Meet the GIMP #36: Nightvision on a lazy Sunday Afternoon

Posted in Graphics on April 22, 2009

Meet the GIMP #36: Nightvision on a lazy Sunday Afternoon

This week you are in for a strange show. I try to make an image out of a not so good night shot by Stuart Martin from New Zealand. Stuart had his camera for three days and was experimenting with it. He shot the Christmas decora- tion of his neigh- bour but only got a dark and a bit blurry image.
With no specific goal in mind I just played around with UFRaw and layers in GIMP and got a quite nice result. The 100% crop you see here is a bit like a painting, the full image looks like seen through night vision goggles. The lesson to learn except a refresh of using UFRaw and layers: Play around! Make experiments! There is no right way - just interesting results.

Stuart has an incredible collection of links to sites about language - from fun to pure science.

Don’t forget the challenge! Make a monochrome image and post it in our photogroup at 23 and be sure to use the tag “mtg-monochrome”. The challenge ends March 31 1600GMT and I’ll draw a winner by random choice.

You can find the image used in this episode here on the Download Page

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Tags: Design, GIMP, layers, Meet the GIMP, UFRaw, Broadcasting, Screencasts, underexposure