Rolling Shutters Cost

    rolling shutters
  • (Rolling shutter) Rolling shutter (also known as line scan) is a method of image acquisition in which each frame is recorded not from a snapshot of a single point in time, but rather by scanning across the frame either vertically or horizontally.
  • (Rolling Shutter) A way to control the timing of a image sensor frequently used in consumer CMOS image sensors. The exposure (integration) time is controlled by a slit aperture that scans over the pixel array.
    cost
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  • (of an object or an action) Require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done
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rolling shutters cost
X marks the bridge
X marks the bridge
As many times as I find myself on, under or around this bridge, I never seem to have too much trouble finding ways to photograph it. I set out on this morning though, with an idea already in mind, and that was to get the shadow of the bridge. I have noticed its shadow several times over the years, but strangely have never taken very many pictures of it. So I decided to change that. I got up fairly early for this because I knew if I waited too long into the day, the shadow would eventually retract and shorten under the bridge until the sun passed over and reprojected it to the east, but then it would be partially over land, and I wanted the western shadow and its watery expanse. As far as the rest of the technicals, I went with Efke infrared film, both for its slow speed and the slight surreal quality of the IR, which is light here considering there is no vegetation or blue sky, areas where IR has its strongest effects. I wanted the slow speed because I was hoping that combined with the red filter and a small aperture I could get my shutter speed down slow enough to soften the surface of the river and help eliminate any waves or texture which might distract from the shadow itself. All in all, I think it worked well. As an after-thought on this too, this was my first roll of film with my newest Pentax 6x7. I just picked up my fourth. My third still works, but is having... issues. And considering now that I can buy these cameras for less than it costs to repair (almost) I managed to get another in very nice condition for less than $200. By the way, I have never paid more than $200 for any of the four I have bought. Amazing that a camera capable of such high quality results (I can make prints from these negatives that measure in feet, not just inches, my largest so far being a 3.5x5 feet) can be so cheap. The other thought this shot reminds me of is my feelings about the use of the word "master". You see this word used a lot by photographers, generally I think by those with more to hide rather than show. I really dislike this term. Every once in a while someone will use it to describe either me in general or aspects of my photography. Generally I let it slide, sometimes I politely correct them. See, I think of mastering something as ultimately knowing it. Having reached the pinnacle of your abilities. Perfection in other words. And generally I think this is what is implied by many photographers who misuse this term. Master Landscape Photographer this... master fine art photographer that... Personally I think it is at best silly, and at worst limiting to the photographer who considers themself a master. Because what good does thinking you know everything do you? What it does is close you down to learning new things, as obviously if there is more you can learn about something, you are not a master of it. And yes I am splitting hairs here a bit, but we really do define ourselves and our perceptions by the words (and the ideas behind them) that we use to describe ourselves. I am not a master of photographing this bridge. Not even anywhere close. I actually hope and cross my fingers that I will never feel as such. The day I do, is the day I handicap my ability to find these new shots, and these new angles, simply because I won't believe any more exist. And how sad is that? I happily admit that every time I go out I learn something new. That is how I plan on keeping it.
The Devil makes work for idle hands - Day 310 of Project 365
The Devil makes work for idle hands - Day 310 of Project 365
22/06/09 I keep flirting with the idea of taking some shots with this thing called film... but it all seems a bit complicated, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't find the USB port on this Zenit TTL... I suppose I'll have to put it back together now ;) Ok seriously now... ;P I bought this camera a month or so ago with the intention of running a roll of film through it. the plan came to an abrupt end the other day when I was dry firing the camera so check that everything worked. As I wound the shutter there was a nasty feeling to the winder, a bit like a piece of cloth was “wrapped round one of the cogs inside”... I opened the back to discover the shutter was... “wrapped around one of the cogs inside”!!! The camera only cost a few pounds but it’s still frustrating when stuff like this breaks. I suppose most "normal people would have either binned it at this point or placed it on the shelf for a life as a "pretty ornament". Alas I have idle hands... and we all know what happened next. So having carefully disassembled the camera and managed to expose the offending shutter, it appears that the problem is that the shutter curtain has ripped off the roller at both ends. The shutter curtain seems fairly well intact, but trying to work out the position needed to glue it all back in place it going to be a nightmare... I can’t decide to give it up as a bad job and condemn it to the dustbin or make my best guess and see how badly wrong I get it ;) But before I start guessing and completely gum it up with glue does anyone else have a better idea? Lightroom: auto levels, tweak curves, white balance, sharpen, save to JPG