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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 09:42:28 pm »

Quite the computer setup - two displays, with different images! May I ask how you accomplished this?

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 11:05:03 pm »

LB...forgetting your furry friend  :kiss:...did she eat your salad sandwich?   >>:-(  & is that a white My Book backup drive?..........

Many years ago I had a pair of black 750 GB My Books....with the green O as the indicator light

Didn't like the no power switch facility so donated them to No1 daughter & purchased a pair of Samsung 2TB drives with the front panel power switch  O0

Keep the images coming.....  :-)).......... Derek
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 07:35:59 pm »

Today, it was more of a drive in the rain to a yard a short distance away but, I'm afraid I cannot post the results for obvious reason's. However, I did go to a nearby place yesterday as there was nothing moving in the river and try some experiments with HDR and stitching. The result were mixed, but I shall post some of the result for your perusal. The principle problem was that it was a nice sunny day which at this time of year results in dark shadows and bright bits elsewhere with the exposure range in some instances ranging over three or four stops.

The vessels are 1: Caledonian Isles, (95m x 16m x 3.2m, 5,221gt, 767dwt)

2: Ulysses, (204m x 34m x 5.7m, 50,938gt, 9,665dwt)





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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2015, 08:32:34 pm »

And now to reply to the two queries below

Quite the computer setup - two displays, with different images! May I ask how you accomplished this?
Tom

To install two screens it is quite a simple operation: 1st, purchase a screen which is compatible with your first or purchase two new screens (monitors) ok2
2nd, if you don't have installed already, purchase a good quality video card, these can be expensive but it well worth splashing out on. Modern ones have two ports to which you attach the screen cables, if your video card only has one port then there maybe a port from the mother board as well to which you can attach the second screen.
To set them up I suggest that you Google the procedure; it is quite simple and only takes a minute or two to do.

The background image on both screens will be the same. The reason that you can see two images in the picture is because I have a web page open on the left hand one. Should I want to look at another page or keep an eye on my emails at the same time I can simply click on top of the page and drag it over to the right hand screen and open my emails on the first screen.

As you may have realised I build my own PC's, this one is the Mk4 and is almost three years old, I'll begin thinking about an upgraded version in the next twelve months or so which may or may not have two video cards so that I can have four screens running at once should I require it.

If you want to have twin screens and your PC is over five years old then I would seriously think about obtaining a new machine or even build your own, it's not difficult, if you can build model boats then you can certainly build your own PC easy pezzy



LB...forgetting your furry friend  :kiss:...did she eat your salad sandwich?   >>:-(  & is that a white My Book backup drive?..........

Many years ago I had a pair of black 750 GB My Books....with the green O as the indicator light

Didn't like the no power switch facility so donated them to No1 daughter & purchased a pair of Samsung 2TB drives with the front panel power switch  O0

Keep the images coming.....  :-)).......... Derek

Fluffy puss did NOT eat me butties I was tempting her, she had some bickies instead. She is very good like that and always asks like now 'cos I'm late with her dinner writing all this.

The white thing is a WD My Cloud (3TB) and what a load of tosh it is as well. I did buy as back up but the transfer speed are so bad (3mps) that I feel like binning it. The problem is that my broadband (BT) although quite fast for the UK is nowhere fast enough to make this thing run property if I had fibrotic cable running outside then perhaps it would be OK. I only bought it because I though I would be able to log on to it when I was a away but the connection is even slower there than here (Boarders). Right now I'm seriously considering taking the drive out and putting it in a normal enclosure then, at least I would have some more storage space.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 10:37:47 pm »

Thanks for the monitor info!
By a happy coincidence, I just finished installing a new video card last week.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2015, 11:40:37 am »

The latest JJ more like a couple of trips on the Royal Iris fresh out of re-fit at Cammell Lairds which appears to include the complete replaying of the upper decks in timber and a fine job they have done of it as well, which shows that the shipwrights skills have not been entirely lost.

The principle movement over the last day or two was the departure of the RFA Fort Victoria after a twelve month 50m re-fit, which has been completed on time and to cost. her departure was delayed for a few days because of finally adjustments and weather. However, yesterday afternoon she finally moved out of the wet basin and into the river were she transported over to the cruise terminal to take on bunkers; she will be sailing later to-day.













