Rain again this morning but it has turned out nice now. We were out first thing but nothing much about so we came back had breakfast and settled on a constructive plan of action………..wash my big jacket…it reeks or did, it’s laundered now and smells sweet as a daisy.
Went down to the Tees barrier just before noon and spent an hour watching a pair of Tufted Duck, a Coot and a Magpie…….half of this time was spent collecting the dogs, little devils chased a rabbit …………..would they come back? Would they likely!…………..Little blighters. They were also filthy so both have been under the tap.That’ll learn them. There was a seal in the Tees but it dived and I couldn’t find it again. Not to worry it will be there tomorrow.
Back to the van. It needs money spending on it so I spent an hour or three brewing my own……………Van Brew!A proper Witches Brew…………Wonder what it tastes like?……..Beggar the taste it’s effect that counts! It has damson , lime and strawberry so that’s three out of my five-a-day, add a lemon slice and it’s four……………….Really healthy!!
Yesterday whilst in Morrison’s supermarket I bought, at vast expense, a magazine……….Digital Camera. It’s okay. I’ve never worked out how to separate colour channels in Photoshop Elements. Big Photoshop has colour channels, Elements doesn’t.
This has worked out so so. A fair bit of work to get this and in this case not worth it. It’s called the Harris Shutter effect. Can remember making one for an old Olympus OM1. I used the wrappers from Quality Street chocolates and anything else I could find that was roughly red green or blue. The idea is to mount them in filter frames and shoot over exposed three shots of the same scene waterfalls are good, things have to move, use a different colour filter each shot.This was done in PS Elements from three images shot over the sink with a black card background……good job the sun is out …it’s drying the card……….the van is a swamp….water everywhere. The water was frozen with flash at about a third power. Flash is a suck it and see job for me………I really haven’t a clue what I’m doing with it but it’s rare one needs it at full throttle.
That’s all for today. Back to truck cleaning.
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