video

Here's a very novel use of video - to capture sound!

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/con ... -listening

Now you have to keep your candy wrappers away from the windows to ensure your privacy.

Dusty
by Dusty
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Helping Friends with Short Art Films
Replies: 49
Views: 10740

Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Wow... very observant! Yes, we were at the Valhalla cemetery on St. Charles Rock Road. We were there for 3 nights. We saw a lot of old and interesting family plots there. Which section is your family in? I may have to go back and make a social visit. Sig Sig, Most of my family is to the left of the...
by Dusty
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rudie
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

Re: Rudie

Cute! We had something similar. My Dad raised goats, and one winter a mother rejected one of her young. Mom and Dad bottle fed her, and put her in with the newborn pups to keep warm. That goat thought she was a dog! She would run with them, and when they started barking she would bay along with thei...
by Dusty
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: After the Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: After the Storm

A little late to the table, but Irma was the reason my kid's vacation of a lifetime to Disney World was cut short a few days.

We left the day before it hit.

Dusty
by Dusty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Helping Friends with Short Art Films
Replies: 49
Views: 10740

Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Here are some photos from the night scene in the cemetery (Ashlock visiting his wife’s grave). This scene was shot last winter over two weekends. The temperature was below freezing, and the one actor in this scene had to spend every night in the cold without a coat. Poor guy. There were only four o...
by Dusty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 70
Views: 16889

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

I've been using Raw Therapee for several years, and am also looking at all the other freeware out there. Since I usually don't do any heavy editing, it's not a problem for me. I like to capture images that I believe are true to what I see, but that doesn't mean I won't tweak color or white balance i...

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