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Chapter 18.5 - The End Of  RAW

 I know you want to find out what happens in chapter 2. The problem is that I seem to be on a roll right now. I knocked out the power to our town and the surrounding areas and at the same time started a fire.( chapter 19 ) Then I had the opportunity to make a life altering decision. The problem was I had about 4 heart beats to make it.( chapter 20 )

OK, lets finish last months thoughts.

To recap, King Kong was hanging out around the Empire State Building and Godzilla was being waxed by the police. I know this has nothing to do with taking digital images of your aquarium and it’s population. So why do I mention it? That’s a damn good question ( CAROOOLLL ).

  The point I was trying to make is this , no wait that’s not it. You see I was trying to shoot some RAW ( sushi ) images of some wild life ( no not animals running for their lives after the fire started ) that was later. I have a pond in my front yard ( good water supply to put out fires ) and we get some magnificent Dragon Fly and Damsel Fly hatches. After shooting some images I would go in the house and download the RAW NEF ( not exactly finished ) files, then I would send them to a program to finish them. This is where I started my melt down. I cropped and enlarged and color enhanced ( I think it’s easier to get breast enhanced ) the images and sent them off to the Doc. His response was “ why are you sending me such small files “  Now I am sitting in front of the computer asking him “how small”. In case you didn’t know it, the Doc is in a different time zone ( that’s not all that’s different ) lets say 10 hours ahead of my time zone. So for him to be responding in real time means he doesn’t know if the sun is up or down. Anyway , he says “you don’t want to know” “that small huh” “postage stamp” he replies. Now I am not computer savvy, or any other savvy for that matter, but this is not rocket science ( Don’t bet on it,I can build a rocket in my garage, this is a lot harder ). So I try again. Enlarge, crop, to hell with the color, then I save as is and hit send. Hah!! This is where I know that you don’t have a clue if what you got is what I sent. Because the Doc E-mailed me right back that “he was not going to tell me how small the image was because he was afraid I might pop a heart valve” So I decided it was time to at least put on some clothes. Then I informed him that “I was going to call the power company (no, this was 2 months before) and have the power turned off, because I was going off line for awhile. This entire episode lasted about 3 hours. The harder I tried the smaller it got (  No, I am not talking about that, jeez, you have to get your mind out of the cutter, uh, bedroom, sorry). So I gave up on RAW. Unless you are the Doc or the Tech or you live alone and don’t care how small it gets, or how long it takes to get it that way, I suggest you shoot JPEG images.

  As you can see, Breeding African Cichlids is a lot easier than getting images of them across the Cyber Highway to MCH. By the way, when you wire transfer money from your bank account to another bank account how does it get there? What, you think it is easier to send images than to breed fish? It’s all in the water. Spend 90% of your time getting the water right and believe me the fish will do the rest, from start to finish, no computer needed.

  Next month we are going to find out if what I send is what you see. I am going to include some images of tree falling. And we will address the often asked question “ If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there does it make a sound” If the power is out and you can’t download the movie you will never know will you.

Dave   

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