December 11th, 2003

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

I think I have a new favorite portrait photographer...

Digital Journalist has a piece on Arnold Newman blew me away. I love how he works the enviroment into the picture, but above that, most photographers just photo the subject and leave it at that, where he is willing to take it a step further, like ripping up photos of Andy Warhol, and piecing them back together, and photoing that. Look through the images and see what you think.
Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

Another White Elephant party done. This time I walk away with booze and a mixed drink recipe book. Score!

I've discovered an oddity with the monitors I use.

Are pixels the same height as their width? Or are they taller than they are wide? In coppermine, the landscape images seem squarer and the portraits seem more rectangular. All the images start as 1600x1200 or 1200x1600, which reduces down to 3 by 4, or a 0.75 ratio.

The images are reduced to 533x400 and 300x400. Still a 0.75 ratio.

But if I hold a ruler to the screen the sizes come out to 5.65"x4.9" and 3.2"x4.8". Which works out to 0.867 and 0.666 ratios. Significantly off from the 0.75 ratio and off from each other.

So, it seems like the pixels or how they are displayed has them taller than they are wide.

Has anyone else noticed this? It's really irritating me, and I'm wondering if this is somethign that can be fixed.