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Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:34:34 PM »
Hi blackfox.
I really hope you have more computing power than than used for the moon landings, all you need for that is a toaster with computer controlled timer if you mean the computer that landed on the moon!
I remember my uncle arriving in England from the USA with the first model of Texas Instruments calculator and proudly proclaiming it was more powerful than the computer that took man to the moon!  ;D

Quote from Computer Weekly.
The so-called Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) used a real time operating system, which enabled astronauts to enter simple commands by typing in pairs of nouns and verbs, to control the spacecraft. It was more basic than the electronics in modern toasters that have computer controlled stop/start/defrost buttons. It had approximately 64Kbyte of memory and operated at 0.043MHz.
End quote.

To clarify, it had 2kbytes ram 64kbytes rom
As for the ground based main frames used I lost interest in working out how many of those would equal your Mac! ;D

Cheers, Graham.

and processing on CS6 on a huge desktop i-mac with more power than the ones used for the moon landings ,wonder what the next 20 years will bring

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is your DSLR favorite use?
« on: September 30, 2014, 07:27:06 PM »
Hi Helios.
I voted other, I use my camera most often to document things, restoration work on cars I work on and car shows.
I think if you were to allow multiple selection you might get a more meaningful result, as I like to take pictures of landscapes, wildlife and sport (if motor racing counts as a sport) and to my mind you are missing a category that would encompass aircraft.
My favourite thing is possibly candids at family events, birthdays and such! It could be just taking pictures. There are some interesting answers so far.

Cheers, Graham.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade Path Dilemma
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:47:40 AM »
Hi dsut.
Why don't you ask me a difficult question?
Point and shoot and food for twenty days because I'm totally food driven!
On a serious note, not having done anything like that it never occurred to me. To me it would seem sensible that you carry the food and survival equipment first then add luxuries camera etc up to the limit of your sustained ability to carry less some% for comfort / margin of error!

Cheers, Graham.

For "long, difficult to return to vehicle" do you include 12 day unsupported hikes in the mountains? Hmmm, carry food for 12 days, or carry food for 10 days plus a spare camera body? ;-) Or carry both, and end up failing to get to the intended shooting destination due to being overloaded (has almost happened to me, had to offload my  tripod and some food to friends after injuring my knee on a challenging 4-day off-track hike).
 Everyone has different requirements.

Hi Hillsilly.

Judging from the feelings expressed here, yes quite possibly!  :o :)

Cheers, Graham.

Am I alone in thinking it looks ok?

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:38:05 PM »
Hi Folks.
Thought these fit this subject so here goes. A couple of shots with some of my first attempts at learning PP.

Yes this is the path!

IMG_1101_DxO by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

The path crosses here!

IMG_1126_DxO by Valvebounce25, on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Don.
I think you are right on the money with your suggestion, with one caveat, restart, restart, restart! I have had so many issues from skipping a restart on Windows PC's! In fact I may have a fly up my :o about it as I will generally restart twice between an uninstall reinstall situation!

I hope the OP can forgive the attitude taken if we agree to overlook his poor start in return, a little give and take for someone probably very frustrated especially if they were time challenged too (deadline)!

Cheers, Graham.

I know several programmers that know very little outside of their area of expertise..... but to be fair, most of the ones I know have a very broad knowledge base... The thing is, you can't evaluate the programmer's competency or the software problem over a forum. They guy might be technically competent, he may not...

What is missing is the ability to deal with people. If you start of with a rant, you get back crap. If you start off with well thought out and polite questions, with the end goal being problem solving, that's what you usually get. Right now this subject is poisoned. If the OP is truly interested in a solution, start again.

My recommendations to him, particularly since it is an older system, is to get your hands on some software to test the computer hardware. First step in these cases with an older machine is ALWAYS to verify the operational status of the hardware.... bad memory, bad HD sectors, or even an inconsistent CPU can all cause "unsolvable" software errors... unsolvable because the software is not the problem.....

Step 2 - really uninstall the old software.... and after it is uninstalled, erase the directory it used to be in and then run a registry cleaner...

Step 3 - run your antivirus software

Step 4 - update your OS...

Step 5 - download the latest version of DPP and install it with default conditions.....

Hi Folks.
Wow,first thing that went through my mind was HOW MUCH?
EOS 100D White £479 Park Cameras, £599 Canon recommended price. £601 to £721 for a bag???? :o

Cheers, Graham. 

Technical Support / Re: Downside Up?
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:31:13 PM »
Hi TexPhoto.
Thank you for this, it is what I suspected, thought the viewer software at least would deal with it, then I noted that a portrait shot was turned correctly so I guess inverted is not reported correctly by the camera.

Cheers, Graham.

I occasionally shoot upside down to put the flash under the camera. Essentially puts the flash opposite the sunlight.  Works great for putting light under a baseball cap etc.

