Things have been a bit quiet in Foyers this week. The weather has been cloudy with very flat light.
The bright spots come when I walk under the new leaf canopy.
It is a magical time of year.
I think this is one of the Oyster Mushrooms but it is one I have never eaten so unless I can find a mushroom person I’ll leave it where it is and not eat it. It does look and smell nice. Perhaps I’ll cook a little bit and see what happens when I feed it to the obnoxious little boy just a few vans away. His mother keeps apologising on his behalf. He has a problem called Evil Little Bugger Syndrome. He bangs on the van to annoy the dogs and tried to throw a stone at them yesterday. His mum explained his behaviour to me. She said I shouldn’t have called him an evil little bugger he has H.A.D.I.T. or some such problem. He should be on a lead like the dogs.
A Song Thrush, I can’t remember it’s full Latin name but having a lavatorial bent I do know it is Turdus something not a lot of help to scholars as everything this size from Blackbirds to Redwings are Turdus. There is also a Mistle Thrush here, that’s a Turdus too but it sits miles up in the top of a pine tree singing a wonderful song.
I’m glad I made the decision to swap the big 400mm for the much more practical 100mm-400mm. It weighs next to nothing and is sharp up to a hundred feet. After that it is a tripod job. I’ll have to give the other lenses an airing, they don’t like being left in the van.
This looks as if it will be the last dry day for a while so I’ve made a little indoor garden with clover, daisies, buttercups and a tiny blue flower, it is a fraction of the size of a forget-me-not. I can’t find it in my books but I’ll have a look on-line for micro+flowers+blue. I’ll do another time lapse video over the next day or so. I’ll also try and polish up the editing. I may have to switch to Lightworks as CS6 can’t do fast RAM renders. I’ve looked on-line and Adobe want me to hire After Effects. They can get lost. I’ve spent enough money with them. I find it difficult to envisage what the rendered version will look like so quick renders are a real boon. I guess the more I play the more intuitive it will become. I also use between four and five video layers plus adjustment layers so start to run out of screen space. I will also start to have trouble with processor power but that is a long way into the future. I hope. Last night I was playing in Blender for a shattered flower effect. That makes the fans hum. Popping UV modifiers on TIFF files makes her whirr.
Have a great weekend. I’ve got some work on. Proper work not playtime work.