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41 Megapixels? Uh oh.

I think I just read about my next phone. And camera. Here. http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/27/nokia-808-pureview-first-sample-shots-feast-your-eyes/

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district line

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district line, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

suspicious

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Cambridge: Kettle's Yard

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Cambridge

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French Horn

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Get Carter! in rehearsal (last year)

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From the National Theatre

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What Not to Post

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I hereby promise, on pain of death, never to post a picture involving Lego in any way, shape or form so help me God. In particular, if I ever post a picture involving little Lego figurines in “cute” or “entertaining” poses, the first person to point this out can torture me without fear of recourse to the law. Equally, I promise never to post a picture of a wooden jetty unspooling into milky, flat waters nor another photo of someone from behind, who may or may not be doing something interesting, entitled “something something street photography”*

*Either get in front of them and take a proper picture or admit that you haven’t the kahunas for this type of work.

So, in the meantime, I give you this:


Winter Sunshine, Cambridge

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Absence: TGI Fridays

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Through the window I hasten to add - I'd not actually eat there of course.

Trying out some new Software

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Shh, photography not allowed at the Fitzwilliam

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Weekend in Cambridge

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So, the X100 can, occasionally, deliver ;-)

At Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

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weekend in Cambridge 6

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weekend in Cambridge 8

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weekend in Cambridge 8, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

Portrait

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Behind the National Gallery

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Behind the National Gallery, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.
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Viewing

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Instruction no. 1: "Think: Chinese Military".

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Sadie Lee, Painter

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At the Opening...

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DSC_1277_Snapseed, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

Sadie Lee opening at Cuts, Soho

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Electric Cigarette: Sadie Lee opening at Cuts, Soho, Feb 2012

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At the opening of Sadie Lee's exhibition at Cuts, Soho

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and no birds sing

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Thinking of getting a Mac?

Here's what doesn't work on my MacBook Pro (2 years old, Lion, 4gig of RAM):

1. Capture NX2 - hangs, crashes, runs slowly if at all.
2. Portrait Professional - crashes Photoshop, sometimes the whole machine.
3. Preview won't, preview that is - well, it will, but not NEFs (Nikon's RAW files) - it doesn't render them properly, and struggles if you try and open more than a few (say, 10?) picture files at any one time of any sort. 
4. It could be me, but gestures on the trackpad appear to be broken and don't do what Apple say they should.
5. I have yet to find any decent word processing software.
6. iTunes - well, it works, but it has a software footprint roughly equivalent to the entire internet. I should, theoretically, be able to change the music on my iPad using iTunes but frankly I don't have the six days to learn how to do this without losing data somewhere along the line. In a word, BLOATED.

What does work? Well, the screen looks nice and the aluminium…

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Man Flu day four

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Mustn't ... go ... to ... the light... ( Man Flu day three)

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Somerset House

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Commute

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Commute

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Commute

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Imaginary Book Covers contd.

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By the River, Saturday Morning in January

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Pub Quiz

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Life Lessons

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Chorleywood

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Christmasses Past

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Brighton Party Revisited

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Smiley Happy Person

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