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Behold the power of film.

Post by MovieStuff » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:43 pm

Gob smacking detail.

http://twitpic.com/2aobxo/full

Notice that you can read signage on the walls and count individual books in the ante libraries on the sides. Fucking amazing (that's a technical term for high resolution).

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Post by aj » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:19 pm

Thanks for pointing it out.

Indeed revealing. Likely it was emulsion on a glass plate? The lens is the lesser part in the equipment. Sharpness towards the edges drops considerable. Although it is 1911.

This on the wall:
The quote above the statue representing commerce:
We taste the spices of Arabia yet never feel the scorching sun which brings them forth.
—Dudley North (1602–1677)
This changed a bit the last decades :) Way many more people travel the world for fun these days.
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Post by marc » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:50 am

What's with the ghostly apparitions?
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS GOING THROUGH TSA SECURITY IN THE AIRPORT BUT ANYONE CAN CROSS THE BOARDER BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO WITH NO CHALLENGES WHATSOEVER? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

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Post by Sparky » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:38 am

Didn't you know it was haunted?
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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:55 am

marc wrote:What's with the ghostly apparitions?
The result of time exposure. I'm just guessing but I suspect it was a glass plate with an ASA of about 3 and shot at f64. Surprised that anyone showed up at all.

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Post by Sparky » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:06 am

How many megapixels would you need to take a picture like that now? (do there exist digital cameras that could do that?)
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Post by bakanosaru » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:37 pm

How many megapixels would you need to take a picture like that now? (do there exist digital cameras that could do that?)
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The jpeg is only about 8megapixels.
Would a decent 16+ megapixel camera produce a similar amount of detail?
You might not even need that much.
But the 8 megapixel scan probably isn't doing the negative justice.

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Post by reflex » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:28 pm

I can't resist. Same shot, 2007. Not film.

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Post by Sparky » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:43 pm

eeeuch- I nearly vomited- where's the soul ;-)
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Post by reflex » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:52 pm

As the photo demonstrates, only film has the power to ensnare souls. No wonder I like shooting it so much. Bwa-hah-hah-haaa!
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Post by VideoFred » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:58 am

reflex wrote:I can't resist. Same shot, 2007. Not film.

http://retrothing.typepad.com/james/LOC-today.jpg
It's the sharpness. Digital pictures are often way to sharp. And the DOF is the same on the entire picture. This removes all 'depth'. A bit of blur will make it look more like real film but I agree that nothing beats the real thing. :wink:

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