ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

SUMMER IS HERE (22/06/11)

So is the sun or it was, it appears to have turned a little damp again. Not proper rain as we are accustomed to. This is normal rain, it hits the ground and stays there. Rain over the past few days has hit the ground and ricocheted back from whence it came.

This morning we were out for six, back for seven, a quick bowl of muesli…….bird food to the uninitiated….then away for a circular walk of a few miles through Deepdale Wood just west of Barnard Castle. I really enjoy this wander but though I’ve done it several times it has never yielded a photograph. It didn’t disappoint in this respect today so back to a little filling in.

Last night I was dreaming of my early days……….the days when I was a tenth of my current age……..I recalled an old gardener who worked on some school grounds a few hundred yards from our house…….he seemed old. All of thirty years, I suspect. He was designing a rockery with a  pond  in the middle. His calculations for area seemed so inordinately complex to a six year old that I regarded him as a paragon of intellect. He was! Pegging out is a serious skill. I am for ever grateful, I love simple, neat mathematics and it doesn’t get much neater than this. I also love spherical trigonometry but although all it’s problems can be solved empirically……………it’s hardly riveting reading for the maths shy.

For those that want exact quantities of material for garden makeovers this method is quick and easy.

Picks Formula…………….Theorem,todays mathematicians prefer to call it. Georg Alexander Pick proved it in 1899. He may have had trouble spelling George but he new his maths……..sorry Knew.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                       There it is ……..easy. If you want weight of chippings to purchase then one only has to times by the depth………four inches is about standard and a cubic metre or yard is around a ton. If you want a pond in the middle then life gets more complicated. Just e-mail. Peg out your area with string and stick………make sure the corners are square……..again simple, again, e-mail. If you want curves then guess………..it will be an educated guess! If you want to know what to plant then ask a Plantist………All I know is green side up.

Bet you’d hoped I’d finished for today………….HORST…….does this better than most……….certainly better than me.

SEE…………………

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Not very good…………cryptic………….begins with ‘C’.. four letters. An anagram of carp

This is better………………..

_6154437_38_39_40_41_tonemapped_edited-3 Hardly Turner……….but interesting………..but not very!

Have fun.

 

11 comments:

  1. Math is not my stuff!
    However talking of rain...yesterday was amazingly dry-ish and I thought that an after supper walk would be a nice way of celebrating Summer Day...I'm glad we did as today..back to normal! So whenever i ask an Englishman when is Summer, I always have the same answer: 1 day a year!
    By the way, the photo effect is not really "carp", you are very severe...

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  2. A beautiful bridge and maths???????

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  3. Hey Arian, not bad. What did you use to get that effect? Have you considered, to ad a little red so that the greens don't look so pukey and that the bridge doesn't have the green cast to it. The thistle is not to bad. Way to go, love it.

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  4. I think I understood that........

    I like the bridge though ;-)

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  5. I didn't Keith, but I like the bridge too !!! :0)

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  6. Sorry guys, was I to technical for you. :-)

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  7. DeeBee, Thanks........I am going to stop mentioning weather........for a while.

    Bob, nothing wrong with maths.......more than can be said for the bridge.

    Horst, difficult to remember...I duplicated the background layer a few times. switched off all layers but background and layer one. then i went to Filter>artistic>tried a few settled on Cutout. Then played with blend modes. I used four layers in all. I'll have to write down what I do. Yes it would benefit from a bit of a tone down.

    Keith, I need sun and no wind.

    Angie, good to see your problems on the blog are over. I'm not at all sure I like this painterly business.

    Horst, no..........Urrm! What did you mean?

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  8. I'm having difficulty getting my fingers to strike the correct keys I'm chortling so much.

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  9. Graham, it is unkind to mock the afflicted......I really don't know what to post today......I can see some more balderdash in the pipe line.

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  10. Hey Adrian, try using Filter>artistic>drybrush. It will give you some nice looking effects, experiment with the sliders.

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  11. Horst, I've tried it at maximum ........Next time i have a go I'll drop the resolution of the image first to 72dpi. That should liven things up.

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