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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by AArdvark » Sun May 17, 2020 4:18 am

Will you use any of these models in an upcoming IF Game?

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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun May 17, 2020 9:59 am

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Is the cat - which is hard to see - also named Zork II, just like the program you're running on the screen next to it?

By the way, what are 'gels'? Usually it means pens with thicker ink for easier writing since it flows better. But we're talking digital photography here.

Again, Jonsey, you do such amazingly beautiful photographs, you overly talented son-of-a-bitch.
This is extremely supportive. You have been the most supportive person as I have taken this adventure on. Thank you.

Gels are transparent colored sheets that can be stuck in front of a flash or the camera itself to create the effect of colored lights.

(The cat is named Reggie.)

I appreciate the comment that the cat is hard to see, I was wondering if I should have edited the photo to bring him out a little more. I think I should!
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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun May 17, 2020 10:00 am

AArdvark wrote:
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Will you use any of these models in an upcoming IF Game?
Oh there's models in an upcoming IF game all right.
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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Tdarcos » Sun May 17, 2020 10:49 am

I went back a page or two and saw where you mentioned you bought gels. I either didn't see it or forgot it.

Are they like colored celophane or more like colored sheet protectors, (in terms of the thickness of the plastic)? Are they a single sheet or is it called a gel because it has something in between sheets?

Were you serious when you said you appreciated how much I supported you? Sometimes you can be pulling my (nonexistent) leg so I'm not always sure if you're serious.

I mean, I see what you do and realize I don't think I could even come close to doing such amazing photos even if I had expensive equipment. To be abkle to see a talented photographer's work is quite an experience.

Here's something you might try to get simulated focus changes, and see how it works: put a piece of celophane with some Vaseline smeared on it in front of the lens. I've heard it can be useful for some aging effects.
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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon May 18, 2020 6:42 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:49 am
Were you serious when you said you appreciated how much I supported you? Sometimes you can be pulling my (nonexistent) leg so I'm not always sure if you're serious.
I mean, I see what you do and realize I don't think I could even come close to doing such amazing photos even if I had expensive equipment. To be abkle to see a talented photographer's work is quite an experience.
I am completely serious. I am aware of where I am in terms of competency. I have had people ask if I put my work in places and I really don't, it's in this thread and that's it for the most part. When I started making text games I entered a culture of criticism - 95% of it has been good, fun, useful feedback but it's also caused people to act like pigs towards me and then I was forced to make the decision in my youth to escalate it or not. I also get feedback at work. I got "feedback" when I was learning to ride the motorcycle by falling off it. Etc. etc. The world can't wait to let a person know how they suck at things.

With photography I am doing it simply because it is enjoyable to operate the machine (the camera) to get the desired effect. But I'll readily admit that is a good feeling to see how nice about it all you have been and I thank you for that profusely.
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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Tdarcos » Mon May 18, 2020 8:23 am

Jonset, I don't say these things to butter you up (and also because I'm not into that sort of thing) but because your photos are so damn beautiful, they hurt. Well, not really, but I'm sure you know what I mean. That's why I referred to you as "an overly talented son of a bitch" because I both envy and admire your talent.

I could see it (without realizing it) from other people when I helped them with programming problems. One guy, had a problem, his program wouldn't even compile, it kept giving him an "unexpected end of file" error but he couldn't figure out what was wrong. I had him go about 1/2 way, put in a (fake) end of program and recompile. That worked; it tells me, the problem is in the other (lower) half. Split that half, do the insertion again (taking the old one out), try agai; still fails, the problem is above us, but below the previous 1/2 way point. I keep having him divide that segment in the program in smaller and smaller pieces, and we find it. He had left an open comment by accident, that wasn't closed.

He said, with amazement, that he had been trying for several hours to find the problem, and failed. Net time I took: five minutes. And I never even touched the keyboare, he typed in the changes as I told him (not laziness; I learned to have the person make the changes so they learn. I already know this stuff, my objective should be to get them to understand.) Oh, once he removed the spurious comment, his program compiled correctly.

So the point being is you can see when someone is very good, either by their actions (as I did for the other student) or by their results (as you've done here.)

And I can tell, your work is good, damn good.
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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by pinback » Mon May 18, 2020 8:58 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:23 am
Split that half, do the insertion again
That's what she said.
Above all else... We shall go on... And continue!

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Re: ICJ's photography thread

Post by Tdarcos » Mon May 18, 2020 1:36 pm

pinback wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:58 am
Tdarcos wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:23 am
Split that half, do the insertion again
That's what she said.
ROFL (or on the bed, anyway). Well, not really rolling, but...

I guess I just left myself wide open for that one!
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No, I can't sleep until I feel your touch."
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