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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


March 14, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8426760

Catclaw Acacia, Gregg Acacia, Gregg Catclaw, Devils-Claw, Uno de Gato
Acacia greggii


May 21, 2006. early Summer, zone 9b

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/77170/

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bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2011
9:23 PM

Post #8427701

Beautiful photo - I like this one better than the bloom of the day chosen.

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


March 14, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8427712

I have re-adjusted the gamma on this photo and then re-submitted/uploaded it because when it was originally added to the PlantFiles in 2008, I had the gamma settings set too high. That might be why the color looks better.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2011
9:41 PM

Post #8427720

I like the composition. Very nice. Marginally OK for my zone, might have to give it a whirl.

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


March 14, 2011
10:43 PM

Post #8427752

Thanks.
Xeno.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


March 15, 2011
12:57 AM

Post #8427789

How do you set gamma settings, Xeno?

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


March 15, 2011
2:16 AM

Post #8427793

This is back when I had one of those CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) computer monitors (remember those ancient things?). I would take my photos with my digital camera and when I would look at them on the CRT monitor, they were looking too dark, so on some of them I raised the gamma in my photo editing program which is Paint Shop Pro. Well, now that I am viewing those photos on a new LCD monitor, they look faded, lackluster & over-exposed.
So, I put the photo back into Paint Shop Pro and reverse the gamma boost that I had originally applied to it.

Simply put: Gamma is the amount of luminance; a combination of contrast, brightness/darkness & color intensity; or the amount of White-level.

Here's the Wiki on it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction


This message was edited Mar 15, 2011 2:47 AM

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


March 16, 2011
10:25 PM

Post #8431742

I have Paint Shop Pro X. I have brightened photos but did not notice a gamma setting. Your photos look great to me.

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


March 16, 2011
11:30 PM

Post #8431759

I realize now that the old camera was taking great photos, it's just that my old computer monitor was not properly adjusted or maybe it was too old. I am using an old version of PSP, it's version 4 from 1996, I think. Maybe the newer version does not have a gamma control.
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2011
11:53 PM

Post #8431766

Xeno & Kell
take a look at this link about PSP
http://www.oldversion.com/Paint_Shop_Pro.html

now i know why i went back to PSP9

Dick

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


March 17, 2011
12:16 AM

Post #8431778

LOL Remember Dick when I was being harassed on the brug forum and you photo shopped that brug tree down and built the brick wall up for me to post a funny. LOL. I had no clue then. Now I am quite good at it all. Self taught so I probably do not do it right but it usually looks good.
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 17, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8432352

sure seems like a long time ago
i still have a file with all of those awesome skys :-)

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