SOME OF MY ODDS AND ENDS
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Here is a monochrome picture I took some twenty years ago of Karen, my brother uterine's daughter. I then did my own developing, printing and enlargements. The camera was a Russian Zenit-E. The enlarger was also a Zenit. White is the nightmare for photographers! I had to "burn in" the lace on the dress. This is done by masking the light from the enlarger with a card with a hole in it or by using the hands. Quite a delicate operation. I had a caption for the photo, "Now let me see ........ the square on the hypotenuse is ...... "
I thought that I would demonstrate the video
mode on the £85 Kodak EZ 200 web cam, come digital camera, come burst camera,
come video camera. Here are videos of my living room. The camera records in .avi and I
used Music Match to convert to .rm files. The .avi files are 500KB the .rm
files are 45KB - and not a big loss of definition. They are just for fun. Click
on the links below.
For contrast I did a video while the camera was plugged into the computer - that's about 350KB.
Another thought - what about putting pictures of my cyber friends on here?
When I was starting on the
slippery ladder, I worked in Leatherhead,
I had a two hour train journey each way, so my employer paid me (£4/week) to lodge locally, while I was finding a house. The people I lodged with, thought that £4 was a lot, and suggested £2.50/week - I gave them the £4! Can't remember their names - sorry people! When I called to view the room they told me that they wanted a nice person to keep the husband company in the evenings. He taught me to play cribbage and I drunk quite a bit of his whisky! It helped to ease the problems of living away from home.
I travelled out on Monday, and back on Friday. This was when Chloe found herself a "friend" to keep her company during the three long, lonely days while I was away!
I lodged in Ashtead with the family who had a 19yo daughter , Gail. She was quite an artist and did these cartoons based on the letters of the names. Very clever!
Click below to see
My friend, Margaret, was at a 'Hobbies Fair' and was interested in the genealogy exhibition. The demonstrator said how she could get details off the computer regarding Margaret's father, who died as a merchant seaman in WWII. I thought that I would 'have a go' and my efforts are here. I used the info on the commission's site in designing the plaque.
I'm getting a bit better at manipulating images. Have a gander here!
Here is the cat that has adopted me. I made it
a home, feed it, and give her TLC. BUT, it does not come into the house.
Also, if it gets sick, someone else will have to get it to a vet. Shut up!! At least it is better off compared to how it was as a semi-ferrule! The home is a cardboard box surrounded by polystyrene. She is 'snug as a bug in a rug!' Its name is meow - well what else can you call a cat!?
Here I make another attempt at a photo of the Aylward coat of arms. Can't seem to get it good for my home page though. This is a medium resolution for copying. See here.
I took this picture from a box of biscuits and
made a change to the business name! Select full screen (F11).
The text on the van does not show up very well - OK on the print though. Brings out the artist in me!
It was interesting using the 'clone' tool to remove the text in the picture. Nice to see a paint brush use tartan paint!
It has been snowing!
Still messing about with the Adobe Photo De-lux. Me at the age of 27.
A picture of me and my £1394.75 projection TV. A bit on the skew tho'!
And after I fixed up the shelf. A bit out of focus tho'!