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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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Sunday, 13 April 2014

APRIL SHOWERS. (13/04/14)

I was supposed to be in Glencoe now, my intention was to leave early this morning and break my journey down to Kinross. The weather is awful and has been consistently horrid. I’ll leave tomorrow, do some shopping in Fort William then stay at Onich for a night before heading south to get dog food and a hair cut for the wee terrors.

_MG_3369   Yesterday saw another tent trashed. By the time we had got it bundled into their van I suspect it wasn’t worth anything much. Not a good start to their camping season.

_MG_3375   This morning is no better even the Oystercatchers are away looking for somewhere drier or maybe just avoiding the dogs.

I’ve been playing again.

I eventually managed to set up for a time lapse video. It was hard work in between the showers. I then had several false starts in CS6. They could do with doing again but the ship wouldn’t come back for another pass. I also dragged the exposure with a stack of ND filters. These kept getting wet. Then I have to remove them to see to focus and get finger marks all over the job. The air was blue with my curses; Lots of…………………… “Well, I’ll be blowed.” And “I’ll be away to the end of my Grandmas’ Alley.”

This is more complex than I thought as it is hard to balance the exposure time to the interval. CS6 is good if very complex, most of the adjustment tools can be synchronised to all the frames at once. Excellent when I got the hang of it. If it does it with this then it will do it with video or i hope it will.

Sorry they are so short but I didn’t have enough time between showers for any more frames.

Have a really good week.

24 comments:

  1. Adrian after these days come better.

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    1. Bas, it is going to be sunny tomorrow.

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  2. Sorry you've got the bad weather Adrian...it's lovely and sunny with a blue sky here!!!
    Sterling effort on those time lapse sequences, at least it kept you in the dry. Is there no way you could slow them down a bit?
    Have a safe move tomorrow...do you get a good price for a job lot of three haircuts?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, we should get the good weather tomorrow.
      The only way I can see to slow them down is to make the interval between shots shorter. These were 5s. The clouds look okay but the fish carrier is too fast. It would be better if there was more going on. I'll have another go when i can settle to the job.
      It's £15.00p/dog. that's about double what it costs for me.

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  3. Hier in Switzerland it's stunning sunny :-) By you It will be better soon

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    1. Laura, it will be good tomorrow. Nice to hear someone is basking in sunshine.

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  4. Who would erect a tent in a cyclone ~ daft people!

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    1. Carol, it was just a normal windy day with gusts of 35-40mph.
      Cyclones are a southern hemisphere thing. Our winds are anticyclones or hurricanes but they are very rare here.

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  5. Tent blowing down weather is pretty nasty!

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    1. Red, yes it is.I feel a bit sorry for folk with cheap tents.

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  6. Ya mejorará...Hay que tener buen material para hacer camping.
    He tenido una semana complicada. Han operado a Paco de una hernia. Ya estamos en casa y me estoy poniendo el día.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Que te mejores pronto. No hay nada peor que estar en un hospital.

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  7. Ha ha, you have been very busy. Shame about the weather.

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    1. Bob, it's alright you laughing. I was tearing out my last hairs. I have had a go at this before but without any great success. Two awful days were put to good use though the results are crap.

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  8. Speedos? Really Adrian? Laughing Out Loud (LOL)

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  9. Carol, my body is disintegrating. Don't panic you can't see them when I sit down.
    I was about to ask you something sensible. Forgot what it was. A good job you popped by. Does loading multiple images as a Script into PS differ from loading via a new document? It seems to. Don't worry I'll work out the difference on the next rainy day. It is looking like Wednesday.

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    1. Couldn't you open them into a Stack via Scripts in the File menu then hit Browse, then select/shift-click/highlight your group of images (or whatever you do for selecting multiple files at once). The images will appear in the empty white space of the window as a list, by their respective file names. Mind you it would help if I understood the question.

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    2. Graham, I used to load via the Scripts command. It is easy but adjusting is hard.
      For this I shoot small RAW. Bang them into the RAW converter> select all> and make major adjustments like crop, WB and exposure. Then I save them out as TIF files to a folder.
      Into PS.then File>New>FIlm&Video. I then set the parameters up. (I ignore the advanced ones as I don't know what they mean). Next I create a video Time Line and set frame rate at 25fps. That is default.
      I then go Layer> Video Layer> Layer from file. If the shots are numbered sequentially it will drop them in quick sticks. If not then I end up in a right buggers muddle and have to start again. The advantage of this work flow is that any adjustment layer or filter is applied to every frame. If you don't want this then pop a key frame in. Using Key frames it should be possible to pan and zoom though I haven't tried that.

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  10. And yet still, your adventure continues through the cold and blustery. Every day is a challenge, but you got to see Oystercatchers. You truly get to see some wonderful things even if the weather isn't so kind:)

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  11. Chris, Oystercatchers are common here. They can be seen on both fresh and salt water.

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    1. Maria, they are harder to do than I thought. I did build an intervalometer but couldn't get it to work so now have the Canon one. I'll do some more when I find something worth doing.

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  13. Looks like you haven't been enjoying the best of weather in this post ... the kind of stuff I try to avoid talking about when I endeavour to inspire the sun seekers I know to sample some scenery.

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    1. Jay, it can be a wild and wet part of the world.

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