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Old Jun 16, 2004, 2:22 PM   #11
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Thanks, everyone. Shall we call this a monument to shortbread?

In the meantime, I'd been planning on temporarily switching to the forum's "Shades" color scheme just to see how people are viewing a photo such as this that has a black background. Well, I got my wish, though I don't like how it happened. I've lost all choice of color scheme and am locked into black. It turns out that the black background is very poor for viewing b&w photos, so it's not likely I'll ever post another.

I sure hope the background problem gets fixed soon. I can't read white letters on black well at all.:sad:
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 2:45 PM   #12
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h/o h/o...don't get too hasty about never posting black bg photos on the black background.....you might just want to put a 5-10 pixel white frame on it....or maybe just stroke the picture...one pixel..white...


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Old Jun 16, 2004, 3:39 PM   #13
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Yeah, I suppose, Vito, but it can destroy a picture, too. Now and then a photo looks good with a fake frame, but most often it doesn't. I really miss the old mid-gray background. You knew that what you saw was the same thing that everyone saw. You had control over presentation of your own photos rather than others having control over it.You can't tell that thiscookie-and-cup picture is in portrait, not landscape, style. Hiss and spit and puff up the fur.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 3:58 PM   #14
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i could tell....the bg of the forum is pure black...and the picture is a little more grey...


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Old Jun 16, 2004, 4:13 PM   #15
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Barely.

Don't like it.

Still hissing and spitting.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 5:28 PM   #16
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I've always found dark backgrounds better for viewing pictures. With light backgrounds they impede on my viewing. Might just be me. But for reading during the day, light gets my vote.


As long as it's not pastel.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 5:55 PM   #17
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Very often, Ferny, dark backgrounds work extremely well for color photos, but they don't always work well for b&w. Galleries rarely mat b&w's in anything but white because it shows off the picture much better.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 5:53 AM   #18
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Very nice picture. B&W works great here and the black background gives the feeling of things being suspended in the air, I like it very much.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 8:11 AM   #19
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Thank you, Blr.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 6:29 PM   #20
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Nice one, Barbara.

More than abstract it looks surrealistic to me !
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