Yosemite Tunnel View Dawn

October 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
OK, I confess it. This is not a “straight” image. This is an image that has been created out of several images and it has been significantly worked on in Photoshop and Lightroom. The base photo is a high dynamic range merge created from a seven shot bracket. (When it’s fairly dark and you are shooting directly into a rising sun, what exposure shoul...
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She's dead, Jim.

April 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I've reached the end of the road with this used Epson 4900 I've been trying to revive. After failing to get more than three colors (out of ten) to print I decided to try and swap the head to the extra head that came with the printer. This other head did not appear to be in great shape, but it could give me some clues as to where my problems are. I...
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Epson 4900 – More False Progress

April 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Just when I thought I was turning the corner and getting ready to put this printer to work, I’ve discovered a failure in my methodology. I now know that all the progress I thought I had made was an illusion. The system is not any better than when I first received it. Two days ago I removed the print head from the printer. This is actually very eas...
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Epson 4900 Day Two - Another Setback

March 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
No real progress is being made with this printer. I received the new “maintenance box”, AKA waste ink tank and installed it Monday. This cleared the error on the machine and allowed me to resume head cleaning and testing. I got into the Service Program and forced the printer to perform an ink charge, which takes a very long time to run. I ran more...
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Epson 4900 Day One – One Step Up, One Step Back

March 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Today I finally got some time to begin working with my new, used Epson 4900 printer. I have a lot to learn about this rather complex piece of equipment and my initial goal was to get the printer printing as well as it did for the former owner. This meant that it would print properly out of five color positions, badly in three color positions and no...
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