An Air Transport Auxiliary veteran. This woman and many women like her were pilots during WW2 and receive the equal amount of pay as male pilots – an all time first for the British Government. But, it is interesting to note that the UK politicians didn’t manage to bring in the Equal Pay Act until 1970 – 25 years after the end of World War 2. Politicians? Who needs them!?
These very brave women pilots were so very impressive on many levels. This lady had flown just about every allied aircraft there was to fly during WW2. She is seen here standing next to a Spitfire Mk1 which was her favourite aircraft to fly.
An old favourite remade…
(With serious rising damp!)
I’m just messing with panoramic images in Apple Motion to see what happens. Here’s what happens!
An old favourite re-done
Join me as I sit and listen to the rain hitting our sun lounge roof. You might hear the odd seagull and my iPhone going ‘ding’.
After waiting for many months, my new Zoom F6 sound recorder has arrived and the raindrops falling just outside my office window are the first recordings I have made on the Zoom 6. Float 32 recording – magical. This all feeds in to my shocking audio habit…
First comment. The F6 will be tricky with anyone with fat fingers!
I am so very impressed with Jan Jager and her Apple Motion (and Final Cut Pro) tutorials that you’ll find on YouTube. The video below is an Apple Motion roundup video but, if you are interested in learning more about Apple Motion and how to use it, then there is no better place to start than Jan Jager’s YouTube site here or her website here.
The Fashion Show.
The Grandchildren (a while back) – Richard Broom Photography
One of the heroic ‘small’ boats which rescued allied soldiers from the beach in Dunkirk at the start of World War 2. More information here.
They don’t get much longer than this!
The 7 minutes of monochrome – Richard Broom Photography
For BDSM lovers everywhere I think…
Another image cruelly neutralised by the Photoshop Neural Filter
It’s a fabulous time to be in the north of Scotland. Because we are so far north, we don’t really get a night at this time of the year.
We are very are so very lucky in the UK that we have a National Health Service (NHS)and, this week, I underwent a cardiac operation (an ablation) where the doctor inserted a catheter into my leg and pushed it through my artery then up into my heart and, using radio frequency, burned away some nerve endings that were causing my heart to beat in an irregular way. The NHS service is free at the point of delivery in the UK. We pay for the service through our taxes over our working life. This means that I had nothing to pay after what I saw as a hugely complicated procedure involving a number of highly trained medical staff and some interesting (and presumably expensive) technology. I could not be more grateful to the NHS staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary who looked after me so very well. I can’t help wondering what the ablation procedure would cost if I lived in a country where these things have to be paid for. For the moment my ticker is ticking away quite nicely.