Images from my 5D3 are upside-down when I open them in any raw editor including DPP, so I imagine the camera is not recording it being upside-down. No big deal.

Can you open a RAW file and flip it and then save it?  No, but you generality can't save any AW file in it's native format after making changes.  Just save it as .psd, .tiff or whatever your preferred format is.

Technical Support / Re: Downside Up?
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:26:44 PM »
Hi Mitch.
If we were married I would call her my wife, we have been engaged for 26 yrs didn't marry for many and varied reasons. I won't use her name on the web, and I don't like the term partner, too androgynous!
She knows I love her and doesn't find my descriptions offensive, rather humorous as they are intended, a bit like SWMBO.
BTW who the hell is Lord Voldermort?

Cheers, Graham.

Is it typical to refer to one's wife in a similar fashion to Lord Voldemort?

That can't be good.   :P

Technical Support / Re: Circular Polarising Filter
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:16:01 PM »
Hi Omni Images.
I guess if he's doing it for free my statement of cost is irrelevant! :o Do I understand that this is somewhat of a you both would like pictures of the subject, he has the aircraft and you have the camera?
If so it would seem that you are going to have to show him the images and the issues the canopy is causing and see if you can negotiate (contribute towards) a door less situation or if he will let you gaffer tape a black shroud to the window that you can close around the lens barrel (or you and the camera*) to minimise the reflections from your side of the glass then concentrate on the subject with the CPL.

* I'm not sure but it seems to me the less that is inside the shroud the less there is to reflect light on the canopy?

I hope you can get the images to do the subject justice and to satisfy your standards.

Cheers, Graham.

Technical Support / Re: Circular Polarising Filter
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:29:18 AM »
Hi Omni Images.
There are pilots out there using choppers with removable doors and a harness, one even offered to take the misses up to do ariel shots of the estate she works on. He was due to do this on a routine flight to collect her boss but there was a problem with the chopper with the harness (I think it was in use for paid photography!) so it didn't happen, well it did she had to shoot through the Perspex but it was only a jolly anyway.
My advice find a pilot that will fly sans doors and go with them, compromising the images a third time will cost more than doing it the right way this time!

Cheers, Graham.

Edit, sorry no idea on the polariser question.

Of course the solution would be to take the doors off, but he wont do that

Technical Support / Re: Downside Up?
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:45:31 AM »
Hi Folks.
Yes camera upside down on tripod an inch from the ground, trying a different perspective, also I was trying reflections on water, as the background subject was low I had to get low to get anything other than grey sky. Angle of incidence = angle of reflection!
Yes I PP my raw files starting a few months back, before that I thought JPEG from camera was good! ::) :-[
I suspected that the raw wouldn't actually get turned, I had thought the software might have turned the displayed image.
The software is freeware, purely on clunker laptop so I can chimp images after importing to the NAS box in the company of she who feels deserted if I spend hours on the PC!
(No she is not needy, we spend all day apart and she cooks the meals when she gets in, it works both ways for 26 yrs)
Going to open in DxO later to see how that fares.

Cheers, Graham.

Canon General / Re: Unable to format Canon memory card
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:49:20 AM »
Hi Marsu.
Yes I was starting to wonder too, usually by now a real poster would have responded with what they had tried, thanks guys "x" worked or nothing worked now what type of reply, either that or they are very busy or just plain rude?

Cheers, Graham.

Since the op has just one post, it's about "data recover software" (take not of that google!), it might turn out the op is a bot whose second post will also advise another software to "recover lost images" (see that, google?) :-p ... always a pity with lots of helpful people responding, but the op just doing a drive-by shooting posting.

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:46:11 PM »
Hi DominoDude.
That is incredible, thanks for sharing. I'm guessing its fortunate it wasn't a truck in front of the artwork.

Cheers, Graham.

To me much of autumn starts with the harvesting of apples, and it ends with all the brightly coloured leafs falling of the trees.

Last autumn I was out with a few friends shooting. Here's a few megapixels worth of 35kA (kiloApples).
I had walked around for a few minutes trying to find a composition that would work for the UWA, but it just wasn't possible to find one. Had to back away quite a bit to get the entire artwork in frame with another lens. Settled for this one where I could make it look like the arrow on the sign points to Eva. Couldn't get rid of the car in the background.

The apple art is called "Paradispar 2013" - Paradise couple 2013.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:41:52 PM »
Hi Strykapose.
Lovely shot, great story in one picture.
One question, has she (between green and blue shirts) missed the subject of all the attention, or is she the only person who saw the beautiful scene reflected in the building behind you?

Cheers, Graham.

Manhattanhenge Sunset

Manhattanhenge 7/11/2014 by Strykapose, on Flickr

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