Yearly Archives: 2014

Phpmyadmin problems

Seem to have been having some annoying problems recently with phpmyadmin – I think it got upgraded by the upgrade was not properly configured and it kept causing mysql to crash. After a bit of searching I found that using sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin seemed to do the trick – I can now use phpmyadmin normally […]

mural

A mural that has recently been painted on Taunton’s “third way” – it cost £1000 to paint but it does seem to brighten up an otherwise rather featureless bit or hoarding just noticed capture nx2 has a feature to set the grey point which is handy compared with setting colour temperature which seems a bit […]

arcade

looking at some of my old 35mm films This is a small arcade of shops at the plymouth bus station – scanned at 1200dpi on an epson 4490 – with holga i can get away with 600dpi with the huge negatives – have selected 90% jpeg quality rather than 100% to avoid massive file sizes […]

Trees

Trying out the “b&w conversion” function of capture nx2 and I quite like it trees 1/125s @ f/11 (iso100) It looks like nikon could be about to abandon support for capture nx2 with the release of capture nxd – I think I’d have preferred them to have developed nx2 as I quite like the interface […]

Faces

These 2 faces are visible to anyone travelling eastbound along the A38 in central Taunton near the junction with Paul Street Faces 1/125s @ f/16 (iso 100) It also seems to be the place where they store their supplies of toilet rolls

A week off

Lyme Regis 22/2/14, The Cobb Lyme Regis 22/2/14, The Royal Standard Cosy Club 23/2/14 Cosy Club 23/2/14 Taunton 23/2/14 Vivary Park, Taunton 23/2/14 Weymouth 24/2/14 Weymouth 24/2/14 Weymouth 24/2/14 Weymouth 24/2/14 Weymouth 24/2/14 Wells 25/2/14 Bath 25/2/14, London Camera Exchange Nikon F5 Bath 25/2/14 Taunton 26/2/14 Taunton 27/2/14 Taunton 28/2/14 Taunton 1/3/14, Railway Station

Crosses

I think I’m starting to get the hang of editing the D2X raw files using Capture NX2. It is quite different from the “modern” D700 which I previously owned, and being one of the oldest Nikon DSLR cameras it does not have “picture control” support. This actually makes things quite simple as there are basically […]

Vivary Park

Still getting used to the Nikon D2X DSLR – it seems to work quite well with my 28mm f/3.5 AI lens. I have not used a DSLR for a while now as I have mainly been using my Ricoh GR compact point and shoot camera. Both cameras have a 1.5x crop sensor but are at […]

Weymouth by Holga

Now I have got Vuescan and my Epson 4490 set up OK on Ubuntu 13.10 I’m hoping to get some of my old Holga shots scanned. As I used the Holga mainly from June 2008 up until June 2010 I have ended up with a LOT of 120 negatives. I’m working on a “lucky dip” […]

Rawtherapee

Have been doing a bit more experimentation with rawtherapee – it’s possible to build custom profiles and up till now I’ve mainly just used bundled profiles. For example it’s possible to create a “unprocessed” profile and then use that as a starting point rather than starting with a bundled profile and then tweaking that, and […]

Ricoh GR sensor dust

Looks like I have an annoying dust bunny and the lens cannot be removed so no chance of easily doing it myself like with a DSLR! I’m hoping this will get fixed under warranty. f/16 – very annoying! f/11 – still v bad f/8 – not good f/5.6 – blurry now f/4 – quite blurred […]