THe Photoshop evening classes are still going ahead and proving to be both educational and a bit frustrating. Now I've only ever dabbled a bit with photographic post production software - a very early version of Photoshop and a copy of Elements 3 which can bundled with my machine a few years ago. So when the course started I downloaded the 30 trial of Elements (9 as it was then) and was pleasently suprised by how far its moved on since version 3 - as perhaps one would expect. Then when the 30 day trial came to an end, I started up a 30 day trial of Photoshop CS5, which has now also come to an end, so they've all been uninstalled and my old version of Elements 3 re-loaded. Well, that isn't going to last long, it just doesn't cut it compared to CS5 or the newer Elements - however as an amature I don't feel I can really justify the full blown CS5 (even with a students discount) so it looks like it will be Elements 10. Mind you I suppose I owe it to myself to get a 30 day trial of Lightroom as well ;-)
Well as you may have guessed based on the lack of activity I've been rather busy - unfortunately nothing really of note (wasn't there an old song "busy doing nothing, nothing the whole day long..." or some such thing). Well as winter is setting in the garden needs the usual tending this time of year, endless sweeping-up of leaves, cutting back the roses (I hate roses, more invasive than any weeds I have, but my wife likes them so...) and general tidying-up and all the other stuff - not forgetting putting out loads of bird food. Don't think I've even really picked up the camera in weeks. I'm winding down in the evening watching the whole of the TV series Battlestar Galactica from start to finish - nearly to the end of season three. This will make the forth time I've watched to whole series and I'm still finding enjoyable and unlike many other TV series's I have on DVD I never seem to want to pass over the weaker episodes - probably because there are so few (if any).
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.