Monday, February 16, 2009

Straightening it out.

Well, my laptop died and for the best part of two days I tried to revive it. Eventually, against my better judgement (as is always the case in the untimely death of a computer) I decided to start from scratch - formatted and installed a brand, spanky, fancy, clean, new operating system, which is about as brand, spanky, fancy, clean and new as any Microsoft operating system could be... which isn't very!!

I'm back, of a fashion.

One good thing to come out of the recent laptop related disaster is that I've now installed a new art package (the newest version - obviously illegally downloaded and hacked, cracked and packed) which is a more up-to-date version of the package I used to use. The most immediate thing I notice is that there is now a "straighten photo" option - I've tried it and it's very good. Hopefully I will be able to combat my patented two degree slant on all my photos now!!!

They say every cloud has a silver lining.....

They also say that it's an ill wind that blows no good......

They can't both be right!!

Well, an old photo from a trip to London that we took some time last year. Nelson's column was so badly tilted that this photo was never likely to see the light of day - well I couldn't be bothered to manually rotate the thing and then crop out the picture and so on, to get rid of the white corners that creep in whilst rotating. So here it is - my perfectly straightened column for you all to feast your eyes upon.


  1. Can we see the original photo to see the effect of it some kind of Viagra filter? Was Nelson at half-mast?

  2. I think we can take it as read that I have an inherent 2 or 3 degree slant whenever I take photographs.... if I can find the original in the big pile that represents my external hard drive (aka file graveyard) then I'll post it.

  3. There's a name for guys who broadcast images of their straightened up columns. I think it's "prisoner".

  4. Wouldn't it be less trouble to simply buy an orthopedic lift to put in your shoe?