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, 28 November 2015

NO FUN. (28/11/15)

I still haven’t managed to get MathMap to work. I think after several goes I have found out why. I am on 64 bit Windows and there are no bin dll. files for 64 bit only 32 bit. GIMP is 64 bit and that works fine. I’ll have to reinstall it as some files have got into Adobe Elements. If I wanted to do that I wouldn’t have a chance. I have looked on the internet and some folk seem to think Mathmap will work in 64 bit but I can’t get it to run. Not to worry. I do have PhotoSpiraysis and I could try and get some better results out of Ultra Fractal. It’s a pity as MathMap has a mini compositor for combining filter effects. It will work as a stand alone programme on Macs but I can’t afford a Mac just for a filter. Can’t afford a Mac at all.

Here is one I did this morning.

PhotoSpiralysis (3)

Whilst having a quick look at GIMP 2.8 I found this filter It’s a one click job and may come in handy for something.

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It is really vile here, the overnight sleet has turned to heavy rain and both the dogs and I are damp and miserable.

I hope the weather is better where you are.

22 comments:

  1. That first image is superb, Adrian - an excellent choice of subject! I'm sure that 'curl up' tool could be put to good use, but how, I'm not sure!

    Naah! The weather's crap here too!

    Good luck! - - - - Richard

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  2. P.S. When I first had 64 bit Windows 7, it used to have the ability to run in 32 bit mode. The version I have now doesn't seem to have that capability - may be the level of implementation? I originally had Windows 7 professional, but now am on bog standard.

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    1. Richard, rather than Windows 10 I am thinking that Windows update will foul up and if a clean install is required I may bite the bullet and go for Umbuto. Mac screens are brilliant but I can get an equally good monitor for a couple of hundred pounds and a far better one for a grand.

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  3. ... "curl up" seems like a good idea. Whatever went before that, went over my head. The weather I can relate to, but having no dogs, I don't have to be out in it as much as you do!

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    1. Monica, it is in GIMP
      It's free and under Filter> Distort>Curl. I popped the gradient and the drop shadow on after, I also dropped the opacity on a bit of the writing.

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    2. Adrian, I was thinking more in terms of curling up on the sofa watching TV... ;)

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  4. No it has turned windy and windy on the Isle of Wight. Both these images are very creative

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    1. Margaret, not really creative try Photo spiro with an image with a transparent background.

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  5. I like the first image it's very clever. The weather was OK first thing this morning but only for a couple of hours and it's windy and rainy

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    1. Douglas, no not clever. Just a quick demo.

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  6. Clear and cold here for the past few days--- expecting lots of rain this coming week. I'm still reliving our last trip to the dry side of the mountains--at least for a few more days. Thanks for your comments by the way. And it looks to me like you're still having fun.

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    1. I am Bill. I have settled for a while.

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  7. Adrian, please stop being all techincal, and go out and photograph an animal. Or a tree. Or a leaf (if you can find one). Please?

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    1. Frances I can't. It's the techy bits that keep me going. I have some old images of Highland ponies. They are scans. I'll pop them on tomorrow. They are really bright and colourful shot on Velvia.

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    2. PS. Velvia is a Fuji film that digital can't hope to replicate. Exposed spot on it gives vibrant reds and pretty good blacks. It's a horror to use but stunning if I get one shot out of a roll or three rolls nailed , I have scored. To see it printed or even held up against the window is magical. It is reversal or slide film.

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    3. Adrian, am I supposed to understand all that??

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    4. Frances, I was hoping so.

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  8. I love all your special effects! You are so creative.

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    1. Linda, I just like all he tools that are out there. I like spreading photo reactive paste and I enjoy digital. It's fun.

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  9. Esta bien imagen, no tengo ni idea de eso Adrian. Por aquí hace frio pero no llueve. ahora +10 º
    Buen domingo y abrígate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, 0°C y nevando con fuerza. Nieve húmeda.

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    2. Laura, 0°C y nevando con fuerza. Nieve húmeda.

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