Alf was a town dog so until I got him he had never seen a sheep, a hen or any other farm animal. He chased the sheep this morning and got his bottom well slapped. For the last year he has wandered through flocks and totally ignored them. Naughty boy! These are all whethers so apart from their dropping a bit of weight no harm was done, he didn’t chase the whole flock of a hundred or more just half a dozen. Bad dog!
A year ago he thought these might be fun. The gander chased him pecking at his arse. Now he doesn’t bother with hens, ducks or geese. He knows they are not up for a game of chase. These have just started laying so it has been goose egg for lunch, breakfast and tea. I have four to take away with me, My sister raids their nests…..I’m too wimpy. I’m like Alf. Geese are fierce birds. Moll has never bothered but it reminds me of the day I lost her when she was a wee pup. She had joined the goslings under the gooses wing. It was a chilly day so good on her and good on the goose.
Loch Leven in Perthshire. It looks good weather but it is blowing half a gale and the rain gauge has recorded 3.3mm of hail stones. It really isn’t shorts weather. This panorama was stitched in CS6. The stitcher in Elements is better for a quick job. PTGui is the best yet but awfully RAM hungry. Getting all posh software and learning Canon has given me a new lease on life. I like Canon now but it has taken four months for me to fall in love. I am looking for a (35mm) full frame lens of around 25mm. I am using a 17-40mm zoom. I don’t like it. I don’t like these pictures but I am growing up and am learning full PS. So much to play with it’s hard to stop playing. I dropped this into the new crop tool. brilliant it is but Toshiba said no halfway through. Little tinker. I’ll clean her up and retire her gracefully.
This is the last from here, St Mary’s Gate. I love simple iron gates and this, to me, is in perfect proportion. The best gate in the world?… I would say so. It’s supporting pillars are the worst. Ignore them if you can.
Tomorrow we are off to Killin. Internet maybe it will or maybe not but I will write as the mood takes me and the muse grabs me and post when I can. I’m then away to Glencoe and then back here to pick up the new super computer in a fortnight from now. I’ll miss this abused Toshiba but the poor old machine just can’t cope with Photoshop, PTGui, Helicons stacker, Deep sky stacker and I may start on 3D video…I know how she feels! I feel tired at the thought of it
Have a great week.