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Eddies [click image for larger version]

Photo of attractively curling cigarette smoke


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Garth Wood:

The man's an artiste.  ;-)

But who will be first to post a Hitchhiker's Guuide joke?

The nerd filter is set to screen out messages with the number 42 in them.

James Kabala:

I don't get it. What is it?

You don't actually know?

Eddies. I believe Fisher and Murphy.


Ooh. Noisy. You might want to look into Noise Ninja. That being said, damned sweet photo.

Garth Wood:

Using Noise Ninja on this would probably be a disaster — it would wreck the delicate traceries of the smoke wisps.  Leave it.  It's a great photo, and the noise, like grain in a previous age, adds some interesting pointillist character.

In fact, properly printed, this image would rock.

"Using Noise Ninja on this would probably be a disaster"

NOT if you know how to use it.


> You don't actually know?

Somebody help out a Big Ten grad: Is there an intellectual narrative seen only after reading all of Shakespeare or something?


It's a reference to Revenge Of The Nerds. One of the nerds runs around with a 42 on his shirt and he refuses to explain the reference. He's run over by a Volvo at the end of the movie.

George Skinner:

Still can't beat tobacco smoke for flow visualization studies. Lots of nice fine particles. There was one professor at U of A who actually got to spend research funding on cigarettes for his fluid mechanics experiments.

I'm going to light up in a bar and tell people I'm not smoking, I'm demonstrating the properties of turbulent flow.

And there will be turbulence, yes ...

Hm. It appears that only Mr. Potter recalls a terrible joke in the original trilogy:

“Eddies,” said Ford, “in the space-time continuum.”
“Ah,” nodded Arthur, “is he. Is he.” He pushed his hands into the pockets of his dressing gown and looked knowledgeably into the distance.
"What?" said Ford.
"Er, who," said Arthur, "is Eddy, then, exactly, then?"

From Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

As regards the noise question, well, at ISO 800 that happens. But Noise Ninja is a very special tool, and is often able to do noise reduction beyond what is possible using the tools provided by Canon, Nikon, or Adobe.

That said, I tend to agree that this photo, in the web versions, appears to need no help to look pretty. But the same may not be true in a printed version.


> “in the space-time continuum.”

Thanks... Never made time for that stuff, work was getting in the way. I still want to be friends with all of you, though.


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