Antiques And Curios

I seem to be spending an awful lot of time looking at ancient used light meters on eBay. I’ve got it in my head that all of my outdoor exposure problems will disappear if I go back to using incident light readings just like in the good old days. Indoors with flash I have always used a light meter and never, well almost never, had a problem so I’m hoping I can pick up a usable meter for around the £25 mark and put an end to my misery. Dream on Big Ears.



Eyes For Gertrude. 2015.

The comments about early music festivals reminded me of this. It’s not a figment of the imagination, it really did happen in Rugby, but do you know anyone who actually went? The venue was within walking distance of where I was living but I didn’t go. Yet more regrets.

Jethro Tull. Aqualung. 1971. Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent. Likely to get you arrested and put on the register nowadays.


All Change

This is the start of something big. No not the first snaps taken with my new camera but my first post using a new digital workflow. I’ve decided to stop adding a portrait colour profile to my photos in Nikon Capture because I usually ended up adjusting it back out again during my final corrections in Photoshop. Stupid is as stupid does. Hopefully dropping this one step will mean I spend less time on my computer and give my poor old eyes a rest.
Pantie watchers? I love girls in cotton panties so you can all shut up!

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. No Quarter. 1994. Kashmir. Much prefer this to the original. Love the instrumentation.
The Prodigy. Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned. 2004. Hot Ride. A glorious noise.
Radiohead. The Bends. 1995. Fake Plastic Trees. Radiohead rescued me.



I can’t resist a software update, I usually jump in with both feet and worry about the consequences later. This latest Mac OS X update though has caught me in a more cautious mood. I have a number of good photo editing programmes on my computer but I rely on Photoshop CS6 for this website’s updates and the big question is does it work in Yosemite? I took a risk with the last OS, Mavericks, but found that 99.9% of CS6 worked fine, the bits that didn’t appear to function correctly were pretty minor for me. I will spend the next couple of days scouring the photography and software forums looking for assurances that all will be well before I commit to pressing that big download button.