1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Things have been happening, chez MacKillop...

    Rhona yesterday received her Certificate with Distinction in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

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    Susan's translation of Tintin into Scots appeared to a lot of interest from papers and BBC Radio 4 - the broadcast can be heard HERE. Compare the English translation with the Scots:

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    Rob has been perplexed by his complete inability to take a normal photo. I took about 60 at Rhona's graduation, and only about two were of any use, and only then after some digital manipulation. I often think I'm the world's worst photographer! Susan got FAR better images from her iPhone.



     
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  2. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Wonderful news Rob. Congrats to Rhona and proud you.
    Now...what's wrong with looking 60?:cool:
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Eh? Looking 60? I wrote "took 60". You probably made a funny comment there, Glenn, but I'm missing it. That aside, thanks for the congrats to Rhona, which I'll pass along.
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Congratulations Rhona - and she wore a floral themed dress too. Nice. :) I'm quite a fan of Tintin (although more for the graphics than the stories). Not sure I could follow the Scots version though, but I will listen to the broadcast later. Congratulations Susan.

    As to the photographer! You're obviously trying too hard! Sometimes that happens, especially when taking shots at an event. Mind the shot of Rhona is very nice. Maybe you need a bit of film therapy. Would you use some Cross process film?
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    What film do you suggest, Pete?
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Color Implosion and maybe Crossbird. PM me your address again if you are interested.
     
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    Brian Moore Moderator

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    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

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    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    You lot are so talented - and you speak more than one language fluently! :)

    Congrats.

    Did you get carried away at the graduation and forget something on the camera set-up?
     
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  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Watch the skies Rob (or better still the letter box)! ;)
     
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  12. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    No funny...just blind. I was reading and typing on my IPhone outside. :oops:
     
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  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Glenn, take a rest.

    Pete, many thanks!

    Chris, most of the shots were out of focus. Here's one which would have been really good, save for the fact that Rhona is not in focus!

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    Rhona 2
    by RobMacKillop, on Flickr
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I was trying different speed settings, apertures, ISO, everything just appeared blurred, out of focus, or really bad comps. Just lost any competence. Just one of those days? Maybe...
     
  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I like the swirly look though.
     
  16. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, this one almost worked. The rest are a mess.
     
  17. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    the photo looks fine to me. congrats to rhona and susan.
     
  18. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Beth.
     
  19. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Congrats!
    I do like the last shot
     
  20. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Dan. Appreciated.
     

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