Friday, 20 March 2009
Another beautiful spring day eh?
So no complaining about the weather but never fear I have a back up plan! I need some ink for my printer. I don't print a lot but it's annoying not to be able to, plus the printer is on the network and therefore gets used for homework, vouchers etc. I do print images occasionally, stuff for family etc, if I want to frame anything or of course want anything bigger than A4 then I use a lab which I'm sure works out cheaper anyway and that's my point. Printer ink seems to be one of those things that's actually increased in price, cartridges that were costing £6 or so are now over £10 even from discount places on the internet. To replace four inks would cost approx £54 whilst a new printer of the same spec and maker is £86, now come on folks that's just not right is it?
I read somewhere a while back that ink was worth more than gold gram for gram and I believe it. It just seems to be the norm, you've bought the machine so we're going to stiff you on the consumables. I wonder where it will end? Will we continue to put up with it or will they finally feel the pinch and bring the prices down for a product that must cost only pennies to produce (especially those without a print head attached, which mine are)?
So onto the image then. I did tone map this but again just to balance the image as masking off to bring back the detail in the sky would have been nigh on impossible. As I've said before trying to straighten this church up is impossible and it's not lens distortion either, it's just not straight in the first place but that's part of it's charm I guess.
Posted by CraigM at 14:15