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January 26, 2020, 02:28:30 pm
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 on: Today at 02:11:34 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Dear Tom,
thank you but I knew the story already and I believe that Joey too knew that.
It is a rat (or mouse). Chinese ox is always represented with horns for what I have seen and the nose/mouth is square. The tips of the two tails are the same and just end as a naked tip, exactly like that of the rats (or mouse), unlike that of the ox, whose tail ends with a tuft.
Kind regards
Giovanni

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 on: Today at 12:22:42 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by Wattana
Dear All,
Happy Chinese New Year to everyone.
The Year of the Rat has not got off to a good start. Let's hope that is a sign the rest of the year will be extra good.

Dear Giovanni and Joey,
I'm surprised that neither of you is familiar with the story of the racing contest between all of the Zodiac Animals to see which one could reach a certain finish line first. The final leg of the race involved crossing a fast-flowing river. The Ox was clearly the strongest swimmer, so the Rat asked if it could hitch a ride on its back, to which it agreed. When they reached the other side, the Rat sprang off and sprinted to the finish ahead of all the other animals.
Hence, the Rat on the Ox's back.

Tom   

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 on: January 25, 2020, 03:37:06 pm 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Dear Joey,
the Yiddish belongs from Google translator, not sure if it is right.
The water dropper is representing a rat or mouse carrying its baby on the back. It is surely a rat or mouse because of the shape of the tail.
Kind regards
Giovanni

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 on: January 25, 2020, 10:33:35 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Dear Brian,
a sort of emergency situation! You did very well considering the situation. My one was of course a general comment.
Dear Joey, you are right, blush; bush is another thing Grin
Kind regards
Giovanni

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 on: January 25, 2020, 09:53:32 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by snuffmke
Dear Joey,
you make me bush😊
Dear Brian, I have not understood completely what you meant, because I do not use any photo editor at all. I may be wrong, but I do not rely in principle on a software that can correct the white balance with absolute certainty. It must be judged from the user I think, hence subjective. Or, if it does it automatically, how can it know for sure the color temperature of the light involved, without a reference? BTW I may be wrong.
In any case, in my opinion setting the White Balance on place by means of a white or neutral grey paper is absolutely sure and extremely quick, so I prefer that and always do it.
In any case, we see that the glass of your bottle is indeed colorless; there are some yellowish tinge that it is due to the decoration.
Kind regards
Giovanni


Hi Giovanni,
Ideally, I would have had a professional camera where I could have locked down exposure and ensured proper white balance with a reference card. Alas, I only had 1.5 hours to take pictures of roughly 100 bottles and it was at my parent's house where I had none of my photographic equipment. And that was six pictures for each bottle, so I only had 1 minute or so per bottle! So speed was definitely a priority. I just used my iPhone to take the pictures in the little photo box I bought my father for Christmas. Unfortunately, that meant that each photo that I took had its own exposure, which can effect the color balance. I had to tweak all of the photos "by hand". Not ideal, but at least I have photos of everything now.
Brian

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 on: January 25, 2020, 09:29:30 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by Joey
Dear Joey,
you make me bush😊 [Blush?]
 
Kind regards
Giovanni


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 on: January 25, 2020, 09:27:58 am 
Started by Wattana - Last post by Joey
Wonderful thread.
Thank you to all who contributed.
Shabbat Shalom,
and
Gong Xi Fa Zai! 
Joey

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 on: January 25, 2020, 09:25:10 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by Joey
Dear Giovanni,

     Isn't it an Ox?!
Happy New Year of the Rat/Mouse/Tree-Rat/etc...
And where did you find the Yiddish?
Shabbat Shalom,
Joey


To everybody!
Giovanni
BTW it is a waterdropper Cheesy

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 on: January 24, 2020, 08:35:34 pm 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by George
Happy New Year !

 

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 on: January 24, 2020, 12:04:05 pm 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
To everybody!
Giovanni
BTW it is a waterdropper Cheesy

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