I will start by apologizing on behalf of the national grid or at least the people who deal with the power in our area, the national grid can have the blame for today though. It would appear that water and electricity do not mix as shortly after my upload yesterday the lights flickered twice, then poof, as if by magic they went out completely.
This may now sound like a change in topics, but I assure you it isn't. I have a laptop, I have had my laptop for many years now, I like my laptop, we understand each other, my laptop is mardy and I am not, my laptop is selfish and I am not, besides all of that I love my laptop. Now, I use my laptop at home all the time and to be honest it was never used on the battery although the battery was in place, this was my mistake. Batteries in laptops hate being permanently on charge, in fact they hate it so much eventually they have a tantrum and stop working, at the same time they stop the laptop working even if it is plugged in as they lie on the floor kicking their legs. My laptop now has no battery fitted. There was no point in replacing the battery as it was never used, this does of course mean that when the national grid forgets to put umbrellas over important bits and pieces allowing for the electricity to throw a hissy fit and go on strike my laptop prematurely shuts down, or should I say instantly goes off.
Once the power came back on my mardy, selfish, lovely laptop decided it wanted to remain in a state of snooze. It took me most of yesterday to wake it back up again. I tried everything, short of chucking a bucket of cold water over it, but then I remembered this didn't work out to well for the national grid. By the time it was up and running I had to go to friends for a meal and wouldn't be back late.
So, I hear you asking, Why the apology? The apology is because I was unable to comment or vote on most images yesterday. I know I don't comment everyday, this is because some days I just don't have any time whatsoever. When I upload though I have a little time to myself and do so enjoy looking at and commenting on everyones images.
A message to the national grid, get your act together as this has been about the umteenth time this year we have lost power, either that or get a bigger brolly.
Todays upload is another from Rowlands Gill and as yesterdays image was from the same day you will note the weather was a little more pleasant than it it has been for the past few days.
It is another shot where I get the feeling of freedom, all that open space behind the bird, makes you feel care free like the bird, in fact the only thing it has to really do is eat and not get eaten. I would love to join him, not to sure if the branch would support my weight though. I'd miss my family and my cuppa, I think I'll remain where I am.
If I don't see you before, I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas.
I hope you like it and thanks for any comments.
|Camera:||Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||2 Jul 2009 - 2:12 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
|White Balance:||As Shot|