I used the Nik Vivenza plugin and then Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise with the noise slider pushed all the way across to the max and the details slider at its minimum. After several passes, the images starts to take on a life of its own.
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And here’s a closeup showing what I mean about the effect of using the noise reduction tool several times.
Oh what a lovely sound – downbeat and swing-y. Sad-tinged with a hint of humour. Here in Edinburgh for the festival.
I am researching information for an article about greeting cards around the world today – who sends them, what do they send – and I have put the questions into a survey.
The survey is set up to accept free-form answers. In other words, you can write a sentence or just a word or two – whatever you think is appropriate.
I’ve list the questions here so that you know what to expect – and you can take the Greeting Card Survey on SurveyMonkey.
- What cards are ‘must-sends’ (e.g. Mother’s Day)
- Do most towns have shops that specialise in selling greeting cards?
- What is the typical cost of a card + postage ?
- Are most cards blank inside or do they have a verse or other words pre-printed on the inside?
- Do people display cards they receive – for example, putting them on a mantelpiece?
- Who sends cards – for example – young people / only older people / mostly women?
- Is the practise of sending cards a generational thing that is dying out or are cards going strong?
- Add the name of your country here.
Again, you can take the survey HERE on SurveyMonkey.
They said that there was always someone around to help adjust the pipes to tune the instrument.