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holiday blooms

This is a discussion on holiday blooms within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; @bruce ,pavel, nandini : for your comments. @pavel : Yes , its an amazing color ...

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    @bruce ,pavel, nandini : for your comments.
    @pavel : Yes , its an amazing color and mobile captured it accurately !!

    Happy holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Very nice dendrobes (at least I hope the first picture is a dendrobium). I'm surprised at how good the pictures are, seeing that they are taken with a mobile phone.
    I am not really a mobile phone person ( like most of my generation) - I have them, but only switch on occasionally. But I had a chat with a young man at a family party over Christmas, who works for the Blackberry maker, and he was talking about smart-phones with 5Mb size pics - which is getting to be serious photography ; my personal web-site a dozen years ago had several hundred orchid pics taken with my first digital camera where the pic size was a "whopping" 1/3 Mb - or 300kb. Electronics are moving so fast, its time to go back to the greenhouse where things move at a pace which is a bit more restful !

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    Slow down a bit, Geoff. I only had my first digital camera 4 years ago and my mobile phone about the same time, and the computer only 3 years ago.Both the computer and mobile phone are hand-me-downs from my children. I'm still feeling my way around with the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Slow down a bit, Geoff. I only had my first digital camera 4 years ago and my mobile phone about the same time, and the computer only 3 years ago.Both the computer and mobile phone are hand-me-downs from my children. I'm still feeling my way around with the computer.
    But could you do without them now Yew Sung ? Well of course you could, if you had to ; but would you want to do without them now ? I think not.
    I wouldn't ; how we would we ever have met and compared orchids without them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    But could you do without them now Yew Sung ? Well of course you could, if you had to ; but would you want to do without them now ? I think not.
    I wouldn't ; how we would we ever have met and compared orchids without them !
    You are so right. Geoff!! I can't imagine a world without them. My only gripe is that it's just too fast for me . At my age I'm really panting - physically, emotionally and mentally - just to keep up. It's come to the point where I suspect my 6 year old grand-daughter is an alien, the way she handles the computer, the mobile phone and the computer games!

    My next project is to learn Photo Shop, At the moment I'm using iPhoto, very basic twiddling, at best.

    Yes indeed, how would we ever have met - all the wonderful folks at OT!!!!

    Cheers and a Happy New Year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    My next project is to learn Photo Shop
    Ah - that's a whole world all on its own...

    When I first started growing orchids, I wanted record pics, of course ; that was back before digital, before cheap and easy automatic exposure cameras, too. Getting decent pics was so difficult. Concentrating on it, I got led into serious photography , and in the course of many years of photography found myself into art stuff - exhibition prints and all that... Eventually - maybe I started to slow down in the end of my eighth decade - it got to the point where I found there was not enough time to grow orchids well and make prints which might be accepted for the prestige photo-salons and I had to make a decision which way to go.
    I cancelled my order for the latest version of Photoshop - having followed it up from V3 to v11 ( and think of the orchids I could have bought with all that money ! ) sold a cupboard full of gear keeping just enough for holiday snaps and the pics I show here , and went back to spending real serious time in the greenhouse.

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