I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images 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

Monday 15 February 2010



It was grim yesterday so only went out for a quick walk then had a lazy day reading.  The First Casualty by Ben Elton, best book I’ve read in ages. Should you feel like a good read then it comes highly recommended.

The weather is worse today but it’s given it improving later in the week. Back to normal, sun, showers, snow and the odd precipitation of frogs. The latter being ‘Low Risk’.

Some time ago Lucy at Pictures just Pictures said you and your flipping flipping, I wonder does it make any difference and if it does is it a female/male thing?

The image above will prove it makes no difference as the bush dominates the mid ground in the following images and is just off centre.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    This is the start image cropped and pylons and an errant seagull removed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     The same image with the foreground expanded.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Then flipping flipped.

I will get out if the rain eases, otherwise it’s laundry and truck mucking out. I hope the sun shines where you are.


  1. Funny you should do this because my first thought (after wondering whether to count sheep) was to wonder what it would be like if cropped down to the interesting and attractive pattern of the stream in the foreground.


    P.S. But what about other 'flippin comparisons' where it does make a difference?

  2. Lucy, Will do one once the truck is clean. precipitating down so will have time. This was shot from a moving train so the stream isn't as good as it could be. The reflection was what caught my eye.

  3. Very interesting and such a peaceful and pretty scene. I definitely prefer the ones where the steel towers are removed. Looks like a very windy place judging from the bent of the trees and bushes. Keep up the good work. I'll be back.

    Scott (AKA Bull Rhino)

  4. Scott, it is very windy but calm as calm this last week, glad you came by.

  5. Oh I am SO looking forward to having some time to getting to know my Photoshop. Looks like so much fun! :o)

  6. Penny, it's great and though I would like CS4 there is no point. PSE lets you do the most amazing things, good and bad! Am just trying to start a new blog. 'Seeing to Pictures'. Just can't get it accepted by Live Writer. went to the pub for a pint at lunch so maybe it will hang together better tomorrow. One tip try and use shortcut keys, another never edit without saving your original Raw file. I can save you lots of time but you have to deal with normal ADOBE pain on your own, it's not intuitive but it is the best.

  7. This is awesome - I'm getting great tips already! :o) Be sure to keep us posted for when you get your other blog up and running... I'll be a follower for sure!

    I have already experienced some minor Adobe pain but I kind of take that for granted with any new software. You have to get to know each other first. ;o)

  8. Krista, just e-mail if something seems impossible. Will be away till Sat. Going into the snowy sunny wilderness.
    If you think PS is hard you want to look at Dreamweaver.....Bloody insane is that!