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, 14 August 2013

I’VE MOVED AGAIN. (14/08/13)

Yesterday was pretty grim. Internet was intermittent-net. I hate it when it does that. No internet is fine but when it keeps dropping out at random it makes me use very naughty words. Not a good idea with children about and the window open. I also felt dog rough. I occasionally do but if I’ve been to the pub and had a skin full then I know it’s nothing serious and after a good walk and breakfast I’ll be fine or at least back to normal.

This morning I took the dogs out and feel okay, well, middling to good. I then packed up the truck, retrieved Bertha; I’d lent her to the site warden but I don’t think he used her or if he did I never saw the results. We then set off and drove south. What a journey I’d no sooner left than I’d arrived at Gairloch. The temperature gauge had barely shifted. It’s a good job I don’t have a particle filter on the van, the crap diesel I fill up with in Scotland would have filled it to the brim.

This is a bit of Gairloch, It’s actually a place called Strath but it’s a suburb of Gairloch. 

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_MG_1076_7_8_tonemapped  Like most Scottish towns it is pretty much a one road town with little to recommend it architecturally. The views are better than many English ones. I will have to learn to accept the towns and concentrate on the scenery.

_MG_1085_6_7_tonemapped I’ll have to look into this and tune in. It’s Two Lochs Radio. Bloody mad are folk round here. There is also a good book shop and a Mace for the necessities. I’m only here for three nights, I’ll have a wander and see what I can find.

I did find a millimetre scale that was half reasonable. I took these this morning.

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A Garden Snail’s head at twice life size. I did get a shot of it’s eye but the rest was a blur. The scale is life size so divide any scaling by two._V0G7579    This is a Wild Angelica flower and a bit of cobweb at life times two. It’s the same scale across the top but I got rid of the white background using the multiply blend mode. If I’d used lighten then the black writing would vanish.

I seem to recall that the other day I stated that the frames were 36mm on the diagonal. I’m sorry I was jabbering. 35mm film is 35mm across the film including the drive spools, the image bit is 36mm x 24mm. I’ll keep working at this and when I find an easy way of doing it I’ll pass it on. This is the fifth ruler and the best….Where did I save it?

Have fun.

34 comments:

  1. It's a small world Adrian I once stayed at the Millcroft Hotel...

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  2. Andrew, is it dog friendly? I could do with a pint. Did you find anything to snap round here? I'm struggling. The Millcroft is but a stagger home.

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  3. Bonita selección de imágenes. Los cielos tienen una extraordinaria belleza

    Saludos

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    1. Los cielos tienen poco que ver con eso y tampoco lo hace el paraíso Estos no son tan buenas. Gracias por tu comentario.

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  4. I have a CD somewhere that celebrated the 5th anniversary of Two Lochs radio. Anne, one of the presenters, also runs ARDlist an e-mail list for Runrig fans, which is how come I now of the radio station, I've never been close enough to listen to it though (it wasn't broadcasting in 1997 when I was in Poolewe). I must get back to that corner of Scotland at some point.

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    1. It's why I ask you Mark. I'll tune in and have a listen. You are a mine of esoteric information.
      Don't leave it too long...you are young but nobody can foretell their future. The towns are middling but the scenery and people are great.

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  5. Loch Maree and Slioch make a wonderful pic if you happen to go that way.

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    1. Graham, several people have said that I mustn't miss Loch Maree. I'm going there on Saturday. I'll leave here early. I've to be in Kinlochewe mid afternoon.

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    2. I'll second GB's suggestion. The view just from the road across to Slioch is excellent. The view from the top of Slioch is good too although getting there involves a bit more in the way of exercise!

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    3. Thanks Mark it is coming highly recommended from all quarters. I'll get mapped up before I leave here.

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  6. Zo kom je nog eens ergens en iedere keer doe je ook wweer indrukken op.

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    1. Dank je wel Nic. Ik ga niet ergens stoppen te lang.

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  7. HI Adrian Your 4th shot is so like one of our little villages by the sea. Enjoy yourself for the 3 days that you are there.

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  8. Bloody brilliant images Adrian,

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    1. Cheers Bob, I wasn't all that happy with them.

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  9. The views look brilliant, I hope there is some wild animals etc for you to aim your camera at.

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    1. Douglas, I hope so too. Next week is wild animal week.

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  10. In number 1, the gabled end of the building in the center looks odd to me. There is nothing odd looking about number 2 as it is like many of your other pictures, wonderful. I especially like the horizon.

    The snail's head at twice life size looked pretty much like I would think it would except maybe the coloring. It didn't impress me like the hair on the fly but snails I guess are not impressive unless maybe you see one that's the size of a car. I dearly hope I never see that.

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    1. David, It's a very odd building. I'll get closer to it today.
      Snails are not the most interesting of creatures.

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  11. Everything looks very nice, and the flowers gorgeous. Where exactly is " the multiply blend mode: in PS? I usually mask the objects.

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    1. Maria, in the layers pallet look for a little box that says Normal, click on it and you will get a long list of different blending modes.
      If you have trouble drop me an e-mail and I'll send a screen grab.

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  12. These guys know something. They're right on the beach with a great view. Some people pay millions to be on a beach. so don't tell everybody or they'll want to come and then mess the place up.

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    1. Red, were the weather better then the place would be ruined by high rise hotels.

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  13. Pic 2 look very similar to the North Shore in Minnesota(by Lake Superior).
    The Wild Angelica With Web...OOOOOO!

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    1. ImaBurdie, the North Shore in Minnesota is probably full of Scottish immigrants.

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  14. I am sure that the residents of Gairloch will be happy you have arrived. You'll be all the talk amongst the ladies at the paper shop..."Och Flora, ken, d'ye think that Sassenach'll share his white puddin' wi'me hen?"..."Doubt it Ailsa. Y'are eighty ken and y've got a wee beard hen! He's more likely to try a highland clearance wi'me. I'm only seventy five hen!"

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    1. YP. They didn't greet me with a massed pipe band but I haven't tried the paper shop...News puts me in a bad mood.
      I'll pop in tomorrow, I suspect I'll be wasting my time the lad opposite has a black pudding.

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  15. At least the scenery is something! I can only imagine what the cuisine is like:) Still sounds like a fun little trek.

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    1. Chris, the cuisine in the places I can afford to eat in is nothing to write about.
      I should probably spend a little more.

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  16. Some heavens excellent and a great snail :))
    Un abrazo.

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  17. Great skies in remote countryside & nice variety post.

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  18. Jay, it's been a good summer. I'm hopefully back up here for the winter. I'm looking forward to it.

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