Historic Blip

Blipfolio was archived when Polaroid wrecked the original Blipfoto.  The pages still exist.


This is a link to my 'Blipfolio'.
 
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March 2014 –  So it’s about time I put something in here then . . .



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Historic Blip

Blipfolio was archived when Polaroid wrecked the original Blipfoto.  The pages still exist.


This is a link to my 'Blipfolio'.
 
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March 2014 –  So it’s about time I put something in here then . . .



1.  I am a ‘Wrinkly’ – I do not like terms like ‘Senior Citizen’.  OAP fits the slot as does ‘Old F***’, but Wrinkly says it as it is.  (Mrs W will tell you that ‘Old F*** does as well . . . )


2.  I was in mechanical and electrical engineering for most of my life, including some seven years in the Merchant Navy as a Marine Engineer – that was back in the late 60’s/70’s before I married Mrs W.


3.  Photography has been a hobby since before I left college (a long long time ago), but in more recent years (that’s 20 or 30) I got into video rather than stills.  Mrs W introduced me to Blipfoto a year or so ago but I didn’t do anything until after I had a new telephone for my birthday last year (November 2013), and found that it took better (still) photos than my HD video camera. I have not looked back and don’t think I’ve missed a day.  Currently I use either my telephone (Samsung G3 J6) or a hand-me-down from Mrs W (Canon EOS 400D).

Update – December 2014 – I have now progressed to a (second hand) Canon 7D, and the 400D is on the way to be converted to infra red . . .

. . . update on the update - the 400D has now been converted!
                                                                                                                        www.blipfoto.com/entry/1992649395090228546



Update on the Updates – November 2018
 
I have now progressed to a Canon EOS R with the 24-105 lens.  The Canon 7D is still kicking around.


4.  Variety is the spice of life, and I like to embrace as many aspects of photography as I can, and enjoy learning new techniques with both the cameras and processing.  If at all possible I like to introduce humour into everything I do.


Do I get the job?

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December 2014 - I have just activated my Flicker account:     

www.flickr.com/photos/john_r_w/


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March 2017


Stars and Favs
 
My approach is to give a star when I have commented on a Blipper that I follow, and where appropriate enhance my comments with particular praise etc.  Not necessarily for the quality of the photo, but for the ‘blip’ as a whole.  This, apart from anything else, gives me a book mark to say I’ve been here already . . .  Alternatively I will leave a star without comment where I spot something that I particularly  like, usually for the photograph, and usually to someone that I don’t usually follow – a quick “Hello, I like this”.
 
Favs on the other hand are a different thing altogether.  I give very few of these, and only when I’ve been particularly impressed with a blip/photo, or for a Blipper’s special occasion, or where I have accidentally caught the ‘fav’ icon on the telephone (most annoying!).
 
 
Comments and ‘Thank you’
 
I endeavour to say a thank you  whenever someone leaves a comment, I think that is just good manners.  If someone leaves a random star then I am not the best at thanking the blipper, even though I will often visit their blog, and I don’t expect a thank you when I leave a random star (unlike comments).  If I do get a random ‘Fav’ I usually drop by to say thank you.


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