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DJ Myford

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  1. Yes, the interference is confusing the issue. If it is half-tone, it must have used a fine cross-line screen rather than a mezzotint.
  2. The Darkroom Handbook by Michael Langford describes using half-tone screens for effects and also in the preparation of screens for silkscreen printing. The primary use was to obtain the illusion of continuous tone from high contrast processes like lith. It also mentions that there was a sheet film, Kodalith Autoscreen, that was fogged during manufacture with a cross-line screen to produce half-tone masters without using a screen in the darkroom. However, half-tone works by producing dots of different sizes: the images shown appear to have a constant-sized texture rather than half-tone dots. So it looks more like a canvas print or something similar.
  3. I intended to hire a Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art at some point this year, but the way things are going that probably won't happen now. I've been avoiding public transport, and I'd have to make several trips to justify the cost of hiring.
  4. The second one looks more like a Cessna 170, as the 172 has tricycle undercarriage. But I could be wrong, and I can't immediately place the first one. Okay, from the shape of the wing root the first one may be a Piper Cherokee, PA-28-?, but there are a lot of variants to choose from. Again, I can't say that with total certainty.
  5. Distributors are third-party agents who sell images on behalf of Alamy. They take a cut, then Alamy takes a cut, and you get what is left. You can opt out of the distribution scheme in April, which would mean you get a bigger cut, but would only get sales where buyers have gone directly to Alamy. DACS is a payment for incidental use of published images via photocopying etc. It is an estimate of unreported uses, and you could claim direct if you have details of where your images were published. Unless you opt out, Alamy will automatically claim on your behalf and again take a cut.
  6. I'm tempted to post a link to the 234 page datasheet for the PIC16F87xA microcontroller chip, but that would be evil. 😈 Betty: I hope he used a suitable connector or splice, otherwise you could be in for more problems when the ground becomes wet. If you get a breaker tripping when it rains, you will know where the problem is.
  7. This is a long shot, and usually applies to older equipment, but some capacitors get lazy if they are not powered for extended periods of time. If you can keep the drive powered up for several hours it would potentially reform any lazy caps and the drive may start working, but the chances that this is the problem are not high.
  8. Make sure you deselect the image(s) you were working on before starting to tag another group, or the info you added to the previous image(s) will be overwritten or added to. This has caught a lot of people out.
  9. Not me, but: Photographer mugged for his DSLR. Hopefully not an Alamy contributor. I've walked down that road many times with my camera gear, but usually keep it in my backpack until needed. Still, it could easily have been me, so I'll be especially glad if the perpetrators get caught in this case.
  10. Same here. It's the first time I've seen it, and I assume it relates to a "Worldwide Ad and Marketing Package" licence from last year.
  11. I would hazard a guess at Trametes versicolor. There are several similar species, with T. zonata closest but much less common. Someone else may be able to be more definite.
  12. 500mm f/4 lens with an anti-grav case that renders it weightless for transport. 🙃
  13. I passed on my first attempt (17th Jan 2001), so it couldn't have been that hard. If I could get in, surely anyone could: perhaps some tactics to limit the competition?
  14. One contributor did have a batch that got stuck and apparently overlooked in QC. That was only resolved after he sent an email to "the top". Using the online user list, I've seen that Alamy have viewed your post. However, it is their policy not to reply to any questions posted on this forum. You may find that the issue has been raised behind the scenes and gets resolved, but Alamy won't let you know that here. You may have to email Contributor Relations, but at the moment their response time is obviously greatly extended.
  15. Cystolepiota bucknallii is the best I can come up with as well. If it was in a beech wood that would add weight to the hypothesis.
  16. Greyer plumage, round spots, and an upright stance would indeed tend to indicate Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus).
  17. I've been playing online Solitaire and Mahjong, but it's been decades since I played a 'real' computer game. There is one I would like to have a go at, but (a) I don't own the console required to play it, and (b) I think it is now out of print. So I've been playing vicariously by watching run-through vids on YouTube.
  18. On the subject of drink (which was the current subject elsewhere), I picked up a bottle of wine for my birthday and made it last three days. That's probably the end of my alcohol consumption for this month. I've been stretching the supplies out to minimise trips to the shops, and have lost about 4kg so far. Another four and I'll be at my target weight, but it might be better to get there a bit slower.
  19. That song is actually on my playlist, sandwiched between a Blondie track and the theme from a cartoon show. Yes, I'm weird.
  20. I can hold out for two or three more days before venturing out to the shops, so hopefully it will have stabilised a bit by then. I'm glad I froze a load of blackberries from the garden last year, though I'll probably get fed up with them if I work through the whole stock. Some ice cream would help. On the bright side, making the reserves of food go further has already started to drop my weight a bit.
  21. One advantage of keyboards and synths is that they can be played into headphones. Reduces friction with the neighbours and, in the case of synths, encourages extra care to avoid patching unstable feedback loops: a sudden blast of howl isn't fun.
  22. I've done some gardening and should do some more. Electronic projects -- making circuits out of old components and housing them in re-purposed ice cream tubs -- feels a bit too post-apocalyptic at the moment, and summoning the enthusiasm for photography is difficult. I had intended to keep DVD/YouTube binging in reserve, but have already succumbed (though the Farscape marathon is being held back as a last resort). Tomorrow I need to throw myself into some work.
  23. %20 is the 'space' character.
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