Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Feeling a bit low today

Not sure if it’s just “post couple of day’s leave” normal feelings, or whether I am thinking about what the scan tomorrow might reveal.

Whilst on the one hand, it’s good to know what the extent of the problem is, now that I know that there’s not much that can be done about it, it actually doesn’t make much difference. The “treatment” is going to be them same, regardless, unless things are much worse than has been thought up to now.

I’ll just take tomorrow as it comes and move forward on Thursday.

Going to try and see if we can get up to Scotland in August, if only for a couple of days or so. I would really like to sit on that beach on Kintyre (or even better, Islay) and think about things for a while.

Ann offered to buy me a lens for my birthday next month, but I’m not sure if I need another. I do have several… I then thought about maybe an electronic spot meter. I had lunch with a friend last week, who showed me his old Pentax spot meter, marked up with the Zone System “zones”. Makes the whole thing much easier, but not sure if it’s relevant to what I do. I am pretty happy with the way I expose and process my Tri-X as it is, so I’m a bit uncertain as to how much use the meter would actually get. The built in one on the M7 is very good indeed (although not the same of course). So, maybe I will ask for a contribution towards a Nikon D700 – if I can find mounts for the two principle lenses that I would like to use with it.

Or maybe I’ll just continue to shoot film and have done with it…

We’ll see.

More tomorrow


  1. Good luck tomorrow, Andy. Every finger is crossed.


  2. Yup! Fingers crossed! Keep cool, we're all rooting for you!

  3. Yeah, must be post-caravan-break-syndrome ;-)

    You are probably missing your fellow campers without realising it [big grin]

    It'd be a pity if you could only make it for a couple of days to Bonnie Scotland. And talking about Islay, I wouldn't mind sitting on a bottle of Port Ellen 1978 / 20 Year old http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/B-40-Port_Ellen.aspx
    I wonder what it's actually like.

    Meter, schmeter, what's the difference? I don't think you need a(nother) meter. Pics. look more than o.k. to me ;-)

    Like the Swaledale pic. BTW

    All zee best for tomorrow zen.


    P.S. Buy you a haircut next time you are in the big city ;-)

  4. Best of luck tomorrow. We are all thinking of you and wishing you the best. You have many friends in your corner.


  5. Good luck, Andy. Have all my fingers crossed.

  6. Thanks folks - your thoughts are appreciated.

    More later!