December 3, 2017

Going to try something new on the blog for the next month or so.

Lightroom CC

I thought I had my photo workflow sorted, then Adobe goes and releases Lightroom CC.

From my cursory look at it, seems Lightroom CC is pretty much the workflow I wanted, the power of editing in Lightroom, with the full cloud sync capabilities of say Google Photos. Throw in VSCO X to give the image a final look, and happy days!

I’ll post some more thoughts about Lightroom CC once I’ve had a week or two to play with it.

I think I’ve finally worked out a nice workflow to manage my photos properly from shoot, to edit, to upload. . .

This is a very “no frills” description of what I think will work well for me going forward.

I have all my photos loaded into Apple’s Photos app, this is usually done on my iPad Pro, they’re also synced to Google Photos as a secondary backup, and yes I have paid for storage on both services so that I can upload and keep the original size the photo was taken in.

Once I have all the photos in Photos, I then delete the shit ones and favourite the ones I definitely want to edit. I do some basic edits in Photos, i.e. exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, black point, etc.

After the basic edits, I’ll often import the photo into VSCO for the final treatment.

Last but not least, the photo gets posted on Instagram, my blog, and wherever else I want to post it.

So far it seems to work well enough.

Photo Editing Woes

I used to enjoy photo editing a lot. I loved working in Aperture, it made sense to me in a way that Lightroom doesn’t, to make my photos look the way I wanted them to look.

Nowadays, I really don’t like editing my photos. I understand how to use Lightroom, but it just doesn’t “feel” right to me, and I guess that’s what slows me down.


September 23, 2017

After all the crap it’s been through, how the hell is the Millenium Falcon still flying?

Massages hurt!

I went and got a massage on the weekend, neck, shoulders, and back. Boy did it hurt! I’m still in pain 3 days later. The masseuse said my entire back was one big knot, reckons it will take 3-4 massages before I really feel better for it.


Ever wondered why you flip your pillow to the cool side when you cannot sleep? Because temperature is key to good sleep!

Moona is a patent-pending smart sleep system that induces and deepens sleep, by smartly adjusting your head and neck temperature throughout the night.

Shut up and take my money!

How to setup a Lightbox Gallery on

I was Googling for an answer on how to use a Lightbox overlay for my photo galleries here on my blog. I nearly upgraded my plan to a business one so that I could install a plugin for a JS / Lightbox type thing…

Turns out, all you need to do is enable the carousel, and the background colour, in Settings / Media, simple as that.

Why do books make terrible movies?

I wonder why it’s so hard to make a movie from a book, or, why do so many book to film adaptations suck?

James Patterson is a fantastic writer, Alex Cross is one of my favourite detective / thriller series, but boy was that Alex Cross movie terrible.

Zoo, another James Patterson book, was a terrible TV show. It barely ressembled the book.

Another author I quite like is Stephen King. His book to movie adaptations are pretty ordinary too, sure there were a couple of good ones, IT, The Shining, The Stand, Misery, but for the most part they weren’t remotely as good as the book.

Why is it so hard to make a good movie from a book? Is it the acting choices, is it that books can be way more descriptive, what is the missing ingredient?