It’s a funny day today, it’s sunny but not very warm and we even had a shower of hail whilst waiting for the ever elusive Jay. I have three shots of it but they were all mostly twig and to cap it all one was a wood pigeon. I must need new specs.
After breakfast, what a treat it was today, bacon, egg, fried bread and black pudding. I really should go shopping more often. Glenrothes is very good for shopping as I can park on the road equidistant from Aldi and Morrisons. The bulk of stuff I get in Aldi where the speed of the bar code reader always amazes. Then across the road for bits that Aldi don’t do or do more expensively like cereals and tobacco. Tonight it is Jersey Royal potatoes, roasted peppers with onion and chicken done with paprika and wild garlic in a roasting bag. Spoilt and fat I’ll be. I used to look forward to Jersey Royals but must admit they don’t seem to taste all that special these days.
All images were processed in Photomatix, given a final polish in Photoshop and shot on a tripod with cable release. The lens is the 24mm Canon TS-E with a 2 stop ND Grad filter on. This lens is wonderfully sharp corner to corner but the tilt movement isn’t quite fine enough, it’s also difficult to adjust even in live view; it’s great tethered to the laptop but it takes two to tango with that set up. The shift movement is great for quality panoramas but I forgot to do any today. I usually only use it for postcard or print and I do precious little of that. I really ought to make an effort and make it earn a bit of what it cost.
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