You would be quite correct in thinking that I was ignoring all of you ....well things are happening apace here at the bunker...if you'd said to me 6 months ago that I'd be twanging my Gordon Gekko red braces and buying sackfuls of Euros when they hit 1.20 , then I'd have thought you might be one sandwich short of a picnic...but that's what I did today...hurrah... the Fragrant Mrs Max and meself have nearly got there in our quest to make sure our old age takes on a bit of madness and we don't end up like the 5 million old folk in the UK who'se only company is TV...mind you I think that has happened since George Osbourne started going down the Bingo, imagine rocking up to the Gala and finding him looking back over the formica... waffle alert...back to photography...
As I type the Time Stacking video is rendering away 56% and rising...slowly. I did make a promise to produce another great(!) tutorial topped off with a few handy hints and as I have a free morning, International Money laundering aside, I have given it my fullest attention, yet again unscripted and unedited except for those 5 seconds at the end which had me sneezing... so...eh, up to 70% and rising..I know it's all so exciting........hmmmm... so as well as showing you the route to perfect Time Stacking I've chucked in a few minor hints about blend modes, look out for the Luminosity one, and saving your finished image back into Lightroom..think I might have to start whistling..only up to 85%...yep...here it is...remember me in your wills...any questions then email me..94%...get a move on, there's only another 4 hours til the market closes..the Stockport one that is..
It may have come to your attention, over these last 5 months that I have been pretty busy getting my head around a lot of different shooting techniques, software and new chunks of shiny hardware and really it's all in preparation for a bit of an adventure I'll be off on in about 4 weeks time as from then on I can't see myself having a spare moment for at least the following 12 months at which point I will be hurling myself into my 7th decade..let's all bow our heads for a minutes silence here...7th decade.... aye caramba, thank heavens I've still got my good looks and nothings fallen off yet....ahem...
So, as I am getting more and more 'old stuff' faffed and tickled into some kind of retail shape I thought I'd let you know where I'm up to image wise. If you are that solitary reader who has managed to part the clouds of Guff that hang about this place like a Saharan dust storm smog, you'll remember that I always say..queue funny voice 'Always squirrel away lots of files when it's sunny so during the dross months of winter you'll have somethign to give a good old spanking to and not have to watch telly' Well as I've switched systems from the Steam powered Dell that wheezed it's way through a stack of adjustment layers to Hal, the all powerful pixel muncher..I discovered that, probably like a lot of Squirrels out there, that I'd saved any number of image files in completely random folders all over the place, workflow now is of the sensible kind but as I was switching from Lightroom to Photoshop to Bridge and back stuff was being hoicked all over the show in a multi format unfathomable morrass... after many tears things seem to be making far more sense..new Catalogue in LR5, bring in images from various hard drives..Lightroom to Photoshop then saved to Lightroom and exported via presets from Lightroom to their life on the net. (for the non photographer who may have just read that last passage, it's what we in the trade call Photoshop Bollocks..) So alamy, Getty and redbubble are getting fed on a constant conveyor of tasty jpegs 500px gets some exclusives now and then..they are licencing some of my images now as well as doing prints, downloads and canvas things. Now that Getty has given up on flickr I'll probably stick the odd image on just to let folk I've not passed on, nearly my 7th decade lets not forget...so here are some motorbikes from a stack of files I've had hanging around for a while
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...