Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The Solemnity of the Day,

    Heavens!
    I haz teh dreamz... the Gnatschnell Party is providing a free solar eclipse for all Gnu Cylinders on the eve of the general election... Mr Key promises to return the sun to the sky if everyone does the Right thing on Saturday, but I suspect such a portentous event will cause the pagan Epsomebodies to sacrifice Mr Banks just in case - by tearing the still bleating heart from ACT.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One, in reply to JacksonP,

    File's like that...

    Sorry a few of you have had problems.

    Just wondering whether part of it could be the .jpg / .jpeg trap.
    I notice some files from cameras or scans end up with .jpeg
    and won't place or import into some programs, simply shortening
    the suffix to .jpg fixes it in most cases...

    ...and does the system prefer dimensionally large 72dpi files
    or are smaller 300dpi images better, or doesn't it matter?
    Guidelines and troubleshooting repertoire would be good...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One, in reply to JacksonP,

    find your level...

    Your horizon is pretty damn good

    I've often thought it wouldn't be hard to build a small 'spirit level' bubble set up into the top and sides of digital cameras, to compensate for the fact that photos are taken at arms length these days, rather than from the eye, which uses the body's auto gyroscope...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One, in reply to Russell Brown,

    all craters great and small...

    the view from the edge of the Mt Eden crater this afternoon

    with a little squinting it could be the dreaming spire of some castle on the Rhine...


    the madding crowd...

    the atrium of Bangkok immigration a couple of weeks back

    What only two people immigrating!
    What are Grey Power (and Winston) on about!
    oh hang on is that emigration...


    developing thoughts...
    I'm wondering if there will need to be a Gallery function here soon, as the images start to outnumber the words - perhaps posted pix could go to a 'wall' somehow - how do other image centric sites handle this?
    and how to carry the necessary info with each?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One,

    happy hour...

    ...wildly happy?

    Happy, like light, covers a vast spectrum
    Photography is a happy medium...
    Mildly with a little initial inversion and
    some red shift*, through tickled pink,
    swings exultantly to wildly...
    Double happy braces one for the rapture,
    Ecstatic is obviously moving...
    Better elate than nervy I always say
    bring on those excited photons
    Frozen as they make their getaway

    and to think it was Daguerre's birthday
    just the other day

    *speaking of red shift, one of my first after school jobs
    was as bike messenger boy for Agfa Gevaert in Chchch...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Solemnity of the Day,

    aspects of journalism...

    the advistory

    I like this!
    Is it a new form of advertorial?
    Or history with advertising?
    A concept the world is ready for I'm sure
    (all those IBM ads that would pop up
    in the German WWII section...)
    It could save the Education Dept a fortune
    with subsidised text e-books...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One,

    Attachment

    And here's a shot of the vessel Brownlee arrived in, out by the airport in his Ilam electorate...
    taken by my partner Sally.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Grokking things by being places, in reply to Rich Lock,

    No paling by comparison...

    Another 4am start on Sunday to stick the second coat on the fence. Lack of sleep is fun! Paintfumes are fun!

    Obviously not a lick of sense was applied!
    Excellent work ethic, though...
    Great story
    :- )

    are we not men...

    If anyone knows anyone who is looking for a place in Devo...

    Sounds like a bad part of Auckland, I hear they spit at candidates in the street!
    Good luck with the whole process...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Grokking things by being places, in reply to hamishm,

    One spooner or two...

    The Cappuccino priories?

    with their short black and sides tonsure
    and maybe with some Mappist Trunks
    on under their long black caffeinery
    - last orders folks...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Grokking things by being places, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Habituating monkies...

    People who can’t spell ‘monkeys’ correctly should be disenfranchised. It may sound harsh, but trust me, it’s the only way to get through to these people and Stop Plurality Abuse.

    It may be that they just didn't get their priories right?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4688 posts Report Reply

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