By February 2003, I was beginning to understand digital capture, and selected the highest quality JPG on the PDR-M70, which compressed the file 10:1. It made the file 1MB, and since I only had 16MB available on the card I had to be careful what I shot. Now, 128MB is available. Captured at 3.3MB.
This is the Rosetta Stone which was translated by Champollion in Paris in 1822. It is in three languages. This was the key to unlocking the meaning of hieroglyphs. Written in 196 BC, the bottom part is in ancient Greek, which was understood, the top Egyptian hieroglyph (unknown) the middle in demotic script. It was rediscovered by the French in 1799, and as they were defeated by the Brits in 1801, it was brought back to London. It weighs 1700 lbs. That's me in the middle of the picture.
When I shot this in 2002, I couldn't save images at HQ because the MM card was so small (8MB I think), so it was compressed more than I like today. It looks okay small. It was a good capture, anyway. In 2001 this was a state of the art camera at 3.3 MP.
The white area (sail) and white shirt brings the eye down the frame to focus on the hands. The red splash on the hull lifts the eye to the man in the middle distance. The yellow sail brings the eye back to the yellow in the shirt.