I knew from the beginning when I took up digital photography that I had to calibrate the monitor before I could make good prints. However, I cut corner and hoping that I could get away with it. But, as you can imagine, I was so disappointed when I received my enlarged Kyoto foliage photos. The colors were simply dull. I have decided to tackle the problem for good. I am reading info about color space, sRGB vs. Adobe RGB, ICC profile, reviewing devices for monitor calibration. It is certain that it will take a while before I can have my monitor calibrated properly, and it has been decided not to post any new pictures before that. However, while organizing my photo library, I came across some photos that I wanted to show you, I post them here anyway.
These pictures were taken in 2004 when I bought my Nikon D70. After receiving it, I couldn’t resist the temptation to test it, so I brought it to work the next day and walked to MIT after work. I barely knew the buttons and controls, I just pressed the shutter and was surprised how good they were. This building was said to be a new dorm, it looked pretty cool to me.
(2015.11 : I took these pictures in 2004 with my first new digital SLR, a Nikon D70, these building was new too. Somebody told me that it was the new dormitory and I’d never questioned that. However, 11 years later, I have discovered that this is actually the famous CSAIL – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, not a dorm!)
ニＯＯ四年我買了第一架數碼單鏡反光相機, Nikon D70。 收到當日, 兴奮莫名。 等不到周末才試機, 第二天就帶着新機去上班, 下班後走到 MIT 的後門, 那裡有一幢新宿舍落成, 樣子很討人喜欢, 所以特地用作試機对象 (2015-實際上, 那是著名的電腦科學人工智能實驗室CSAIL – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)。 才四年, 此机己經退役了。溫故知新, 特地放上來懷”舊”一番。