NHS Dentist

Have one   1 vote - 25 %
Don't have one   2 votes - 50 %
Not a member of a socialist healthcare society   1 vote - 25 %
Have dental insurance   0 votes - 0 %
Think NHS should provide better dental care   2 votes - 50 %
Think all Brits have terrible teeth   1 vote - 25 %
Think all Americans have bleached white perfect gnashers   1 vote - 25 %
Like dentists   0 votes - 0 %
Hate dentists   1 vote - 25 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
 
4 Total Votes
Nice pic... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 11:56:13 PM EST
Maybe it needs a slighly different crop? Less dark on one side and less light on the other?

Thanks, and perhaps... by stark (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 12:10:54 AM EST
... do you feel that there is too much extreme and not enough gradiation between the black and white?

If so, I can see what you mean. Initially I quite liked the contrast between the shadows and the light but the grain between is probably more interesting. It might be a good idea to take another on a slightly cloudy day when the contrast isn't so great.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Well, back in the day... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:13:10 AM EST
the advice when printing used to be, some absolute black, some absolute white, but not too much of either.

And I didn't meant to chop a lot off each side, just a little bit so that they don't overwhelm the centre of the picture.

To me at the moment, I look at it and I'm pulled to the black and then to the white and then back to the black. It makes it hard to look at the central part of the picture.

Well, less contrast can be good if you like what you put in the centre. Of course, some would argue that if you don't why is it the main part of the picture, but I do like the contrast you've got there, I just think a tiny bit of trimming could make it balance better. Of course, I always likes pictures closer to square than rectangular anyway...

This was an attempt to be constructive, I really like the pic, I hope these comments are not too annoying.

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Very constructive comments and much appreciated by stark (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:57:29 AM EST
I just tried opening the picture again and my eyes did dart immediately to the light side of the photo.  I have a few different versions of this picture, some of which have completely blown-out backgrounds which I realised looked pretty poor.

I'll have another play with the original and perhaps (if I have time) post another version with a tighter crop next week. I'm considering trying to get a print of this shot, so I'd like to try and get it to look as good as it can.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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I go to the dentist tomorrow by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 03:11:43 AM EST
It's probably going to cost me $1k, as the insurance doesn't appear to cover general anesthesia. I need the general as the local doesn't work particularly well on me and I'm getting 2 or 3 caps, a tooth pulled, and a couple of cavities filled. What fun.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Skip the anesthesia by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:33:39 AM EST

Bring a bottle of whisky. Problem solved!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Oh wait, scratch that. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:34:43 AM EST

Sorry, I spaced the former-drinker aspect. I didn't mean to be insensitive there.

Not that I'm above being insensitive, I just like to control when I'm doing it.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Not that I'm above being insensitive by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:39:39 AM EST
TISG knows I'm not above it, either.

And I'm not particularly sensitive about the drinking thing. Heck, my dupe account is "beer".

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Dental appointments by stark (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 04:47:44 AM EST
Painful in lots of different ways.

Best of luck with the general, make sure you wake up  (and at the right time)... it's just a shame that you can't merely ignore dental problems without ending up looking like Shane McGowan.

I managed to smash the bottom half of one of my front middle upper teeth while assembling an Ikea bed. Moral of the story: don't buy beds from Ikea, or wear a face mask while assembling them.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Don't buy anything from Ikea by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 08:00:59 AM EST
Especially if you ever intend to move.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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