Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
by admin - 23:56 on 15 January 2013
With just hours to go until we set off for Nairn Camera Club, Squirrel James chose a fine time to inform me that he'd come down with the lurgi. He didn't specify his malady; I suspect squirrel pox.
This left me with no option but to deliver my first solo talk. It's probably just as well he cancelled late – if he'd done it a week ago I'd have had a week in which to worry.
As it turned out, I need not have fretted: the atmosphere was comfortably familiar, the club members friendly and my talk went down well, despite the usual hesitant delivery. I even sold a few Bumper Books and Cats Called Tess at the interval. After the break, James was replaced by the RPS Projected Image CD I'd taken along.
I left with the gift of a bottle of wine and the knowledge that I'd inspired the creation of several Blurb books. The power.
Earlier in the day I found time, between Chatterbox duties and updating my talk AV, for a brief burst of snappery. The only thing to survive was a close-up of Scots pine bark which later suffered extreme Photoshoppery, being chopped, duplicated and flipped before receiving a boost of saturation and a bigger boost of contrast to become today's Snapathon shot. I quite like it.
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