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Sharkey

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About Sharkey

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  • Birthday 03/01/1952

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    Scotland
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    Photography & printing my images.

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  1. Sharkey

    Printing?

    DUH! Is there a video instruction to do this? Guess my fear of layers kicked in. Forget that last bit. Just completed your way in just about a minute. Command J did not seem to work originally but got there in the end. I suppose I was just looking in the wrong place. ie:- using a printing dialogue as you would in publisher - instead of creating a new image in AP and then going to the print dialogue. As I said DUH!!!!! Afraid I am still prone and getting proner to these blank brain periods. Problem Solved.
  2. Yesterday I had a request from my wife for me to print multiple small copies of an image she had to be passed out at a forthcoming meeting. No probs. says I. Open the jpg in AP (my default image editor) and hit print. Hmm.. What next? Start again by importing image into unused Apple Photo. Duplicate 60 times - select all - hit print - select custom & printer settings. Hit print. Done. Frustrating that the print in AP is 'so' basic.
  3. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    un-protected image please delete when you have finished.
  4. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    Only this beta has caused me any problem Hence my contact about it.
  5. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    Send a link please.
  6. Don't know if I am doing this right. Attached copy (pdf) of Crash Report sent to Apple (automatically) after Beta .112 crashes today. Raf was from Recent Dropdown list. Beta did not Crash when opening other file types Tiff/jpg. from same drop down. Process: Affinity Photo Beta [979].pdf
  7. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    Once again - total agreement. When you reach into any field of intellectual growth beyond what's is laughingly called known there is and always will be an element of art, of eccentric creativity; even (dare I say) luck. So from the little (very little) I have gleaned this afternoon the title would seem most apt and accurate from the authors standpoint. So agreement on that. My point, however, was that using an algorithm driven programme; especially one mixed with other algorithms and AI by just choosing the affect required is not art. Is it? I cannot for sure say; the user may have a depth of knowledge at or even beyond the Donald Knuth level. Most photographers do not - I would guess. A grandiose visage produced by software operated in ignorance (not an insult - I am very ignorant in a lot of ways) will need an awful lot of justification to convince me that it is art. Of course I am open to that justification just not very susceptible. For a few years I was responsible for operation and maintenance of a piece of equipment called a Data Logger. As far as can recall it was a converted mechanical switchboard in a box. Yup, you guessed it any early systems computer supposed to improve monitoring of a ships vitals. Luckily it responded to my hammer and screwdriver quite readily even when I had no idea why. If it stuck I hit it. Bit wobbled about too much I tightened a screw or two. Got promoted out of harms way pretty quickly. Anyway. I've forgotten how this started. Have a good evening. Regards.
  8. Sharkey

    Affinity used for large format production

    Bit late Robert I'll stick with taking the odd good photograph and leave the search for greatness/perfection/income etc. to those who (still) want it. Cannot actually remember my last commission. I would really like to pass on some of my oldie world knowledge/experience but I find so few with a positive response when I do. Must be my gracious communication skills
  9. Sharkey

    Affinity used for large format production

    really am taken by the speed of your learning curve. Honestly makes my old head feel leaden
  10. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    I understand. This relates to the postings about why we photograph all. Bearing in mind how many images are out there already. This is one of those occasions where a fresh eye may be seeing what the experienced one doe not. The austerity of the original is maybe lost to you because you have seen the image in real life and photographs many times. To me it is 'new'. It is one of the little internal battles photographers face when looking for subjects. I am dreadfully lazy now days and only photograph what is in front/around me at the time. Days of searching for the 'one shot' are well gone. Perversely it makes looking more important in that if I do not look carefully and take time to really see what is there I will not be taking any photographs at all. Have a look at Ansley Adams later work with a little 35mm and small prime. His images get smaller and the observation more acute. Not relying on grandeur and size of print for impact but still drawing your eye and mind into his world. There is a finite number of wonderful vistas out there but still the internal machinations of our own minds can make each and every recorded image personal and persuasive - If we look hard enough in the first place. Regards
  11. Sharkey

    Affinity used for large format production

    I think my WOW kinda understated. So please let me add my congratulations to you and team? Seeing skilful work like this done on such anew platform is really inspiring to others still at the coal face. How long to get this together?
  12. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    In the original I like a lot the mucked up symmetry beyond the glass. Up until then the design was pretty damned perfect. I wonder why he/she did not see the incongruity of the off set pictures and lighting when viewed from where you made the image. Somehow removing the light (gold stuff behind the glass)would have lowered the temperature and mood. Even just taking the sign writing and pictures with it would have helped. The austerity of the original is replaced by the feeling of eminent collapse and decay in the produced version. Not sure this was a boring image to start with. Just takes a bit of looking. Regards
  13. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    Looks like he was a clever chap. As for my ignorance of him and his work. Only been using computers for 15 years and no interest in where they come from, even now. Might as well ask me who invented the screw driver - I use one but not a clue as to who thought the idea up. Probably Archimedes Anyway at one time I was quite an expert in my field but got tired, opened the gate and left. By the way, if your quote is correct it does seem a little odd that he attribute ownership of to a string of code. Book and cover! So the idea is yours? If so do you know how you came by it. The execution is clean, precise and in it's way moody. Very attracted to the "leading the tree away from it's roots" allegory. Regards
  14. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    British Humour = Sarcasm Sometimes when English is second language 'sarcasm' can be read in to the script even when it was not meant. No need to downgrade your English to basic. By comparison my German is just English shouted backward
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