Choose your own path even it’s dusty
Tagged: , abstract , photography , abstractphtography , amazing , beautiful , black , and , white , andwhite , blackandwhite , computer , dust , dusty , focus , indoor , key , keyboard , wired , /852
Day 2 of the 30 day challenge the theme is Computer Macro’s.
Day 245 of the 365 day challenge, which has had various themes.
This is the heat sink of a PCI Graphics Card in a Celeron 1000. When I opened the case I was amazed at the amount of cobwebs and dust, especially as it was running ok. The cobwebs were very easy to clean off.
Tagged: , computer , macro , 30daySeptChallenge , Worth1000 , 365day , challenge , essjaynz , 2010 , blackandwhite , colour
On 9/11 I was traveling in Xingjiang Province in China, waiting for the night train from Turpan Zhan to Dunhuang. By chance, there was an Internet cafe next to the train station, so I went in and found a computer between some Chinese soldiers and a young Uyghur man chatting online with friends. Most Western news organizations were blocked in China, but Excite.com, where I had an email account, somehow got past the censors. When the page loaded, I saw the news that the WTC had been hit by a plane.
It just so happened that my girlfriend in Japan (now my wife) was online and so she relayed to me the news she was watching on her television. Occasionally, I would look around, only to find that the Chinese world was still unaware of what was happening on the other side of the planet.
When it came time to board my train, I was left in the dark. How many more planes were out there? Who was doing it? What would the world look like when I had a chance to check the Internet the next day. Looking around at the Chinese web surfers, I knew that nobody within hundreds of miles had heard the news. In fact, it would be another day before the Muslim inhabitants of Western China were allowed to hear about the attacks. And so, I had only my dark thoughts on that long, lonely trip.
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I had a major hard disk crash today. I managed to save most of my data, including a massive amount of raw files (phew!). This means working all weekend to get my computer running again, because on this laptop here, it’s no fun to edit the pictures at all…
What do I learn from that?
– Do backups more often
– Keep your important data on a different hard drive than your windows installation
– Think about buying an analog camera 🙂
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So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….
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Better on black – please press "L".
I first got a 35mm SLR about thirty odd years ago and used to use slide films and develop and print my own black and white films.
I then drifted away from photography before getting my first DSLR about 18 months ago.
I’ve been curious as to how film compares with modern digital cameras for quite a while now. Things have changed – we didn’t have 10 stop neutral density filters etc in those days for one thing. Or computers and Photoshop for the most part.
So I bought a second hand Bronica medium format camera and decided to have a go with film again. I also dusted off my old Pentax ME Super and K1000 to see how 35mm films stood up too.
This was taken with the Pentax ME Super (a tiny 35mm SLR) handheld. The film was Ilford FP4 Plus (when I last bought this it was just FP4 – dunno what they changed when they added the "Plus") pulled one stop to hopefully control the grain and contrast. The negative was scanned using an Epson Perfection V750 that I found in the office at work (result!).
The result is nowhere near as clean as my last post of a similar subject, but there are many factors contributing to this. I like it anyway for all its faults. For 35mm format this was probably the wrong film to use here. It looks much smoother in medium format however.
I have still to experiment with other slower films – Pan F Plus and also "modern emulsion" films like TMax or Ilford’s Delta 100 – which I always treated with the greatest of suspicion years ago! – but I’m looking for smooth grain now.
This was taken while I wandered about the beach waiting for the Bronica to complete a 22 minute exposure based on my questionable calculations regarding 10 stop filters and reciprocity law failure… The Nikon D7000 would only have needed about 2 minutes, but what would 22 minutes on film produce?
Pentax ME Super.
Ilford FP4 Plus at ISO 50.
1/1000 second (I think) f11 (I think).
Developed in Ilford DDX 8 minutes.
Epson V750 Scanner at 4800 dpi.
Photoshop CS6 split toned.
Tagged: , ayrshire , ayrshirecoast , beach , blackandwhite , landscape , mono , monochrome , saltcoats , scotland , scottish , sea , sunny , analog , film , Ilford , FP4+ , FP4 Plus , DDX