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Contrast in pictures

Presents in the trees I need to learn a bit more about some of the special settings on my camera ... and to re-train myself to think "settings" as I take pictures; at present, I just snap away with either the regular setup, or "available light" which gives me nighttime pictures that would have been regarded as miracles just a few years ago - in the days when we used a crude system of silver based chemical to record our images. Pictures such as the one I took at Melksham Station for yesterday's article ([here]) would have been impossible - the moving people being just blurs, and the picture of the presents hanging in the tree would have required a tripod which (as I took the picture from the road) would have been risking life, limb, and the rage of drivers.


Black dog, white snow But although there are some marvelous things I've done with the camera, at present (my own lack of knowledge?) I struggle with contrasty situations like Gypsy in the snow. I *have* tried changing contrast levels with Gimp - but they reveal that the black truly is black - there's nothing there. (See also my "Testing on Animals" post).


No animals were harmed in the production of this article - in fact Gypsy loves playing in the snow!
(written 2010-12-20, updated 2010-12-24)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
Z202 - Just Pictures
  [4768] 2017 - the final six months - (2017-12-31)
  [4755] Back and continuing to feed pictures! - (2017-07-08)
  [4754] A quiet Sunday afternoon - (2017-07-02)
  [4752] Welcome to July. Picture labelling continues! - (2017-07-01)
  [4750] Thurday images - (2017-06-29)
  [4749] Pictures for Wednesday - (2017-06-28)
  [4748] A second batch of images for today - (2017-06-27)
  [4747] Image feed for Tuesday ... - (2017-06-27)
  [4746] Image library - labelling continues! - (2017-06-26)
  [4745] More pictures - final labelling set for today - (2017-06-25)
  [4744] Updating image labels - (2017-06-25)
  [4743] Further picture labelling! - (2017-06-25)
  [4742] Third and final set of older picture for today - (2017-06-24)
  [4741] Catching up on labelling more images - (2017-06-24)
  [4740] Labelling images - (2017-06-24)
  [4133] In the hills above Harlech, and on the coast too - (2013-07-06)
  [3990] Stripes of Snow - (2013-01-25)
  [3925] Red sky at night - (2012-11-17)
  [3907] Weather pictures - (2012-10-29)
  [3894] A wet Saturday - (2012-10-13)
  [3846] Signs of Autumn - (2012-08-22)
  [3837] Evening behind Melksham Spa - (2012-08-12)
  [3713] Verticals ... last month - (2012-04-29)
  [3678] Potteries and Staffordshire in the Sunshine - (2012-04-01)
  [3655] Sights and scenes - more London trip pictures - (2012-03-16)
  [3616] Bus top - colours of London - (2012-02-17)
  [3562] Christmas Day - for unique pictures - (2011-12-26)
  [3473] Picture - Havant Station at Dusk - (2011-10-11)
  [3356] Holiday patterns - just the art, not the content - (2011-07-13)
  [3350] A set of pictures without point - (2011-07-08)
  [3289] New Camera - very first picture, and next from first films - (2011-05-14)
  [3241] Spring in the countryside near Melksham - (2011-04-10)
  [3220] Panasonic Lumix TZ20 - (2011-03-28)
  [3195] Sunny day - Clanger and Picket Woods, Shearwater, and Westbury - (2011-03-06)
  [3101] The week before Christmas - (2010-12-23)
  [2989] Oddballs in Plymouth - (2010-10-08)
  [2914] Older picture. - (2010-08-10)
  [2888] Recent Pictures - (2010-07-27)
  [2819] Some more pictures ... - (2010-06-19)
  [2767] Back from a Python course in Glasgow - (2010-05-16)
  [2760] Views of Scotland - (2010-05-11)
  [2756] Same subject - different pictures - (2010-05-09)
  [2677] Blowing out the winter cobwebs - (2010-03-14)
  [2611] Sunday Evening, City of London - (2010-01-31)
  [2582] Starting to arrange the picture library - (2010-01-16)
  [2553] On a short walk from home - (2009-12-27)
  [2549] Christmas Day ... - (2009-12-25)
  [2518] Through the arches - (2009-11-29)
  [2464] Beauty in pictures - (2009-10-20)
  [2412] Autumn Fruits and Bristol Old Station - (2009-09-20)
  [2404] Low Sun - Autumn is here - (2009-09-13)
  [2298] Melksham Carnival Parade - the people - (2009-07-19)
  [2266] Travelling - (2009-07-02)
  [2202] Bright Colours - (2009-05-26)
  [2168] In honour of the photograph, I present ... a walk from Reybridge to Lacock - (2009-05-10)
  [2146] An evening excursion to Devizes and Avebury - (2009-04-30)
  [2140] Beware - giving copyright away when you upload a picture - Dogs Trust - (2009-04-25)
  [2121] Out in the Vale of Pewsey - (2009-04-07)
  [2101] A B C D of GA and TN - (2009-03-23)
  [2098] A room without a view - (2009-03-22)
  [2093] Leading Lines - (2009-03-20)
  [2034] Through Snow and Flood to Linux and Tomcat - (2009-02-10)
  [2006] Contrast - (2009-01-23)
  [1986] Walk to Bowerhill - (2009-01-10)
  [1981] Bitter cold - (2009-01-07)
  [1931] Frosty Morning, foggy evening - (2008-12-08)
  [1919] Transition - (2008-12-03)
  [1854] Three Seasonal Pictures - (2008-10-25)
  [1838] Oxford in Pictures - (2008-10-13)
  [1818] Icelandic Badge - (2008-10-01)
  [1770] 3 hours from Milton Keynes - (2008-08-24)
  [1740] Vertical London - (2008-08-06)
  [1620] Norwich and London - (2008-04-23)
  [1546] The geometry of East London - (2008-02-19)
  [1489] Pictures of December - (2007-12-30)
  [1400] Dark Dawn - (2007-10-22)
  [1398] Someone else's wedding - (2007-10-21)
  [1392] Autumnal lighting on a London trip - (2007-10-15)
  [1234] A review of a week and a trip to Brugge - (2007-06-16)
  [1233] Horses of Brugge - (2007-06-15)
  [1216] Five of the best - pictures from London - (2007-06-03)
  [1172] May day 2007 in pictures - (2007-05-02)
  [1162] Cheddleton, Staffordshire - (2007-04-26)
  [1152] Course, right place, right time - (2007-04-17)
  [1099] Passenger flows - (2007-03-04)
  [1064] Light and shadows at Beach - (2007-02-04)
  [1005] Stirling at night - (2006-12-23)
  [958] Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30)
  [870] Autumn comes to Wiltshire. - (2006-09-17)
  [786] First Light, Bootle Docks, Liverpool - (2006-06-29)
  [772] Training in Liverpool - (2006-06-21)
  [713] Pictures from my travels - (2006-05-07)
  [708] Linescapes of Mull - (2006-05-03)
  [625] February pictures - (2006-02-26)
  [557] A new sign - (2006-01-07)
  [548] San Francisco - (2005-12-30)
  [416] Mixing up swallows and martins - (2005-08-16)
  [412] Bristol Balloon Festival - (2005-08-13)
  [365] Letterbox Pictures - (2005-07-01)
  [360] Spring turns to Summer - (2005-06-26)
  [298] Sharing pictures of Wiltshire - (2005-05-02)

