Friday, November 23, 2012

Told about a new site that might be worth trying. Called Cam360 it allows posting of pix for sale or to put to listings for approval.
Put 10 pix on about UK pictures asked for.
Crossing the clapper bridge over the river Barle at Tarr Steps
I have quite a few pix of Exmoor and the area around.
Might put some steam and rugby pix on as stock items too.
Worth a try in any case. It will cost nothing except my time.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Clevedon Versus North Dorset
After watching Clevedon snatch defeat from the jaws of victory playing Chard last week it was a relief to see them hold to their gains when they played North Dorset.
Despite several hard moments in the five yard area North Dorset scored only once. Final result Clevedon 22 points to North Dorset's five.
Play was often distant and I was glad of the built in 1.4 & 2 times tele extender in the A77. Must remember though to increase my shutter speed when i do that.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wrong Corrected - Right model Sony Charger 

Ordered a battery charger with an adapter for car charger and also American converter. Wrong model arrived but it is in hand to change it. It will be handy to be able to charge a battery while travelling in car. Also should I ever win on Euromillions and go to the States and Canada on a tour it will be useful there too.
Egg on my Face
After messages to and fro from the firm in China I found it WAS the correct model. I was not pushing the battery on to the contacts firmly enough. I feared that my normal ham-handedness would break something. I apolgised to the firm for the trouble I had caused. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Busy weekend, had a message from Carol Deacon to ask if I could cover the Memorial service and the Parade. She said she was doing Nailsea one and could not be in two places at the same time.
The British Legion Chairman Rob Campbell places the wreath at the memorial Service
I found the metal pillars a nuisance but managed by moving around a lot.
Decided to try a sweep pic to show the size of the crowd.
The folk attending on a fine sunny morning was greater than they had ever had before.
In the afternoon the car park at Salthouse was crammed full by two o;clock. Cars were going in and dropping off 90+ year olds and then having to go off to find a place to park. Old Church Road by the Garage corner with Elton road was streamed with cars all along the way to Victoria Road.
Avon Glen pipers were there to lead the parade.
The veterans preceded by the Legion banners.
I got a place by the old Poor House wall and took a series of pix.
Pipe Band, Veterans, Army Cadets, Air Cadets, St johns, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, et all.
Contrast was high and I had to edit with Elements to reduce the highlights.
Took 18 of the service and posted 8 and 20 of the parade and posted 10 on Clevedon People, Flickr, and Morguefile.
I was told on Monday morning that the church was packed with people and they had to used the side chapel as well to contain the numbers.
Carol Deacon was pleased with it. I told her it took me back 50 years to when I used to freelance getting pix and stories for the Clevedon Mercury.
Job well done so i treated myself to a bottle of Ldl's rum on the way home.
Clevedon threequarter slips tackle.

Watched a dissapointing game versus Chard. I felt that our 3s should have been given more ball. As it was Chard forwards dominated and keeping the ball tight failed to give us control