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August 30th, 2009
07:57 pm
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Chaffers Bay. I like the muted colours and the haze over the city.

The new laptop is behaving itself nicely, but the wide-screen monitor is going to take a little getting used to. It's nominally the same size as my old one - 15.5 in , but is approximately one centimetre shorter and two wider, which actually makes it a little over 13 cm^2 smaller. I wonder if that adds up to a significant cost saving to the manufacturers, or whether I'm just being cynical and most people do want dvd players they can surf the net on.

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Date:August 30th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Chaffers Bay also has a monochrome feel too it, even with the hints of colour I see. Now, that may simply be my unique way of seeing colours, which is one reason I became a Registered Nurse rather than a jet pilot...

My laptop is similar; it is a tad wider than my old one, with the 'wide screen'. Somewhat flabbergasted me that what I thought of as "standard" laptops were more expensive than this one when I needed to replace one. My primary purpose for laptop is portability; I am somewhat more accustomed to the wide screen, and appreciate it for graphic work (photos & such). Not sure about most people wanting net-surfing dvd players. I do use that capability at times, not often. The dvd viewing, that is. Web surfing as you've noted is quite frequent.
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Date:August 31st, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I wouldn't ascribe the monochromacity to your own personal colour-balance issues (Just red-green or something more exotic IYDMMA? I have a slight professional interest in my capacity as an occasional cartographer.) - there's not a lot of colour there to be seen.
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Date:August 30th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, you say that's a color image? Looks B&W to me. Very *good* B&W, to the point I was going to compliment you on your technique.
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Date:August 31st, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Yes, full colour, and very little in the way of post-processing at all. In fact, it's only been resized and sharpened, although looking at it again I could possibly think about straightening the horizon.

The wind had been blowing, not quite a gale for a good 12 hours previous to this images being taken, and had whipped a lot of water and salt into the air, hence the hazyness.
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