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    Does the art of my students count? I gave them the recipe to make cometary nucleii (dry ice, dirt, ammonia, water, dark Karo syrup) and they made these comet nucleus models. If you look hard, you can see out-gassing carbon dioxide on the right-hand limb of the larger nucleus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cope View Post
    I gave them the recipe to make cometary nucleii....
    Not exactly your typical artistic medium! But in art, I always got the feeling that innovative works were almost always good. The outgassing is phenomenal.

    Here's a shot I caught a few days ago with a little idiot box Nikon Coolpix 4800. Obviously in close-up mode, which most digitals offer. Sorry about the size, but with pics like this, it's got to be big! This is low-res.

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    very nice cougar!

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    Well, it's not exactly my art but I took these off my hotel balcony on Paros in the Greek Islands.





    No touchup, no alteration, just reduced file size for web.

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    sweet! acolyte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cope View Post
    Does the art of my students count? I gave them the recipe to make cometary nucleii (dry ice, dirt, ammonia, water, dark Karo syrup) and they made these comet nucleus models. If you look hard, you can see out-gassing carbon dioxide on the right-hand limb of the larger nucleus.
    I'm not sure it is art, but I love it cope. I wish you had been my teacher. But one question, are you sure that wasn't the meat loaf surprise from the cafeteria?
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    Swift: I'm sure it is not the "mystery meat loaf surprise" our school puts out because what my students made was much warmer than what the cafeteria serves.

    Cougar: Absolutely awesome picture. Did you rely on auto settings to make the image or did you do manual focus and aperture?

    Acolyte: I wanna go there and sip margaritas on the beach.

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    heres a couple I took the other day:

    the middle one is of my hebe and a bumble bee, he was to busy to stay still for me, I caught him before he flew to another flower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cope View Post
    Cougar: Absolutely awesome picture. Did you rely on auto settings to make the image or did you do manual focus and aperture?
    Auto. As far as I know, most pocket-type digitals are all auto, all the time, though you can switch to various preset modes, one being 'close-up.'

    I suppose this works for most people most of the time, but when I took six fabulous photos of that fox on the golf course the other day and five of them were out of focus, I finally concluded I've got to start taking my Canon Rebel film camera. It won't go in my pocket, but there's nothing like having the option of a Ring Ultrasonic auto-focus and simultaneous manual focus, plus having through-the-lens metering and total control of the aperture and shutter speed.... But film...? I guess the digital SLRs are slowly coming down in price.... Ought to start looking into those....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    heres a couple I took the other day....
    Chrissy, how did you get such large jpgs into such small file sizes? I reduce the size of my photos AND reduce the resolution to ~72 dpi, which I've heard is fine for computer screens, and the file size is still too big for BAUT's 'attachment manager'. Wha...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Chrissy, how did you get such large jpgs into such small file sizes? I reduce the size of my photos AND reduce the resolution to ~72 dpi, which I've heard is fine for computer screens, and the file size is still too big for BAUT's 'attachment manager'. Wha...?
    Changing DPI doesn't affect file size or how a picture is displayed on screens. To change a JPG's file size without changing the image size, what you're after is the compression number. Higher numbers up to 100% preserve the most accuracy and the highest file sizes. Lower numbers sacrifice some accuracy to reduce file size. If you make the compression number too low, you tend to degrade the picture quality: adjacent color fields get blurred together instead of having crisp boundaries and parts of the picture start looking grainy or blocky.

    DPI is only an issue when you're printing or putting an image in a setting where it might ever get printed, such as a word-processing document. It means "dots per inch", with the inches referring to inches on paper. But if there's no way paper will ever be involved, those inches don't matter; only the dots do. And those dots are pixels, just like the pixels that your computer screen is made of and an image's height and width are measured in, and the number of those in an image or a screen/monitor does not change when an image's DPI is changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Chrissy, how did you get such large jpgs into such small file sizes? I reduce the size of my photos AND reduce the resolution to ~72 dpi, which I've heard is fine for computer screens, and the file size is still too big for BAUT's 'attachment manager'. Wha...?
    Hi cougar,

    need to know what graphic editor application you are using iehotoshop etc.

    chrissy
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    I saw this guest on the outside of my window screen a few days ago and leaned out the adjacent window to "shoot" it. Now it's the background for my 24" monitor, blown up to something well over 10 times natural size...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delvo View Post
    I saw this guest on the outside of my window screen a few days ago and leaned out the adjacent window to "shoot" it. Now it's the background for my 24" monitor, blown up to something well over 10 times natural size...
    What is that?

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    They call it a "mayfly" around here.

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    I paint and draw when inspired to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie View Post
    I paint and draw when inspired to do so.
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    This my 1:480 scale replica of the Saturn 1B that launched the Skylab II mission with its launch umbelical tower and "Milkstool" launch table.



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    Very nice

    I have an unfinished flying Saturn 1B model somewhere around here - I really need to finish it sometime...

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    Gemini that must have took some time to make?

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    I've dabbled in food photography a bit, primarily to photograph my own creations. Most are junk and not worthy, but I like this shot. It's a red savina habanero, from my garden and just out of the freezer.
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    Ah! the finger print evidence left behind!


    A nice shot though geonuc.

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    Thought I would drop this here and see how it goes. This is the first time I've attached a file so if its too large let me know.

    I feel it can be a form of art, so I call it "Slice of America".

    Playing around one day I wrote program which allows me to visualize the ETOPO2 global elevation data available on the US Geological Service website. This is one such chunk of the data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    Gemini that must have took some time to make?

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    It took me about four days of off and on work.

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    *dusts off and resurrects the thread*

    "It's alive! It's alive!"

    *cough* Um.

    I mean...

    I've revently taken up acrylic painting lessons, evening classes once every fortnight.
    Been drawing and painting before, but mostly digital and ink. So...








    The last one is copying a painting by Caravaggio, which I will continue working on tonight.

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    Very nice jokergirl, I particularly like the middle one.
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    Hmm... we need some artwork for our living room (the wall behind our couch is large and bare... room requires balance). Now I know who to commission for a nice large painting. You do work for free, right Jokergirl?

    Anyway, I posted this in an album on my User profile thing, but I'll throw it here for more shameless self promotion.

    I had mentioned in a different thread that I found a picture I submitted for a CG Art contest some 10 years ago, and wanted to update it. I limited myself to a single night, so there's elements I was unable to implement. But here's the before:


    And the after:

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    Shiny The front nanite looks a bit... phallic though
    Or maybe that's just my dirty, dirty mind

    I finished the Caravaggio tonight, picture forthcoming!


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    Well, I can always name it Viagrabot 2.0.

    I made the first painting in your post (the one w/ the row houses) my desktop background btw. Hope you don't mind. :-P

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    You can be sure I don't mind ;P It was my mom's christmas present this year


    Here we go, all finished... which of course translated from art-ish means "I'm sick of staring at it now so I'll throw it in a corner no matter whether it's actually done or not"


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