10 PeterN comments

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by PeterN, Aug 29, 2013.

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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Tony Cooper, Aug 30, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Are you taking the mickey? It's a plurality of mouses.
     
    Tony Cooper, Aug 30, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    OK. I get the point. Mickeys Mice is not quite right somehow.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 30, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Aug 30, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    But, according to you, mouses is already plural.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 30, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    OK! I'm convinced!
    One additional point for the find.
     
    PeterN, Aug 30, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Meese would be just as appropriate.
     
    PeterN, Aug 30, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    It was a joke, Eric. The plural of mouse is mice. But, this is about
    statues of cartoon characters who wear human clothing. They are not
    mice. They are invented fantasy creatures, so I invented a fantasy
    term for two or more of them.

    You really can't take a mouse wearing red shorts, yellow shoes, and
    white gloves seriously.
     
    Tony Cooper, Aug 30, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    In NY taking a mickey would have a completely different meaning.
     
    PeterN, Aug 30, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    I remember a time when it was nerd-chic to refer to the computer kind as
    "mouses".
     
    J. Clarke, Aug 30, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:20:06 -0400, PeterN
    :
    : >On 8/29/2013 1:04 AM, Eric Stevens wrote:
    : >> On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:48:33 -0400, PeterN
    : >>
    : >>> Eric Stevens:
    : >>> 1. A nice, interesting old machine. I am not certain that the
    : >>> overhead lights and the guard rope add anything to the image. I probaby
    : >>> would have cloned them out.
    : >>
    : >> I thought hard about cloning out the lights but eventually decided to
    : >> leave them alone. As far as the guard rope goes, I didn't even notice
    : >> it until you pointed it out. Even then I had to look for it. I agree,
    : >> I should have deleted it.
    : >
    : >As the artist, it's your choice. If you like it, that's all that counts.
    : >There are many things I don't see in my own images.
    : >
    : >>
    : >>> 2. Where is the steam. There are so many interesting areas in this
    : >>> picture, that I don't know where to look first. Here I would have like
    : >>> to be perpendicular to the engine.
    : >>
    : >> I'm afraid no steam has been anywhere near that locomotive for more
    : >> than 40 years. You will notice that all sorts of parts which should be
    : >> bright have been painted black. I too would have liked a different
    : >> view point but I had to shoot around a roof-supporting column (the
    : >> right-hand side is cropped to it).
    : >>
    : >
    : >I completely understand. there are times in my CC competitions when the
    : >judge will comment that I should have stood three feet to the right.
    : >Yep, that would have put me off the edge of a cliff. Seriously, have you
    : >tried the perspective control in DXO?
    :
    : See https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31088803/_DSC4074a_DxO.jpg and
    : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31088803/_DSC4074_DxO_12bw.jpg
    : I couldn't have used the perspective control to change the view point
    : of the valve gear as it would have had me viewing all sorts of places
    : which should have been out of sight from the purported location of the
    : camera.

    Maybe it's the bottle of Zinfandel I've been quaffing, but those pictures look
    more like the interior of a church than a railroad museum. In any case, the
    church pictures (if that's what they are) provide a vivid example of the
    discrepancy between the way things look and the way one's brain thinks they
    ought to look.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 30, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Interior shots in railroad museums can be problematic due to lighting
    issues, such is the case with the California Railroad Museum in
    Sacramento. As I said in my comments, cropping an isolated section
    rather than trying to capture the entire machine, can make for a better
    image. Here are two of mine.
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DNC5300SE-1.jpg >
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DNC5343Se-1.jpg >
     
    Savageduck, Aug 31, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Well done. In both images I think the frame enhances the image.
     
    PeterN, Aug 31, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Don't blame the wine. It was my quick response to Peter's question
    about whether or not I had used DxO's perspective controls.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 31, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    So was mine, a joke delivered with a straight face.
    You can't take anyone seriously if they wear red shorts, yellow shoes
    and white gloves.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 31, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    That second one puts me in mind of a hand-drawn illustration I've seen
    somewhere or other--the tonality is very similar.
     
    J. Clarke, Aug 31, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    On 8/30/2013 8:27 PM, Eric Stevens wrote:

    I have a friend who learned that the hard way, about twenty five years ago.
    He was driving golf balls at a practice range when he was approached by
    a short squat guy wearing red shorts, and one white glove, who offered
    to play him for $100 a hole. my friend, who is a 2 handicap, took him up
    on that. The guy in the red shorts was Lee Trevino.
     
    PeterN, Aug 31, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Aug 31, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    They wouldn't have been polished like that in service but it does a
    luvverly job of showing up the marks of hammer blows.
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 31, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    J. Clarke, Aug 31, 2013
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