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7 August, 2008 (13:01)

I added comments to all the gallery pages (left side). I don’t know why. Just seemed like the thing to do. Want to be one of the first ones to try it — be my guest. They’re moderated so it’s just extra work for me anyway.

The image Skating Rink was picked up by the large calendar company Graphique de France for one of their 2010 calendars. I’ll make a post when they’re available. It is sort of a full circle thing for me, because years ago I used to look at their cards and calendars, and my sister was always telling me to submit something to them but I never did. They found me, eventually after 10 years. This will have a very wide distribution.

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On the infrared front - the XT has arrived at LifePixel.

My own experiments with filters over the 40D are about over. I haven’t been able to get a good RAW image with this method, even using their profiler, but if I set the camera to produce jpgs, then the images come out perfect. This is still a mystery to me. As mentioned before, it maybe something specific to this camera since there is a note on the LifePixel site about the fact that the 40D lets in some visible light even with the IR filter in place and in fact they recommend shooting JPGs with the B&W mode turned on (which is what I did) this morning and which gave me my first true IR looking shots with that camera. In RAW, they are just totally saturated with RED RED RED. I won’t go into all the color temp. tricks, and channel mixing things I’ve tried. It just doesn’t work well with the 40D. So I’m awaiting the converted XT with baited (whatever that means) breath.

Okay, there’s one for you idiomatic chasers - “baited breath.”

Oh and one more thing - the ratings on the home page is working properly now. At least in my browser, the thumbnails are showing up. Do they show up in yours? Also, whoever has been voting - thank you. And guess what, the ratings correspond almost exactly to what sells.  I also discovered that if you left click on the ratings gizmo so that the cursor turns into a cross, you can scroll the thing up and down.  Who’d of thunk it.

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Comment from Jeremy
Time: August 7, 2008, 1:59 pm

It’s actually “bated breath.”

It’s even mentioned in the definition of “bate” at

Comment from Dave Beckerman
Time: August 7, 2008, 2:12 pm

Oh, and I forgot to mention - spelling isn’t my forte.

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