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

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


I see middle England has suffered an inundation. Hope you are all okay in your wellies and coracles, try not to worry, as Michael Fish would say. "It will be all water over the bridge by Friday."
I have been playing with some free software called fSpy. It allows one to use a reference image and 3D model onto a grid corrected for perspective and scale. If anyone would like to know more than the following video shows then either Google fSpy Tutorials or ask. The basics are not difficult but one has to be careful.
The video is a little protracted as I was thinking whilst recording it, no problem; most of my videos are a bit amateur so nothing has changed.

Here are a few more images from the Classic Car Show at Errol.
 This breakdown lorry is interesting. It's powered by a Flathead Ford V8. It was built in 1933 and is designated Ford SV-V8, the SV standing for side valve. I looked it up and there are a couple of videos featuring it but they are from New Zealand. What it's doing in Perthshire I have no idea. Their loss is our gain.
 Here are a pair of Fordson Majors. The nearest is interesting as it has a Perkins six cylinder diesel. Someone must have offered this conversion as I have seen one or two other examples. Perkins Diesels are from Peterborough, a town that can claim notoriety for having 60% of votes cast being postal. Import the third world and become a banana republic or in this case caliphate.
Another Fordson, this time a Super Major.
That's all for today, try and stay above the water.


  1. Love the tow truck.
    Tractors from the days when farm hands had to be hardy, no covered, heated cabs.
    There are still a couple of old grey Fergies seen in the village.

    The program looks interesting though a lot of work to get the best out of it.

    1. John, the tow truck must have been imported. We have a Grey Fergy here, it's just being rebuilt for a wedding next month.
      The fSpy seems to work well but one still has to model the scene so hours of work but it should be to scale when finished.

  2. I can imagine the tow truck towing a Morris Minor....but a Rover 90?

    1. Graham, I suspect the Austin 7 next to it would be about it's limit.

  3. I can see that fSpy is going to give you a lot of work and keep you amused and out of mischief for hours/days/weeks, Adrian.

    I love the vintage vehicle images. Have you used HDR on them?

    Best wishes - - - Richard

    1. Richard, I'll take a picture of something simple that I can measure and see if it models to size. At the end of the day it is just a quick and dirty laser scan. It does a similar job... hopefully.
      Yes faux HDR. I use the NIK filters as a Photoshop add on. I use single image HDR and then correct in Levels and add a bit of a push in Curves. I like the effect on subjects like this.

  4. I like the look of that towtruck, it has very elegant lines.

    1. Pauline it's RHD and I assume lived in New Zealand from new. What it's doing here I don't know.