Kilrah

Kilrah

Lives in Switzerland Payerne, Switzerland
Works as a Electronics engineer
Has a website at http://www.andrebernet.ch
Joined on Aug 4, 2008
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On Whuz-there in the My best picture this week challenge (3 comments in total)

Too cool!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On Evolution of an image article (123 comments in total)
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Kilrah: That article is vers interesting on 2 points:

- The intended one - know what you want and prepare acordingly, something I still really struggle with, but I try...

- The huge differences in perception between people. Reading the article, and discovering each image by scrolling down after reading the description and intentions was very interesting. By reading and seeing the first attempts I started making myself an image of the intended result - and the final image did not match it at all.
I actually don't like it as it is presented here, I find it flat and dull...
As they are again, I find the "Day 1: Second attempt" version much more interesting (slightly colder WB would be even better IMO).
I've tried reprocessing both to my taste, and there the "final" version would indeed take the edge, but not by much, so that if they were mine I'd have to keep both.

Too long, continued below in reply...

Mixing both points leads to an interesting conclusion - From the photographer's point of view, it is a good thing to know what you want to do, and do what it takes to achieve it, no doubt about that. But on the other side, you can spend days creating an image YOU will be pleased with, but in the view of someone else it might not be worth it, on the opposite he might actually prefer the test shot...

That's what I find difficult about sharing photography. Personal taste has so much importance that sometimes it feels like spending hours on a shot might probably just be useless. I just say that I do it for myself so I'm happy, and at least what I show is consistent with my own feelings. If some others like it - well, that's even better! But I'm happy not to be a professional and thus have to deal with this everyday, in the form of customers who have a different vision from mine for example.

And yes, the very first shot is also my favourite of the lot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 21:39 UTC
On Evolution of an image article (123 comments in total)

That article is vers interesting on 2 points:

- The intended one - know what you want and prepare acordingly, something I still really struggle with, but I try...

- The huge differences in perception between people. Reading the article, and discovering each image by scrolling down after reading the description and intentions was very interesting. By reading and seeing the first attempts I started making myself an image of the intended result - and the final image did not match it at all.
I actually don't like it as it is presented here, I find it flat and dull...
As they are again, I find the "Day 1: Second attempt" version much more interesting (slightly colder WB would be even better IMO).
I've tried reprocessing both to my taste, and there the "final" version would indeed take the edge, but not by much, so that if they were mine I'd have to keep both.

Too long, continued below in reply...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 21:39 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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Sdaniella: i don't like the side box...

max size of 'low' resolution is 960 x 960 but now display scaled down.

max size of 'high' resolution was 2048 x 2048, but only the lower version is displayed and scaled down depending on browser view or any magnification set.

however, the higher resolution url-link 2048x2048 no longer is available separately (i cannot find it anywhere)... but then, it was noticeably compressed after it was uploaded, so the quality is iffy.

i do like the darker framing; earlier i had to 'black frame' my favorite scenic images to best see them, and at least now, it is default frame color instead of that bright white framing which i hated.

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The "Download" link is now in the little "gear" menu at the top right of the viewer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 09:05 UTC

I always upload photos to Facebook in 1600px wide and tick the "high resolution" box, but still images turn out awful due to very excessive JPG recompression. Every picture ends up blurry/noisy. Hate it.
For that reason I was always using Flickr and never uploading to Facebook. I recently changed my mind though, as uploading to flickr and posting the link on FB simply doesn't have the same impact. No tagging, bad visibility (a link on facebook gets lost in a few minutes, while an album stays easily accessible, and everytime you upload a shot to an existing one it brings it up and gives people an incentve to go and see the rest of the album and comment/like again).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 22:48 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On sunset whisper in the Clouds challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 13:09 UTC as 1st comment
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Uwe Skrzypczak: Now it's zero o'clock in Germany! Thanks to all for the big interest on my book wildlife photography.

If anybody has post a link to share the book with others on sites like rapidshare, please accept the rights of the publisher and close or delete the link now.

If you have additional questions to the book, wildlife photography or safari tours, feel free and use the contact button on my website www.serengeti-wildlife.com.
Except i'm not in the bush, you get a quick answer.

Thanks very much

Uwe

Unfortunately the download / whole site was unreachable pretty much all day, didn't manage to get it.
EDIT, links posted by others were the solution. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 23:12 UTC
On Roundup: Portfolio Apps For iOS article (29 comments in total)

It's not really a portfolio app, but I use Photo Manager Pro. It has the advantage of supporting folders more than one level deep. The photos app is unuseable for large sorted collections. Displays metadata, and scaling is also a bit better (less aliased) than the stock app.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 18:52 UTC as 12th comment
On Sony releases firmware v1.04 for SLT-A77 and SLT-A65 article (48 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: "Improve picture quality"? Specifically what? Some may assume it pertains to high ISO JPEG results, but does Sony actually say this? Can owners say whether the downloads include a TXT file that elaborates?

Sony doesn't give any details.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 19:55 UTC
On Toshiba announces its first "Flash Air' WiFi SDHC card article (40 comments in total)
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joe6pack: Finally a wireless SD card that can receive. I always wonder what took Eye-Fi so long to come up with a card that receives data. Toshiba has the answer.

A Wi-Fi SD card that can receive can potential mean we can turn any digital photo frame into active photo album, even carry useful information like weather, tweets, etc (overlay text on photo) and this can even be provided as premium solution that requires paid subscription. A lot of people may be willing to buy it if it is done right.

Sadly, timing is everything. With cheap Android tablets going for $99 or less. I no longer see a lot of value.

You do realise that no device currently expects or supports contents of a memory card to "magically" change without it doing it an action? This would wreak havoc on any photo frame you can find today.
Now maybe Toshiba have enough influence to create products that do support it and suggest that others do the same, but those will most of the time already have integrated Wi-Fi, so no need for the card.
It would have been interesting to use on existing devices, but nobody would want to face the customer service issues that would cause...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2011 at 13:00 UTC
On AVCHD 2.0 expands to include 1080 50p and 60p article (40 comments in total)
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HopeSpringsEternal: What about 24p? Sony, you listening?

"Really? That must be why almost all Blu-ray movies are also 24P too, right?"
Legacy heritage. Blu-ray movies are still shown in theatres before being released to blu-ray. Many theatres aren't equipped with digital equipment and still depend on film. Thus, they need 24p. So, footage is shot at 24p. There is a debatable artistic element indeed, but it's kind of "forced" - if it really was a liberty, you'd find artists with different views and approaches who would probably shoot other framerates as that would be more appropriate to their project - but they don't do it because they don't really have choice.
Properly shot, stable slow action cinema footage doesn't look stuttery in 24p, thus wouldn't look different in 60p. On faster scene there would be a real benefit. The main "artistic" elements are DoF like for photo, and the easily forgotten but very important slow shutter speed to give motion blur.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 16:43 UTC
On Vapor Cone in the In the Air challenge (7 comments in total)

Some vapor can also appear at slow speeds indeed during high-g maneuvers, but that's not the same effect than on this photo. It's due to the lower pressure on the top of the wing causing water to condense, and will mostly appear on the top side. The cone like seen here will indeed only appear at high speeds as explained in the other comments.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2009 at 21:03 UTC as 3rd comment
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