Category Archives: General

Have you heard of Pinterest?


Have you heard of Pinterest?

‘Her Indoors’, always on top of things, tells me that it is the social site of the future.

Click here and the come back and tell me what you think?

They don’t look like on the packet


A baker I am obviously not. Overcooked a packet cookie mix. They still tasted good.

Cookie Time

Over Three Million Views on Flickr


I have just noticed that I now have over three million views on Flickr. Thank you to all who keep visiting me and leaving such nice comments. I will keep the images coming as long as you keep coming back

Thank you

Stats Flickr 28 Feb 12

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 – a review


A beta version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 has just been released and as many have recommended this product as both an editing tool and a way to manage a large catalogue of photographs, I downloaded a copy and tried it out.

This is the first time that I have ever used Lightroom and at first glance it looks like a great tool. This beta version has no help in the upload but it was easy to navigate, import to a catalogue, name sets, add tags and metadata. I then tried some editing and again was surprised at the ease of use but when I uploaded it to Flickr….not the same as my screen at all. I then did the same tweaks in CS5 and uploaded to Flickr and got what I saw on the screen. Checked all the colour settings which all match up to SRGB. Baffling.

So verdict, great for catalogueing but as for editing won’t change yet until I know what is going on with the upload process. If that was sorted would be great for batch processing and reduce workflow considerably. Never did find out how to re-size an image for different mediums but I am sure it must be there somewhere.

Here are the two edits and before downloading they looked identical

Lightroom

Edit with Lightroom 4

CS5

Edit with CS5

Something to make you smile


I was sent this link by an ageing Australian aunt, 93 and still skinny dipping. It made me smile.

31 entries for December NM Best Picture of Day


Net Model has had a daily competition for best picture of the day for some time and I enter once in a while to keep my profile in front of that audience and hopefully win. I do once in a while which is always a pleasant surprise.

This month they are having a special competition for all the winning entries for the month of December. I have taken this as a personal challenge. To try and put together 31 images that are worthy of entering a competition. Being the old fool that I am, I need to keep a record of what I enter or I am sure I will duplicate myself and that would be unforgivable.

So here we go. This being a blog which is not rated I have not shown any of the entries that are considered not suitable for children as I would hate to offend. I have given the links but remember to not open if you think you might be offended.

I will update as the rest of the month goes forward.

1 December

2 December


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Want to be a Vargas Girl?


I am still looking for Vargas Girls for a calendar, won’t be 2012 now but hopefully 2013.

Go to this page for details and to apply.

Vargas Girl - Zoe