Thursday, February 23

Having to alter with photo editing

These two photographs were taken last year, I had to alter them a little on my PC before uploading them. 
Meerkat 2016

They were taken with my Sony Cybershot 30x optical zoom.

Seal 2015

But I am hoping to start taking better pictures has I have been learning about shutter speeds, aperture and iso on the camera  I seem to overexpose the pictures I have been taking. So I'm going to start shooting in fully manual mode and stop relying on my camera's auto function.

Monday, November 14

Super Moon

Moon taken 12.30am 14th November 2016
Taken  with my Sony Cyber-shot Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom
The impressive sight happens when a full moon is closest to Earth. It orbits our planet in an oval shape so sometimes it comes closer to us than at other times. To us, the moon appears 30% brighter and 14% bigger. 

They're fairly frequent, although November's supermoon will be a once-in-a-generation sight. There are six supermoons in 2016. We've already had four, and after next week there's one on December 14. 

It might look close, but ofcourse it's not that close. November 14's full moon will be the closest for 70 years. The moon will come 221,524 miles from Earth - almost touching distance in space terms.

The closest full moon of the whole of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052.

The name SuperMoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, arbitrarily defined as:
...a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
Nolle also claimed that the moon causes "geophysical stress" during the time of a supermoon. Nolle never outlined why the 90% was chosen.
The term supermoon is not used within the astronomical community, which uses the term perigee-syzygy or perigee full/new moon. Perigee is the point at which the Moon is closest in its orbit to the Earth, and syzygy is when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned, which happens at every full or new moon. Hence, a supermoon can be regarded as a combination of the two, although they do not perfectly coincide each time.

Wednesday, September 21

The Slate

I am seriously thinking of getting The Slate for myself, will have to start saving. But I think it would be fun to use it.

Saturday, July 23

Morning walk

I have not been so good for a few weeks so this is the first time out for Mylo for awhile, running around the park like a demented demon, but as to lay down and wait for me to catch up.
Oh mother hurry up!!

Monday, June 6

Old and New Painting

This week I decided to take an old Acrylic painting that I had started a few years ago, At the time I had thought it was finished and a goodish painting. 

But since painting this, I have been learning off Youtube watching Clive5art, Lachri Fine Arts, and courses on Craftsy and now Art Tutor. I think that watching them has helped me. Also getting back to basics with my drawing never hurts.

So this morning I finished my new version. and now putting the photos side by side I am really pleased with it.
But I wonder if in a few years time I will alter it again.

Enlightened Warrior

Friday, May 13

Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who)

Now I'm sat watching clive5art on YouTube and I felt the muse fall upon me he was painting Peter Capaldi in Acrylics.
So I searched the Internet for the pic Clive used and thought I might  try my hand at drawing and painting Peter Capaldi ( Doctor Who) myself.

I started with a drawing, done with a 2B size pencil on 169lb mix media paper from Daler-Rowney. Finishing the drawing I decided to use my black ink pen to go over the pencil I had drawn out, rubbing out the rest. then getting out my watercolours I finished the Picture.

2B size pencil on A4
 mixed media paper 169lb

waterproof uni-ball fine black pen