This may be the best picture you will ever see....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    .....that you will never take yourself.
    I think this is a cracking picture, see here
  2. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    Fantastic picture, in spite of your modesty! :blush:

    The large format version doesn't fair so well though, maybe 32K is pushing it for a 1024*768 image.

    Do you have a larger version sans artefacts? (I fancy a change of wallpaper)
  3. OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I can attach the file to a PM if you like (I've got it as my desktop now) or Email you it looks ok on my 'puter
    Actual size is 32.1kb and set at 1024x768 but only a 15" monitor, one day I will catch up with technology !!
    I can e-mail me mate and see if he can give me a better quality copy
  4. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Hang about. This isn't a photo at all; it's a set-up by a German astrophysics student. Take a look here.
  5. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Ah! The wonders of Photoshop...
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    ha, I set that as my desktop and then read on, phooey.

    This is I think the best pic I've taken, no small amount of luck I admit. Taken at sunset on a Bateau Mouche on the Seine, looking back towards Notre Dame. Shortly after Pereiro won the tour.
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Ladies - please do not trust any pictures that Elmer sends you. :blush:
  8. JamesAC

    JamesAC Senior Member


    It's NOT a "real" photograph: the sun and the moon subtend the same angle when seen from the earth: you can see that at a total eclipse.

    No way would you see a "small" sun and a "large" moon, as depicted.

  9. col

    col Veteran

    That's a cracker EF,so is yours TDLC,iv tried those type but always get blown out.
  10. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Too true - and furthermore, in any picture with the sun and moon that close together, the sun would be so much brighter than the moon that it would totally 'burn out' the image, you wouldn't see anything of the moon at all. This is a common problem with astro pictures of two objects - believe me. Recently Mars (bright, but a lot fainter than either the sun or the moon) passed very close (in line of sight) to the celebrated Crab nebula (fainter still) in the sky, and several of my fellow-astros have been trying to get them both in the same picture, without Mars burning the whole thing out. It ain't easy!

    If you're sitting at a desk at work, try picking up an object on your desk which, when held at arms length, will appear the same size as the sun or moon in the sky. Many of you will be surprised! A drawing pin would be way too large!
  11. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    anyone going to mention that the north pole appears to have melted in that piccy, shouldnt we be flooded by now!
  12. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Moray Firth
    delightful :-)
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    that's cooooooool RT.
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