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« Reply #300 on: September 20, 2013, 08:34:54 AM »
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Lovely Rob..


Thank you, Riaan, it's nice playing around with oldish images when there are few new ones being made...

I seem to be cursed with a problem posting pictures here: though the files are crisp where and when I want them to be, they degrade quite badly when I have to open the thumbnails here. This didn't happen a while ago, but now, I see that even the captions reproduce soft... it makes it sort of pointless posting anything. Maybe it's being done to me on purpose - a 'soft' hint!

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« Reply #301 on: September 20, 2013, 09:50:45 AM »
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... I see that even the captions reproduce soft... it makes it sort of pointless posting anything. Maybe it's being done to me on purpose - a 'soft' hint!

Or, perhaps not so subtle hint it's time for another ophthalmologist visit? Wink

Another hint: I see what you posted clear and sharp.
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« Reply #302 on: September 20, 2013, 11:26:35 AM »
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Rob,

Might be a browser issue.  Did yours update recently ?
Try downloading the image file and opening directly. You can also look at the image handling in the browser settings. Or try a different browser.

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« Reply #303 on: September 20, 2013, 12:39:03 PM »
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Or, perhaps not so subtle hint it's time for another ophthalmologist visit? Wink

Another hint: I see what you posted clear and sharp.
I see them clearly too. Maybe time for a new monitor or PC as well as the ophthalmologist visit?
Any of those will give you an opportunity to start spending some of that vast wealth you have no doubt put aside as a professional photographer --- (sigh!)

I love your snaps, Rob, both old and new.
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« Reply #304 on: September 20, 2013, 01:17:59 PM »
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Thanks for the concern about eyes - I'm currently waiting for three hospital appointments: one for the eyes and two cardio-related; they were all due this month, and usually the hospital rings me up offering dates. This year, nothing. I went to the hospětal in person a couple of months ago to see what was going down and they looked me up, told me I was on the list, that they'd ring. Zilch. I went back this week and it was a repeat. Trouble is, the heart things require a blood test, which also requires an appointment and then maybe ten days for results... one needs the space between appointments.

I think that the reality is that Spain's economic meltdown is hitting everything so hard they can't pay staff. Irony is, we used to have private insurance, but the last time my wife had to go to hospital (emergency) she was so pleased with the State offering, which we used that time because it was closer to us than the private places, that we cancelled. The fact that it was taking €3600 p.a. out of our pensions did affect our thinking too! Anyway, that was five years ago, and the State has been super until now, and the private sector would never accept me again should I want to rejoin; Ann's many cancer ops must have cost them a bomb, never mind my two heart adventures...

I’m relieved that you all see the images as sharp where they should be sharp, and that means the captions too, where I notice softness most strongly. As I wrote, I see the files as perfectly crisp on my monitor from both the PS computer where they are made, and also on the Internet computer from whence they travel to LuLa. They get to the Internet computer via their resting place on an external hard drive. So, both computers show them as they should look on the shared LaCie.

Actually, part of the glaucoma treatment – well, all of it really – consists of a drop in each eye each morning to cut pressure.

I required reading glasses from the age of 44, but since starting the drops I no longer require reading glasses for books or monitor, but in exchange, my distance sight is now mucked up somewhat. So apart from pressure, the drops must affect the muscular control too. Just what every snapper needs!

During the past visits to the hospital they have always told me that there is absolutely nothing else amiss with either eye. I was also told not to bother with buying distance glasses as there was only a +1˝ fault in one eye. That ain’t what I think I experience!

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« Reply #305 on: September 20, 2013, 02:39:07 PM »
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What i have been told by my eye doc (who is also reluctant to give me driving glasses) is that once you start that with the distance vision, the eyes start getting worse and worse. So maybe they are thinking the same -hold until you flunk the driving test.

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« Reply #306 on: September 20, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
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What i have been told by my eye doc (who is also reluctant to give me driving glasses) is that once you start that with the distance vision, the eyes start getting worse and worse. So maybe they are thinking the same -hold until you flunk the driving test.

Frank


I felt the same reluctance about wearing reading specs too; much of the time I did without, and that caused my eyes to feel locked at the reading range, and they'd take a while to get back to function at normal distances. It used to happen if I was waiting for my wife to do her shopping as I sat in the car, outside the shop, and reading a newspaper.

I thought that varifocals might do the trick, but my daghter uses them, and I suspect her sight has become worse since she started with them. However, she thinks they are great...

On the whole, I think your doc is correct: focus is by muscles, and if you don't let them work for themselves, they will eventually atrophy, just like my arm and chest ones.

What a business is growing old!

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« Reply #307 on: September 22, 2013, 04:34:39 AM »
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An exercise in Sphericity:

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« Reply #308 on: September 22, 2013, 10:41:17 AM »
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Vey unusual image.

How did you power the tube without frying the model?

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« Reply #309 on: September 22, 2013, 12:10:50 PM »
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I would say a neon tube was involved. Just a guess.

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« Reply #310 on: September 22, 2013, 12:11:02 PM »
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How did you power the tube without frying the model?

Rob C

They are fully enclosed fluoros, totally safe to handle.  I was put onto them some years ago by our old automotive friend James C.

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« Reply #311 on: September 22, 2013, 01:50:47 PM »
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They are fully enclosed fluoros, totally safe to handle.  I was put onto them some years ago by our old automotive friend James C.

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Interesting; are they products just confined to photographic uses, or can they be bought in normal electrical outlets? I'm not wanting to buy, just curious to know if they represent yet another 21st Century fox that's slipped under my cranky radar. I believe that were I to wander into one of those Apple stores by mistake, I would find myself surrounded by objects whose purposes would leave me absolutely in the dark. Perversely, I find some comfort in that!

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« Reply #312 on: September 22, 2013, 03:10:02 PM »
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It looks like a Light Sabre to me, so I think you need to buy one at a Star Wars shop.  Cheesy
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« Reply #313 on: September 22, 2013, 04:32:27 PM »
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are they products just confined to photographic uses, or can they be bought in normal electrical outlets?  Rob C

Rob,

They are not in general lighting shops but they are from a supplier specialising in window displays and interior design.  They are entirely self-contained with only a lead to be plugged in.  The ballast and stuff is all in the cap at one end,

Here is another from a while ago which also incorporates a domestic long-life bulb.
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« Reply #314 on: September 23, 2013, 03:17:13 AM »
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Rob,

They are not in general lighting shops but they are from a supplier specialising in window displays and interior design.  They are entirely self-contained with only a lead to be plugged in.  The ballast and stuff is all in the cap at one end,

Here is another from a while ago which also incorporates a domestic long-life bulb.


Well!

I'm glad I inadvertently coaxed that one out of you!

Beautiful shapes and tones.

Rob C
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« Reply #315 on: September 26, 2013, 07:47:47 AM »
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A less exciting shape
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« Reply #316 on: September 29, 2013, 09:19:09 AM »
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I went to Algonquin Park, but it was rather sunny so I decided to experiment a bit. These two, among others, is what I came up with.

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« Reply #317 on: September 29, 2013, 11:47:06 AM »
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I went to Algonquin Park, but it was rather sunny so I decided to experiment a bit. These two, among others, is what I came up with.

JMR


Interesting, but the watermarks are really annoying and distract from the pictures.

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« Reply #318 on: September 29, 2013, 04:42:17 PM »
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Interesting, but the watermarks are really annoying and distract from the pictures.

Harald

True, but I have enough trouble, so they will not go away any time soon. I am adding one more. Thanks for the comments.

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« Reply #319 on: September 30, 2013, 08:37:16 AM »
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Good tree trunks in the third.
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