Posts Tagged ‘digital photo’

New Year Targets

January 1, 2016

I’ll quote the two targets I always wanted to set when I was a working man and had to have management agreed targets each year. Mt two aims for each year were:

1) To still be alive at the end of it.

2) To still be smiling at the end of it.

When the second one was getting a bit hard to achieve was when I decided to quit. I haven’t looked back since then. My only regret? Well not being able to irritate management by offering them those two targets!

Well strictly, I spend a lot of time looking back because I have a voluntary role looking after matters historical where I live. And on this first of January I shall look back to another. It was in 2002 and I took a couple of early morning sunrise photos with the more limited camera of the day.

This one was exposed for the frost covered land.


Getting that right made the sky a white out for it was much brighter than the land so I took a second photo for the sky with the land becoming just about a black out.


It was a simple job using a ‘magic wand’ tool to take this sky and paste it into the other picture to actually capture what the brain thought it saw.


So never believe digital photos. This is the result of merging two images. I love it for it really did capture what I saw. And I thought what I saw was beautiful.

By the way, being the lucky person I am, that’s the view I look out over from my bathroom. There’s no obscured glass for us since it is not overlooked. This is what I see every morning when I carry out my ablutions.

A very early digital shot

January 17, 2015

Today I’m going to look at one of my earliest digital photos. It shows my daughter’s hands cradling her hamster.


What you see is the size that a digital photo was back on 16th July 1998. Gosh, it seems a long time ago that my daughter lived at home and had a hamster. These days she and hubby live 100 or so miles from us and have two children (not to mention a cat). Back in 1998 I had the good fortune to be the first person I knew with use of a digital camera. Who could have foreseen the way electronic and communications technology has changed.

But having commented on the size, I can remain quite impressed with the quality, and by the time I bought a bigger memory card for the camera it could happily handle photos of up to 640 by 480 pixels. That, of course, is still tiny by 2015 standards but big enough for many a web site.

It’s good to have a record of the hamster. Mind you there are other records in the shape of chewed carpet in daughter’s former room.