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02-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by toooldtocare Quote
Being an retired engineer, and previously a professional photographer, I always try to explain noise in technical ways. However, your explanation is perfect and accurate, and easy to understand. Thanks, and I hope you do not mind if I use it from now on, but I will not take credit for the explanation though.
Thanks toooldtocare,

I am glad you find the raindrop analogy useful. It helps me clarify my own thoughts as well as explaining those to others. I cannot recall for sure where I encountered this first, but it might well have been here:

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