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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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Monday, 20 August 2012

PUDDLES. (20/08/12)

I think that Windows Live Writer is back up and running…..thank the Gods of all things cyber.

Yesterday was grand until lunchtime, we went a walk then called for a pint. I hadn’t got halfway into the first one when down came the rain. It was not forecast by the Met Office but UGRIB showed it. It came an hour early. I got soaked walking home…..the dogs were already drenched………..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     They didn’t pick the cleanest bit of river bank for their swim. A good job it rained on the way back!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   A Greenbottle, there are not many of these around but this one was enjoying the morning sunshine.

I spent the afternoon trying to understand the complexity of the Arduino. I don’t want to bore you with the ins and outs. You have all suffered enough with endless musings on cameras and lenses. I did find this video which was both informative and amusing. PROGRAMMING THE ARDUINO. The reason for my interest is that this tiny computer is both cheap very cheap….twenty pounds sterling or so and can be used to control camera shutter releases. By time, movement, or light. So elapse meters or lightening triggers can be constructed.

The man for all this sort of stuff is here. Code from an English Coffee Drinker. I suspect that he is English and the Coffee is foreign. Having followed his blog for a while it could be visa versa. Anything is possible when one is as bright as Mark.

Out for a paper first thing, it had stopped raining.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA PUDDLE NUMERO UNO.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   PUDDLE NUMERO DOS.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA PUDDLE NUMERO TRES.

I gave them Spanish titles in a vain attempt to make them more interesting.

Have a good week.

13 comments:

  1. The dogs look happy.

    I like the reflective puddles too.

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  2. Alf is getting very confident in the water now....taken him long enough! Should have called the puddles Charko. I think that is puddle in Spanish but I'm not sure.

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  3. Be careful Adrian, your brain will start to overload if you feed it much more information! You may even start to suffer from Spanish muddy puddle syndrome...er!...oh!

    Seriously now, I can see a theme developing here...reflections in puddles! should be a good project, just as long as it keeps raining!!

    And another theme from your previous post, those black and white images are excellent...[;o)

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  4. It is past redemption. I'm thinking of a loft extension.
    It would be no good developing the theme. The blogger themoists have got it all sewn up. Shadows for Saturday,or is it Sunday. Monday is Masturbation day or maybe that's Wednesday. No, I'm not into themed posts

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  5. Puddle shots are often so interesting.. like looking through another world. I especially love the last one. And the snap of the little bug.

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    1. A Strange fly. They lay their eggs in you quick sticks when you are dead. Lucilia sericata, they are. look them up a revolting insect with worse habits. they look good though.

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  6. Love the third reflection shot. The Arduino looks interesting, makes me want to read the how it could be programmed for practical use although I hate C programming. Have a great week Adrian!

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    1. Look it up....You don't have to programme any more. You copy and paste code or as they say sketches. You may have to alter it so it will take a while to alter the right bits. What the hell. It has a reset button! This is a derivative of C++. Bears little relationship to C. Not that I can see. If you go on the web site for Arduino many writers use /// that stops the processor reading it. ( I think) but they tell you what they have written the code for. Get on there and have fun. I've ordered one.
      Open source stuff is the future. We are using it now.

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    1. Not bad are they for early morning. Not that good either but my mind is skipping about as usual.

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  8. Sudden downpours make our life interesting and challenging.
    As for the lowly puddle..you make them look fantastic. Well done.

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  9. Bugger. Puddles. I've never thought of that before and me living in the Hebrides 'n' all. Not that we've had much rain this year. Official drought whilst that lot down in the South have been getting a taste of what we usually have.

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