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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 11:51:43 am »

Other movements yesterday the 12th January, included the Aasfjord (114m x 15m x 4.2m, 4250gt, 6053dwt, bt 2006 )Birkenhead for Kilroot

and the Patara (144m x 23m x 7.8m, 12164gt, 16979dwt, bt 2006) Stanlow. The last was the Fri Sea (91m x 14m x 5.1m, 2601gt, 3330dwt, bt 2001) outward for outward for Szczecin.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2015, 12:07:14 pm »

 BEFORE I CONTINUE I HAVE NOTICED THAT SOME OF THESE IMAGES HAVE BEEN "VIEWED"  DISPROPORTIONALLY  MORE THAN OTHERS FOR THE SAME DAY. I POST THESE FOR YOUR INFORMATION  AND ENJOYMENT ONLY.  IF YO0U WOULD LIKE COPIES THEN PLEASE ASK.
I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THESE IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT AND THAT THEY MAY NOT BE COPIED, STORED  BY ANY MEANS WHATEVER OR USED  IN ANY PUBLICATION WHETHER THAT THAT BE PRINT OR ELECTRONIC WHATSOEVER WITHOUT MY WRITTEN PERMISSION. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS WILL RESULT IN ACTION BEING TAKEN.

Now that's out of the way a fair amount has been happening. The RFA Fort Victoria stayed on the Cruise Terminal for two days this enabled me to obtain some evening shots of her. She was due to deport yesterday, Wednesday, but she developed a shaft problem as she came off and have to be put in the dock system for it to be attended to.

Currently the webpage I rely is down so I can't obtain the detail's for the other vessel so you will have to curtail your expectations for a while.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2015, 01:54:45 pm »

May I suggest that you watermark or otherwise identify your work before you post. Otherwise posting on a forum like this effectively puts them in the public domain. You will notice that Martin watermarks his original stuff. Lovely photos by the way.
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2015, 02:22:50 pm »

May I suggest that you watermark or otherwise identify your work before you post. Otherwise posting on a forum like this effectively puts them in the public domain. You will notice that Martin watermarks his original stuff. Lovely photos by the way.

Yes I know I should and I'm working on it.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2015, 03:37:21 pm »

I use this


http://www.batchphoto.com/


Have a look, there's a free trial period.
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2015, 11:09:16 pm »

LB....I certainly wasn't aware that your images were copyright, having said that I have not stored any image :o

This morning I see.....

images from 01.12.2014 have some 678 viewing's
images from 09.12.2014 have some 425 viewing's
images from 16.01.2012 have some 63 viewing's

From this would it not be fair to assume the older the posting...the more people view the images?  O0

However I do agree with dougal99......just add a watermark etc.......so shake a leg  ;) as I do find the images interesting & have viewed each posting on the same day you upload the images...etc  :-))

From memory my Samsung printer software has an editable watermark facility that can be imported to any image I store in ''My Pictures''.......

Here is a link to a free watermark process....

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFsQFjAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.umarkonline.com%2F&ei=Ykq4VJjGLo7v8gXvr4HYBQ&usg=AFQjCNGxxn7mR6l3LeHmFNnLRsSx8GlCXA

It works OK.......here is an image with my name..........Derek
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2015, 01:16:26 am »

Derek,

Thanks for the link I have downloaded the software and it appears to be OK, I'll have play with it in the morning.

I have shaken my leg(s) most of the afternoon in fact trying to find something suitable - only to become more confused than normal so I retired to the workshop and did some more detail work in the Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck.

Almost all the images posted on here are copyright. I only made mention of it because I had noticed that for instance, all the images I posted on Tuesday all bar one had 42 views and one had 43 which means, I suspect, that the one with 43 had been specially selected and copied. Not that it could be used for anything much as I had save it at a very low resolution.

Copyright as we all know, I hope, is a very contentious issue these days, which can lead to, at the least, unwanted issues occurring to huge fines being levied in some cases. I only included those paragraphs to clarify my position.

Night, night,

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2015, 08:52:01 am »

There has been a thread running on Shipspotter forum about copyright ,some one had been useing phots ,it might be worth a look . I think the out come is that there is not much that can be done once it's out there on the web ,which is most unfortunate .
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2015, 10:29:44 am »


I am not sure How the  "image count"  is done on Mayhem's site.  I am assuming it is every time a different member views them.

For the sake of testing, I viewed a sample picture several times and found the count did not alter.  ???      Clicking onto 'copy image', I also found it did not alter,  so I am confused as to why the number of views is different. My test copy was not saved but scrapped.

However, to ensure your safety from thieves then I would advise a copyright image mark as advised by members.  If you are concerned then perhaps Martin could help you further.


