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Forum: Photos 05-28-2006, 09:19 AM
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Posted By ianmcall
Re: A ianmcall: exposure

Yes, of course a compressed JPEG loses something. The thing that really surprised me was how differently the colours show up on this site compared to the same photo posted on the Usefilm site. That...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By ianmcall
To mezz: it is on the 20RMB note

Yes, a spot along the rive,r just on the outskirts of Xingping, is on the 20 RMB note. I have a photo of it on the web page with this photo. There is a sign up on the road in Chinese telling people...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2006, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By ianmcall
To Didi: exposure

Curiously this shot appears much paler and more washed out than the original, which has a much darker blue cast. I posted this to usefilm as well and that one came out exactly like the original. So...
Forum: Photos 03-05-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By ianmcall
To RGatward: I'm done

I just received two "comments" that came with the two point smilies; except of course they don't count as two points do they? If people don't want to award points then they won't, but if they choose...
Forum: Photos 05-10-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By ianmcall
To Darren: filters didn't work with the Kodak

The Kodak really is a clunker. There is no practical way to put any filters on it, not even a UV to protect the lens.
Forum: Photos 04-28-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By ianmcall
To Darren: Some cropping yes, but it was a very long teleph

I was down the block, around three or four houses away, about to shoot someone else when I noticed her looking at my subject. So, naturally, I switched subjects. This was likely something comperable...
Forum: Photos 04-26-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By ianmcall
To manny: re: a tighter crop

I considered that and it does work. I liked her blond hair wisps that are just slightly wild, and decided to keep them as a bit more contrast against the straight black hair. Also this is exactly the...
Forum: Photos 04-26-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By ianmcall
To Darren: Not really an international school

I work at a very expensive Chinese national school, with some international students. Many of the foreign students are overseas Chinese (Canadian, American, Singapore, HK and Oz mostly) with the next...
Forum: Photos 04-26-2004, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By ianmcall
Re: To pamastro: Did you know the points don't count?

Thanks for the reply. I wish the site was set up so that comments can't go with smilies; less confusion.

Ah yes, running out of points; lots of good shots on the site! Perhaps the simplest thing...
Forum: Photos 04-22-2004, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By ianmcall
To pamastro: Did you know the points don't count?

Hi Paul,

Glad you like the shot.
You have a (c) after your post which means that you were in comment mode, not critique mode. Did you know that if you click on "comment" instead of "critique"...
Forum: Photos 04-21-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By ianmcall
To gringofil: the sky is like that

Actually the sky looks like crap in a lot of Chinese shots. This isn't the time of day, this is a combination of air pollution and water vapour haze from all the millions of wet rice fields. The sky...
Forum: Photos 04-18-2004, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By ianmcall
To edji: Generic comments can be dropped

Hi Jerome,

Glad you like the shot.

Did you know that general comments like, "Nice picture" or "Beautiful" are often deleted? This is done to ensure that poeple really give feedback, either...
Forum: Photos 04-18-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By ianmcall
To optic: did you mean to give a comment or a critique with

Hi Christian,

Thanks for the comment. I noticed that you awarded the "harrowing work" photo two points but the point total for the photo did not go up. I wrote to Adam, who said you gave a...
Forum: Photos 04-17-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By ianmcall
To maciekda: Yes, old digicam

I had no idea how poor my old Kodak was until I replaced it. I have a lot of old shots with good colours, interesting subjects and they are so soft and lacking in clarity compared to my recent shots...
Forum: Photos 04-17-2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By ianmcall
To ChrisJ: did you see Nina's WS on this?

Yes the background is distracting. This shot shows how the benefits of being on TE, first of,f it needs cropping, which I now do, and some PP work which I still need to learn.

Nina's WS shows what...
Forum: Photos 04-14-2004, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By ianmcall
To ChrisJ: Thanks for the WS

Yes, the slight lowering of brightness bringing out more highlights in the face and especially the hands. That works better.
Forum: Photos 03-31-2004, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By ianmcall
To Darren: Buffalo are buffalo

Good point about the names. I lived in Africa for three years, and Cape buffalo were often just referred to as buffalo. There is only one kind in each place so there is no need to distinguish, not...
Forum: Photos 03-29-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By ianmcall
To RGatward: Not really a "switch"

It is not that anyone switched to these animals. Horses were the number one draft animal in the temperate and dry areas, while water buffalo have always been number one in the tropics; horses can die...
Forum: Photos 03-27-2004, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By ianmcall
To maciekda: Going to Guangzhou?

Well then, look me up and we can go shoot something. Actually I live about 45 minutes south of Guangzhou, but, close enough!!
Forum: Photos 03-24-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By ianmcall
To clodreno: Kodak D 260

Now that I have the Olympus the Kodak is an over large paper weight. I didn't realize just how clunky it was until I replaced it.
Forum: Photos 03-23-2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By ianmcall
To manny: Crop the top.

Quite right. That does work better.

I am still going on old habits and leaving entire heads, or arms or... in when the entire object can in fact help to distract by allowing other things into the...
Forum: Photos 03-23-2004, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By ianmcall
To clodreno: getting to Banna

From Kunming the trip to Jinghong, the "capital" of Xishuangbanna, is either a 40 minute flight, or an 18 to 22 hour bus ride! 18 to 22 because they never know just how shitty the roads are going to...
Forum: Photos 03-23-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By ianmcall
To ChrisJ: The pole in the eye ploy!

I know, I regret the pole in her face. That is a major problem with shooting more than one person; you can't watch them all! I was watching the group looking at the meat, and shot as soon as the...
Forum: Photos 03-22-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By ianmcall
To ChrisJ: Differential focus

Ha! this was shot with my clunky old and SLOW to respond Kodak. Getting it to focus, shoot and refresh ready for the next shot was onerous. Never mind controls. It is now a paper weight; I love my...
Forum: Photos 03-20-2004, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By ianmcall
To manny: I cropped it

I posted a workshop with a tighter crop, as you suggested. It works well, thanks.
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