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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.
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Saturday, 22 March 2014

ADRIAN WARDHOL. (22/03/14)

There is little change in the weather. The weather is a photographers friend. Believe that and you should be disappearing up your own arse or editing a snappers comic.  The day to noon yesterday saw 2” of precipitation. Noon today saw only a quarter of an inch. That quarter of an inch has made for snow capped anything higher than six hundred feet. The wind is away a steady twelve miles per hour so I got a good nights sleep. I needed it, yesterday evening I was cleaning salt and rain residue from two cameras and three lenses. I am thinking of going back to UV filters. I find it a pain sitting and lifting salt crystals from primary lens elements with a damp cotton bud. I have a magnifying glass and one of those things that jewellers stick in their orbit before sucking their teeth and denouncing your prized jewel as a bit of glass.

The coatings on good lenses are sophisticated and not meant to be polished with toothpaste or so I’ve been told.

I’ve been told they are multilayer works of un-understandable micro layers applied to a perfect lens. I thought perfect meant perfect. I suspect they use the layers of applied molecular film to disguise the CAD incompetence.

_MG_3220    My first view of the world this morning. I duck out and back fast this is the next squall heading my way lit by the early morning sun. The dogs seem to be intent on winding me up. They took their time. Rolling in wet sand and trying to grab snow flakes. Young and silly they are.

_V0G8344 Whilst waiting, with five layers on, a rainbow appeared. I’ve had to dig my thermal skin layer out, it is bloody freezing wandering about up here. I did think earlier in the week that it was rainbow weather.

_V0G8353 The Cuillins of Rum, covered in a sprinkle of snow and looking almost perfect. Landscape photography here is like bird photography, one has to be there and one has to be quick. If you are getting fed up with the same scene but different light then here is a change.

_MG_3223orig This unfiltered, cold pressed olive oil was on offer at £4.00p a couple of weeks ago. I was making salad dressing last night and thought I’d use it. I couldn’t it had set solid. I have warmed it up now and it looks good to go tonight. I took it’s picture and did an Adrian Wardhol.

_MG_3223 Andy Warhol with a twist. Sorry about the one in the top right quadrant. I didn’t notice till I’d flattened the image too late and not the will power or dedication to start again.

Have fun.

35 comments:

  1. Very 'Wardholic' indeed. Which software did you use? Great rainbow image.

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    1. Maria, the Wardoholic is Bells whisky. I used CS6. If you would like the ' Words and Music' just ask.

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  2. Love the Adrian Warhol collage. Why was the oil solid? I hope it is not past it's use by date. Are there trees where you are ~ maybe palm trees? That would be nice.

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    1. Carol proper olive oil does solidify at low temperature. That's why they filter it. The rough stuff usually costs more. It tastes better but is better suited to warmer climes.
      Get your pupils to do one and take the image. Tell them it has to be high contrast or it won't work. Have fun

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    2. PS. Carol it is warmer here than Mosow due to the north Atlantic drift but it isn't palm tree country. I lie, I believe there are odd stunted ones in sheltered spots but there are no coconuts.

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  3. Love the rainbow shot. And the snow-capped mountains. And the Andy Wardhol pic.

    You outdo yourself. If you have to spend a little time cleaning lenses, it's worth it.

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    1. Bob, I am an animal with lenses. I go out for the view and mostly it seems to be blowing a gale when I do. Bits of landscape get stuck to the lens from time to time. Most of the time, come to recollect.
      Days like today are colouring in days. Just playing around.

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  4. I like the Adrian Warhol.

    Lenses - it's as with clothes. I reckon it should be that the more you pay for a jumper or a dress or an anything, the more durable it is. Yet the more it costs, the more likely it is to shrink. Not that lenses shrink.

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    1. Lucy, I spend a fortune on lenses. I used to pop a filter on them but can see what filters do to an image so the only filter I use regularly is a polariser. I use them rarely but do use Grads from time to time. I wish I could justify Lee filters.
      I am trying to read 'Twelve Years a Slave' Photoshop is better than that. Enough said about the Warhol rip off.

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  5. Certainly is Rainbow weather, had a beauty here in Wirral the other day but my attempts to photograph them are never very successful, yours is super.

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    1. Cath, I was waiting for a complete bow. I cheat by boosting vibrance.

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  6. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  7. So when it's ich weather you become Andy somebody and develop arty photos. I hope it rains some more.
    Hey 2 inches of rain? That's a lot.

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    1. Red, it was raining non stop but I did wonder about my weather station. It seems to be working fine.

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  8. It looks warmer despite the snow capped mountains. Posh shops sell stuff like your olive oil images you know!

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    1. Pauline, it came from the supermarket. It is very chilly in the wind.

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  9. I've never seen Olive Oil you eat with a knife and fork!
    The Cullins of Rum shot looks good, 'twould make a decent b/w shot.

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    1. John, it does that when it gets cold.
      The Cuillins are 80% there.

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  10. Hi Adrian... You never cease to amaze me with your thinking : ) !!
    It is a beautiful sight and photos out side your your home on wheels!!
    It does look very cold though!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, I amaze myself sometimes.
      It is set to be very cold tonight but at least the wind and rain have gone.

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  11. What scenery! An amazing place for the intrepid traveller ~ not surprised it's chilly and wet...considering time and place.

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    1. Glo, at last the wind has dropped somewhat. It is cool but yesterday was dawn till dusk sunshine and today is looking similar.

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    1. Frances, it is grand. It was well below freezing last night but the sun is shining and all is well with my corner of the planet.

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  13. The bottles of olive oil are brilliant, good old Andy Warhol. And weather is up there in Scotland it is horrible, evil, nasty..........................

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    1. Bob, it is cold but the wind is only gusting 20mph and the sun is out.

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  14. Adrian!!! The Olive Oil you bought it's one of the best! Great choose of brand

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    1. Laura, it is a very good oil. I was surprised how cheap it was. I suspect that British people don't like the look of cloudy oil.

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  15. I like the moody feel of the image of the Cuillins of Rum, the image with the rainbow is good too, but is the rainbow disappearing behind clouds (left handside)?
    I thought given your current location bottles of whisky would be more suited then Olive oil bottles....too healthy

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  16. Douglas, I enjoy the fast changing light here. The rainbow is getting lost in bands of sleet. Lovely it was. I'm just back in and have some sunny pictures from yesterday and this morning.

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  17. El mejor aceite, para tomar crudo y guisar el de oliva;-)
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, es un buen aceite, pero tengo que tener cuidado de no conseguir demasiado caliente y quemarlo.

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  18. A shame about the wind and rain but you have some cracking shots nonetheless.

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    1. Jay, it has been a wet year even for here.

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