After hearing the sad news about Neil Armstrong it seems rather coincidental that I’d posted about the moon only a few weeks ago. One of the enduring images of that event was, of course, the flag, and I post one of my own in tribute. It may be red, white and blue of a different kind but no less a tip of the hat to a pioneering explorer of another world.
Astronaut, Photographer (source: Reuters)
Apparently the reason why there aren’t many photographs of Armstrong on the surface of the moon is because he was the one behind the camera most of the time. I think a lot of us can relate to that.
Rest in Peace
Phillip Island. A great end to a great day.
With the explosion of work I’ve had lately it turns out that storage becomes a problem very quickly when you’re gobbling through 4 and 8 gigabyte cards at a time. And not only is capacity an issue, I now have to plan for long-term storage and reliability. Continue reading
Filed under Craft, Off topic
Too hot to blog… or do much else for that matter.
We recently got the warm weather back – this time for a sustained period – and it turns out the rising temperatures are not conducive to pulling a chair up to the computer and writing blog posts. Quite honestly I find the hot weather a bit of a drain on my productivity. I seem to spend too much time thinking that this is the year I finally buy an air conditioner and that solar panels aren’t such a silly idea after all.
Anyhow, I have beer in the fridge and a fully belly of Chinese takeaway food. Continuing the lazy theme the only thing I need to decide now is which European disaster I’d like to watch unfold on TV tonight – the debt crisis, Eurovision or Norway vs England…
35mm, ISO 400
I mentioned briefly in my last post that I had in my possession an old film camera. Although, I don’t consider it that old. It’s circa 1999-2002 which doesn’t seem at all long ago, but I suppose when you think about it it’s well over a decade. Turn of the century technology. Crikey. Continue reading
It feels like a long time since I last made a post and the reason is because I’ve been pre-occupied with my friend’s wedding. Well, Saturday was the big day, Continue reading
Preview of a .CR2 Canon RAW file
I’ve been playing around with SkyDrive and Google Drive for the last few days trying to figure out if either are worth the investment as online backup options. It’s all well and good comparing spec sheets and prices, but the proof is in the pudding – you just have to get stuck in and try them out for real. Continue reading
It’s not often I post links, but I just had to share this one. Continue reading
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Also known as Murphy’s Law. Anybody who has been paying particularly close attention will know that I’ve been using the Lightroom 4 trial for the past 30 days. I ordered my full copy of the new Lightroom from Amazon weeks ago and have been waiting patiently for it to pass through my letterbox ever since. It wasn’t a big deal, though, because you can just input the key when it arrives and continue using the software.
Last night the trial expired and, of course, I had no product key to activate Lightroom and I needed to use it. So I went through the entire rigmarole of uninstalling the trial, finding my copy of Lightroom 3, installing it and then importing all the photographs I have scattered around everywhere all over again.
I get in from work this afternoon and guess what’s waiting for me…
There has been quite a stir in the tech world lately in the wake of an announcement by anti virus company Dr. Web that the OSX/Flashback trojan downloader has recruited over 600,000 unsuspecting Apple computers to the emerging Mac botnet. This has since been confirmed by Kaspersky Labs.
Since Apple computers are extremely popular among creative professionals, I thought it might be helpful to impart some practical advice to any fellow readers and Mac users who might be concerned. So let’s start off by getting the elephant out of the room… Continue reading
Today is my day off and it started quite abruptly with a text message at 0654 this morning. I let her off because it was important, but now I was awake earlier than I would be on a normal working day.
Then I heard a crashing sound outside followed by a crescendo of tinkling on tarmac. I opened my curtains to discover that the rain and sleet had decided that, today, it would fall horizontally and not vertically. Then I noticed our recycling collection bin had lost its fight with the wind and was now vomiting glass bottles into the road. Continue reading