Sheldon's Ramblings

Keeping up with Google!

Sligo Stitch

A few years back I found myself driving in the wilds of Kilkenny, lost. I reached for my map to find I had left it at home and now I was really lost. My new Android Samsung phone had navigation built in so I activated it, type in where I wanted to go and..........nothing happened! Just and update icon appeared. I drove on till I reached a crossroads and my phone belted out "At the junction turn right". I was amazed that suddenly my phone was a GPS device, mostly thanks to Google. Move forward 7 years or so and...

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Sheldon sues and wins £25,000stg..........

Sheldon sues and wins.......Now before you all believe that I've come into money let me say that it's not me! A photographer in the UK who had his photograph used without his permission and was lucky enough to spot it got his just reward, and his name is Jason Sheldon. Check out the story here.

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Web images looking way too saturated on wide gamut monitors?

Saturated web images on wide gamut monitors

Have you suffered the same problem that when you view images on the web that they appear to glow with extra saturation. If so then read on as I hope you will find the solutions below.Monitors today can be classed in three categories, namely standard, wide and ultra-wide gamut monitors. Standard Gamut Monitors which are by far the most common attain in or around the sRGB colour space (average range of colour). Wide Gamut Monitors attain around about 98% of the colours found in the Adobe 1998 colour space and Wide Gamut Monitors (very rare indeed) exceed the Adobe 1998...

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100 Year old Sea Scouts

Saturday the 14th of April and while most people were having a lye in I was in Croke Park getting ready to photograph all the Sea Scouts in Ireland, for their centenary photographs. Initially it was thought that the numbers could be in excess of 1500 but thankfully for me numbers were quite a bit shy of this figure.Despite the cold we managed to get some great record shots of the event, one of which I enclose here. Well done to all who attended and to those that helped put the shot together.

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Back from Focus on Imaging

Back from Focus on Imaging

Now that the dust has settled on "Focus on Imaging" it is great to be back in Ireland and picking up loads of sales from the show. The show was well attended by people from Ireland and One Photographic album supplier from Ireland even had a stand there, well done Tony Holmes from Photostorie. Our own friend and colleague Brian Hopper was on the Canson stand and had his worked showcased there. Michael O'Sullivan from Cork gave a fantastic talk on the Royal Photograpic Society's stand and Daniel Rafferty from Epson and Gary Ryan from Fuji were both working hard...

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