Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:07:53 AM
We are having a magnificent run of great weather. Clear blue sky every day for a week. Good but not too hot climate with temperature in mid to late 20s (Celsius) And this is set to continue.
And my eggplants and peppers are finally bearing fruits!
Meanwhile my main laptop has been sulking for quite some time. It suffers a lockup without any warning. The cursor or pointer just freezes. No hard drive activity. No changes in noise level. Nothing whatsoever. I have to force shut down and restart again.
I have tried a few work-arounds and it has been better for a couple of weeks. But the beast is still misbehaving.
Naturally this issue has impacted my online action level. It has also discouraged me from reviewing and editing photos for upload. Not sure when I can catch up on that front.
Still, the sky is blue and air is clear & fresh. So I'll finish off this quick update post and sit on the porch with Arwen to watch the setting sun and enjoy YANBWOGD (yet another nobody beats Wellington on a good day) kind of glorious evening.
TTFN for today
Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:38:06 PM
We, the photography group Shoot&Tell
members had the silhouette theme
for the last fortnight. It was an interesting and intriguing theme to work on.
Initially I was a bit reluctant, because it seemed the detail focused images would be more relevant than silhouette here in NZ especially now being the height of summer and all. However as I watched other's creativity being exploded on this theme, my reluctance became an enthusiasm. Especially after Deb pointed out I have the perfect object here right outside my lounge. (I'm always slow to catch on
Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:20:00 PM
These two seem to share a preference as to how they access the next door
Friday, December 17, 2010 8:44:59 AM
I've been experimenting with my new camera for some time. I'm getting used to using some controls and loving the camera's large optical zoom, while hating its insistence on not letting me take full control even using the "Manual" mode.
Another thing that's been bugging me is the colours. To me, the camera does not deliver correct colours. Too much blue, too much pink, not enough yellow, not enough ... whatever! I initially thought it must be something to do with NZ's strong Sun, full of cancer causing ultraviolet light. But I get those colour incorrectness even in indoor photos.
So I've been experimenting with camera's colour setting, in quest of what delivers most true colours in certain conditions. I share one of those colour experiments in this post, my study of how to get most true colour of the bright red bottlebrush flowers just outside the lounge window.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:54:55 AM
As some of you have known, I've started my major DIY project for this Summer: roof painting.
The stage one involves replacing old rusted roof nails with new screws, removal of rust on the roof iron and repair of damages caused by rust. I'm not making rapid progress but the work up on top of the world is not a bad way to spend your day.
Check out my new photo album, Project-R
, to see what was involved in the first three days of my work on the roof.
I'll be updating the album as I progress and post update status at the comment section.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:46:11 AM
Wellington City Botanic Garden held the Annual Rose Festival last weekend at its Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Unfortunately the weather wasn't that great for photography, so as the expected big crowds, which would have a disproportionally large number of people named "Rose", who would be offered a free coffee.
Tuesday was a much better day weather wise and I was also free. So a friend and I had a spontaneous tour of the garden with out respective cameras. Our chosen mode of transport was two legs.