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Ladies and Gents Who Lunch photos
At lunch today in Oakland

April 1st, 2004

Excitement, Here
Another hectic day, hey - hey, but a nice lunch at Ginza near Jack London Square and the second strobe light, the extra batteries and two PhotoShop books were outside my door when I got home. Let us not complain, let us play with our toys while there are still days we can play with our toys. You can't count on another tomorrow: in this life; in this damned off the wall technology business.

The digital images come with lots of information recorded inside them that you don't get with film (without spending serious money on exotic attachments), some of which, in the photograph above for example, include: Lens 28-70mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 70mm; Sensitivity: ISO 640; 1/60th sec - f/2.8; Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB); RAW (12-bit); 2004/04/01 12:54:20:8; Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority; AF Mode: AF-S. You can add voice clips and short typed comments. I guess this is good. The film speed can be set in increments from ISO 200 to ISO 6400. The manual suggests the top two, ISO 3200 and ISO 6400, produce some pretty spectacular background noise in the images. Something to play with this weekend.

I'm still having a problem optimizing the images for the web, though. The color seems to change quite a bit when I save it using the PhotoShop Image Ready add-in. I've tried it in earlier versions of PhotoShop as well, but they had the same problem. Something I'm missing. I had two books show up today on PhotoShop CS, one of them for photographers. I'm going to check them out this evening and see if they talk about my little color problem. Excitement, here. In Oakland.

The photograph was taken at lunch today in Oakland with a Nikon D2H mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor (Nikon) lens.