V for violet

From time to time, I get the urge to sit down and holler at the world and stir up a cascade of accusations and complaints about something that is less than trivial to begin with. Now is one of those times, I’m about to take upon me the role of the pixel peeper, never satisfied with less than perfection. It turns out that my Nikon D200 is completely and utterly unable to display violets! Someone, with a great deal of spare time on his hands, and nothing else to spend it on, have found that if you take your every-day primary school prism, and arrange it so that it will show you the colors of the rainbow, and then take a photography of said phenomenon, the violets will be completely gone – missing, astray, you name it, they won’t be there. Instead, a slight blue-ish shade will be there in it’s stead. Additionally, colors that are seamless in their transition between primaries (red, green, blue), are amazingly not so at all once shot onto digital chip. These facts, in the proper forums, spawn such large debates and outbreaks of sheer panic that I often wonder why I frequent those places to begin with. New looks for Bergfrid
Sadly, they’re also the best spots to be among fellow digital photographers that have a tendency for taking more images than the yearly family portrait in front of the Christmas tree.

Speaking of which, Bergfrid had her hair done the other day, and came home looking so fine that I had to rig up the stuff to freeze her hairstyle in time. Her hairdresser had some spare time on her hands, and did some fancy handwork. This image shows you how smart she looked. I was going for a couple of full figure images as well, but that grey backdrop just wasn’t big enough to serve as a full figure backdrop, so I dropped it (ooh, I’m rambling now!!)
Today’s last note would have to be mentioning the free vs. closed source debate that never seems to end. I’m torn between two camps and really not sure which one to go with – in one hand, I’m employed at, and make a living of closed source code. Our income is based on selling licenses for using patented software. This is bad, according to the open source community that believes that my money should be made of customizing that source instead, to make me share the code of the software I wrote with others, and then compete with them for making a living off of it. I hear them, I just can’t get myself to understanding them..
See you next time!

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