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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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

INSPIRATION. (02/03/16)

I am lacking inspiration. I have an idea to incorporate some real video footage with some 3D scenes and have got as far as camera tracking the video and then introducing the saved data into the virtual Blender camera. I’ll try and think of an interesting story line. Suggestions are not only welcome but canvassed. It’s been a good winter I can half use compositors, posh video editors, exploit alpha channels and model a bit.
This week I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 but when I tried to clone my ‘C’ drive it said that my external drive was not formatted NTFS. It says it is so I’m stuck. I gave it a slap and told both it and the computer.
“ One of you is lying, so own up now or I will have to punish you both.”
This is the first problem I have had with Transcend drives. They have been everything I have needed and I even managed to partition one to store pictures on. I remember Mark explaining why the drives call themselves different letters but if I partition a ‘K’ drive I don’t expect it to be called drive ‘R’. It is really handy for timelapse to have a drive that can handle data transfer quickly via USB3. I don’t want to install a new operating system without having the old one to fall back on. It all became academic as Microsoft never gave me the download for Windows 10. It just stuck on Starting Download. I’ll have a think about the job. I would prefer a clean install if possible. I just wish I knew what I was doing. A few years ago I did pop a couple of SSD drives and a new GPU into the dieing laptop previous to this one but I can’t recall how I managed the job. It did involve many naughty words and I would like to try and avoid a repetition of them as it upsets the dogs.
I have been trying to ignore our useless politicians and their advice on which way to vote in the coming referendum. I am voting for out as I really dislike politicians and being a member of the EU just means we are paying for more of the useless buggers. Plus financing the high life for bureaucrats who seem incapable of filing accounts. It would be a cause célèbre in any other walk of life. Folk seem to accept politicians are crooks and don't demand they are punished like they would be for far lesser crimes. Perjury is an offence here and that is the least of their misdemeanours.
This morning dawned bright and sunny, we had a sprinkle of snow, it was cold and crisp. A beautiful morning for a wander. It looks as if we are going to have a nest of Buzzard chicks this year as yesterday there were a pair swooping about but by the time I got the camera set up for some video they had swooped off. I’ll never make a birder so don’t know why I bother. Last year I could hear the chicks calling for food but they shut up when I got close and I never identified the nest. I expected to find lots of bird muck and bits of bone under it but despite hours of searching never did.
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Almost home and the dogs saying hurry up it’s breakfast time not snapping pictures time.

18 comments:

  1. In many ways you are my inspiration, Adrian. You live in challenging northern climes, you wander about the countryside like a nomad taking excellent macro and micro photographs, your technical expertise far exceeds mine, you apparently speak fluent canine, the list goes on and on and on....

    Please send an autographed picture of yourself with Alf and Molly so I can hang it on my wall.

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    1. Bob, I'll try for a snap tomorrow. It may have a hen and a sheep or two in as most animals are interested in idiots. Signing will be no bother as I now know to use the alpha channel.

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  2. I think that both you and I would have to inhabit different regions to be inspired at this time of year.

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  3. I have enjoyed getting to grips. A quarter of a grip with posh software but must admit to looking forward to spring. Winter here is lacking in drama.

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  4. I like that lane in the picture and the dogs waiting. Spring must be in your view finder soon.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Marie, I must admit some warm weather would be good.

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  5. Well, in spite of sticky Windows, and nagging doggies, you still manage to squeeze out some story-telling shots.

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    1. Bill, I am struggling a bit at the moment.

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  6. They are so cute, and the image is lovely.

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    1. Orvokki, they are good company.

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  7. Windows 10 is plain evil ... i'm still struggling with it every day ... and as for feeling like dere is no inspiration ... not U, friend Adrian, cuz U and Ur pics r so much inspiration for me ... Love, cat.

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    1. Cat, If I ever get to find out I'll let you know.

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    1. Linda, they often creep into pictures.

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  9. I love your friends in the last photo

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  10. No wonder the dogs are in a hurry to get home - it looks to be freezing where you are.

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    1. Pauline after a mild winter it has turned chilly. The dogs don't seem to mind.

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