Bogy Kong

Bogy Kong

Taken with a Polaroid 600 SE with the 127mm. I forget the aperture but it was a cloudy day and I remember they shutter being something like 1/4 sec. I think the piece of tape on his snout is from this scanner that I got months ago and hadn’t used a single time until last night to scan this photo.

Scanned using an Epson v-500 at 1200 dpi and compression at 16 on Professional mode. Full Auto mode scans a bit faster (around 57 seconds for each of the 3¼ x 4¼ instant prints) but it added some weird .jpeg artifacts. Actual size when masked in Professional mode turned into something like 3.6 x 4.2 for some reason. I’ll write things down next time. Final scan came out to be 5094 x 4144. Oh. I guess that gives me the dimensions too. Shut up. 3.453 x 4.245

Colour pack film has these really, really tiny pits on the surface, maybe a few per square millimeter, that are pretty neat when you look at them up close. (Well, Fuji pack film does anyway, I haven’t checked Polaroid pack or sheet and never noticed it on Polaroid 600) Apparently, the angle of incidence of the scanner light is perfect for filling those pits with light and presenting them to you as a bojillion little faint specks which you will think is dust and will cause you to spend 10 minutes squeezing a rocket blower over the scan bed and photo and 20 minutes moving and scanning the photo.

Adobe Elements 6.0 dust and scratch remover at 2 pixel radius and threshold of 2 to remove the thousands and thousands of little specks and applied warming filter (LB1 or 81, I don’t remember exactly now) to correct slight blue tint from scanner. (Turned the border faintly yellow; you can see the difference in the next photo of Harrah)

Colour rendering after the warming filter is closer but still not exact, specifically the reds, and overall it seems slightly muddier than when I was looking at it on another computer. Now I have first hand experience on why one would want one of those colour calibration things to stick on their monitor. I don’t know how much of it is the whole, "No way man, a digital image can’t capture the saturation and depth of a print". I’m hoping that the difference is at least consistant and I can just adjust the curves and slap on the same filters for each scan.

(I just noticed the slow fade to white of the border as you go up and how distracting it is)

Posted by yarr2d2 on 2009-06-18 17:01:00

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Memorial Inscription: Format, Ideas and Quotes for Urn or Headstone Epitaph

Memorial Inscription: Format, Ideas and Quotes for Urn or Headstone Epitaph

When suddenly faced with the death of a loved one and the myriad of decisions about final arrangements, memorial service details, burial or cremation, etc., it is often difficult to sit and think well about what to put on a memorial stone or cremation urn as an epitaph to commemorate a loved one’s life. Here are some standard formatting options and ideas for headstone and urn inscriptions to start you on the right track.

Standard Inscription Format:

In Loving Memory
John Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999

Other first lines:

In Memorium

In Remembrance

In Fondest Memory Of

In Treasured Memory Of

In Honored Memory Of

In Cherished Memory Of

Happy Memories Of

Other epitaph date formats:

1/1/43 – 12/31/99

1/1/1943 – 12/31/1999

Jan. 1, 1943 – Dec. 31, 1999

1943 – 1999

Additional Lines:

Often a short epitaph, 2-15 words in length, will be engraved below the dates. See below for list of short epitaphs. The format would then look like this:

In Loving Memory
Jane Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999
Faithful Wife, Loving Mother

Engraving a middle name:

John D. Doe

John David Doe

Engraving a nickname:

John “Jack” Doe

Bible Verses for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

(For more Scripture verses fit for an epitaph, click here.)

Love is patient, love is kind.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

God is our refuge and our strength.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (ESV)

He gives His beloved sleep.

The Lord bless thee and keep thee;
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.

And so we will be with the Lord forever.

We live by faith, not by sight.

Short Epitaph Poems for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee

Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.

His charming ways and smiling face,
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved by all.

A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Though absent you are very near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear

There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever

Remembered always with love sincere
Memories keep him ever near

You still live on in the hearts and minds
Of the loving family you left behind

Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee

Short Epitaphs for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

Loving Father, Husband, Brother, and Friend

Loving Mother, Wife, Sister, and Friend

Faithful and Loving Husband

Faithful and Loving Wife


Sadly Missed, Lovingly Remembered

Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

Safe In the Arms of Jesus

Asleep In Jesus

He, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh (Hebrews 11:4)

Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord

In God’s Care

I Know My Redeemer Lives

We Love You Always

He Loved and Was Loved

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Blessed Are the Dead That Die In the Lord

In His Keeping

In God’s Hand

Forever In Our Hearts

At Rest

At Peace

Though Gone From Sight To Memory Dear

Until We Meet Again

Safe At Last the Harbour Past

Forever In Our Thoughts

Rest In Peace

May He Rest In Peace

May She Rest In Peace

Much Loved

Peace At Last

If you are searching for an urn to engrave, Urns Northwest offers a wide variety of wood and other cremation urns which can be engraved with a personalized inscription.

Daniel Szczesniak is manager for retail cremation urn website Urns Northwest.

Thinking about further changes…

Thinking about further changes...

I’m at home for some days so I’m busy thinking about the scanner camera. This is an idea about embedding a mini pc into the camera itself. It’s based around a pico-itx computer and a Lilliput 5" monitor. It can’t be totally integrated because of dust, heat and light coming into the camera, but it would be a modular system with integrated design.

Posted by Project ESE on 2012-11-01 21:54:32

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Kodak Ektar 100
Mamiya 645 Pro
Mamiya- Sekor c 80mm F/2.8 N

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Braunstone negs

Braunstone negs

Allegedly of Braunstone in the 50s or 60s.
Medium format negatives .
Scanned and inverted.
Im not sure if these are the right way round.
Now Ive got my computer working lol.
I was having probs with it crashing freezing not booting etc so had a look inside and the CPU fan was totally clogged up with dust and gunge.
The other fans were clogged as well.
No wonder it kept crashing!

Posted by zaphad1 on 2012-03-04 13:27:44

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