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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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A DAMP SQUIB. (03/11/15)

It is annoyingly foggy today, the sun is doing it’s best to burn the mist away but is just too far south of the equator to manage the job.

My 3D fireworks have all the impact and sparkle of a damp squib. I have got lovely trails of sparks and smoke, the explosion needs some more work but it’s all at the particle stage. I am determined to master the Node compositor malarkey but keep getting lost and then can’t find the damn particle system I want again when I need to increase or decrease size, randomness or whatever. It’s very hard to imagine what something will look like until you give it light emission. I’m going to read a book for a bit. Then I’ll have another go. I think I’ll start again and name everything and write down what I’ve called stuff. I still have a couple of days to produce something worth seeing.

Here are a couple of views from earlier today. The mist wasn’t as thick then but it was coolish on my fingers.

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Dithery has not invited me to his hog roast on Bonfire Night, perhaps he has decided against one this year.

27 comments:

  1. You do get involved in technical stuff, but I'm sure it keeps you sharp. I don't do sharp. :)

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    1. John, I may have taken on a project that is beyond my capabilities.

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  2. Beautiful shots and header! Nice works

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  3. I don't understand the technical stuff, Adrian, but I'm looking forward to your results. I'm hoping that I can sit by the fire and enjoy them, to save me the hassle of going out into the cold night air and getting a stiff neck from gazing skywards.

    Each of your three images is a winner - wonderful area you're living in!

    Best wishes - - Richard

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    1. Richard I don't either. That's the problem at the moment.
      It is a good spot even on a bad day. Tomorrow looks as if it could be worse.

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  4. Nice fall pix! Love that 3rd one a bunch. I added a comment to Stonehenge, by the way.

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    1. Bill the third one is a stitch of nine images tone mapped in groups of three. Thanks for your reply. You don't have threads enabled so I can't mention on your post that i still think it's a little strange.

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  5. Ah, the Node compositor....I remember it well. Actually, I've no idea what it is, but I loved the photos.

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    1. Frances, "Ah." Is not the word that I am using.

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  6. I love your photos of the damp woods, especially the second one with some fall colors.

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    1. Linda, I hear want sounds like heavy rain so that is the end of the leaves now.

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  7. You have a great place to walk and got some great photos in the mist. Good for you to be on one of your challenging projects again.

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    1. Red, I may have met my match with this one.

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  8. Beautiful autumn images... love the middle one!

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    1. Laura, yes it was a better result than I expected.

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  9. I get the feeling looking at those lovely peaceful scenes, that it would be a good place to calm the spirit - or an over active imagination. Good luck with the fireworks.

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    1. Pauline, I am very happy here. It can be a bit noisy at the moment with the stags bellowing but we rarely see them as the dogs take care of that.

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  10. this afternoon I walked in the leaves like on your beautiful image
    this remembered me as I was a little girl !
    your photos show a nice forest

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    1. Marty, the leaves have just lasted for weeks this year. Wonderful it has been.

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  11. Estupendas imágenes..muy bonitas,,,un abrazo desde Murcia.

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  12. Well it might be cold and foggy, but your fall photos are lovely!

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    1. Karen, they are all much the same at the moment.

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  13. Lucky for the hog I guess lol. I like the the 3rd image with a hint of fog/mist rolling into the background of the image. Hope the weather improves

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    1. Douglas no sign of any improvement but it is reasonably warm.

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