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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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Monday, 15 December 2014

ALMOST PERFECT. (15/12/14)

It has been a beautiful morning so after collecting the dogs from a bit of deer annoying which took them half a mile uphill, buggered I was. I made my way to the new CO-OP in Ballachulish I stopped several times to take some pictures. I got back up the hill with enough food to last until Sunday and some sunny images.

I am having a day off from blundering in Blender. Last night I created a tiny emitter to incorporate into my star but it isn’t right it looks like a shower of sparks and not the blurry, diffused, gentle glow I want. It also tried to render using the CPU and not the GPU. It meant render time was horrendous. I’ll sleep on this little conundrum. I was thinking of getting an upgraded graphics card but having looked into the matter I think mine is still fine for what I do. I have a Nvidia 660 2GB one and though there are much faster cards they cost an arm and a leg and generate a lot of heat. I can get a newer version but it is only 10% quicker and costs £300.00p. Not worth it. AMD do cheap fast ones but Apple Pro users have experienced problems. They may work fine in proper computers. I guess that these days GPUs are plug in and play. I hope so.

I have a somewhat cavalier attitude to life and also computing. I should have been a politician.

I know a bit about a lot but understand nowt. A few years ago I thought Dithery Dave was unique. Now they are all the same. I would like Blair to return or even the ‘One Eyed Free’ Gordon Brown. John Major even. I would think about voting for Boris as he writes well and makes me look up words. He is an entertaining chap but not someone I would leave in charge of a Hotdog Cart. I would vote for him were he on X-Dancing- Stars- Be Tomorrows News- Celebrity- Get Me in Here. I can not believe the crap that television producers make. Does anyone watch it?

The silly sods just issue policy statements. Then while I, in my ignorance, think they are policy, they regard their words as expedient to keep them in a job. I want a republic. Out with inbred posh and in with the new breed. Only trouble is there are no well educated poor young folk to fight the cause. Thatcher saw to that.

I get the Daily Telegraph, left wing newspapers are shite. I love the Crossword and Sudoku in the Telegraph. It is biased to the right of right centre but not really silly. If you want really, side splitting, silly then you only have to look at America and the Tea party. Fox News is a comedy show.

Enough, this is about images and here they are.

_V0G7621       Stob a’ Ghlais Choire and in front of it Creag Dhubh.

_V0G7622        Glencoe and to the left Buachaille Etive Mor.

_V0G7624        Buachaille Etive Mor from further down the road. This is my sort of photography. I can’t have walked more than a hundred yards for snaps today.

_V0G7625       Glencoe.

_V0G7630      Loch Leven.

_V0G7631     Loch Leven again these were both taken from the Boat Club jetty at Ballachulish. They accounted for half my walking yardage today. It’s twenty steps from the layby.

I did stop for some video of wispy cloud rolling around Stob Dearg on the end of Buachaille Etive Mor but just as I got set up the cloud stopped rolling around and completely obliterated it. It then started snowing so I thought blow it and retreated to the warmth of the van.

I am spoilt for choice for a meal today. It is really good the CO-OP has opened. It is a twenty mile round trip but that is half the distance to Fort William and back.

That’s all for today. Nice. Have you seen pictures of Georgy the seventhy ( Thanks Bob)? If you haven’t then he looks good.

31 comments:

  1. Until I read this post I hadn't realised that there are two Loch Levens in Scotland. Judging from your photos, somebody has been busy with the old icing sugar shaker. I like the first Loch Leven photo - showing the distinctive snowline.

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    1. YP, it is confusing. This one is a sea loch. The other one down at Kinross is a fresh water one. Like a big pond.
      I never considered there would be room for confusion but there again I am a bit iffy when it comes to writing stuff down.
      I guess Leven means smooth. It can't, leavened bread is bumpy. Does the 'A' make that much difference?
      Clear up this silly business. You 'O'-Master of Yorkshire Language. You are the master of how English is wrote, writ or written.
      I love words. Really silly are words....This is a secret.....My silliest word is....Marmalade. I have kept that a secret for forty years. I was special needs. Still am. I know it is orange jam and to pop it on toast but marmalade must rate as really daft word for a bit of preserve.

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    2. Your secret is safe with me sir. "Marmalade" is indeed a pleasant word to say. Regarding "Leven" - I was born in the village of Leven in East Yorkshire. There it is believed that the word is of Anglian origin and means 'the slow-moving one' - presumably in relation to the movement of waters in the days when the River Hull had no manmade banks.

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    3. Thank you, That makes sense. I was thinking placid.

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  2. I love all the snow capped mountains but my favourite is Loch Leven.

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    1. Margaret, Loch Leven is often good for reflections.

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  3. You cover a wide territory today. I'm not sure if a republic would change anything. Idiots are found all over the place. We don't have our "elites " in politics because we don't have them, but we still find lots of idiots.

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    1. Red, our elite are protected by birth. It can't be right and proper in this day and age.

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    2. We are lucky and don't have any of those characters. When Canada was settled you sent us all the wackos...the failures of the elite. They were useless here and received money from home to survive.

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  4. Adriaan what state you are currently in a beautiful area.

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    1. Bas, it is unbeatable when the cloud lifts long enough to see it.

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  5. Ever the fact-checker and editor, I feel obligated to tell you that the future king would be Georgy the seventhy. Georgy the sixthy was Elizabeth's father.

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    1. Bob, thank you. I have amended the post and credited the editor.

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  6. Gorgeous images, especially the sailboat at Loch Leven.
    And I love your cavalier attitude!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I am just about to put my sensible head on. I'm going to need it today.

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  7. I admit that you lose me on Blender, but I like seeing your countryside. 😄👏

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    1. John, I lose myself in Blender. I just get fascinated by it's possibilities.

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  8. Breathless, need no words it's beautiful and perfect

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    1. Laura, it is wonderful out this morning as well but it isn't going to last.

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  9. Vaya navidades blancas;)))
    Por aquí cayó también mucha en la sierra.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, será una Navidad blanca aquí, pero me voy a mudar antes de Navidad.

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  10. Simply put the images are stunning, obviously my eyes are drawn to the big reflective images, the water looks stunning. Images 2,3,and 4 are brilliant too.

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    1. Douglas, an easy set to get. A bit chilly but that's winter.

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  11. Stunning scenery Adrian and don't get me started on politics. The next election is going to be interesting for sure.

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    1. Adam, it is beautiful here. The election will be interesting but I suspect we won't notice any difference.

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  12. Hello Adrian,
    Very good shots!! Great to see the view in this fantastic area.
    The shot with the boat is so very wonderful!!
    Well done!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Marco, good to see you visiting and thank you for the comment.

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  13. The loch levin picture is one of my favourite in this blog!

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    1. Raffaela, yes it's not bad for little effort. I prefer bleakness though.

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