Z203 - Cat and Dog
  [4666] Spring at Well House Manor - (2016-03-27)
  [4526] Day trip to Lancaster - (2015-10-10)
  [4517] Black dog day - and Bobby still seeks his new home - (2015-09-26)
  [4507] In favour of adoption rather than puppy purchase - dogs! - (2015-06-07)
  [4433] Different views of a Welsh Valley - but headed home - (2015-02-20)
  [4417] Crisp morning, fast run - (2015-02-06)
  [4333] Misty Melksham Morning - (2014-11-30)
  [4316] Too many Staffies, too many lurchers - (2014-11-16)
  [4189] Who are we - Lisa, Graham, Gypsy and Billy - (2013-10-07)
  [4180] Exceptionally, I sign a petition - on a life and death issue for Irish dogs - (2013-09-20)
  [4130] Soft furnishings up a Welsh Mountain - (2013-07-03)
  [4016] Red, yellow, green or pink dog? Yellow Dog Project - (2013-02-23)
  [3943] With us for a year already! - (2012-12-03)
  [3936] Lisa is home today ... - (2012-11-26)
  [3920] Challenge for a photographer - (2012-11-10)
  [3908] Black dogs at Halloween - (2012-10-31)
  [3906] Taking the lead, not the dog, for a walk. - (2012-10-28)
  [3737] Postcards from Barmouth - (2012-05-20)
  [3675] Spring 2012 - (2012-03-30)
  [3674] Off to walk the dogs - (2012-03-30)
  [3625] An update on Billy the Greyhound and Gypsy the Lurcher - (2012-02-25)
  [3606] Gypsy and Billy enjoy the snow - (2012-02-10)
  [3561] Happy Christmas ... a Christmas morning walk in Melksham - (2011-12-25)
  [3553] Changes to morning routines - (2011-12-16)
  [3541] I loves Melksham - (2011-12-06)
  [3537] Letting the foster parents know ... too little or too much? - (2011-12-04)
  [3533] No message - just doggy pictures of the new doggy - (2011-11-30)
  [3530] A typical weekend?? - (2011-11-28)
  [3338] Return trip - Dogs Trust, Newbury - (2011-06-27)
  [3324] Rabbit Shelter - (2011-06-12)
  [2897] The Land of the Black Labrador - (2010-08-01)
  [2787] Sleeping in on Sunday - (2010-05-30)
  [2689] Can my dog eat potatoes? Doggie Dietary Research, and political sleaze! - (2010-03-23)
  [2555] Bookkeeping - (2009-12-29)
  [2499] ourdog is Greyhound, Staffie and Ginger Cake - (2009-11-09)
  [2496] A better design of mouth - (2009-11-07)
  [2456] Bright Eyes - (2009-10-16)
  [2451] Gypsy says - (2009-10-12)
  [2450] Family Gathering at 404, The Spa - (2009-10-11)
  [2295] The dog is not in trouble - (2009-07-17)
  [2271] Dogs Trust, Dog Show, Newbury - (2009-07-06)
  [2252] Leaping dog, Leaping horse, copyright of old masters - (2009-06-20)
  [2167] Watching the tele - (2009-05-10)
  [2138] Ski bore ... train bore ... dog bore - (2009-04-24)
  [2132] Learning about Lurchers - (2009-04-18)
  [2029] Also for the eyes of the cat - (2009-02-07)
  [771] From cat breeder to Cobol to Perl - (2006-06-21)
  [744] We can offer a room, but we can't operate on a dog - (2006-06-05)
  [547] Taking the dog for a walk - (2005-12-29)
  [96] Variable Scope - (2004-10-22)
  [62] Technical Open House - (2004-09-25)


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