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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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Sunday, 17 January 2016

NOT A LOT GOING ON. (17/01/16)

The weather is perfect or almost so. We have had some good walks in calm cool conditions. It's not really photography weather though. The snow is sparse and the frosts aren't hard enough for interesting ice to form.
I was very impressed by this post last week...MONICA....did a great job with some macro work and I decided to have a go.
Mine didn't turn out very well at all but it is worth further investigation.

I am spending a ridiculous amount of time playing in Blender and at long last can now get text to follow a curve reliably and without crunching letters up or sending them off into oblivion. I have just a few details like texturing and lighting to sort out and can then start to put a short video together.
More snow is forecast and the dogs have a friend arriving on Tuesday. That will cheer them up.
Have a good week.

30 comments:

  1. I've been getting some interesting frost patterns on my car bonnet in the morning, I really should've taken some images.
    Have a great week

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    1. Douglas, it hasn't been very interesting here and it's forecast to warm up again.

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  2. Animated text is looking very smooth.

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    1. John, in theory I have infinite control over animation. In practice I get muddled up but I am getting better but much more slowly than I thought I would.

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Adrian.

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  4. Great job on the lettering. You may have to move to Canada for frost photos.

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    1. Marie, the text is getting to behave a bit better. I will keep persevering.

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  5. thats looking very good to me Adrian, i found some of that Birch wood frost the other day, but i had the wrong lens with me. Next time.

    peter

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    1. Peter, I have only ever found it on Beech but it could happen on anything I presume.

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  6. Good you have Blender to play with when the weather is less than ideal. Nice macro shot!

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    1. Linda, what use it will be I don't know but it has been an interesting exercise so far.

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  7. I like your macro--- the colors make it!

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    1. Bill, it could make for some interesting images.

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    1. Margaret, I think I've almost cracked it.

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    1. Graham, I never though to have so many hours entertainment from free software.

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  10. I like the contrasting colours in your macro.

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    1. Pauline it does have possibilities.

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  11. We have had plenty of snow, and it has been pretty, but it has also been cold, so I haven't been motivated. I continue to experiment with my closeups, sans macro lens and in poor lighting, but it is something to do.

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    1. John, just get a screw on dioptre for your normal lens.

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  12. Playing in blender sounds incredibly dangerous, but I suppose you know what you're doing, Adrian?

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    1. Frances, it endangers my sanity and I wish I did know what I was doing.

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  13. I think this is a beautiful macro !

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  14. Let's face it, Adrian - if you knew what you were doing with Blender, and had a super-computer to crunch the numbers, the process would be so quick that you'd have to look for another foul-weather pastime! It's all looking great so far - a fascinating story that just keeps on running!

    I love the colours in your macro shot.

    Best wishes - - Richard

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    1. Richard, there is so much to learn and all of it is very complex, it really taxes my brain cell. It does pass the time on though I do have days when things I thought I knew I found I didn't. I'm trying to get spot lamp beams into the title and also to make the stars twinkle.

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  15. Tus videos cada día son mejores.
    Por aquí seguimos sin nieve .
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, no puedo creer la cantidad de jugar durante unos segundos de video. El pronóstico es de lluvia de nuevo aquí, pero tuvimos una larga caminata de nieve hoy.

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