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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Thursday, 27 November 2014

WAITING FOR A TANK. (27/11/14)

I have been in Kinross since Monday and the weather is grey to dark with occasional showers. It’s not photography weather at all so I’ve been doing a few Christmas cards for the young people that vault.

I have only seen them performing their gymnastic routines a few times but it is impressive.P1010447

IMG_0555 - card

P1010275   The photographs are all by Carole Pow and the swirly bits and writing are by me.

All use the Pen Tool, Paths or Bezier curves. Call them what you will, they are the same thing and I have had plenty of time to gain a better understanding of them. Another twenty hours and the workflow and controls just might become instinctive.

I am waiting for a fuel tank for the van as it is starting to show a bit of damp on one of the seams. With a bit of luck I’ll get it back tomorrow or Saturday. Saturday evening there is a Christmas Market in Kinross so hopefully I’ll get some photographs then.

If I don’t post tomorrow then have a good weekend.

32 comments:

  1. What will you do next, a chicken x dog? ha ha.

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    1. Bob, there are plenty of both here. Chicken, dog, sheep and horse.

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  2. Impressive work Adrian, looks like you've got the drop on that one? I never have got the hang of those curve things!
    I hope the fuel tank goes okay. Have a good weekend and enjoy the Christmas present shopping at the market!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, strange things still happen from time to time but like anything else it gets easier with practise.
      I shan't be shopping I'll just take some photos.

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  3. These are great. What an idea!

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  4. Gymnastics on horses ~ don't think I have ever seen such a thing.

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    1. Carol, they do it in Oz. It's called Vaulting.

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  5. Those are impresive shot. Hope the tank gets in soon and you have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Margaret, it is a bit energetic for me. Filling a hay net is about my limit.

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  6. Adriaan what this is nice, but I miss your act though.

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    1. Bas, I'll see if I can manage a Selfie.

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    1. R. Mac, thanks so do I it is starting to get me down.

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    1. Andrew, I'll have to get more guest photographers.

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  9. The combination on these photos makes them very alive. The swirls emphasize the motion.

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    1. Red, it is a cunning trick. I'll do a few more from time to time.

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  10. Great looking set of cards.
    Good luck with the Christmas shopping.

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    1. Cheers Keith, I shan't be doing much shopping and Kinross is only a small place.

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  11. I prefer the first one for an obvious reason.

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    1. YP, that was the final attempt so much more work went into it.
      The girl is Swiss so her timing is without equal.

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  12. I don't suppose that I'll ever master the pen tool as I seem to go many months between brief attempts.

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    1. John, I had to use it about ten days ago and the job took ten hours. I decided to try and master it. It is an awkward tool but it is very flexible.

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  13. All that leaping around on horses has left be breathless and all with no helmets, I'm telling health and safety, nice touches to the images I like the last one very dramatic pose and great effects by yourself

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    1. Douglas, I find it exhausting. Bugger health and safety. I'll get better at light swirls. It just takes a bit more artistry than I possess.

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  14. Cool christmas cards!! Love the last one!

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    1. Ruby, they are just a bit of fun. I could spend hours on a wet day playing with these.

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  15. Fantástica la sensación de movimiento!!
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, me gustaría poder hacerlo.

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