Well after nearly a year of inactivity I thought i'd finally get my arse into gear and start taking some photos again. Unfortunately i haven't taken a single one yet but there is still hope on the horizon. In about a weeks time i'm off to china, hopefully for 12 months, so there will be plenty of new material and thus photographs to come.
Unfortunately though i can't take a tripod (although i rarely use it anyway!) but more importantly i'm only taking a netbook with me which is not powerful enough to really do much editing so they may be a little raw to say the least.
I'd like to say thanks to all the new adds, favs and comments. I apologize for the delay and what looks like laziness but it was in fact a combination of lots of work and being very lazy!
That's all going to change from today...or maybe tomorrow. Today i picked up my camera and to my horror had almost forgotten how to use the thing! Even worse the sensor looked as though i'd used it as a shovel. So out with the rocket blower and sensor swabs. After a quick blow (keep it clean people!) it still looked as though it was raining ash in my photos so i gave it a swab but alas not much better. So swabbed again. This time it was a lot better but there was an annoying little mark in the top left so would always appear in sky lines. One more swab and...*dum dum dum* (dramatic pause)...Some how it was now worse than when i started! Hairs, dust, water marks, a piece of chicken, it was all in there! And to my horror i only had one swab left and not enough time to order some more if the last failed!
With my heart racing, my hand shaking, i dripped three drops of the cleaning fluid onto the swab, the instructions said only two but i was feeling brash. A quick wipe to the right, another to the left...one more for good luck. The lens went back on in a flash. I took a few snaps of a lit white screen and...(if you're still reading by this point i highly commend your patience!) it was clean, or as clean as it was ever going to be!
Now i'm all set for china (although another lens wouldn't have gone amiss)