A photobloggers' cliché: TV - outside 2006-05-0225 Comments
Our favorite pictures of TVs taken outside include:
'There's nothing on' by Chromasia.
't.v.o.d.' by Thinsite.
We would very much like to hear of other photographs that fit this theme. Do you have any suggestions???
And BTW, do you use a CRT or LCD to look at photos? We're asking because we always test our pictures on both before they go online, and sometimes it is really difficult to achieve an acceptable compromise because their gamma simply is different.
Cool shot. I like this in B&W. I use an LCD to edit/view pictures, albeit a pretty good one, calibrated using X-Rite's Monaco OptixXR Pro system. Otto K @ 2006-May-2 13:25
Cool shot, dangerous, but its worth the picture :)
hope its an abandoned lien
John washington has one, but then it is the same TV as DJN's!!
Check this out too:
Its something I've been pondering about with monitor settings. A plugin for firefox to allow the blog author to control how the image is viewed on the viewers screen...
Anyway, I use TFT's (desktop and laptop) but my laptop has no control over the gamma control, and it comes across a bit more contrasty... JD @ 2006-May-2 13:26
i use a CRT. recently i saw my bud's new dell 20" widescreen LCD and was pretty pleased with it's colour detail, so now i have it in mind to get a dual monitor set up with those, but i keep going back and forth after having read the smartshooter article on monitors. schmee @ 2006-May-2 14:50
This is and awesome image.. stunning SSH @ 2006-May-2 15:26
It's not a TV but http://gallery.ivixor.net/v/misc/album01/fire_0001.jpeg.html
Nice shot, good point of view and I like the reflection on the screen. I think maybe a little more DOF would have worked well for the pipes at the side.
I use a CRT at home to edit everything, but always check later from my work TFT, and it's often tricky getting a balance that works well on both. Phil @ 2006-May-2 17:53
Very cool composition overall.
I fight with the monitor issue almost every day. I view most of the sites I visit on really nice LCDs (30" Mac and NEC) at work. Sometimes I can see people's matte lines and burns, but overall the images are nice. I sometimes adjust my own pictures on these and get home to my nice CRT and get frustrated from them being too dark. Then I adjust some on there and look on the LCDs and they are fine. That is the thing you have to remember about view anything on a computer, and posting ANYTHING on the web; out of 100 people/systems that view your content, there are going to view 100 "versions". I am generally more concerned about calibrating my monitor and printer together. Steve LLamb @ 2006-May-2 18:20
Looks realy cool. Here in Dalarna (Sweden) where I live we go from analog TV to digital TV doday. Old analog TV's out. Well you can use an old TV but you must have a digitalbox to use with it. Television suicide... a good title for that photo.
I use a 20" widescreen LCD to view my taken photos. When I'm surfing I use both my laptop and the 20" widescreen. On my latop I don't get exact right colors and saturation. Erik @ 2006-May-2 18:31
nice image, and very unique setting for a TV, great find.
I use Apple Cinema display LCDs at home and at work now. Professionally (I'm a gfx designer), I was really warey of LCD for a long time due to viewing angle color/brightness shifts, etc. Now though, the higher end screens are quite capable of producing good, clear images, and are so much easier on the eyes. matthew @ 2006-May-2 19:23
What a great find. Aren't train tracks fenced in Germany? Who would put somethign like that in the middle of the railroad? Jide Alakija @ 2006-May-3 08:12
Your idea is interesting. :-) tetsu @ 2006-May-3 10:10
Those were abandoned railroad tracks, so neither the TV nor us were in any danger at that time. Otherwise we would probably not have been so calm to take a photo of this scene without camera shake ;-).
@Jide: These tracks were not fenced, as they are not in use anymore. You are right to mention that otherwise they most likely would have been. Ella @ 2006-May-3 10:27
hummm, i've missed some good things since the last time i came :).
Apparently you've found a great place to shoot, on of those place where your walk with an exciting stress. For your question about the screen, I'm using a CRT / Trinitron 21'. One of my friend has a LCD (but a cheap one) and when I print a picture, my screen is far more faithful than his LCD. But i think it just a question of quality Julien @ 2006-May-3 16:43
Ich machs mal kurz: Völlig geil! ...ob der noch geht? :) Jens @ 2006-May-3 19:29
I mainly use a big HP CRT, faboulous colours. I like it but my wife hates it (too bulky in the living room....yes she has a point). The LCD's i have can't compete with it and yes pictures sometimes realy look very different... I also find the LCD more sensitive to the ligt/sun in the room.
I love these misplaced TV's. Still waiting to find one myself! ;) Look great. Moodaholic @ 2006-May-4 22:09
LCD/CRT. Gray tone looks well on both screens. This is a very nice shot, at the ground level. Do you have any alternative angles. -- tv looks intact, must have been put there recently, did you dynamically compose it?
We're using a profiled iiyama HM903DT 19' CRT for all the editing, which has a lovely color reproduction. To check brightness and overall look consistency we use Ellas Sony laptop which has an Onyx Black screen with quite high gamma, as well as my Asus, which is rather neutral, low contrast and saturation.
@Erik: I liked the "TV suicide" title ;)
@Moodaholic: We have actually found another abandoned TV in a backyard before, but the shot I took was no good.
@Emré: To compose shots "dynamically"... LOL!
Ok, we admit it, we found the TV in the bushes 2 meters to the left and dragged it onto the tracks. It looks intact, but the backside was already falling apart completely. We made about 10 shots of the scene but liked this one the most. Sebastian & Ella @ 2006-May-6 08:47
Cool idea and very well executed.
The image could be used as a commercial for flat tv's which seem to have taken over the market entirely. Still love my 28" Sony though:) What The Heck Journal @ 2006-May-6 10:35
great ideea for a photo...very nice execution... Marius Muscalu @ 2006-May-8 07:22