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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Sunday, 24 August 2014

MISREPRESENTATION. (24/08/14)

Today is a cool but sunny Sunday. I’ve been taking video and tomorrow I hope to get up the gorge to get enough footage for a four minute film.

I have a busy day today as I’m shooting stills of Warwick Davis this evening. I have got to get the macro gear cleaned up. Warwick Davis today and Uma Thurman tomorrow. We celebrity snappers have to start out with the smaller jobs.

I have been feeling guilty for some time as my Avatar is five years old and looking at the new one the last five years have not been kind to me. Not to worry I’m still alive.

Here is the real me.

_MG_3430       I have been aware of what I looked like for sixty years but have only just realised how asymmetrical my head is. I have had a crooked nose since I was in my early twenties as some rotten devil from Wath broke it as I was minding his business during a game of rugby. Blow me if I didn’t get it broken again the following week and by a member of my own side. That put me in hospital for the night whilst they straightened it and checked for brain damage. They must have been drunk when they did the nose and probably gave up looking for a brain. Can you believe the cruel sods stuck big Biro tubes up my nose. Surgery was in it’s early years back then. I remember that it wasn’t the fear of injury but the fear of hospitals that kept me alive.

It is what it is and I am what I am. I am no longer guilty of Blogging under false Avatars or Favicons as they seem to call them now.

Have a great week.

PS. I think I could go on breakfast TV. They post similar images when they are discussing stroke victims…..Another string to my bow.

37 comments:

  1. It's nice to see you. Reconciling our true image to our internal image can be sobering. Mine don't match.

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    1. John, it's the same with my voice. I don't hear what others hear. I thought it was time to start anew.

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    1. Bas. Idid realize that I had aged but did hope for a miracle.

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  3. You've put a smile on my grumpy face today Adrian, it was actually the "macro lens" and Warwick that made me chuckle the most how non PC :-)

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    1. Douglas, fuck off, he is vertically challenged. I have to get his autograph for my sisters big arsed groom. You have no idea what pressure I work under. I have been given strict instruction from Kinross.
      It's not EE.- Carol but Carole with an'E'. Very particular about her name she is. She seems equally pernickaty about her bits and pieces.

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    2. I'm hoping to score if I get the wee dwarfs autograph with Carole spelled perfect.

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  4. Now you've given me something new to worry about. I've had time over the years to have various issues with my own image in the mirror, but wondering whether my head is symmetrical or not has never been one of them. Until now! :) (says she who is still cruising the Blogworld using a metaphorical avatar)

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    1. Monica, no-one has a symmetrical head. It's just my nose wanders to my bad side.
      I look like a sack of spanners but it has never been a problem. I should have washed my hair this morning but I am busy.

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  5. Nice to see your updated image. Reminds me that I should update mine as well.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, you have yet to experience the ageing effects of drink and tobacco. You are not a patch on your sister. You are okay. I'm biassed.

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  6. To me that picture looks like the cover of a country and western LP. All it needs in the top corner is the graphics "West Coast Dreamin' by Sonny Boy Adrian and The Dippers". I would buy it. Tracks would include "Alf, Alf Come Ere you Little Bugger", "The Camera Never Lies", "Michaela My Love", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Where's The Barber's?"

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    1. Thank you YP. I'll start writing the songs. I do all of my own production but do know a lass that can sing. I also know a band that can play. I can't afford the barber so I'll give that one a miss.
      Come to think you write better so you write the lyrics. I'll find someone to sing them. My singing is not of the best, it's finger in the ear singing. A bit like Dillon on a bad day.

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  7. Oh, very fetching, Adrian! I love the new you.

    Btw everyone's face/head is/are asymmetrical. Try looking at someone you know well in the mirror.

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    1. Frances, I took the old avatar ages ago.
      I know; I'm loveable. It's what keeps me going. I go different places and am always greeted by Oh No. They can't resist me.
      They are filming the poison dwarf here and the camera crew were great. I was taking stills as they can't afford 4K cameras. They are using knackered old Sony stuff. A junior camera lass said make sure you don't get in shot. Don't use fill flash. I said I've already spoken to the producer/director and the camera man no way would I use a strobe while someone was shooting video. She was sent to take
      a bit of fill footage of the Loch so I decided to follow her bottom down the bank and helped her lug her camera plus industrial tripod down to the loch side. We got set up. These video cameras are good but not brilliant . The light was bright so I popped a two stop filter in for her, I have 4" filters in my bag, and the job was sound. She said which college did you study at? I told her the college of nice bottoms. She just said Ummm. I don't think she fell in love with me. As if anyone has to go to school to learn exposure. Silly girl.

