Lightnings taking a ride

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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

Maintainer of MySQL++.

Maintainer of the Winsock Programmer's FAQ.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


Aug
21
answered Mathematical relation between aperture and DOF
Aug
16
comment Why do all my landscape photos turn out so milky, almost foggy, and lack both contrast and color?
I don't think it's entirely about haze. That's why I was trying to get her to show her raw files. I think we're going to find something like +2 EC in the EXIF data.
Aug
16
revised Why do all my landscape photos turn out so milky, almost foggy, and lack both contrast and color?
grammar tweaks; added photo descriptions; removed aborted third photo upload attempt fragments
Aug
16
comment Why do all my landscape photos turn out so milky, almost foggy, and lack both contrast and color?
Please post the original image files from the camera somewhere, rather than rendered JPEGs. If you are taking raw files (*.nef)instead of JPEGs, post that instead.
Aug
3
revised Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's “rejected” flag in images?
added data loss war story; using Unicode footnote markers instead of HTML superscripts
Aug
2
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
15
answered How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?
Jul
15
comment How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?
According to Wikipedia, Windows Photo Viewer does support ICC profiles. It is one of the things we got when they moved away from the old Picture and Fax Viewer. Granted, it may not be as good as Photoshop or Lightroom, but it shouldn't be responsible for gross shifts in color. Besides, the OP is using Photo Viewer on both screens; any errors should be the same. No, the problem is not Photo Viewer.
Jul
11
comment Why are some portion of my landscape shots totally out of focus?
As for your "rather impractical" comment, you're spoiled. People took excellent photographs for a hundred years before autofocus became practical. Manual-focus-only lenses are still commanding serious prices on the used market, and some new ones are still being made. Saying that you can't do without AF is like saying you can't do without an automatic transmission.
Jul
11
comment Why are some portion of my landscape shots totally out of focus?
I notice that the horizon line is crooked. Perhaps you are just not being careful while shooting? If you weren't using the EVF, you might not even notice that you had forced the camera to take a shot before it had focused on the right thing.
Jul
4
accepted Diagnose a damaged lens from focus test results
Jun
9
awarded  Organizer
Jun
9
revised Why doesn't the zoom ring on my Vivitar 75-205mm lens turn?
De-vagued title; fixed all the grammar errors; improved formatting; added pic descriptions; removed "macro" tag, since that isn't relevant here; added "zoom", since that *is* relevant; removed pointless trailers
May
20
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
minor clarity tweaks
May
6
revised Raw vs Jpeg for non-professional use
added footnote
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
changed "alias" to match the term used by Lr, "synonym"; trimmed black from edges of screenshot; added geotag SC para
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
changed "alias" to match the term used by Lr, "synonym"; trimmed black from edges of screenshot
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
fixed `shot-from` -> `shotfrom`
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
fixed `shot-from` -> `shotfrom`