I spend a lot of time on YouTube, probably more time than I spend watching telly, but what really gets on my tits is their recommended channels. I’ve received 100’s of these so called recommendations and not one of them has been in my sphere of interests. They claim to fine tune the suggested channels on my rejection but all I can say is their algorithms must be shite because the the next set of recommendations are just as bad. Surely the channels I’m already subscribed to are a clue to what I like or is that too obvious.
While dipping into the archive and wondering about what to post I began to glance at the snaps I have taken with my Sony NEX-5N. I bought this as a sort of carry anywhere snapshooter but it hardly gets used because like most people I find my iPhone more convenient. When I do use the Sony I don’t tend to bother with the settings so the results can be a bit hit and miss, or if you want to be generous, interesting.
The first set were shot at some crazy high ISO using just the light from a window at the other side of the room. The second are an outside mix of snaps taken in diffused and direct sunlight by, you guessed it, the canal. For the final wet set we move back indoors using natural light but this time the model is standing closer to the window so the exposure settings are a bit more civilised.
I’m not one to dwell on TV adverts but when it comes to the campaigns for expensive perfumes, male and female, I’m left dumbfounded. What the hell are they about. The visual symbolism goes way above my head and I’m pretty sure the “creatives” involved have been snorting far too much of that white powder. What we need is some straight forward no nonsense imagery so here’s a few more of my outdoor snaps.
It’s miserable outside so time to dig into the filing cabinet and find some photos taken on warmer happier days. Model number one, a cheeky blonde snapped in the back garden. The second set were taken at the bus stop just around the corner from my place. Passing motorists were most appreciative judging by the number of catcalls and car horns we got, or should that be she got. The final set shot in my usual happy hunting ground, the local rec.
For over a year now my electricity supplier has pestered me about fitting one of their so called smart meters. Being an awkward cunt I’ve resisted, until that is a couple of weeks ago when they tricked me during a phone call. I would like to let you all know that they really do save you money, well they failed to make the appointment so had to pay me compensation! I’m looking forward to the new date and hoping they don’t turn up again because I need all the help I can get with reducing my energy bills.