My Winter Garden

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My Winter Garden

Postby Pokie » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:36 pm

This is one of my best Winter Gardens. It contains helleborus, snowflakes, jonquils, iris unguicularis and kaffir lillies underneath a 30 year old plum. :)

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Postby Pokie » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:36 pm

Grrrr! Its too dark and small too. :(
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:51 pm

Pokie can you repost the photos a bit larger?

They look like they would be lovely shots!
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Postby Pokie » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:17 pm

I dont think you can enlarge them. I think you can make them smaller but I dont think you can make it larger...

Thanks for yuour comment though. :)
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Postby Yani » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:45 pm

But you can take another shoots again :twisted: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:41 am

Yeah I suppose I can. :)
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Postby Chris C » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:15 am

Hi Pokie,

You could enlarge them, but the results would be poor.

I can recommend IrfanView as a fantastic piece of free software for editing and manipulating photos to be posted. You can resize the image by either saying what dimensions you want (in pixels) or by using a percentage - i.e. 50% smaller or 150% larger.

IrfanView download page

I use it for cropping, resizing and all manner of things.
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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:19 pm

Will look into it! Thanks Chris. :)
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Postby Luzy » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:10 pm

Good luck, Pokie - I'd love to see that garden with a bit more detail! :D
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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:06 pm

Thanks Luzy. :)
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Postby midgin » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:39 pm

Yes pokie, I would love to see the pics enlarged etc. I also use IrfanView photo software....it is excellent. (Y)
Edit: I also use Jasc Paint Shop Pro..... I have altered my spelling of IrfanView ...I had it wrong... :oops:
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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:08 pm

I will try to post it again. It wont have any more light but it should be bigger...

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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:09 pm

And another photo....

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Postby sara » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:26 am

Pokie - if you like I can post these for you nice and bright and clear - I have some professional photo editing software which will bathe these in bright sunlight. Just not too sure if you want me to do it or not. (Don't want to step on toes! :oops: )
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Postby Pam » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:36 am

I'd like to see you do it anyway, Ellengray, just to see what your software can do!
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Postby sara » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:21 am

OK - here they are:

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Postby Pam » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:23 am

What a difference! May I ask what software you used, please?
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Postby Pam » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:26 am

With reference to the original size of your pics, Pokie, don't forget you need to keep a high resolution copy! I had to go scrounging through the trash can last time, because I'd inadvertently deleted the 'good' copy.
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Postby sara » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:26 am

Adobe Photoshop CS2 - it is an expensive package, and the only reason I could afford it was because I could buy it through my business (students and teachers can get it cheaper, though). It isn't very user friendly, but it is worth sitting down and getting a few books and going through the software as it can do wonders.
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Postby Yani » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:41 am

ellengray.. I have photoshop CS2 too. Would you mind to recommend me good books for more details on how to use more features. I know it can do lots of amazing things. But help section didn't give away much help. This is a sample I did with the CS2:

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It's original from my canon350D and I converted it to B&W. It's fun to play with photoshop :D . Btw..it's not me..it's our friend when last week we went to Thredbo.
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