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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Friday, 6 June 2014

WALK ROUND TOWN. (06/06/14)

_V0G3596 The sea front.

_V0G3606 The town clock.

_V0G3608 The harbour.

_V0G3605The town barometer.

_V0G3602    Repairs to the ferry dock.

_V0G3599      Lesser Blackbacked gull. I hope.

_V0G3610      The weather is much better today. Looking west towards the Summer Isles.

I think my capacity for tomfoolery is about to get a boost. The free software I got for Droste effects is very limited so I’ve been doing some research and found a programme called Ultra Fractals which just about does anything. I was awake playing on it into the small hours. I’ve yet to create anything worth seeing but it is an interesting if complex bit of kit. It does far more than just recursions. I will probably end up getting the middle of the road version. The full version does animations, if I get that far I can always upgrade. There appears to be a massive pack of plug-ins for it and they are for the most part free.

fractal-72862     This is an example and is copywrite Jock Cooper.

I have so many things to do on rainy days that I suspect I don’t really need anymore but I’m frightened of running out and having to resort to cleaning the van.

Have a good weekend.

30 comments:

  1. Lovely sights in your town, especially that town clock.

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    1. Mersad, the place is what it is. I never used to like it but am getting used to it now. It has fuel and food; on a sunny day it is pleasant. The Clock is a beauty. I'll get some proper pictures of it. I took a long lens out as I was after some pictures of The Great Northern Diver. It had gone to Lochs new by the time I got to the shore.

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  2. The seafront looks like a busy place Adrian, there's hardly a place to put a deck chair?
    I hope that welder got finished before the tide turned?
    Excellent gull image...the easy part is photographing gulls, the hardest part is telling what the juveniles are? So, yep!...this is definitely a gull.
    Be careful with all these spiral images...you'll send yourself around the twist!
    Have a good (stormy!) weekend...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, heaving it is, barely room to swing a herring.
      The welder had to get out sooner the ferry was due in ten minutes. I wonder who wrote the risk assessment.
      I guessed the ID, most of the adults were Lesser Blackbacks.
      The spirals don't have to be spirals, there is a lass does trees, they look like posh watercolour trees. If Droste had had a computer I wonder what he could have produced?

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  3. Nice to see some really interesting photos of the latest spot on the map. Enjoy Adrian.

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    1. Carol, I only stop here for the provisioning, fuel and a rest. It's not a bad little town.

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  4. I love the clock, is it in Ullapool? A beautiful place to visit. That thing, spiraling about, it is fantastic.

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    1. Bob, yes it is Ullapool. I like the spiralling. Hours of work with masks and mapping and textures. One day I may do one.

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    2. Bob Ullapool it is, I'm having the devils own job with Blogger. I have replied to all these comments once and am now having another go.

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    3. Now all my previous replies have posted. Little tinkers.

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  5. Oh, please don't clean the van, Adrian. I thought you were one of us (well, me then).

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    1. Frances, I have to clean now and again. A girl gave me a wall plug that holds a bottle of scent for Christmas. She also supplied three refills. They have run out now. One of them smelt worse than wet dog. I'll have to get another as she is coming to stay for the Gathering. I did look the other day....a fiver they are. I'll ask her to bring a new one with her.
      I'm not one of you, I'm one of them. I've got dangly bits and a beard.

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  6. What a wonderful beautiful clock Adriaan, have a nice weekend with cleaning the van.

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    1. Bas, it is a grand clock. I suspect I'll be too busy for much cleaning.

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  7. Lovely little town, I bet it's a nice place to wonder around and take photos. Take care Adrian, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Horst I used to dislike it but it is okay. It is a necessity as further north there are few proper shops. This is the cheapest place for diesel and petrol as well. I'll stock up with everything before I leave tomorrow.

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  8. The gull id is a horrible game it's more complicated then learning photoshop. ...I think you're right.
    I love the seafront image bur I really like the way the houses are right up to the road and no pavement as such.

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  9. Douglas, gulls aren't too bad once they have their grown up feathers. It isn't a Blackheaded, common or hHerring so that only leaves a Lesser Black backed.
    I am still finding things in Photoshop. I found Trim the other day, what use it is I'm not sure but it is interesting.
    The road is what we English call in French a Cul de Sac. I don't know what it is called in Gaelic. It only has local traffic and tourists who have got lost.

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  10. You had a very interesting walk around town.

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  11. lovely little town. You got some lovely reflections and I love the shot of the man down the ladder. I would have plumped for Herring Gull myself but they are so difficult to ID when younger but i thought its back was turning the light colour of grey that a Herring Gull has. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Margaret you could well be correct, I was looking at it's bill.

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  12. The dock repair is my favourite Adrian, a really good one. As for fractals, I seem to remember from school them being something that go on forever, but maintain the same shape and structure, or something like that. All very beautiful nonetheless. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Gary, I was hoping from more from the welder.
      Fractals, yes that is what they are.

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  13. The town clock is very impressive although I prefer boats and reflections. Have fun playing with whatever it is you've been playing with.

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    1. Pauline, the harbour is a shadow of it's former self but still lands fish. I'll get playing.

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  14. Hermoso vuelo has cogigo a la gaviota.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, puedo pasar horas viendo las gaviotas

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  15. As you might have guessed. I enjoyed the look around town, it whetted my appetite, the barometer is an unusual piece to have on display.

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    1. Jay, It says much about the place that it hasn't been stolen.

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