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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Saturday, 20 December 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS. (20/12/14)

Happy Christmas everyone.

HAPPYXMAS60001-0130     This is the final card. It isn’t perfect but it is better and as good as I can get it.

I am moving to Foyers tomorrow and not before time it’s pouring with rain here and very windy and cold.

Have a great holiday. Normal service will now resume or as normal as this blog gets.

42 comments:

  1. HI Adrian That is much improved on t he last attempt. You must have spent hours doing this and I appreciate it. I am off for the I.O.W. this morning until after New Year so have a lovely Christmas where ever you are in your van.

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    1. Margaret, I don't like admitting defeat. Enjoy the I.O.W.

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  2. WOW, it is gorgeous! Absolutely, I admire it! :-)

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    1. Yael, thanks. You enjoy a peaceful season and hopefully it may continue through the year.

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  3. Perfect...well done Adrian, great job.

    It's good to see that 'normality' is the new order of the day!!?

    Have a safe move....and all the best for the upcoming festivities?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it is almost perfect. I have learnt a lot but what use it is I don't know. You have a good do. Give my best wishes to the hairy, grumpy one if you see him.

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  4. It's great Adrian, there is nothing else to do. Good luck with your moving.

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  5. Bob, it is as good as it's going get. Heavy rain tomorrow so no change here.

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    1. John, as near as makes no difference so thanks.

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  7. The Falls of Foyers were used to generate the first large-scale commercial hydro-electric scheme in the UK, created in 1896 by the North British Aluminium Company to reduce aluminium at a works located on the side of the loch. The aluminium smelter was closed in 1967 but the hydro-electric scheme was developed to combine conventional hydro and pumped storage, with a 305 MW capacity. (From "The Gazeteer for Scotland")

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    1. YP, almost. The hydro pick up pipes are above the falls. They are a nuisance as they reduce a magnificent cataract to a trickle. The smelter building is still there.

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  8. Have a good Xmas Adrian well done on the card

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    1. Thanks Douglas. Christmas is much the same as any other day for me.

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  9. You have created a moment of magic, here, through the liberal and generous application of your time and spirit to say Happy Christmas in a very cool way. Thank you. And as Father Christmas has been known to say, "A Happy blooming Christmas to you, too!" McGregor

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    1. McGregor, it was fun. That's me; I've done Christmas now. I am thinking of a New Year card.

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  10. Merry Christmas Adrian. Thanks for your beautiful card. It was interesting to follow along to see how it was made.

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    1. Red, as always there is room for improvement but it passed a few dark rainy days on.

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  11. A very happy Christmas to you too Adrian!!

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    1. You too Ruby. I doubt you celebrate it but then I don't either. It's just an excuse to fool around.

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    2. You are right. I don't celebrate Christmas :))

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  12. Great blog♥

    How about follow each other?
    I follow your blog. Waiting for you♥
    My Blog: http://juliemcqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for calling by. Merry Christmas to you. Had a look at your blog. Impressive photographs but I am not interested in ladies clothes or makeup. I'll have another look tomorrow afternoon.

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  14. Enjoyed watching the card making process evolve...worth all of the time, effort and fun. Great to see what can be done by sticking with it. A Happy Christmas to you too, Adrian, and looking forward to more photos in your new location.

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    1. Glo, I am surprised I got this far. Blender is a powerful bit of software. You have a good holiday.

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  15. Brilliant! It reminds me of my sons' Hornby rail set, when the train used to hesitate for a moment, and then decide to move after all (that bit where the writing comes round from the right). I also like the pinky light on the mountain. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Frances, I'll pop a station in next time. I always have trouble with GIF files. I haven't found a way round the hesitation yet. I also missed one keyframe which means it isn't rotating at a constant speed.
      It's the thought that counts and the lack of thought which causes the problems.

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  16. Great stuff Adrian. All your perseverance is paying off.

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    1. John, I've enjoyed messing around. I have sorted most of the problems so will try some exploding fireworks for New Year. I think I've sorted the Graph Animator thingy now so with luck that bit will be smoother. This file is about 10.5MB. I suspect it is getting near the limit. I can drop the colour range and reduce the size a bit but would like more frames. This is 130 frames long.

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  17. adriaan perfect,ook hele fijne dagen gewenst.

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    1. Bas, dank je. Het is niet een taak voor mooie dagen.

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    1. R. Mac, Okay. I don't think there is any real danger of total normality.

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  19. What are you doing for Christmas Adrian ~ perhaps have a Blender free day? I hope you and the pups have some lovely weather and good food and some good people to share it with. Warm wishes from Cairns x

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    1. Carol, if it's fine I'm going to look for Otters. The dogs will have chicken and rice for dinner. I haven't decided yet.
      I don't usually do anything special. You have a good holiday.

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  20. Thanks, Adrian. Appreciate the card and all the effort that went into it. I'm heading away tomorrow on the best Christmas present ever, a road trip to Wellington. Hope you travel safe to your next destination.

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    1. Pauline, I have finished reading War and Peace and the collected works of Chekhov so had to find something else to do. I tried a couple of Noddy books but they were heavy going.

      Have a good journey.

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    1. Thank you Fernando. You have a good holiday.

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  22. Have a great Christmas, Adrian. I hope that you manage to stay warm and dry, and that we soon see more of your your super photography and added effects!

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    1. Thanks Richard. The way the weather is looking I suspect more effects than photographs......We will see.

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