Dirk Jan

Dirk Jan

Joined on Jul 14, 2011

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On Endless... in the Your take on someone els's art (READ THE RULES) challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot! Too bad mirrors absorb and scatter part of the light at every reflection. If not, only the resolution of your imaging sensor and the magnification of your lens would be the limits. Now infinity is wrapped in shadows forevermore.

Excuse the poetry.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2011 at 11:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (169 comments in total)
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Dirk Jan: Thanks for the write up! Learned a new trick after using PS professionally for a year or ten, hehe. Then again, I don't do much skin retouching.
Only one thing didn't work for me in CS5; copying the red channel and pasting it as a new layer through the the channel list. I did it exactly how you described (clicking to activate red channel only, ctr+c, clicking RGB channel -> ctrl+v), yet it only wants to copy all channels at once it seems. Through the Image menu it worked fine though.

Ah THAT was the reason why you didn't mention switching off the visibility. Anyway; another good thing to know, thanks. Now it all makes sense again :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 20:48 UTC
On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (169 comments in total)
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Dirk Jan: Thanks for the write up! Learned a new trick after using PS professionally for a year or ten, hehe. Then again, I don't do much skin retouching.
Only one thing didn't work for me in CS5; copying the red channel and pasting it as a new layer through the the channel list. I did it exactly how you described (clicking to activate red channel only, ctr+c, clicking RGB channel -> ctrl+v), yet it only wants to copy all channels at once it seems. Through the Image menu it worked fine though.

Thanks for clarifying. I figured it out now; The problem was needing to switch OFF visibility of all other channels as well, rather than simply clicking a channel to select it, before I was able to copy-paste just that channel into a new layer. In that sense your guide threw me off a bit :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:35 UTC
On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (169 comments in total)

Thanks for the write up! Learned a new trick after using PS professionally for a year or ten, hehe. Then again, I don't do much skin retouching.
Only one thing didn't work for me in CS5; copying the red channel and pasting it as a new layer through the the channel list. I did it exactly how you described (clicking to activate red channel only, ctr+c, clicking RGB channel -> ctrl+v), yet it only wants to copy all channels at once it seems. Through the Image menu it worked fine though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 21:45 UTC as 87th comment | 6 replies
On Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format article (84 comments in total)

I like it. It's proportions are like a miniature HD. A little more body to it compared to flimsy SD cards.

*wants to have a couple in his hand and churn them around like pebbles*

Whether this new standard is needed or not with current write speed requirements, I bet that there are a lot of manufacturers ready to embrace this, even if it's just to flaunt a novelty spec compared to the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 22:20 UTC as 28th comment

Looking at jpg's at the lowest ISO the Canon clearly takes the lead with a solid margin. What a blurry, overly processed mess at 100% in most of the others ...

Can't really see how Nikon would also get a gold medal in this case but I understand IQ isn't such a prime factor in travel zoom compacts so that might explain it.

Anyway, not so impressed with either of them. If I wanted to buy a compact now I'd trade in some optical zoom and feather-weigh for a much more capable Olympus XZ1, personally.

p.s. I chuckled a little at the Pentax Q reference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2011 at 07:43 UTC as 53rd comment

Looks pretty up to par with the rest of the bunch. Colors look pretty neutral compared to the other three which is a +1 for the E-P3, but all camera's in the comparison have an issue with noisy reds it seems.

Focus on the queen of hearts and change one of the previews for a Pentax K5 and you can see the huge difference in noise in the reds. Not quite up to dslr standards yet, these sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2011 at 08:54 UTC as 29th comment
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