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by ValentinD Sun Sep 21st, 2008 at 07:35:07 PM EST



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As you'll see, the diaries in the list on the right of the screen are generally more substantial than this one.

You could test this kind of thing out in a simple comment (to your first diary, for example).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 03:26:31 AM EST
try using preview, valentin!

did you lose the text?

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:35:46 AM EST
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I did use preview, I was actually trying to post a couple of my own pictures - they're on Blogger.com and it didn't seem to work, so in order to test images I tried this wikipedia picture.

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot frança) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 05:45:20 PM EST
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I'm not sure Blogger doesn't prevent "hot" linking to its images.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Sep 25th, 2008 at 07:28:14 AM EST
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Ah I just noticed one can rate comments, now that looks like a nice thing to have on a blog!

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot frança) on Thu Sep 25th, 2008 at 03:35:15 PM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Sep 25th, 2008 at 03:50:23 PM EST
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Hi, Valentin! Welcome on ET!

Could you elaborate? Is this the stump of a diary about the Norwegian Royal Palace?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 03:36:09 PM EST
It's not the Norwegian Royal Palace...wonder what it is...?
by Solveig (link2ageataol.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:25:30 PM EST
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Royal Palace, Oslo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Palace in Oslo from the park


"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:32:46 PM EST
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I still don't recognise it...but there you go, it must be right if Wikipedia says so...  The back of it, I suppose...and photo taken with a special lens?
by Solveig (link2ageataol.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:46:19 PM EST
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What do I know? I just followed the image address...
I've never been to Oslo. The only places I know in Norway are Stavanger and the North Sea oil/gas rigs...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:59:17 PM EST
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Could be a polarizing filter.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 07:52:25 PM EST
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What does that do? I know nothing about photography...
by Solveig (link2ageataol.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 08:43:03 PM EST
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The propagation of light can be seen as a series of blips, where energy expands and contracts around a line that is the direction of propagation. You could visualize it as an expanding and contracting blob that is symmetrical around the direction of propagation.  This can be considered as being composed of vertical and horizontal variations.  A polarizing filter only allows  light to pass in one axis, say vertical.  With two polarizing filters, one of which can be rotated, you can  have anywhere from half of the light getting through, when both filters are set to the same angle to none of the light getting through, when one is set to horizontal and one to vertical.  Get such a filter at a photography shop and try it. It is neat.

Glare is mostly caused by the light that is in only one of the planes.  If you put a single filter on your camera and look at the image while rotating the lens you will see dramatic effects.  Most photography that has dramatically blue skies is the result of such use of polarizing filters.  Learning to use polarizing filters can have a dramatic impact on the quality of landscape photos.  You don't have to understand the physics of light to use it.  I hope my explanation is comprehensible.  Mig could probably improve upon it.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 10:37:44 PM EST
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It's been discussed, from the photography point of view, in several of the Friday Photo Blogs.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 04:54:05 AM EST
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Funny. I have been to Oslo only once for three days, but I recognised it. Which recalled a faint memory. I must have seen it from the back when coming down from the camping place towards the inner city, but checking on Google Maps, I realised and recalled that that was because we lost our way... (As an excuse, the map wasn't in my hand.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 04:55:47 AM EST
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Ha, that's probably because you had no females in the group or did not listen to them. :-)
by Fran on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 05:11:04 AM EST
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The map was in the hand of a female :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 06:15:01 AM EST
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Even funnier to quickly find where we got lost more than a decade later (here, missing the continuation of Sørkedalsveien and going for Fridtjof Nansens vei instead, eventually ending up behind the palace). Also didn't remember that the camping place was just of the foot of Holmenkollen.

Should visit Scandinavia again. Sometime...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 05:16:32 AM EST
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It is indeed a picture of the Norwegian Royal palace in Oslo, viewed from the park in the "back". The idea came from my recent holidays in northern Europe, but I was basically just testing Eurotrib. I published another image, which didn't seem to work, for one reason or another.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot frança) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 05:48:42 PM EST
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I'm pretty sure it is the back of the palace. Looks more impressive than the front actually, at least on this picture.

I didn't recognise it right away myself, since you can't really see the whole back like that in summer since the  view is obstructed by trees, as far as I remember.

by Trond Ove on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 06:12:36 AM EST
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Quite so. I was actually not sure which side is the "front" and which the back, except the fact that the other faces the parliament.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot frança) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 05:52:11 PM EST
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