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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Monday, 14 January 2013

UPLIFTED. (14/01/13)

After a night of rain, sleet and snow dawn arrived and the sun shone…..it has stopped shinning now but at least I enjoyed three hours of cool and beautiful weather.

First thing this morning I devoted myself to the mark three modification to the water system on the truck. I am keeping my fingers crossed but the plumbing seems perfect now. Long may it remain so. I’ve had a right royal carry on with it.

carnbo14113 A panorama from the copse at the back of the camper. This is an HDR image and stitched. The Canon behaved for the first time. There will be ups and downs but I found all the buttons I wanted without resorting to nasty Anglo Saxon expletives. Things are looking good today.

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IMG_0010_1_2_tonemapped_edited-1This is my favourite light. The colour still needs a bit of a push to suit me but things are looking better.

I am now away to rig up a harness for Big Bertha. We’ll see how that goes.

That’s all for today.

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful light and the superb images we've come to expect Adrian. The panorama is a cracker, you're back on track!...[;o)

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    1. A proper morning Trevor. I gave the camera a talking to and a biscuit. it worked a treat.

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  2. That sunlight is delicious. Lovely shots.

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  3. Those are some beautiful photos, Adrian. I like the second one the best, probably because the shadows add so much. You're right, the light is fantastic.

    I'm glad you gave up the Anglo Saxton expletives--does this mean you switched to French?

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    1. Jolynne, the French are not a particularly fruitful souce of expletives. The Spanish are much better.

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    1. Annie, I just down the road from Dollar. I have to head into the borders for a couple of weeks. Then it's into the Highlands. They looked wonderful from Perth today.

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  5. Not many people can claim such views as that from their home Adrian.
    Beautiful.

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    1. Keith, I have been here a week and it's the first time I've seen anything but mist or rain.

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  6. These are all awesome shots. You show a very beautiful part of the country. The snow adds to the beauty and what you can do with your photos.

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    1. Red wish I knew your real name, not that it matters Red will do.
      I wish they were that good. I shoot off a tripod but didn't today. Swapping camera systems is hard work.

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  7. Nothing quite like January sun to bring back hope after a gloomy winter.

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    1. Monica,we still have February....February I will go to the Highlands. The nights are getting shorter and we all should be able to hump gear uphill in the dark.

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  8. The pictures are absolutely brilliant Adrian, the trees and the snow.

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    1. Bob, I am buggering up a superb bit of kit. I loved Olys but they lost the plot. Canon are shite but good shite.

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  9. Lovely golden light, I suppose because it's taken through a golden biscuit?

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    1. Katherine...No I have four inch square filters for this lens. I'm too frightened to use them. They comes in posh leather wallets...one at a time....so they should for what they cost!
      I love golden biscuits but prefer to smoke it.

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  10. Gorgeous countryside Adrian. Love the colors from all the shots. You are the landscape master of photography!

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    1. Chris, thanks but you and I know we have a long way to go.
      Photography is a challenge

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  11. just the right balance of light and shadows for me, any way!

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    1. Cheers Norma, I hate to admit that I try never to waste a shot but I do post process. I do cheat a bit these shots were all taken with a two stop grad filter and then taken without. Two burst each then processed in Photomatix.

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  12. While I am in agreement that the pictures are very nice, does anyone but me see the horse with cute ears facing left or maybe a giant rabbit in the lower right corner of picture 2, look in the shadows.
    :>

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    1. It is me or to be more precise it's my shadow.

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  14. Looking good Adrian,
    I would say the colour looks fine to me, but that may be my dodgy eye. These are lovely pictures, and snow...you have snow you lucky devil!

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    1. Gary, I prefer a bit more oomph. I love clear snowy days.

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  15. Things are looking great Adrian. Low Winter Sun gives a nice warm glow to cold scenes.

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    1. John, perfect it is. After a cloudy start today is another belter.

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  16. Adrian, simply beautifull imagines, beautifull places...

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  17. The light at this time of year is as pleasing as it gets.

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    1. I agree. It's hard to foul up completely.

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