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Quite a few out on local lockdown walkabout again today. But only yours truly saw any reason to take this.

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Trying a higher-res upload in the new media gallery, for a better fit on 4K screens.

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Hi Martin,
I would have taken it too :). Which way did you walk from here - I am assuming straight ahead is part of the property rather than a right of way ?

Rob
Hi Rob,

No right of way through the farmyard, but there is across the field round to the right of it. But hardly an image worth uploading:

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I have thousands like this. Worth a second look after another 40 years or so... :)

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After a lot of fiddling about I have changed the styling for this thread only, to take better advantage of widescreen monitors, and use a grey background for the photos. It means pushing the text hard over to the left, so I'm not yet convinced it's better. No doubt I shall fiddle about with it some more. :)

Here's a reminder of summer evenings in the Teme valley before we knew anything about lockdowns.

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Hi Martin,

The photographs look stunning on my 32" UHD 4K monitor. The two before this one completely fit the width of the screen. :)
Thanks Charles. :)

I've now replaced the last one with a larger version.

I have to bear in mind that some folks are still on slow connections, but from now on I will try to post them at full 4K size because I know they look better that way. While the lockdown is on maybe I will go back and re-post some earlier ones at 4K.

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Hi Martin,

Yes, I am with Charles - they do look very good even though my old monitor only says "Super Full HD" on the badge. I wonder how many folks are still using the older aspect ratio monitors ?

Rob
 
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Wow! They are good.

Beautiful day here for more than a couple of reasons ;)
Thanks Andy.

I watched it all. We could hear the sigh of relief from here. It seemed fitting that you had a sunny day for it.

Rain here today. But we do have a few sunny days in winter. Here's one. If viewing on a wide screen spot the wildlife under the tree:

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The works site under water again, 12 months on:

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Also tonight:

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I think I've posted this scene before -- the light is always changing.

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Do you generally tend to shoot in 16:9 with the Fuji ?
Hi Rob,

No, I use the full 6000x4000 pixels of the X100F sensor. It makes no sense to waste any of them when shooting.

But I rarely use all of them in the finished pic, I normally crop down to whatever creates the most pleasing image and aspect ratio.

There is no physical zoom on the camera, so cropping or walking is the only way to get closer.

And then for the web I resize down to a suitable screen width, the height taking care of itself from whatever aspect ratio I have set.

Until recently a "suitable screen width" meant what would fit dot-for-dot on my own monitor (2560x1440). For the last few posts I have increased that to take better advantage of 4K monitors for those who have them. That means I have mostly set the width to 3800 in the last few pics.

To avoid any need to scroll a typical browser window I have used an aspect ratio of 2:1 where I can, but it doesn't fit all of them, so it will vary. It's not often 16:9, unless that just happens to fit.

For both the old Templot Club and this new one, I have written some scripting to ensure that no image ever appears larger than dot-for-dot, regardless of any browser zooming or screen DPI setting. That's especially important for the Templot screenshots because looking at fuzzy line graphics for just a few seconds causes me a severe headache. Whether the scripting works on all devices, especially Apple Retina screens, I have no means of knowing. But it's working here for this screen so I'm happy. It's the reason you may see images resize after a second or two.

One issue I'm currently looking at is the very slow loading of large images when they have been posted as attachments, compared with similar-sized images hot-linked directly from the server. That's a bit of a puzzle.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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Hi Martin,
It always puzzles me why they have aspect ratio switches placed so handily on many digital cameras. Storage is cheap and, as you say, just get everything onto the memory card that the sensor can see. It gives you a choice of composition later when back in the 'darkroom'. In the days of medium format cameras you could often get interchangeable back in sizes smaller than the cameras native size (6x4.5 on nominally 6x6 cameras for example ) - usually these would get an extra couple of frames on a roll which may have been important considering film and processing costs.

I seem to remember in the early days of digital some company trying to promote a square format sensor to give maximum cropping options later but I don't think the idea got very far.

Rob
 
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The light is improving a bit now.

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I did get a bit of fresh air yesterday. I was skiing on the Idaho/Montana border but this one is a bit of a cheat. I just took it. It's the view from our kitchen :)
 
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A miserable day today, so raiding the archives for some sunshine. This from August 2016, before any thought of pandemics to cloud the horizon.

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Also pre-X100F, so it won't fill 4K.

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