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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Thursday, 14 January 2016

THE DREAM. (14/01/15)

I was awake during the early hours as is my want. I would have been awake anyway as the dogs realised it was snowing and wanted to get out to roll in the white stuff. I managed to curtail their enthusiasm until around 0745h when they considered it light enough for their first walk.
Yesterday I got to the shops in the truck on very slippery roads and got within  a hundred metres of home before I was brought to a slithery slidey halt. I walked up to the farm, borrowed a wheelbarrow and a shovel and raided the councils grit bin. It got me home and warmed me up.
These pictures are from our second walk today.
Snow,  not a lot but I love it.
The dogs are partial to a drop of the white stuff as well. They are ready for a hair cut but as long as the snow stays cold they don't collect too much to bring back home.
The road home not bad but borderline for a silly heavy front wheel drive van. I got tobacco but forgot beer. I haven't had a drink from New Year until now. I could have made a resolution. I could become a Methodist or a Wee Free.
The Blendering is coming on but the more I get to know the more I want to do, I dream the problems it creates. The little bird is okay but trying to get it to sit in the middle of the circle in the above clip and speak is proving a challenge. Trying to get Bezier curves to do what I want is yet another of my many problems. In my darkest moments I suspect I have bitten off a project too great for my brain to cope with. The waterfall is crap. The Starlings are not as good as DOUGLAS'S but are getting there. My opening needs further attention, excuse the expression, I just get happy with text and materials then I notice my lighting is anyhow and animation leaves much to be desired. So much to do and so much to learn. So little time.

24 comments:

  1. Nice pics. I like the tracks on the snowy, forested road. Or is that forested, snowy road?

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  2. John, it's the main road here.

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  3. Adrian, surely the dogs need their hair in the snow? Isn't that the point of hair? But I confess ignorance when it comes to things canine.

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    1. Frances, they do but if it turns wet they drag bucket fulls of it into the van.

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  4. Your pictures are great. I specially like the dog by the bale of hay.

    I checked out Douglas's videos of the murmuration. They are great for having been done on a mobile phone.

    Keep working at the animation. You are making progress.

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    1. Marie, it was good to get out with a camera. The 3D comes along very slowly but I have found an alternative to bezier curves which tend to turn themselves inside out.

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  5. Looks like the dogs may have use for their fur coats just now :) Good snow photos, especially the one of Molly(?) with the hay.

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  6. Your dogs seem to blend in with the snow. Forget those "Where's Wally?" books, it's time for "Where's Alf?" and "Where's Molly?"

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    1. YP, funny you should say that she is missing at the moment. She will be chewing deer bones . I'll have to fetch her in a while.

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  7. I love snow! So much fun to play in. I like your first photo of the snow on the red berries.

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    1. Linda, it does brighten the place up.

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  8. I would love some snow down here, personally I love the stuff and that weird silence you always get when it snows...plus the nature reserves are deserted :-)
    I can't wait to see the finished video from the bits I've seen it's coming along nicely

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    1. Douglas, I just hope I can finish it. Either way I have learnt a fair bit but need to know twice as much.

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    2. Glad you go home safely eventually. Love all the snow scenes. Cold but very sunny here today.

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    3. Margaret, they salted the road yesterday so all is well.

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  9. I would love to have the opportunity to get some lovely snow pictures not having seen much real snow on Lewis since the late '80s (there has been some but I've been in NZ and missed it). Those pictures are grand. Isn't it odd how hay/straw rolls have become so 'romantic'. When they first replaced bales they were declared unattractive by many when what they really meant was untraditional. They are now ubiquitous and can be wonderfully attractive.

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    1. Graham, these are sold but the ground is too wet to get them in. Some farms are baling giant square bales again. These look better.

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  10. Ah yes---- snow all over a hairy dog. Your pictures are quite lovely.

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  11. My favourite pictures - snow covered little white dogs x

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    1. jen, we could do with some fresh snow this is getting too hard for rolling in.

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  12. Guapas fotos Adrian... Que bien se lo pasa tus perroen la nieve :))
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Laura, mis perros les encanta la nieve.

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