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    2. Adrian, what on earth are you ON today? Whatever it is, I either want some, or would avoid it like the plague. Not yet sure which.

      Btw who took the photo of you? No....don't tell me. Some magic lens belonging to yourself. Bound to be.

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    3. Frances, I took it myself on a two second delay. I have just shared a wee nip with the little camera lass. We discussed £100K Red or Black Magic camera bodies just like normal folk do.
      Where are you at?

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    4. Black Magic. The dark chocolate one with the hazelnut.

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    5. Frances, no the camera system. I don't eat chocolate but do enjoy Green &Blacks cocoa as a drink it dissolves properly and doesn't just hang in suspension then clog the bottom of my mug up.
      PS. regarding you query. I wasn't on anything but came back to chill a bit during a meal break. I was boiling with adrenalin.

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  8. Whoa!...Adrian...bloody hell man..you should have put a warning at the top of the post before inflicting an image like that on us! I must say though that Photoshop has done a great job on lessening the trauma.
    What a shame that the Photoshop boffins haven't yet developed an algorithm to help with your charm offensive!

    Is this a new career...photographer to the celebrities? Glad to see that you tackled a small job first!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I can't help what I look like. I'm sorry for being ugly.
      It took me four hours to charm the wee man. It is incredibly hard work. I have to put every image through his management company and I suspect the one with the sheep will be deleted. Seriously, he was great to work with once we got an understanding but it was hard to stop him grinning. I told him that it was about to piss down and still he grinned. I have so many snaps to sort. A load of the production crew who were a bit condescending at first. I charmed them with my normal wit and repartee. Told them to go stuff their crappy 2K Sony cameras where the monkey puts it's nuts. I have taken the end of shoot pictures and even got the star to pose with them. I'll post again tomorrow with what they let me post. It's really hard work. Be harder work for them cos I'm a insombilaistic.

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  9. Had to look up both your celebs as I rarely remember names. Then I did recognise Warwick Davis from some of the films I have watched. I hope he comes across as well in real life as he seems to on film. I would guess he is quite a bubbly character. I still don't recognise Ulma.

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    1. John. I had never heard of him. Once he settled he was fine. I've never been an actor. I had as a snapper to get to know him fast. I have to put him at ease. he was bugger to start with but I got chatting to his wife and it all went well after that.

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  10. I like the new pin up poster,mind your back if you have to get down to Warwick's level to film,it can be a sod to get back up at our age.


    peter

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    1. Peter, it can. I actually laid down for one or two shots. The continuity girl helped me back up. Nice young lass she was and strong.

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  11. What a fine specimen of manhood you are, Adrian. Now that you have a current image of your magnificent self, I would like it very much if you created a "positive" you by splicing a reverse-image right half to your right half and and a "negative" you by splicing a reverse-left half to your left half and then publish them on your blog so your adoring public can see the two very different Adrians they reveal. This would show just how asymmetrical you are (as are we all) and how we would look if we weren't. Then perhaps your blog readers could vote on the symmetrical Adrian they prefer, the double-right or double-left faces. I hope I have made myself clear.

    Be a good boy then and leave the bottom chasing to the younger (I do not say more virile) crowd.

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    1. Bob, If you look at Glo's comment below then you will see it already done.
      I have eyes bigger than my capabilities when it comes to nubile bottoms.

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    1. Glo many thanks. It did occur to me to do this but I thought better of it.

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  13. After all those comments Adrian I'm not really sure what I could say to bring out the worst in you. After all, the best is pretty bad. But without your natural people skills and wit and charm you just wouldn't be the person we all know and love.

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    1. Graham, at my worst, I'm impossible.
      I am really quite self concious. I know I look like a tramp. I don't like what I look or sound like but really could do with a life style coach. My wife tried for years but gave up in the end.

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  14. Nice to see an updated Adrian. I have some photos that should e updated. Maybe...

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    1. Red, this was an exercise in honesty. I knew that later I was going to have to ask people to be honest so it seemed fair to clean my own act up first.

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  15. Un placer verte!!!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Maria, isn't bad, unfortunately the subject is a scruffy devil.

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