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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:25 am

Has this anything to do with Colonic Irrigation :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby les taylor » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:22 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Has this anything to do with Colonic Irrigation :lol: :lol: :lol:



No that's clooectic irrigation!!!!


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Postby Dangerous_Dave » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:40 pm

That's a hugely impressive collection. I like the KP nuts - nice touch. :mrgreen:

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Postby Les Paul » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:47 am

New pics!!!!!!!!

The first seven are new!!

http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f119/macallanfan/

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:53 pm

For Scotchio

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Postby les taylor » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:38 pm

Paul is that you wearing the waistcoat?



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Postby Scotchio » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:14 pm

Reckon that looks about the right distance :D Does John Otway still climb on the speaker cabs or does his health insurance no longer cover it? :angel:

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On the way to Islay

Postby Gormie » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:17 pm

Picture of Islay in may 2007
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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:37 pm

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North Third. About three miles from Stirling.
Been trying to get this photo for years and it was only with the aid of my digital camera and computer that I was finaly able to do it as a montage.

(Picture decreased in size)

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:39 pm

Oops... Far to big. I'm working on it. :oops:

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Postby Jan » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:13 pm

Big or not - it's a great photo and a marvelous scenery.

Do you live in that area?

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Postby dram_time » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:23 pm

Nice photo Fergie,

Im guessing from what you said that you joined a few photos together for that?? and how did you get you sig on the photo??

Photoshop?

Would love to know.

Dt.

Edit for spelling :oops: again.

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:24 pm

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:43 pm

Nicely done--I'd like to know what panorama program you used, too. I do lots of this sort of thing, and my practiced eye finds evidence of three seams--the big grassy areas are hardest!--but they look better than similar of mine. Not even sure I'm right, there's virtually no blurring in other parts of the picture. Don't think most people will notice. Suspect you have better lenses than I do, too.

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Postby dram_time » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:51 pm

I'm with you Mr T. I can find three areas that i think are joins, but as you say, its well done, and a bit more tinkering would see it perfect.

It's way past what i can do anyway !

Dt.

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:21 pm

Jan.... Yes, I live about three miles from the scene.

MrTattieHeid.... You must have sharp eyes to have spotted three joints. I did the thing and can only spot two :lol: (one is to the right of the first brown cow watching me taking its photo)
The image is made up by the union of six photographs shot on a wee Fuji FinePix A600 delivering 6.3 mp. No special lenses.
All the donkey work was done in Photoshop 7

dram_time....Sign a piece of white paper, scan it and save as a jpeg, open the picture you want (in Photoshop) and then open the image of your signature. Drag your signature onto your picture and using 'Magic Eraser' erase the white background. Use contrast or similar to darken your actual signature, move it to where you want it to be and then 'Flatten Image'
Hope all that helps and makes sense.

Cheers.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:28 pm

Yes, that's the most obvious one--I wouldn't swear to the other two. And I would have thought four images, so obviously I missed two joins at least!

Some day I'll break down and get the full Photoshop--Elements seems to be enough for me, though.

I have a Fuji FinePix S6000--looks like an slr, but with a fixed lens, 28-300--is that basically the same camera? Another thing on my list, a real digital slr at 10 megs or so, but this is fine for what I do.

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:46 pm

Image .................Image

...........................................Yours ...................................................................................................... Mine

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:51 pm

Well, you weren't kidding about "no special lenses"--the reason I mentioned it is I often have trouble with light drop-off at the edge of the frame. Might be that Photoshop handles that better. Also, it was more of a problem with the old film camera, not least because I'd skimp on the frame overlap, not wanting to use too much film. Still trying to break myself of that--obviously it isn't an issue with digital.

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:05 pm

If I can capture a panoramic scene with four photos, then I will use at least six to give big overlaps. I will, when possible, use a tripod and the 10 second delay feature to elimenate any hand shake. (and at my age, I have really shaky hands).
Discarding about a quarter of each image from each side makes (for me) the merging of frames a lot easier.

Cheers.

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Postby dram_time » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:48 pm

O.K. heres one of mine, nothing to do with whisky though, just a nice sunset over Loch Ra.

Had to scale down the photo alot, Hope not to much quality is lost, original file is A3 size and about 2mb.

hope it works...

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Dt.

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Postby dram_time » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:50 pm

And Achnahaird Beach, towards Stac Pollaidh.

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Dt.

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Postby Jan » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:57 pm

What beautiful landscapes - I really must visit scotland soon....

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Postby Fergie » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:18 pm

Just goes to show how opposites can both be right.
Two really nice photos, one with lots of foreground and one with lots of sky and yet they are both nicely ballanced and equally pleasing on the eye.

Nice ones.

Cheers.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:25 pm

But both following the rule of thirds!

Jan, so many people go to Glasgow, Edinburgh, maybe Inverness...I always try to get people to go to the west coast, and especially the northwest. Where dt lives (or lived--did you move, dt?), up around Ullapool, it's pretty hard to take a bad picture! Beautiful, beautiful country.

That Polly is really stacked, eh?

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Postby dram_time » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:37 pm

Thanks guys,

Mr T, i did move!!! but couldnt stay away, so i am back once more.

And its 'best in the west'.

Dt.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:06 pm

We're catching the ferry to Stornoway on Friday, 19 October, dt--I hope the 9:30, but maybe the 15:50. Meet us for a cup of joe. Or a pint! We're on holiday.

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Postby dram_time » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:38 am

I will do my best Mr T. Its the wrong time of year for me to be off work !!!

But I hope to be able to.

Dt.

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Postby Gormie » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:30 pm

I use a program called Autostitch to make panoramic pictures, this is one is made of 5 pictures (sadly there was a very bright sun spot right when I took the first picture)
Arran
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Large version of picture http://www.need4drift.dk/Skotland/large/0377.jpg

Get Autostitch here http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html
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Postby Gormie » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:32 pm

Queens View made of 4 or 5 pictures.

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Large version http://www.need4drift.dk/Skotland/large/0382.jpg

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:03 pm

Gormie, is that Arran?

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Postby Gormie » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:20 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Gormie, is that Arran?


Yes

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:18 pm

Really nice fotos folks, really enjoy them, good work!

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Postby Fergie » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:29 pm

Nice pics Gormie and well put together

There is a program called 'Panorama Maker' available as a free download somewhere. Doesn't look nearly as sophisticated as 'Autostitch' though.

Cheers.

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Postby les taylor » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:47 am

A while back Mustardhead asked me to show some pictures of my work. So here is a chair I have done recently. I had to strip it out completely reglue the frame, polish up the show wood and then reupholster it.


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I hope that gives you an idea of some of the sort of thing's I do.

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