Monday, 15 January 2018

Portrait of an actor

An actor in the play the Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. Made during rehearsal.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

My little girl was ill.

These last few months Jessy has been peeing on the floor but without it seemed awareness she was doing it. But it was a once in a while thing, and there seemed little if any pattern to it.
At first I'd see a puddle and wonder where it came, and it wasn't until I saw one under her that I fully understood. For she is a remarkably fussy little thing about cleanliness.
Over the weeks I saw a sort of pattern. It was on Sunday and Monday she was doing it, the rest of the week she was as usual.
 Anyhoos.
Today I went to the vet and got hormones for her. It seems all the running she was doing was causing the onset of a problem spayed bitches have with bladder and urethra. Not as I thought a pinching of her nerve, which usually occurs if she has arthritis, which she hasn't got. Luckily.

   

Saturday, 6 January 2018

A little bit of Sony

One of the neat little tricks that come inside the A7 family of cameras is the ability to control the camera (to some extent) from ones mobile phone.
Meaning, I can place the camera on a tripod before the bird feeder and shoot the birds without them really knowing I'm watching them from inside the house. Neat eh.
Now, one of the issues I have is I can't for the life of me find how to shoot in RAW format while using the remote.





Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Christmas lights

I was at the party of the camera club last night and before the Do I when around the middle of town to see the lights. It was 8 ish and so had hardly any foot or car traffic.
What struck me was the difference between the different streets with regard to the lighting. You see the businesses pay for it those that are on the street that is. So the Narrow Street (Mitchell St), the street with the smallest shops had by far the most and best lights. The main street was poor, and it has the banks and the national chain shops, but Gladstone St was almost dark. It has most of the international chains, McDonald's, Boots, Carphone Warehouse and others.













   

Thursday, 14 December 2017