Whiskerino 2009

Ongoing Challenge: Comment on as many users as possible.

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  • posted: January 12 @ 7:59pm
"A common question about the scanner photographs is, 'why are they black and white?'. The answer to this has to do with the way that the scanner captures a color image. In order to record a color image, the scanner breaks the image down into red, green and blue channels by illuminating the scanned artwork with a lamp, capturing each line of each channel separately using a grayscale light sensor, and then combining these three channels into a single color image. A scanner camera, however, doesn't use the lamp to trigger the light sensors, it uses the light projected through the camera body lens. Because of this, the three channels are identical, resulting in a black and white image. The only exception to this is when the camera is photographing a scene changing color even faster than the camera records it. The fast refresh rates of TVs and computer monitors, for example, provide a splash of color in the otherwise grayscale imagery of the scanner camera." -Michael Golembewski

Comments

O.G. Manly Beard says:
taste the rainbow
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 7:59pm -
jason says:
whoa! this is a king for sure. the color to b&w contrast is amazing. love the quote to explain as well.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
EdwardTeach says:
color is fantastic. love the quote.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:03pm -
Lingerino says:
amazing... king
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:04pm -
Poe says:
and you didn't know if you where going to take a photo today. ha! Killed it!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
wondermade says:
I'll follow you brother's lead on this. It's awesome.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
zackle says:
ZOMG amazing! Brilliant idea for a theme week. Thank you for doing this.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Kinged. This series is blowing my mind. Very inventive
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
ThatGuy says:
So thorough with you explaintion. Awesome.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
brandon says:
CLAME for (somewhat blurry) pictures of the scanner camera. It was much more elegant looking before I had to remove the gracefully attached 50mm lens and tape on a magnifying glass. Of course, it didn't take pictures very well then. Ce la vie.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:06pm -
jason says:
gaff tape?
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
whipticker says:
so good. king'd.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
brandon says:
@jason Yep, gaffer tape, matte board, and foam core.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:14pm -
specialshoes says:
this is super rad! i want to learn how to make crazy sh*t like this. awesome series idea. thanks for sharing.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:19pm -
julialikesbeards says:
this is like SCIENCE and MAGIC... at the same time!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:31pm -
MrMaggie says:
dangit. you made me learn things. well done, regardless.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Gavin says:
thank you for that explanation. it makes it that much more incredible.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:50pm -
Mok the Todd says:
kick ass brando. well done
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
this is king'd for all week...Scanner camera is amazing!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
CraigwithaK says:
talent, skill, finesse.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:06pm -
mims attack says:
I'm glad you're doing this
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:08pm -
jracecar says:
thanks for raising the collective bar.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
benfrank says:
this is freaking rad.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:20pm -
yourfavorite says:
you lied to me! It does color! Thanks for the description. This is amazing though!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:30pm -
mackle says:
so what did you use behind you that was changing color faster than the scanner could record it?
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
mackle says:
ps - still love this
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
Ned Kelly says:
this is awesome, i must try this sometime
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:34pm -
brandon says:
@mackle My TV.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:34pm -
brandon says:
@mackle The TV was just playing a Pixar cartoon. The stripes are caused by the slow scanning. I found the stripes were more pronounced at 150 DPI scans than 600 DPI scans, however.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:38pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Incroyable! Zut alors! C'est magnifique!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:39pm -
bananaknuckles says:
i have learned something new, thank you.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:59pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
Info-tainment
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 10:10pm -
Pip says:
I like science.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 10:14pm -
Ace says:
this hurts my eyes.

king. of pain that is.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 11:35pm -
mynameisjason says:
amazing.
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 5:19am -
jnonfiction says:
what @julialikesbeards said
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 5:58am -
shularbrau says:
good god man. how did i not see this yesterday.
freakin' awesome.
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 6:55am -
mattyc says:
This is totally rad.
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 7:00am -
brandon says:
Thanks @mattyc. Totally inspired by your TV series, for the record.
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 7:01am -
Count Beardistan says:
Great experiement. Great results. So boss.
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 7:35am -
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