Thursday, April 27, 2006

Digitising Slides

OK, todays lesson is digitising slides, or is it digitizing with a 'Z' ??

I just bought a wee digital camera so I went out a week later and got a light box. Set the camera up on the tripod place the slide on the lightbox. I had to cut a piece of black card as the light was reflecting off the 'silver' camera and showing up on the slide when photgraphed.

Click on photos for a slightly better view.

So here are two of my slides as photographed by the camera.

Now nip into Picasa 2, straighten up the photos, crop them and voila.

Note to self, make it a two person job. One to remove slides and CLEAN them and another to photograph.
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Friday, April 21, 2006

Balintore Trip

Date of Trip 21-4-06. Weather Sunny. Wind 0 - 5 kph.

Set off from Balintore today. Headed south along the cliffs and saw a lot of sea birds, Gulls , Guillemots, Shags and Fulmars.

Perhaps the most unusual sight of the day though, was the remains of the 1940's gun emplacements and in particular the bridge between them.

See all the pics here:

From Balty

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Gone Fishing

Well kids, I recently decided to have a go at fishing from my kayak. At first I tried using a basic line that I bought for the kids, when I had no luck I bought a cheapo telescopic rod which came with a wee box of tackle and a mackerel jig.

Well I loaded up the kayak, take a look at my minimalist setup.

Well to tell you the truth, it was easier with the kids fishing line. Whenever the hooks started dragging seaweed it was a real hassle getting it off. There's just no space for manouvering when you are stuck in the seat of the kayak in the middle of the water.

Oh, by the way the weather was lovely the day I went out, apart form the 90 minutes I was out when we got wind and showers. When I took the boat in the sun came out ! Oh well I did get some pics.