Graeme Davidson

Graeme Davidson

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a ICT
Joined on Jan 9, 2006

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On Red Kite Apogee in the Mid-flight challenge (8 comments in total)

Very nice - well done!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 11:16 UTC as 4th comment
On Ecclesgreig House in the Black & White Residential Building challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you everyone! Great to see the various styles of architecture in the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 08:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Valve Amplifier in the Circuit Boards Run Our Lives challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Ecclesgreig Castle Planet in the Small Planet challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you babalu! I thought the grass looked like a tennis ball too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment

I've not tried the software for myself but I find the reported removal of U-Point etc very worrying. Another concern for heavy NX2 users like myself is the ability to open NX2 edited files in the future. Should NX2 become unsupported over time and it is found not to work with a future OS, all the editing work in NX2 could be lost, albeit we will likely still see the unedited RAW.

Of course, I could convert all my valuable NX2 pieces to TIFF but it turns space efficient 40MB-50MB D800 NEF files into 220MB+ monsters.

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 71st comment
On Stormy Seas before Sunset in the Rough Sea challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Daniel!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Roker_Sunderland_UK in the Rough Sea challenge (7 comments in total)

Well done! Would love to spend some time there with a camera on a stormy day.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 4th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (6 comments in total)
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nchatzitou: Right Shot in the Right Time . One of the best of Challenge. Congrats !!!!

Thank you for your very kind comment, nchatzitou!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 20:30 UTC
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (6 comments in total)
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abhi1one: marvelous!!

Thank you abhi1one!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 17:10 UTC
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (2 comments in total)
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Paulo Matos: Ecclesgreig Castle, St.Cyrus, Scotland
www.ecclesgreig.com

Well done Paulo!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 22:14 UTC
On Montrose over Scurdie Ness in the Must have series: 25 challenge (10 comments in total)

Thank you Gale and John.

John, it is so kind of you to say. I was very fortunate for this scene to unravel before me, the only skill being in the right place at the right time.

Thank you.

Graeme Davidson

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 18:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (6 comments in total)

Thank you Gsxr Freakk!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 21:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On m42 in the Bright Are The Stars That Shine challenge (3 comments in total)

A wonderful image indeed. Congratulations on the win!

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 18:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Scurdie Ness - Pencil Effect in the - Emulating a Drawing - challenge (2 comments in total)
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DB Custom: Verry nicely done! From subject matter to final render, just what I'd expect to see in this challenge.

Thank you very much for your kind comment!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 17:49 UTC
On Italy in the 1 word, 1 picture challenge (3 comments in total)

I rather liked this - well done!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2011 at 08:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)
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Graeme Davidson: Thank you bibilo57 and jmgir!

Jmgir, I've looked into the reflection some more but canot replicate what you are seeing. If I take a foot square mirror, place it horizontal about a foot in front of me and hold a phone a foot above it in the same orientation as the craft, I see the underside of the phone and it's pointing into the picture like I have on the entry.

If you would like me to, I can temporarily put an image in my gallery that shows it as you describe but it looks wrong to me. Let me know if you'd like to see it done that way - I'm happy to oblige!

Graeme

Thank you jmgir. I wish I could have rendered the reflection in a way that looks spot on to me but I literally have to modify all the shapes just to rotate the craft reflection on its centre. A standard rotation turned the rocket trails too, upsetting the appearance.

Wish I had a better eye for it! I take my hat off to 3D illustrators that can do this kind of thing instinctively :o)

All the best,

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 21:32 UTC
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)
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Graeme Davidson: Thank you bibilo57 and jmgir!

Jmgir, I've looked into the reflection some more but canot replicate what you are seeing. If I take a foot square mirror, place it horizontal about a foot in front of me and hold a phone a foot above it in the same orientation as the craft, I see the underside of the phone and it's pointing into the picture like I have on the entry.

If you would like me to, I can temporarily put an image in my gallery that shows it as you describe but it looks wrong to me. Let me know if you'd like to see it done that way - I'm happy to oblige!

Graeme

Jmgir; I decided to redraw the reflection. You can see it at

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7368037848/photos/1436788/futurescape-2

The back of the craft's diamond now points down out of the frame and I've added a water effect. It's still not that realistic though, but that's my fault :o)

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:33 UTC
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)
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Graeme Davidson: Thank you bibilo57 and jmgir!

Jmgir, I've looked into the reflection some more but canot replicate what you are seeing. If I take a foot square mirror, place it horizontal about a foot in front of me and hold a phone a foot above it in the same orientation as the craft, I see the underside of the phone and it's pointing into the picture like I have on the entry.

If you would like me to, I can temporarily put an image in my gallery that shows it as you describe but it looks wrong to me. Let me know if you'd like to see it done that way - I'm happy to oblige!

Graeme

Jmgir - one thing I have definitely got wrong... the diamond shape the engines are on should certainly be angled down to point out of the frame but the pointed end of the craft stil points into the picture. I tried to correct the reflection but it needs a complete redraw since a simple inversion makes the pointed end of the craft point out of the picture.

Reflections are tricky things!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 09:41 UTC
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)
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Graeme Davidson: Thank you bibilo57 and jmgir!

Jmgir, I've looked into the reflection some more but canot replicate what you are seeing. If I take a foot square mirror, place it horizontal about a foot in front of me and hold a phone a foot above it in the same orientation as the craft, I see the underside of the phone and it's pointing into the picture like I have on the entry.

If you would like me to, I can temporarily put an image in my gallery that shows it as you describe but it looks wrong to me. Let me know if you'd like to see it done that way - I'm happy to oblige!

Graeme

I set up a paper aeroplane over a mirror to replicate the angles in the picture but still the reflection points into the picture.

I took a snapshot of the setup and uploaded to the galleries at

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7368037848/photos/1436703/perspective-check

It must be one of my worst photos ever published :o)

It shows how the reflection looks and it does still point into the picture. As I mentioned in an earlier post, once objects get any distance above the reflecting surface the reflections are actually a completely different view of the craft - the underside from an angle - and not a true inversion.

All the best,

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 09:16 UTC
On Spaceship in the Faux UFO challenge (8 comments in total)

Congratulations on the win! Brings back memories of Flash Gordon!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 08:19 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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