Late nights and long days.

I finally got around to tidying two of the really important websites I own. Well, they do put bread on the table! Too many images on both, so I've trimmed them down a bit and re-arranged the text to make things a little faster and more legible.
With anything important and technology driven, it's seems to be a long-winded and occasionally frustrating process to get things looking something like the way you want them to on a website. The shot of Norfolk Island on Ullswater above is a good example. The template will only show a very low resolution version of it for some reason. Infuriating! For the technically minded, it was taken on RVP 50 with the Hassleblad 503CW and 80mm Planar at f8. Not sure of the shutter speed, but I guess around 1/8 sec.

Frankly, I'd rather be taking photographs!

I shall miss the Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival this year. It's previously been an annual pilgrimage for me, but I have to work. I hope Brian & Morven and the other 30000-odd real ale conoisseurs have a great weekend. I'll be thinking of you, especially if Steve Winwood turns up!


I know exactly how you are feeling, although I must admit that I thought you were referring to something else!

I thought you were referring to the challenges of photography at this time of year when the days are so long and the "golden hour" seems to stretch on for ever.

As for knowing how you feel - I've just submitted the manuscript for my first book ... it isn't just using digital technology for web presentation that is difficult!
Steve Walton said…
It's a very busy time at the moment and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day for good housekeeping as well as looking after clients - and clients come first.

Good luck with your book, I know how it is when you are up against a contract deadline for submission of final text and images. Best advice I can give from my own experience is put it to bed now that you've submitted it.

You'll reap the rewards later and the satisfaction is immense.
Andy Howell said…
Coming back to Brum on the train from Marylebone yesterday I shared my table with 3 lovely Dutch guys on their way to Cropredy — it's been too long since I was last there!

Probably the best festival in the UK. Best folkie festival other than Saint Chartier in France.
Steve Walton said…
Lucky chaps! I kind of grew-up (or not) with the Fairports. Dear old Croppers - long may it continue.