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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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Friday, 22 November 2013

SICK NOTE. (22/11/13)

A couple of days ago I skidded on the ice and down I went onto it. I’m suffering from a good shaking up. I’m struggling to walk the dogs never mind carry a camera. I felt a bit more myself this morning so took a couple of pictures.

_MG_2349   I even felt like playing around. Sycamore Leaf and Guelder Rose Berries.

_MG_2347     Waning Moon and Horse.

I must get a grip as my wife is on her way round to administer some therapy and her version of tender loving care. If I appear at all lethargic or even a little weakened I’ll get a good kick in the ribs for my trouble.

Have a really good weakened……Sorry weekend.

54 comments:

  1. ce ciel bleu est d'une beauté incroyable, c'est une magnifique image ! bravo!

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    1. Cath, je tu remerce. J'aurais dû fait de la lune plus.

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  2. Umm where's the horse? Adrian, that is a great manipulated image of the sycamore leaf and little red Christmas ball thingys. Poor you for having the fall. I hope you enjoy your therapy :)

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    1. Carol, it's the big black lump in the foreground.
      The love of my life, well one of them has just left. Left me with some herbal laxative tablets.....I dread to think what she is on these days.
      Time heals faster than medics. Unless one is bleeding to death then it's best to have nothing to do with them.

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  3. Hope the therapy went OK, and you are soon on the mend.
    Poor dogs, I bet they miss their walks.

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    1. Keith, the daft bat came around with laxatives.
      No wonder we couldn't get on. I wanted Viagra. She said I know what you want so I shut up.
      Alf is now a proper sheep dog. He works with Jake here at the farm. He loves chasing them. He has learnt it's a job. He sits to a whistle while they are where we want them. Next step is to teach him; wander in slowly and don't have a go at Jake.
      Do they let terriers compete in "One Man and His Dog"?

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    2. Keith, he is very willing to please. John the farmer reckons he could be trained. Alf is friendly and confident. It would be a laugh on one man and his dog, I suspect they would have to train his owner. I try and teach my dogs to come to a whistle and they do. Well they do if nothing more interesting is happening.

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  4. Doddery old geezer comes a cropper on the ice...er?...sorry Adrian, I hope you're felling much better now and your lumps and bumps have been well massaged and your ego has been thoroughly restored? Those laxatives should soon get you up and moving (sorry!)

    Nice work on the leaf, where was the fill in flash for the horse?

    Have a good weekend and mind the ice!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, If I wanted someone to take the piss I'd have asked my son. I am much better.
      No chance of a massage, I did ask. She said you look a lot better than you did a day ago.
      The fill flash was in the van.
      I will, cheers.

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  5. HI Adrian Well I am very sorry to hear of your fall but as Trever says, 'an od geezer like you can fall' butI know you can sstill get up!! Pity the dogs won'tget their ong walks at present. Now if you had not told me it was a horse in that shot, I would not have guessed. Love the first shot although I haven't a clue how you did it. HAve a 'gentler weekend' NO MORE FALLING PLEASE!

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    1. Margaret, I'll survive, I spent a mistaken fifteen years taking big hits skiing silly, riding big bikes silly, ( never had the bottle or the money to attempt the NW 200 though) .
      That is a regret.
      It's easy I spot metered for the moon.
      The horse was in the way.....Naughty horse.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your fall. Infirm gentlemen of your advanced years should - for safety - be pushed around in wickerwork bathchairs by asylum seekers. Alternatively, have you ever thought about a mobility scooter? The TGA Breeze 4 Midi would suit you fine and you could pop your camera equipment in the front basket.

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    1. Thanks YP, I have little spiky feet to clip under my wellies but didn't regard conditions as inhospitable as they were....Silly me.
      I can't wait to get in a home and be given a front park slot.
      Evil buggers are the old ones when electric powered with buggies.
      Seriously....I got hit by one in Fargate; had to have my achilles tendon stapled up.
      Okay it was for the second time but the evil old witch had never had a car licence and no insurance for the electric cart the fat cow was trying to control.
      If I get so fat that I can't walk then I'll stop in.
      I hate the buggers.
      Pedestrian Precinct is posh for walking area. I thought because Sheffield City Council had said it was safe I could claim for two months in a plaster cast.
      No chance. Old loonies can go where they want and do what damage they want.
      I can't wait to get one. Freedom in old age is what they are. Great they are, Keep the throttle wide open and have fun.

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    2. I can't understand why they didn't have mobility scooter racing in the Paralympics. They should have also included guide dogs for the blind racing and relays with everybody on crutches...You could stick "go faster" stripes on the sides of your scooter.

