Always a popular thread at the other place.
I'll kick this one off.
It was my birthday the other day. I was expecting a bottle of my favourite perfume (I've been dropping hints I was running low) and woke up to a Land Rover Freelander on the drive. I've always wanted a 4x4 and now I've finally got one courtesy of my Mum and my Significant Other Half.
Okay, so it's not a new one and it's not an all singing, all dancing model, but that doesn't bother me. It's a freaking Freelander, dudes!
Mine's a white soft top like the one in the foreground.
Downside - I'll have to fund my own bottle of smellies. Oh hold on - there's Mother's Day coming up...
she has only started her study
do Not disturb
genius at work
I found a spelling error in my profile and corrected it.
Thanks, guys. My goodness, my brain is rusty! But there were a few things I did well, so that was a relief. Because I have to complete what is a two year full time course in twelve months, the assignments are a bit of a challenge. I have ten to do before the end of July. I have completed many of the same subjects previously, and done more than the equivalent, but I never got my piece of paper, as I got seriously ill twice, and finally gave up. I needed to work, I needed to raise my son, but I didn't need to study. That was twenty years ago, and every one of those brain cells has died or moved to a far country! LOL
The one bad thing is that I know I am going to have a speeding fine sent to my boss! I planted my foot to get past some traffic, looked at the side of the road, and saw the flash as the radar took a little photo of me. It will be in colour, and detailed, and my boss is going to laugh or cry, but I will have to pay the fine and lose points from my licence. Serve me right. I have belted down that highway so many times, I deserve to have been caught before now. The joke is that until I hit my 50s, I was a conservative driver, who hated speeding, and looked down on those who did so. My, how we change! :) Particularly when we live miles from nowhere.
5000+ Downloads now make me happy
Ah - congratulations, Michael! And Christa! It's so nice to reach another mark, and you deserve it. You have some great photos in your gallery!
I have over 600 downloads now :D
this site is really popular
Your images are of a high quality, Christine, so I'm not surprised. Well done!
Let's celebrate it is almost summer (in Europe)
I am a Daddy! Little baby girl called Beau, born last Tuesday 31st. Very, very proud of mum and daughter! :)
Oh, wow!! What an exciting time for you, Jon. I wish your little daughter all the best for her life ahead.
Naturally, we would love to see some photos!
@Jonfletch: Congratulations with your baby daugther !
Congratulations! It is great that everything went well and mom and baby girl are healthy.
Wonderful news, Jon. Hello to baby Beau! :D
Congratulations Jon !
I am celebrating that a publisher of educational books about photography and computers has accepted my manus for a book about High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. I will spend the coming time finishing the text and then it should get "out there".
The book will be in Danish - as the first Danish book about HDR.
You can see samples of my pictures and read reviews of old lenses in English at my homepage: www.hdrfoto.dk.
Wow - well done, John! If I could read Danish, I'd buy it. When you have a copy, post a photo of it for us to see?
If anyone knows about HDR technique, it's you Jon. Kudos! :D
Great news John, Congrats, for a long time I admire your photos. Why not try to publish your website in English.It looks stunning but I cant read it :(
114: I will not post a copy of the book, sorry - it is an E-book and it should bring in some money you see :-) But I will post a copy of the front page for you to see. hehe.
115: Ty - I try to keep the pictures natural and to avoid the the most comon pitholes with HDR.
116: Well, I have only started to translate my reviews of old lenses (M42, Tamron Adaptall and OM's); but maybe I will translate the guides once they have been updated to match the E-book. I am working on an English version of the site; but things take time . . . .
I have a new toy to play with - Corel Painter 12. I'm lovin; it! :D
@ 108, have a look here: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/webUpload?uname=116581562326616841488&aid=5615979116631026913
And thanks for the kind words
What you have done with HDR John is remarkable. Now you're putting your knowledge in a book. Congratulations on your achievements!
Lynne you have so many creations that are mega-hits. Now you have a new toy to boot! Going to be hard to top your swirly tree. :)
I'm not the mega-hit queen, Cris. That title belongs to this lady: