Jaded Snapper

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 20, 2005


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I've seen the clouds go dark for a total in the UK. I've seen a 97.5% partial with partial cloud cover, also here in the U.K.

I planned this total for a while, ending up west of Idaho Falls, in vast open country that could have taken thousands more people. I persuaded my family that this was worth the additional cost of a holiday in August and some inconvenience.

I had to buy a tripod out there, and had to drive 5 hours from where we were staying. We slept a littl whilst in the car and I set up D7100, 200-500mm lens and 1.4 TC to give me an equivalent of 1050mm. I both watched the eclipse and took photos of it. My family also took some photos, of the surroundings and of totality through an iPhone. I've got memories and a stunning record. Win win.

Oh, and totality is totally different from a partial.

I'm plannnig for 2024 now...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 11:45 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Avro Vulcan XH558. in the Strategic Bombers challenge (2 comments in total)

They were practising for their flyby. They hadn't flown together before. I got to meet the pilots from the little planes afterwards and asked them what they had been doing to the West "you weren't supposed to see that!" they said. I'd forgotten this challenge was on, I've got shots of them on their flyby.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 23:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

I use three CS applications. I do not want just one, or all of them.

I've been a 'skip a generation' upgrader or swoop when the price is right (like when I got a copy of Design Pro in Boston for HALF the price in the UK - Adobe have never been able to do exchange rates)

Any I think this will be resolved over the next few years as the CS versions age and wither. More Apps will appear in the Apple App Store that do the things that CS does. We will get used to using several apps to do what one did before, and we will pay a tiny fraction of the price for that inconvenience.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:11 UTC as 582nd comment

Shame he put breath rather than breathe, otherwise it would have made sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 22:54 UTC as 8th comment
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