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, 24 December 2013

I HAVE TO LAUGH. (24/12/13)

I have to laugh lest I cry. The wind is horrendous here but the camper just rocks a little, we are sheltered from the worst of it. Our first walk was cool, dark and blowy but just before noon the skies cleared so I set off on the mile and a half walk to Rigg Bay.

I was hoping to show you some waves but the wind had shifted round and we were under the lee of the land. On we strolled and turning the corner I couldn’t stand up the gusts were those impressive bowling one over winds. It then started raining, the rain felt like ice as it hit me at 70mph. I shouted the dogs and set off home. The dogs didn’t hear me or chose not to; they were in deer alert mode. Much cursing and whistling eventually brought them to heel….Little sods. Soaking I was. Half an hour under a freezing pressure washer of a storm just to retrieve two little dogs who would have come home on their own. I will have to curtail my soft side come the New Year. Bad Dogs!

I had carried two cameras a tripod, a bag full of Cokin filters and a cable release for each. My Cokin ND filters were never brilliant but now give an awful magenta cast. I set up in the lee of an old fish dock to take this…….I need to find some secondhand Lee filters.  _MG_2453   Not anything to show of the storm. This is a one second exposure and the colour is semi-split toned in CS6, it got rid of the magenta cast but I’m far from sure I’ve improved things. I really like the font it is Celtic Garamon and is free from Dafont.

Tomorrow is looking really good. I haven’t decided whether to go landscaping or birding. I’ll toss a coin on Christmas morning and nursing a hangover will venture out.

Have fun.

24 comments:

  1. It's definitely an improvement over magenta. I think it has a green cast now which is kind of appropriate for Christmas if you think about it. There are things I like about this picture. The small white clouds behind "merry" are very nice. As is the foamy water near the shoreline. I like the font very much too.

    The weather sounds awful. Great description of the wind and rain. It's amazing the kind of weather dogs and cats can snub their noses at. Glad you got them home but hope getting cold and wet doesn't cause complications.

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    1. David, I went out with the best of intentions, then the dogs were bad and then it rained horizontal rain and my over trousers leaked. I'm of an age when I can be thankful it wasn't me leaking into them. It's a good font, good fonts are hard to find.
      We are off down the pub now for a Guinness or three. Scottish beer is horrid.

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  2. Oh no ~ not a hangover on Christmas Day ~ enjoy the day nursing the head ~ greasy bacon and eggs and baked beans ~ and the proverbial hair of the dog should fix you. Have a happy day Adrian.

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  3. Carol, you have just caught me on my way out. I'm away for a skinful of the black falling down water.
    I'll wake in the morning wishing I were dead but will come round with a couple of espressos and a big bowl of porridge. I'll take an aspirin or two with the porridge...just to be on the safe side.

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  4. Enjoy whatever the day brings Adrian.
    Cheers.

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  5. oei dat is niet leuk maar gelukkig heb je zelf niets.

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    1. Ik heb om uit te gaan op slechte dagen of ik niet waardeer de zonnige dagen.

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  6. Merry Christmas. I think the image turned out good!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, it turned out better than it was.

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  7. Oh how I hate freezing cold rain. We get it here every time the weather worms up over 0 degrees C and it was supposed to snow but didn't, here that kind of weather makes for a skating rink on the roads. Had that twice in the last 2 weeks. Normally it's at -20 C or 30 C. It has warmed up for us this Christmas and I hope it stays this way for a while. Keep warm Adrian and stay dry. Give your little dogs a hug for me. Merry Christmas from Canada.

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    1. Horst, I rarely see temperatures as low as -10. I have seen some wonderfully cold days and they are fine if it's dry.
      The little dogs have had a bath as they rolled in something disgusting. No cuddles from me today.

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  8. Yes, I do like the font and the shadow behind it. You've got to be made of good stuff to put up with such miserable weather.

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    1. Red, I should have got used to it but I still dislike it.

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  9. Merry Christmas, my somewhat crazy friend. You're always a joy to read and to see the images you capture.

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    1. Laura, Merry Christmas to you. I try to be serious.

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  10. Right you've had a whole morning to recover. Where are your comments?

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    1. Sorry. What was that you just said?

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    2. Graham, I'm up to date or almost. I will have a flick through other peoples posts now.

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  11. Merry Christmas to you too. The wind also drives me nuts.

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    1. Maria, cold stormy weather is not good but it does help me appreciate the sunny days.

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  12. Wind gives me chills down to the bones. You must be made of pioneer stock to walk in the conditions you described. Nooo thanks for me.
    Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Norma, I don't stop out in it very long.
      Happy New Year.

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