Daily life

It was a wonderful sunny day. I joined aday.org project to record one day of our life around the globe. On Twitter the project organizers say there are at least several thousand participating into this event. Looking forward to see the results on May 30th :up: Meanwhile you can follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23aday12


27 thoughts on “Daily life

  1. Thank you again Jorjy ๐Ÿ™‚ Long time no see ๐Ÿ˜€ What brought you back to MyOpera?

  2. I was busy last few months because of my final Exam. :)Moreover i have recently started working on an outsourcing website.Though i didn't post anything & made any comment for last few months but i regularly visited my favorite blog posts. Cause i enjoy reading. :up:Anyway what camera did you use for those awesome photography? :D(pls pardon my poor English).

  3. I must upload still! ๐Ÿ™„ .I definitely need a real camera! :irked: . My cellphone camera didn't handle very well! :awww: .It was raining in the morning but otherwise a good photo day! :yes: .

  4. quote=jorjy27]I was busy last few months because of my final Exam.[/quote]I presume you passed it :)Originally posted by jorjy27:

    i have recently started working on an outsourcing website.

    Congratulations for the job :hat:Originally posted by jorjy27:

    what camera did you use for those awesome photography?

    Olympus Tough TG-810.I see that post of yours right away.Originally posted by qlue:

    My cellphone camera didn't handle very well!

    Qlue, you just need to get along with the limits ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Originally posted by serola:

    Qlue, you just need to get along with the limits

    ๐Ÿ˜† My phone was not really designed as a camera phone and the 2004 firmware for Nokia's camera app is really poor! ๐Ÿ™„ It tends to do it's own colour balancing and it has no real settings.It only works properly in broad daylight, except that you can't see what's on the screen in daylight so you don't know how the photo turned out until you get home! :p .It's a lot like taking photos with an old Kodak Instamatic ™ :p

  6. Well, sounds like you really do need a better camera then ๐Ÿ˜€ Consider buying a cheap pocket camera first. Even cheap ones does amazing job these days.

  7. Qlue: I took the liberty of checking your age at your "About" page. A small pocket camera is fine, and will do some good work … something like Sami's Olympus is fine, if you can afford it; it has superb resolution.But you are 40, and that means that you are approaching the age when you will need spectacles to see anything closer than arm's length. That makes it difficult, because you need to take them off for anything farther away. Therefore, IF YOU CAN, get a camera with a viewfinder, especially if it has a diopter adjustment. That begins to sound a little more expensive. They're hard to find, now that all cameras seem to be designed by very young Asian computer geeks with eagle eyesight and tiny fingers. Us Westerners have fingers like bratwursts. If you are stuck with a big LCD to frame your shot on, at least you can buy a stick-on LCD hood … try searching.Delkin products, or LCD folding hoods.

  8. Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    Us Westerners have fingers like bratwursts.

    ๐Ÿ˜† You are damn right on this ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. The resolution is not as important as the lens! :knight: .But I need to get an SLR because that is the type I originally learnt photography with! :up: .A small hand-held may be ok for occasional snapshots, but if I ever want to get back into the swing of it I will need something that can handle manual adjustment from time to time! :hat: .If I can find a source for x-ray film, I will build a concertina camera for those unique situations! :yes: .

  10. Originally posted by qlue:

    If I can find a source for x-ray film, I will build a concertina camera for those unique situations!

    Whoa! Now you've GOTTA explain that!

  11. :doh: After re-reading my earlier comment I think I know how you interpreted what I meant! ๐Ÿ˜† .

  12. Certainly! :p .x-ray film is the finest grain, high quality film on the market! It's also inherently large format! :hat: .A concertina camera a a Victorian styled camera made from wood and canvas!(the name comes from the bellows that gives it a resemblance to a concertina)The only problem is that X-ray film is seldom sold to people who don't own an X-ray machine! So, while it's technically available, it's hard to source! ๐Ÿ™„ .old camera, not a concertina by bobcollier, on Flickr

  13. Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    if they made a view camera with a digital back,

    I intend to try experimenting with photographic paper as well! Although the slow exposures would need a rather static subject! :p .My plan is to use a document scanner to render the negatives into digital form and then use Gimp as my 'darkroom'. :hat; .I've also purchased an enlarger, that needs some attention, and projector screen film to turn a document scanner in a 'table' for enlarging and digitising old negatives! :yes: .The digital age makes things possible that were only a fool's dream in the Eighties! :happy: .

  14. Ah! We call a camera with mostly bellows and swings, shifts, and tilts a "view camera". They're usually pretty large format (4ร—5 and up). I've often said that if they made a view camera with a digital back, I'd be that guy out there under the black cloth.There was a time back in the early '60s when someone discovered that a film called Dokupan, made for document copying in 35mm, and intended to be super high-contrast, could be developed specially to show continuous-tone. This film when enlarged to 8ร—12 FEET (!) started to show a little grain.

  15. Probably, it's a logical intermediate step! :up: .The difference is that the potential resolution from a "view camera" means you could possibly enlarge up to the pimple on the nose of the guy under the tree in the distance! :insane: ๐Ÿ˜†

  16. It much depends on the quality of the scanner one has. Although, I've been dreaming of to have just any kind of scanner to get my old 120 roll film negatives scanned.

  17. Well, my plan for that is to put an old enlarger in a wooden box with a modified document scanner! :up: .By disconnecting the scanner's built in illumination and sticking some screen material to the glass, you should be able to 'enlarge' onto the screen and then scan at the full document scanner's resolution. :up: .The screen material is available from Screen Solutions int. as a free sample. (but shipping and handling charges are steep when you don't live in California! :insane: )It's used for rear projection tv screens!Just a note, their 'A4' size samples are considerably less than A4 size! :irked: .But it only cost me US$150 in shipping and handling! :faint: .I'd have bought locally but the only company with a local pesence that makes anything like this is 3M. And 3M South Africa doesn't even have that product. ๐Ÿ™„ .There is a 3M UK though and they do stock something similar! :up: .

  18. Do you mean groundglass? That should be available anywhere.LOL … a touch of reminiscence … my old Speed Graphic had an enlarger light source that replaced the filmholder back. It had a negative carrier, and came with a pole-and-tripod-screw arrangement that you'd screw down to a big ol' plywood sheet. The paper easel was up to you to get.Those were the days when perspective correction was accomplished by tilting the easel … that sometimes required stopping down quite a bit, to keep everything sharp. Anybody for 1-hour enlarger exposure times?

  19. Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    Do you mean groundglass?

    That would require me to replace the existing glass! A bit too much hastle! :insane: .And they don't really make proper ground glass anymore. It would cost a fortune for the equipment! :faint: .


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