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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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

APATHY. (20/11/12)

Yesterday started out full off promise but soon degenerated into a typical damp and dismal autumnal experience.

Untitled_Panorama1      An excellent sunrise.

After a wander to the shop I came back and started searching for pictures I suspected were missing.

A couple of years ago I had a hard drive destroy itself. I did manage to recover most of the images that I hadn’t backed up. I then installed two new drives and Windows 7….that, I remember, kept me out of mischief for a few days. On drive two I found them……Them, 75.8GB worth. Here are a couple from Whitby taken in April 2010.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADawn light on the beach.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Beach Huts taken an hour later.

Last Thursday we had elections all over the country to elect Police Commissioners…..Few bothered voting, average turnout was a dismal sixteen percent. This was another flagship policy from our leader Dithery. The low turn out was put down to apathy and ignorance. From the number of people that spoilt their ballot papers I suspect antipathy might be a more accurate assessment. London isn’t having a police commissioner…..I don’t know why unless Barmy Boris is doing the job alongside his mayoring.

It’s another warm damp day here so I going to settle down with a book.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

31 comments:

  1. Glad you found these Adrian.
    I think apathy sums up my feelings at the moment.

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  2. Keith, It is an awful and depressing time of the year. Raining here now.

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  3. One of our two contenders was called Nick something. A wealthy businessman who made a stash out of a local crossdressing nightclub. I was going to vote, didn't, and haven't really lost any sleep as it would hardly have changed my life anyway. Besides, I don't think 'Nick the Nightclubber' is someone I would want in that position anyway. He didn't get in. As for hard drives going down the pan, I once had the misfortune of owning a Sony Vaio, very expensive, but as the data recovery specialist told me, the hard drives are crap as the latest 'innovation' from Sony had a glass coating that apparently fragments...Nice!
    Have a good week Adrian, a day for sweet tea and a cat on your lap I think.

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    1. Gary, Sony hardware seems to be best avoided. It seems to be totally different to most other manufacturers.

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  4. Beautifull Imagines Adrian, really loved the first one ...

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    1. Laura, I was about to drop you an e-mail....Time goes by and I was wondering where you were and what you were doing.
      I look forward to a post soon.

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  6. HI Adrian...I do so love reading your commentaries...I still think you missed your calling.. but then again perhaps not, your opinion might, just piss of some peoples..."do we still have freedom of speech"??
    Well I do like that early morning shot, and the line up of brightly painted beach huts is a classic!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, those in positions of power say daft things and sometimes even get round to implementing their lunacy.
      The least I can do is to have my pennyworth.

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  7. Congratulations on finding the missing pictures. Love the beach huts!

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    1. Monica, I have lost the JPEG thumbnails so it's a matter of ploughing through them all....still passes on a rainy day.

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  8. Great sunrise in your photo. Love the last one to. Colourful photo.
    Wish you a nice week.
    From Hilda

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  9. Love berach huts - they are always so photogenic. That's a lot of photos to recover - you'll have fun sorting that lot.

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    1. John, a real poser as windows can't read RAW files so all have to be copied and a JPEG copy made. I have yet to find a way of doing them in bulk.

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  10. Beach houses eh? i thought they were snappy looking ice fishing houses.

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    1. They are a feature of many seaside towns here. These are local authority owned but some places have private ones.

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  11. Great that you found the lost photos. Looks like you had some good ones and I hope we see some more of them.

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  12. I love those reflections. That's art.

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    1. Jolynne, I have an order for a print of it so you are not on your own. I will have to reprocess it for print....a job I dislike.

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  13. What a gift to find photos you thought were gone. Those colourful huts are just wonderful. What a day-brightener.. despite the weather and political mood.

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    1. Hilary, there should be many more beach hut images...I'll find them.
      There are few laughs from our government.

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  14. In all the times I visited Whitby I never managed to see the 'beach' in that light. Beautiful.

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    1. I always enjoy a wander early on in the day.

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  15. Love that sunrise and those two pictures you recovered are gorgeous. Those colourful beach houses are wonderful.
    Hope you have a good week Adrian.

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    1. Gillian, For once even I enjoyed finding them.

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  16. Good job that you have got 2 hard drives, it is necessary, 'cause it gets everywhere, gremlins. Nice beach huts and sunsets.

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    1. Bob, I have lots of drives....they have sticky labels all over them.

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  17. Beach huts with glass windows in the doors! They must be in a very 'safe' place. Friends down on the South Coast live in a very smart gated estate full of mature tree, houses and people (very mature people for the most part). They have a load of private beach huts at the sea end of the estate. The local kids (from the very posh private gated estate's not-so-mature inhabitants) spend their summer nights getting ratarsed and setting fire to the beach huts. It's terrible what deprivation (oh, sorry, affluence) does to modern youth.

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  18. Graham, These are owned by the council and taken in during the winter. I have never seen much evidence of vandalism in Whitby. Well some of the Goths are a bit Vandal looking or looking vandalised.

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