This month we show:
Here is a collage of some pictures from this month's example.
The images shown in this Web page are in the "computer" as a result of being obtained from a digital camera or from scanning a photograph or other item. The following shown images default to digital camera origin and, if not, the shown picture will be identified as a scanned image. If digital camera, the photograph has normally been taken at an Olympus Camera "SHQ" setting of 4.9 megapixels (2560x1920), with some pictures having been taken at less pixel detail ("HQ" or "SQ") 1.3 or 0.3 megapixels 1280x960 or 640x480). In most cases, even if the digital picture was taken at these-mentioned sizes, the picture has been resized for showing on computer screens. I try to keep most images to have a maximum height of 600 pixels for computer-display. I use Paint Shop Pro (from Corel) as my primary application for modifying/resizing/coming photographic images into one image (photo).
Scanned photographs are scanned at 300 PPI (Pixels Per Inch), 150 or 100 PPI, and the chosen PPI will be identified, if deemed important to do so, in the comments for that particular image.
The following is aimed at showing examples of using a computer system, digital cameras, and perhaps scanners, as part of home computing environment. Hopefully, the shown pictures will give you some ideas for use of your home computer system.
Contact SCScompA if you have any comments/questions regarding anything that is shown in this Web page.
Those of you who are regular readers of my Newsletters, know that I use my camera a lot during vacation trips. Also, you know that I am fortunate to vacation in Scotland on a near-yearly schedule. Golf/walks -- together with dining -- are the emphasis of such vacations.
Perhaps the following encourage you to visit this wonderful country -- especially if you are a true golfer.
Photos on the following images are clickable. Clicking on any of the shown-images will show that image in a larger-size. Let me know if you want any information about a particular image.
Good luck with your vacation-photo taking. Showing your photos in Web-browser-displayable format can be interesting/easy-to-do and a good way to share your photos with other persons. Plus, when you have viewed the "many" photos -- you may be assisted in which photos to paper-print when that media is desired.
If you are not certain how to do this -- ask for help from a computer-oriented person whom you trust.
The St Andrews Links (or the St Andrews Links Trust) currently maintains six golf courses in St. Andrews, Scotland, including the Old, New, Jubilee, and Eden courses. They are currently developing another course, located a short car drive away from the current courses (if you are familiar with St. Andrews: The being-developed course is about two miles out of the town of St. Andrews, on the road to Crail).
The course is named: The Castle Course.
During April, 2007 my wife and I were fortunate to be shown the course during its latter-stages of construction. The course is scheduled for play in mid-2008.
If you are interested in seeing some pictures of The Castle Course as of April, 2007 -- click on the following image or on the link to April 2007 Pictures from The Castle Course, St. Andrews
Two different-style golf holes located in two areas in which I love to play. The difference in how the challenge is (water and land) plus the expansiveness in overall view of a Scotland links-course as compared with a North Carolina parkland-style course is very apparent with these two golf holes.
Both styles of play are very enjoyable!
In the following, both require a carry of around 190 yards to clear the trouble.
Scotland: St. Andrews
If you are a golfer: Thank you, in advance, for taking some photos and sharing your experiences with others.
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