When ya gotta go….
It is always nice to see the snowdrops breaking through. The end of the winter is coming thank goodness!
Several images stuck together…
The Big Chicken is back!!!
(well, afternoon in Scotland)
This is Mrs Black Chicken. She sits and waits for us when we take the dog for a walk in the morning. Many of the good people of Banff and Macduff feed the birds which probably explains why Mrs Black Chicken is a bit on the portly size…
Over the past few weeks I have noticed that someone in Hesse, Germany has visited this website hundred of times and many times daily. This is unusual as I am not usually overwhelmed by visitors and so I can’t help wondering who in Hesse is so keen to look at my photographs!
What makes this visitor unusual is that Flag Counter (see image below), which is an application that tells me where website visitors are (but not who they are – i.e. no IP address), is not telling me what pages the person from Hesse is visiting at my site or what operating system (Mac/PC etc) the person uses. I’ve never had this before (see image below). Very cloak and dagger!
I am always delighted when people visit my site and would like to thank all the visitors who do take the time to look at my photographs. Equally, I would like to thank all the people who like my images.
And so, person from Hesse, Germany, if you would like to contact me then I would be able to thank you personally for visiting my website and showing great interest in my work. You can reach me on email@example.com or you could leave a comment. I very much look forward to hearing from you.
I love Flag Counter because I can see where people who visit my site are coming from (ignoring VPN connects) – again, please see the image below. Flag Counter tells me that people from 161 countries have visited my site. There are around 190 countries in the world. It would appear I’ve got around 85% of the world’s countries in the bag!
View HERE on Vimeo.
The early bird catches the worm!
It’s difficult to hold a camera in one hand and, at the same time, take photographs of the chicken sitting on your other hand! The Chicken will NOT sit still!
More Stable Diffusion Artificial Intelligence reprehensible behaviour I’m afraid. This time I am mixing the style of British artist John Constable (1776-1837) with motorbike (motorcycle!) text inputs. Totally outrageous! The output from Stable Diffusion is interestingly different but it’ll almost certainly be an affront to art lovers everywhere. Of course, no motorbikes existed in the 1700/1800s. Constable together with Klimt and Bruegel (see my earlier posts here and here) will be spinning in his grave. Sorry John!
Now, Pieter Bruegel died in 1569 and, as far as I am aware, motorcycles had not been invented by then. So, I asked the Artificial Intelligence engine, Stable Diffusion, to imagine what Pieter Bruegel might have painted had he known that motorcycles would be invented in 1885. And so, here below is the Artificial Intelligence generated Bruegel painting (not really) including what Bruegel (spinning in his grave) might have imagined. Here they are:
My apologies to art lovers everywhere. I thought it would be fun to ask the Artificial Intelligence image creating engine, Stable Diffusion, to create images in the style of the artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder but also based on my text inputs: i.e: ‘Angry Lady’ or. ‘Large Man’ and see what the AI engine spat out. The results (below) will, I’m sure, have Mr Bruegel spinning in his grave (but oh, what good fun).
At last! I got images of the really BIG chicken!!!
Happy New Year Everyone!
These chickens puff themselves up when it gets a bit nippy…