Reply To: Let it Snow!

Reply To: Let it Snow!
Interestingly enough, I got some pictures very similar to yours @snmiller in the winter of 2010. We had an ice storm that coated everything with about half an inch of ice, and I went out to photograph it. I have some pictures with very similar detail, the stained-glass pattern as @JamesStaddon mentioned. These were... Read More »

Arizona Wilderness

Arizona Wilderness
Here’s a shot from our recent trip to Mexico. On our way back we drove through the Salt River Canyon in AZ. The road was incredibly convoluted and kept doubling back on itself. There were lot’s of pull-offs along the way, and we stopped quite often to look and take pictures. To get this shot I had to go... Read More »

Reply To: Two Friends

Ok, I wondered if you used GIMP, and if so, how you did it! It’s amazing, but you could probably figure out a dozen ways to do the same thing in GIMP. First, I edited the picture to B&W in Lightroom, then I opened it in GIMP to add the blue in. I just added a transparent layer, then painted some blue on it... Read More »

Reply To: Two Friends

Just curious, how did you do the selective coloring? What software did you use? I used Gimp :), I used the mask, colored the eyes, inversed the selection, and then edited in B&W, so that all the picture except the selected zones was in B&W. I admit I used heavy saturation and bright, unnatural colors to... Read More »

Reply To: Two Friends

Reply To: Two Friends
To me, the eyes look too blue, rather unnatural. Of course if it’s purely artistic, then “natural” isn’t necessarily what you’re looking for. Just curious, how did you do the selective coloring? What software did you use? I’ve done very little with selective coloring, so this is... Read More »

Two Friends

Two Friends
I was trying something I’m new to, editing a picture with a B&W background and a color subject / point of interest. Are the eyes too blue? Wrong subject? Would it be better if the whole cats were in color? I’m dropping the original picture... Read More »

Reply To: Sensors

That is very interesting, @buddingphotographer. Something I hadn’t thought of. I guess each camera manufacturer will never make “the perfect camera”; otherwise they wouldn’t make any money with the next camera release!... Read More »

Reply To: Sensors

Wow James! That’s quite the question, I’m afraid no one here is qualified to answer it properly! You’d need to talk to someone who works in camera design and engineering. I do have a few thoughts on the matter though… 🙂 First, I was rather surprised that the maximum ISO limit was only ISO... Read More »

Sensors

I’ve been doing research on camera sensors recently and had some questions for folks more mechanically inclined than I for the community. Here are the facts: The size of a full frame sensor is about as big as “affordable” sensors can get. A full frame sensor measures 36 x 24mm. The sensor is cram... Read More »

Reply To: Any Tips on Moon Photography?

Reply To: Any Tips on Moon Photography?
That is simply an amazing shot! Colorful clouds, the moon peeking through. An interesting foreground and irregular horizon. Wish the foreground flowers were as much in focus as the trees and background. The last full moon at the end of January was . . . a cloudy evening. 🙁 I was prepared... Read More »

Reply To: Memory Cards

Got an answer here for you, @SarahLeePhoto. Adam says: “There may still be some potential for recovery (or even partial recovery) on these files. If they are speaking a flash disk/card, they could mail it to me, and I would be happy to take a look and see if I can recover images using some other software tools.... Read More »

Reply To: Memory Cards

Interestingly, DPS just wrote an article on recovering lost pictures from memory cards! Here’s a link in case you’re interested. It’s basically just a product review for some $59.99 software, but the comments mention some different options which you might be interested... Read More »

In Celebration of Creation Sunday!

In Celebration of Creation Sunday!
I don’t think I have ever written a post on Sunday before. But there’s certainly a reason to do so today! Did you know today is Creation Sunday? I hadn’t heard about it until I read OneNewsNow’s article on Defending Genesis’ efforts to celebrate the biblical Creator of the universe and the scientific account of... Read More »

Reply To: Memory Cards

I tried Recuva and it recovered several hundred files, but they show the same message when I try to open them. Tried using IrfanView and it says, “Unknown file format, empty/damaged file or file not found.” So I suppose they are pretty much gone. Thanks for the... Read More »

Reply To: Memory Cards

Did you try opening the “damaged” files on a Windows computer with IrfanView? If anything can open it, IrfanView should be able to. Another option would be to try FreeFileViewer It’s made to open just about anything, so maybe it will be able to open them. Just be careful, free software like this... Read More »

Reply To: Memory Cards

Thanks everyone for the tips and recommendations. I think I will update some of my CF cards, although the missing files probably are a result of my own mistake, and not a card malfunction. Unfortunately, Recuva seems to only be compatible with Windows? I use Mac. I did download a few other programs that recover... Read More »

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