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    3. YP, I was thinking of fixing Knife things to the wheels like a Roman chariot.

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  7. Wow! I love both of these! It's art. If you are up for some criticism, here's what I think. In #1, if you can smooth the edges of the leaf into the background that would be great. Also, it would be good if the berries were not cut off at the edge of the leaf. That said, it is really good - creative and interesting the way it is.

    Number #2 is just great! I love those soft clouds and the moon. The scene at the bottom sets it off nicely.

    Hope you are doing okay from the fall. It sure is good even our old bodies heal...however slowly.

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    1. David, I actually sharpened the edges. I'll rework it and see which I prefer. I'll also get some symmetry into the berry bit.
      It will be a long job. I'll be fine though.

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  8. Your Spanish is very good ... My English is worse: ((
    Be careful with the ice is dangerous because we are not kids, ADRIAN :))
    The first photo is beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend, my friend and take care!
    a hug

    Tu español es muy bueno...Mi ingés es peor:((
    Ten mucho cuidado con el hielo es peligroso, ya no somos unos niños, ADRIAN :))
    La primera foto es preciosa.
    Buen fin de semana,amigo y cuidate!!
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, your English is very good. I learn't most of my Spanish in Gran Canaria and northern Spain.

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  9. Adrian is a slip on to state, but on the ice that can be quite painful, strength and let you get pampered

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    1. Bas, thank you. I'll have to be more careful.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your slip on the ice, but glad to know you are on the mend. Thanks for the awareness re winter ice conditions ~ it could happen to any of us. Your first image reminds me of the Canadian flag ~ Maple leaf and all. The red berries add a festive touch. On your second image, I like the way the sign points to the moon ~ I think I see a horse on the sign as well! Interesting about Alf and his budding career.

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    1. Glo, this is a Sycamore but is an Acer just like your Maple.
      Yes there is a horse on the sign. This bit of lane is part of the Pennine Bridleway.

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  11. falling down is not good at our age, get well soon Adrian.



    peter

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  12. Sorry about your fall. Us old guys sometimes break when we fall. The other thing about a fall, if you have any pride left it's embarrassing. Get better soon.
    Nice play on words at the end of your post.

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    1. Thank you Red. There was no one to laugh.

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  13. Oh ouch. I'm glad it wasn't more serious and hope that you're on the mend before too long. I love what you did with the leaf and berries in that first image.

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    1. Hilary, I'll clean the image up a bit.
      I'll be fine.

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  14. Beautiful post. Hope you'll feel better soon

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  15. Take care Adrian. We don't bounce as well as we used to. Time to dig out the shoe spikes me thinks.

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  16. PS. Forgot to say - like the 'Leaf With Berries' - early Christmas card design.

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    1. John, I actually got my spikes out and didn't think it slippery enough. That's what thought does.
      If I don't manage to sort Blender 3D it could well be the Christmas card.

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  17. Oh tragic, you'll get a special thing from your ex-wife.

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    1. Bob, I'm more likely to get a slap for being careless.

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  18. HI Adrian... Well a blow to the ego that was !! I'm just glad you didn't have any camera equipment with ya : ))) !!
    All kidding aside I do hope everything comes out all right ( maybe those are poor chooses of words) : ))
    Love that leaf and berries creation you did , you will be better in no time!!

    Grace


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    1. Grace I hope so. I did have a camera. Saving the camera is always my first priority.

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  19. Ouch.... I trust that you will recover from your fall soon Adrian...

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    1. Thanks Trevor and good to hear from you.....are you still taking B&W?

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  20. Nothing worse then taking a trip, glad you never had the camera with you, get well soon

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    1. Douglas, thanks. I did have a camera and the dogs. Most of the damage is because I instinctively save the camera and avoid landing on the wee dogs.

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  21. Ouch....hope you mend soon...and that no camera was damaged in the fall..!

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  22. I really like that first image - it would make a great Christmas card!
    Sorry to hear you fell and hurt yourself - I hope you'll feel better soon. Take care!

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    1. Monica, I was thinking Christmas. I'll polish it up though as it does look suitable if a little restrained for me.

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    2. I wasn't thinking of Christmas I meant to say.

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  23. Your photos are beautiful , Adrian.
    Greetings

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  24. I hope you feel better soon. I enjoyed the first 'Sycamore Leaf and Guelder Rose Berries', as it is.

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    1. Maria, it stays as is but I have re-worked it as a Christmas card.

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  25. Take it easy & Get well soon, Nice work on the leaf.

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    1. Jay, I'm slowly getting back to normal.

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