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#433235 - 01/01/16 10:09 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: Kevin993]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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We have used our main pond for swimming for over a decade. A floating dock connected to a fixed dock by a gangway is our way into and out of the water. This approach also eliminates the muddy shore issues that often come from entering via the bank. Our kids learned to swim in that pond and many happy memories have been made there.

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#463603 - 02/10/17 12:39 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: John Monroe]
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Registered: 06/03/02
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Loc: East Central Indiana
This is an update on my floating island that has been in the water for nearly two years now under all kinds of weather and shows no deterioration at all.


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Edited by John Monroe (02/10/17 12:43 AM)
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#463604 - 02/10/17 12:48 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: Kevin993]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5441
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Dang it John! Where the heck have you been! Miss your pics!

The island looks good!
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#463700 - 02/11/17 12:54 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: Bill D.]
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My pictures were really bad. My monitor was lying to what the picture were really looking like and a new monitor isn't right either. So I am so confused. However I am still entering photo contest and doing well.
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#464265 - 02/17/17 11:28 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: John Monroe]
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Registered: 11/20/11
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Loc: East Bloomfield, NY USA
Originally Posted By: John Monroe
My pictures were really bad. My monitor was lying to what the picture were really looking like and a new monitor isn't right either. So I am so confused. However I am still entering photo contest and doing well.


Color management is really tough these days as most people only have TN monitors, which are rather dull by comparison with IPS/PLS monitors. I have a IPS monitor as my main CAD display at work, with some satellite cheap TN monitors for displaying datasheets. There is a stark difference between the two when seen side-by-side. It is getting bEtter these days due to tablets and phones having excellent displays, but most home PC users have poor monitors.

I have a IPS at home where I do image work (not much lately). I adjust everything to taste on that high-gamut display thinking "wow, that looks really nice!" and then proceed to share it. People like my images, but then I look at it at work on the TN satellites and it looks flat like an old magazine from the 1970s. Then it also becomes web browser dependent. Some browsers like the New MS Edge has color management built in, meaning it adjust color output so images look the same across different monitors, but others, like Chrome, do not.

In general the color industry is a mess.

The debate then becomes: do I over-do it so it looks nicer on the TN monitors, or be and image prude and only target fancy monitors?

Oh well. I have gotten sort of bored with photography lately as my camera is a little weak to do what I would like, and what I would like costs about $5K. I would rather spend that towards a decent car or put it towards a college fund.


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#465014 - 02/25/17 12:04 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: Kevin993]
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Thanks for that information. I have this fixed but at a cost. I took a 16x20 print of a picture and also printed out the same picture at on my home printer. They both looked the same. Then I adjusted my TV monitor until the photo looked like the two print outs. Now my edited photo's look like they should but my monitor looks really dull and washed out.
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#465022 - 02/25/17 06:51 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: Kevin993]
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I used Spyder products for years. It's the easiest way I know to calibrate monitor colors when consistency matters, and I still have my old Pantone color books laying around somewhere. There may be a better way now, but I quit printing when I retired 4 years ago, so I'm not sure anymore.

Originally Posted By: liquidsquid
...In general the color industry is a mess.
Ain't that the truth.
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#465026 - 02/25/17 07:35 AM Re: Built a floating platform for the Turtles *PICS* [Re: liquidsquid]
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Registered: 09/06/11
Posts: 2315
Loc: Northeast Ohio
Originally Posted By: liquidsquid
[quote=John Monroe]
Oh well. I have gotten sort of bored with photography lately as my camera is a little weak to do what I would like, and what I would like costs about $5K. I would rather spend that towards a decent car or put it towards a college fund.


What??????? I'm shocked that a new pond isn't in that list!? smile

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