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    Sent in my camera for repair, so I decided to do this in PS instead. We all know how well digital can hold shadow details so it got me to thinking about what we really see in a picture versus what a computer sees.

    Pardon the bad explanation the whole concept is a little hazy but here's a preview -

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    i dun understand what you mean..

    i see a black box though.. lol..

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    i think the computer would see in 101001010101010100101010101 (binary) instead?

    hehe.

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    There's more than meets the eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    There's more than meets the eye
    wat's there to look at except a black box?


    u've more fotos to support ur concept?
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    Try downloading the picture and pushing up the exposure in levels.
    Basically toying with the idea of hiding picture elements in the shadow details in an actual picture, stuff that people usually wouldn't see on screen.

    If you don't see it does it mean it's not there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    Try downloading the picture and pushing up the exposure in levels.
    Basically toying with the idea of hiding picture elements in the shadow details in an actual picture, stuff that people usually wouldn't see on screen.

    If you don't see it does it mean it's not there?
    jus a suggestion:

    perhaps u can include ur edited version in a later post.

    some ppl do not know how to use photoshop or they might not haf the time to partake in ur conceptual work.
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    Yeah perhaps I'll do that, but part of the fun is figuring it out! Although I might have given it away a little early hmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    Yeah perhaps I'll do that, but part of the fun is figuring it out! Although I might have given it away a little early hmm
    human senses are sensitive to relative differences rather than absolute measurements, so whether one looks at this picture for 1 min, 10 min or 1 hour, it's still a black rectangle on the screen. if it involves some form of experimentation with that black image for a realisation, you ought to make a mention.

    this actually reminds me of an art work i've seen last year http://www.naoshima-is.co.jp/english...inamidera.html

    in the mentioned exhibition, one is led into a dark room, so dark that one will be unable to see anything with eyes wide open. after sitting in the room for about 5 minutes staring into blank space and just waiting, one will start to see a pale glow of light somewhere at the other end of the room. the exhibition makes the participant realise how human eyes work in perceived ''total'' darkness.

    in your example, however, the most i can get out of it is that the computer is able to store information not visible to human eyes. in a very crude way, it's like giving a person a running computer with the screen not on and ask the person to figure it out. not that it's good or bad, just that there's not much revelation to talk about. you can try to develop your idea further, maybe you can get something even more interesting.

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    Try one where the input level for the right slider is about 50, that would be much easier on the eyes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    If you don't see it does it mean it's not there?
    actually in the same manner, i can also ask you the following

    if you see it, does it mean it's really there?

    you're looking at pixels on a computer screen anyway, these pixels only represent bits of information written onto a harddisk.

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    Yeah I'm thinking about the idea and refining it. And yes I do feel the interaction with the picture is a crucial part of this concept. Thanks for the input will continue to work on it.
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    All I see is the word white with a black background after I downloaded it an pushed up the levels in my PC...

    Is that what you wanted us to see?
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    Yeah it's just conceptual, more to come when i get my camera back from the hospital
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