Hope this helps

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2015, 08:31:02 pm »

The view count will be like that because of people like me, using this site on my phone I sometimes accidentally tap a photo and it opens it. I highly doubt its someone specially selecting 1 particular photo to save.
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2015, 04:23:04 pm »

Well, hopefully most of the issues have been resolved and we can move forward. Many thanks to those who offered their advice and advised on possible solutions; in the end though I opted for the one in Lightroom which once you have fathomed it out works as well any other and probably better than most, added to which I already have Lightroom installed. ok2

Many of the JJ's of the last few days have involved standing around in the freezing cold waiting for something to happen but such is the life of the marine phot.
The RFA Fort Victoria eventually sailed from the Cruise Terminal but only for about a quarter of a miles or so before it was announced that there was a problem with the port shaft and that the item that was causing the problem was basically "intercoursed". This meant that she had to be taken in to the Liverpool dock system for repair I have refrained from including any images of this unfortunate incident to save embarrassment; the CO is also a friend of mine as well. However, I'm glad to say that she eventually sailed on Saturday morning in glorious sunshine, the downside was that I was on the bridge of a Dutch frigate when it happened. <:( <:( <:(

Later, HMS Portland was due at lunch time the following day to be followed by two Dutch vessels HNLMS Tromp (F803) and HNLMS Van Amstel (F831. In short HMS Portland arrived two hours early just a client was visiting me so I was stuffed on that. >:-o The next day the two Dutch ships were due so for two hours I sat in the Royal Iris waiting and the Van Amstel appeared in the distance but were was to Tromp? In short there was a problem with the weather, pilots and tugs so on Saturday morning she went away at high speed bound Plymouth. So that was my visit up the spout. However, I and other did get a visit to HMS Portland and HNLMS Van Amstel and plenty of detailed pictures were obtained of both which will be available on DVD in due course, at a price to be determined in due course.

Other incidents took place during the late Sunday evening early Monday morning which involved the new Hoylake lifeboat (see top of this thread) on her first and second "shouts"

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2015, 10:01:59 pm »

From LB....

'The RFA Fort Victoria eventually sailed from the Cruise Terminal but only for about a quarter of a miles or so before it was announced that there was a problem with the port shaft'

Sadly it is a fact of marine engineering life that any sizeable vessel cannot apply a power rotational trial post refit even in a full dock of water  ok2

Your copyright signage is discrete & serves the purpose well  :-)) .... Derek
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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2015, 01:54:03 pm »

For those that perhaps are unaware  Liverbudgie   was admitted into  hospital last Thursday  with a suspected heart attack. He requested that I let you all know  that he will  have to curtail his Jolly Jaunts for the time being . Hopefully LB will be back to his old self  ASAP  but   a little bit of rest will be the order of the day when he is discharged   from hospital.  { this was posted last week but  the posts where lost due to an unexpected problem }.
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2015, 05:08:15 pm »

I wish Liverbuggie a good health and a good restoring that it soon returns. :-))



For the copyright if we do not want be "stolen" the photo we do not put it on the Internet

The photo belongs to nobody because we can be several to take the same photo at the same moment
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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2015, 07:24:52 pm »

Get well soon Liverbudgie  :-)
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2015, 07:37:23 pm »

Sorry to hear that LB, I do hope you make a speedy recovery and get back to normal asap.

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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2015, 08:33:51 pm »

LB...[Bowwave will confirm] I also posted on the day of lost electrons  >>:-( ...'no wonder your BP is rising....just leave that pretty young nurse alone' :embarrassed:

From a few mates in OZ.........Derek
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2015, 02:11:58 am »

as said earlier I hope that you make a full recovery....will miss your j.js all the best tony
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« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2015, 08:53:13 pm »

I'm back home now - thankfully. Thanks for all the messages it will be a while before there will be any new additional JJ's but I do have a large archive of material.

My deepest gratitude to the medical teams and staff at Arrow Park University Trust Hospital, Wirral and Broardgreen University Hospital, Liverpool for their care and expertise throughout - I wonder sometimes if we really appreciate what we have in the UK regarding the NHS yes, it has its faults, what doesn't but, those are far, far outweighed by the benefits. So all you politician's of whatever bent you may be, a plague on all your houses for using the NHS as a political football.

and yes Derek there was one, which if I had been thirty years younger I would have gone on bende'd knee  %% %% %% to ask if she would do me the honour of becoming Mrs LB.

A lady friend is looking after me for a while so I don't have to do the cooking or cleaning, not that I did much anyway  :} thankfully, my sister, a senior practice  nurse in Stroud is 180 miles away!! The downside to that is that she retires in a couple of weeks (just had "conversation" with her >>:-( for going to Morrison's)

Lastly,  a huge thanks to Bowave for running around, collecting me this morning and other unexpected things as well as ensuring Fluffy Puss was fed and watered.

LB

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