FRGorga

FRGorga

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  • I am not sure about the specific printer you mention but making negatives in black and white is not always the best approach. Some times one can get better results using a negative printed with ...
  • Get closer... either optically (i.e. a longer lens) and/or physically.Probably both were needed in the photos you shiow. The old saying "fill the frame with your subject" is still good advice. Crop ...
  • Being the nerd that I am, I've done a bit more research... Bamboo has roughly the same liginin content (~25%) as typical wood pulp (p. 21 in http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/754363/). The ...
  • Mulberry and juniper are woody shrubs... Pulp made from them is essentially the same as that made from trees. I'm not sure about bamboo, sugar cane and rice, but I would hazard a guess that they ...
  • Speaking only of photo papers.... Most, but not all paper is made from wood pulp (I.e. "trees"). However, some high end paper is made from cotton, you will see this called "rag paper" and it ...
  • You are over thinking the problem! ;-) The direct approach is probably the simplest.... stack up 10 sheets of the paper, measure the height of the stack and divide by ten. Hope this is helpful,
  • I totally, 100% agree!!! That said, you mention wanting to print this at 16x20, my advice is DON"T! At least not initially, make some test 8x10 prints on a number of different papers and consider ...
  • Two comments... If you are "fooling around" on an uncalibrated, laptop monitor all you can do is "fool around"! ;-) One does not need a fancy monitor for photo editing but one needs a monitor where ...
  • In my view, the sweet spot is the 17" printer... the sweet spot with regard to size (both physical size and print size) and operating costs. The cost of ink (per unit volume) is much lower for a ...
  • A few thoughts... How do you define "gallery print"?  From the rest of your post, I am going to assume that you mean an largish to large inkjet print, not a "lightjet" print. The latter being ...
  • I am guessing that you are looking for something like the first or second item shown on this page: http://www.grainger.com/category/hex-standoffs/spacers-and-standoffs/fasteners/ecatalog/N-8niZ1z0o ...
  • Personally, I would never use a ball head on a monopod... too many degrees of freedom! I have, for a number of years, used a Manfrotto tilt head modified with an Arca Swiss clamp on my monopod. For ...
  • Two comments... 1) The behavior shown is not mating behavior. It is called flying in tandem and proceeds mating. Mating occurs while the pair forms a structure called a mating wheel which looks ...
  • I photograph wildlife (birds and dragonflies most often) from a kayak fairly frequently. I use a 14 foot Old Town Dirigo. (I don't think they make this model anymore. This is a recreational "sit ...
  • "Photography and processing".... a false distinction. All photos are processed and have been since the dawn of photography. Digital has not changed this fact. Digital has only changed the tools ...
  • Steve, I have been using a "Storm Jacket" for a couple of years now... it came in a small pouch which now stays clipped to my tripod at all times. It is simple, reasonably priced and effective. ...
  • Replied in Kingfishers
    Arund, Nice photos! The third photo of the white-throated kingfisher is, by far, the best of the three... no distracting elements! All three photos of the pied kingfisher are great. The second of ...
  • Chris, What is the subject here? The landscape, the tree or the cats? Strong photos have a single subject that is obvious. Visually, the tree is the strongest element in the frame. However, to my ...
  • Chris, Please take what I am about to write as the constructive criticism it is meant to be. First... the animal you have photographed is not a snail, it is a slug. Snails have hard shells. That ...
  • Replied in what is it ?
    You have photographed a Common Green Darner ( Anax Junius ). The "feature" you speculate about is part of its normal anatomy. Yes, it is a bit different from the typical. Regards,
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