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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 08:44:18 pm »

Interesting article, Josh, but I can't help wondering what a fantastic photograph that 16th century painting by Carpaccio would have been if high resolution, 150 mp cameras had been available in those days.   ;)

Imagine the dozens of crops that could be made, each one of sufficiently high resolution for a good sized print.  ;D

The subject of the painting, “The Miracle of the Relic of the True Cross on the Rialto Bridge”, shows the miraculous healing of a madman in the upper left corner of the painting. Unfortunately, the resolution is rather lacking. A 150 mp digital camera might have done a better job.  ;)


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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 06:54:43 am »

and then...Carpaccio put on his eyeglasses. ;~)

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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 07:25:50 am »

Better, but still not as good as the first 3 mp Canon D30 DSLR, with appropriate lens.  ;)
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 07:31:12 am »

Better, but still not as good as the first 3 mp Canon D30 DSLR, with appropriate lens.  ;)

But the original canvas is so big....It's betta than a 600MP sensor!

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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 08:28:48 am »

But the original canvas is so big....It's betta than a 600MP sensor!

Peter

Nah! It's only 12 feet wide and less than 13 ft high. Divide 200 by 36, and from a 200 mp camera you get thirty six 2 ft by 2 ft photos, each about 5.5 mp. My first DSLR was the 6mp Canon 60D. Much better resolution than the larger crops you've shown.  ;)

The crops showing the healing of the madman represent about 1/16th of the area of the painting.
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 12:48:58 pm »

Nah! It's only 12 feet wide and less than 13 ft high. Divide 200 by 36, and from a 200 mp camera you get thirty six 2 ft by 2 ft photos, each about 5.5 mp. My first DSLR was the 6mp Canon 60D. Much better resolution than the larger crops you've shown.  ;)

The crops showing the healing of the madman represent about 1/16th of the area of the painting.

I let you win....; )
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 01:18:35 pm »

What do we know about the pixel resolution of Carpaccio's brush?   ???
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 01:20:10 pm »

What do we know about the pixel resolution of Carpaccio's brush?   ???

Like all brushes very very very high. How could it not be? ; )

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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 08:42:11 am »

Joke aside, my point is that more megapixels can potentially be very useful when the street scene one is shooting has a variety of activities, as in the example of the Carpaccio painting.

You get the opportunity to print the entire scene, and/or just small crops of anything interesting in the background or foreground.
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 08:57:28 am »

Joke aside, my point is that more megapixels can potentially be very useful when the street scene one is shooting has a variety of activities, as in the example of the Carpaccio painting.

You get the opportunity to print the entire scene, and/or just small crops of anything interesting in the background or foreground.

Of course....
I use Hi res mode with a Panasonic G9 capture for my paintings. These files are quite large but great to have my paintings archived this way.

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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 09:35:20 am »

Of course....
I use Hi res mode with a Panasonic G9 capture for my paintings. These files are quite large but great to have my paintings archived this way.

Peter

Wow! 20mp! That's huge!  :D
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 09:40:56 am »

Wow! 20mp! That's huge!  :D

No silly X8 in camera sensor shift = 420MB files. The files blew away my Canon FF.  : )

Peter
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Re: Street Photography: Where does the street begin and end ? Part 1.
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 09:55:53 am »

What do we know about the pixel resolution of Carpaccio's brush?   ???


You'd have to count the bristle: one bristle = one pixel. I doubt they used the hairs from a camel at that time.

Unless the paintbrush (or canvas, wood, wall etc.) has a built-in list of details...
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