SiJ 2018 - Day Eight.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    We have made it to the start of Week 2. Well done to all.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. I'm amazed I havent given up already. Usually by now I am starting to feel a bit negative about continuing (even though I do) but that hasnt happened this time.

    I only noticed the teeny spider as I was processing this shot for Day 8. Snapseed, of course.

    1E9CB1F5-BB3C-4D70-B7AE-55F8258409E0.
     
    • Like Like x 13
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Trust me, Sue. We in the eastern US need the flowers right now.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    As much as I enjoy Winter hiking and biking, I won't be sad to see Spring arrive. We have a long way to go, though.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Agreed - but with the long-range forecast, they'd never make it past Valentine's Day, even with the warm-up this week.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    These little guys share a web at our front door. The GR is not a good macro shooter.

    R0000562_DxO.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  7. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

    701
    Jan 19, 2015
    Bill, try putting the ND filter on auto and keep a steady hand. The shutter speed tends to slow down on macro made in my experience.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    A really grey, overcast day here with a strong north easterly wind which is a cold direction for us, although no where near as cold as some of you have to face. However not a day to inspire, hence a rather grey image taken just a couple of hundred yards down the farm track that starts outside my cottage and forms a regular walking route for me, as you can see no "sewered suburban blocks" hereabouts. Of all the images I've posted so far this one might mark the beginning of a change for me, it was fully processed on open source software on my replacement Linux machine. The Raw file from the Ricoh GXR was processed using Raw Therapee with the border and downsizing for the web accomplished using GIMP. The light levels were such that the metadata shows iso 200, f/5.6, 1/40 second, the image being taken at about 10:15 hours.

    180108-1030766.

    Three Gates

    Barrie
     
    • Like Like x 13
  9. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    I'm also using RT and GIMP on a Linux box, Barrie. It works well. Speaking of drab, we are having a similar morning on the other side of The Pond, with freezing rain thrown in for good measure. Here's another of the many shrubby evergreens we have in our state. Catawba Rhododendron, Rhododendron catawbiense. Those large buds will erupt in May into clusters of pinkish-purple flowers, one of the more attractive floral displays around, I think.

    Day 8.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 9
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    smoke2-L.
     
    • Like Like x 10
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    The battery on my iPhone 5S seems to be dying (it lasts less than a day now even with all services turned off). Rather than spend the £79 for an official Apple replacement, I've got a DIY kit for £15. With this set of arcane-looking tools and a link to a video showing the 27-stage process, I'm a little apprehensive!

    IMG_0106.
     
    • Like Like x 8
    • Wow Wow x 2
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Hi Tony, I've found it a little challenging to get the contrast and somewhat more dramatic effect that can be obtained in monochrome using Silver Efex when using RT, although I'm getting there when I use tone mapping on the colour original to get a histogram somewhere between an inverted U and an inverted V, then I'm using channel mixer to convert to monochrome usually feeding in R,G and B values that equate to well known monochrome films followed by gamma adjustment for the contrast.

    For some reason my system won't install the Wine development build that you mentioned in your post of two or three weeks ago to run Nik software in Linux under Wine. I'm getting another secondhand computer that I will use to experiment with Linux distributions and Wine, it won't be used for critical stuff so it doesn't matter if I make a hash of things, hopefully I'll get to the bottom of it and have that software also available under Linux. 2018 might just be the year I transit from Windows to Linux for much of my photography.

    Barrie
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  13. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    E8406BBC-1223-4BDC-A087-FE27EDAF3D3D-L.
     
    • Like Like x 13
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I'm curious about the suction cup. They are being replaced for $29 now in the US in response to the newer versions of iOS slowing down the phone so the old batteries could keep up. At least, according to Apple.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    The suction cup is for pulling the screen away. The reduced price is only for iPhone 6 and later, it seems. The 5S is still at the old extortionate price. Grrr.
     
    • Sad Sad x 3
    • Wow Wow x 1
  16. Hanneke

    Hanneke SC Regular

    175
    Sep 17, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Hanneke
    DSCF0375-XL.
     
    • Like Like x 13
  17. Hanneke

    Hanneke SC Regular

    175
    Sep 17, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Hanneke
    To Marlof's question:

    I photograph the crosses that stand for: devotion (the passer-by reminds us that Christ died on the cross), and hail (crosses were placed by the farmers to protect their harvest).
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  18. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    24712573347_096d1c706a_c. SIJ2018 Day 8 by donlaw200, on Flickr
    PJ is a coworker and we share a common interest of scifi movies and books. She is wonderful to work with and the mother of twin girls.
    Here she took a few minutes during our chat to catch the window light.
     
    • Like Like x 13
  19. iFixit explains all, really well, I think :)
     
  20. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    yep, that's where the 27 stage process is laid out.