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Photography

Grey Goose

Slowly getting to grips with my new camera and my new photo host.

Grey Goose
Grey Goose

Need to do a lot of work on my workflow – too many steps at the moment.

Toying with the idea of doing a photo based treasure hunt – anyone up for that idea?

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Photography

Photo Site – Defection

In light of the security news coming from Yahoo (500m passwords and security questions leaked, installing a rootkit allowing “anyone” to access all your mails) I’m doing all I can to cut my ties with them.

Flickr is the problem – I need to keep this active as this is the mechanism to publish photos to the parkrun website. However I will no longer be posting any “personal” photos to Flickr going forwards.

In the future please have a look at my 500px page rather then my flickr page if you want to see my photos.

Please bear with me as I’m getting to grips with both a new photo site and a new camera.

 

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Photography

My “Best” Photos? – NO !

After uploading the photos from Saturday’s parkrun I thought I would have a quick look at my Flickr stats to see what my most popular photos have been (not that I take photos for other people of for the stats but ….)

I have tried to be provocative with my titles – “Something Dirty

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_goodman/3213278801

which came in at number 10.

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Business Objects Dimensional Modelling Emma Family Photography This Site Twitter Work Xcelsius 2008 XI 3.0

A Year In Retrospect

Just a quick summary of my on-line presence this year.

Twitter

I have invested a lot of content to Twitter this year.
This is primarily due to the convenience of the platform racking up almost 1200 updates in the year here.

Flickr / Photography

I can’t find a way to get stats for the year so here are my top five photos:
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Car Crash Rescue 1
Lightning 5
Kelvingrove Heads 1
Car Crash Rescue 2

Web Site / Blog

By far the most popular post on the site was the photos page here.
Second most popular page is the “About Me” page here.
As for the blog entries themselves they rank at:
1 – Business Objects XI 3.0 New Features – Conditional Prompts
2 – Crystal Xcelsius – Filtered Rows From A Filter Component
3 – Modelling Change In Your Dimensions
4 – Business Objects XI 3.0 New Features – Change Data Tracking
5 – Dimensional Modelling – Facts
As you can see here the site only really started getting traffic last January so that gives me 17300 page views.
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Personal Stuff

Obviously the biggest news of the year was the passing of my daughter Emma.
Celebrating the Life of Emma Berry Goodman
And the year ends on another low point with the passing of another member of my extended family.
George Miller – Footballer | 1939 – 2008

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Elaine Photography

My Latest Toy

I treated myself to a new toy for my camera.

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Cactus Wireless Triggers

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Emma Family Fundraising Photography

Emma is on Flickr

Emmas Flowers

Emma has finally gotten around to registering on Flickr after years of me harrassing her to!

She has uploaded some of the photos that she took for her photographic exhibition, have a look by clicking on the photo above.

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Photography

My Camera Has Developed A Fault

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See the two red dots and the red line?

I’m currently investigating camera repair shops 🙁

My camera is out of warranty.

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Photography

Photography In Glasgow

Emma and Sarah were at the Girls Aloud concert at the SECC on Thursday night.

Rather than go home then come back again to collect them I decided to wander around with my camera.

I’m noticing a theme emerging with my photos:

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Click on the photo to see the rest of my Glasgow photos.

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Photography Work

Emley Moor Tower

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I recently was fortunate enough to be doing some work for Arqiva on a day that they were doing maintenance up the tower and I got the chance to tag along.

The Emley Moor tower at 330 meters is the UK’s tallest free standing structure. On the inside is a ladder running all the way to the top with 865 rungs, I counted them all on the way up (kidding !) The lift takes just over seven minutes to get to the top.

The viewing deck is 275.3 meters up, the foundations are 6.1 meters deep. 7,000 cubic meters of concrete were used and the structure weighs 11,200 tonnes.

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Photography Ross Technology This Site

Scary Mary !

Scary Mary !

I treated myself to an external flash for my camera, specifically a Nikon SB-800.

This allows me to play around with having the flash off camera. Mucking around produced the photo above, which also gives a sneak preview to the “face fungus” which I am currently cultivating.

As you may or may not know, i love the concept of openid which allows you to have a single authorisation location for multiple sites (including this blog). It also allows you to have a single profile page. It has just scared me the number of places where my profile photo may be, I’m going to spend the next hour seeing how many places I have put it!

OK, in 1 hour I have found 16 discrete sites, and I have not even started with the forums that I frequent !