I wasn’t going to post today as I have been polishing cameras and lenses and trying to remove a midge from the sensor on the 5D. The 1Ds is worse there are a flock of them in there. They won’t blow and they won't brush so I’ll have to invest in a wet cleaning system or wait and let Simon at Harrison Cameras give them a scrub.
Tomorrow it’s the Highland Games here in Durness. I really hope I’m in the mood to be jovial, entertaining and get lots of nice pictures of folk being serious and silly. I’m also hoping that I can leave the dogs in the van. I’ll leave the aircon on but I haven’t told them yet. I still haven’t decided; Alf had so much fun last year barking at shot putters and caber tossers, both dogs wanted to join the running races. One naughty little girl did she slipped her collar. Seems a pity to leave them for the sake of a picture or two. I could compromise and take them for the first hour.
The stepping rings and the small ten stop filter came today so I can do long exposures on any of my lenses barring the macros. I like SRB Griturn. The filters don’t colour cast badly and certainly not unpleasantly. The Lady on the phone says they do if you stack them so I didn’t order another one to stack. It’s good to deal with a company that has sales staff who know what they are talking about and remember who they are talking to.
I have taken pictures today but I was after a tiny, day flying, moth. there are hundreds about but they will not stop still and being only a quarter of an inch long are the very devil to frame. I failed. Yesterday I cut a big “V” out of a bit of tan coloured card and Gaffer Taped a couple of kebab skewers to it. I now plonk it behind the flower and it gives an uncluttered background. This is uncropped at between two and three times life size.
I went looking for the tiny succulent with blue flowers but couldn’t find it.
I did find this and I rarely see it with flowers on. I once lived with a lass that made tea out of it. Disgusting it was. She also made cookies with hemp. They tasted horrid but I could live with them. Put a positive cast on the day they did.
I’ll try and post tomorrow but it could be that I don’t have time. All the Caber Tossing could work up a thirst that will require a few pints of beer to quench.
If I miss tomorrow have a great weekend.