Life here on a rainy day.

Marooned in the study for the day. Luckily I have a window.
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A Dandelion flower here that is busy going bald. Taken with the zoom on "Macro"

One of "those days" as they say and I bring you here some photos of our day. We live at the southern tip of the African continent and we are always the first to receive the bad weather and the storms. This is due to being framed by both the Indian and the Atlantic oceans and the two oceans, Indian hot and Atlantic cold meet here in the Western Cape province. So we all know that mixing hot and cold is not good for the weather :)

Early morning and the mountains told me what the day will look like.
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A new stranger entered into the geese and squirrels territory.
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But thankfully he was careful to avoid them.
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Drat! How can it rain when the sun was shining?
Marian put the Robins food out and ran back inside. I was out at the back and by the time that I reached the door I had a bath hahaha.
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The rest of the day was pretty normal as you will see below.

Here was the regular pleading stance.
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Then followed the entry gambit.
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And here was the reward.
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Nothing much that one can do on a day like this, except cleaning out the wardrobes and the cupboards with a rag soaked in white Vinegar and other small things. I always feel trapped inside and I don't think that I will ever get used to it.
As a child my mom used to send me to my room for the day and it drove me mad until I discovered reading as then it turned into a pleasure.
There are always ways to cope with the things of life and thankfully I also have Hive to keep me busy.
Such is life.

And That's All Friends!

Photos by Zac Smith-All Rights Reserved.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60HS Bridge camera.

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Now you favorite visitor is back again! Love that last photo🤗

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what a beautiful Dandelion flower that one is I haven't seen one in a while now thank you for showing it to us all

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Thank you and I am sure that you will see them again my friend.
My pleasure to show it to you.

Cheers and !BEER

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I will for sure cause I'm planning to live long and enjoy nature and peaceful life


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I like the Dandelion shot - nice capture Zac 👍😃 In a few months they willbe growing heer again too :)

Mice are cute little fellows and I like your new guest, but I still prefer the sqiurrels 😊


!BEER and !WINE - both make a nice dinner with !PIZZA :)
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Good Morning Hannes,

A rare ealy morning reply, as I am waiting for the sunrise to go and pray.

Dandelions are the easy shots, as they fly around 🤣
It even stood very still for my macro shot 🤣

Later to day, I will show you how Harry clears his house of squirrels.

I hope that I have started your day with a smile.

Cheers and thanks.

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Good day Zac,

I love to take macros, but I hate to take macros ... I hate when the objects move or when the wind blows. You were lucky that the dandelion has posed so nicely and still for you 😊

I wished I would have had the time to read your comment earlier, then I would still have smiled later when I got annoyed, but soon I'll be riding home anyway 😎


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Good Evening Hannes,

Apologies for the late replies, but you know how life works 😉

Oy Vay, then you will never take macros in the Cape, or hardly ever, as the wind is very spiteful here.
I had to hold that Dandelion flower stem with my hand (out of shot), while I took the shot with my other hand 🤣

A lesson for you as Father time prevented you from reading my comment.
The lesson? DON,T get annoyed 🤣🤣🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Good morning Zac,

no worries - I'm even later. I didn't want to turn the computer on yesterday evening. Today might be the same. Tomorrow I have nightshift again and might find some more time in the evening, hopefully.

"Father time"? Nope, it was at work and I'm afraid today will not be better.

When I hold a flower with my hand I have to be very quick because photographing macros with one hand isn't that easy with my camera. If it is very blurry I could call it an ICM photo though. ICM means "Intentional Camera Movement" and that's a special technique where you shake or move your camera while you take the shot. The photos are often pretty awesome.


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Good evening Hannes,

Right and I understand what you mean.

Ah, so you will just continue to get annoyed at work 😪
I have no advice regarding this.

So, some smuck continued to take blurred photos and he invented the ICM (I Cannot Make Photos) to sell. Now he can just continue taking blurred photos and his program is bought by other people that take blurred photos 😜

I think that I should also make popular programs of my problems and sell them.
Never knew that I am sitting on a gold mine 🤣

Ah, Marian just reminded me that some of my photos have little green spots caused by sun on them.
I always delete the photos, but now I can make an GSP (Green Spot Photos) program and also sell them 🤣🤣🤣

Riches await my friend and then I can buy you a van.

Cheers and thanks.

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Good morning Zac,

I'll quickly reply a few of your comments now and the rest has to wait till I have some time later ;)
At the moment I'm really tired from all that *** here that I didn't even turn the computer on yesterday. I've done some votes and twittering on the phone, but went to bed really early ... and yes, the annoying will continue for another few weeks.

Well, ICM isn't that easy as it sounds. These photos look like paintings and you can see that the photographer has known what he was doing.

You never know, my friend, maybe it would really work. I have just thought of the NFT world because what sells there is sometimes more than strange to me.

These green spots are sun flares and sometimes they look really great. If they don't look good I try to retouch the photo or there are other ways like taking two photos and merging them, but therefore you need a software.

Yep, I really do hope that you are right, my friend, the van and retire earlier, that would be my dream.


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Good evening Hannes,

Yes I know exactly how you feel, as on some of my jobs in the past I had so many struggles with the employees that I struggled to sleep at night. You can show them a mistake 199 times and they still get it wrong. One guy gave me so much trouble that I fired him. He was friends with the owner of the business and the next day he returned to work again.
I simply resigned and that was it. The owner pleaded with me to stay, but that was it and I left.
After a few weeks I heard that the owner fired his buddy hahaha.

ICM and those things are not for me and I was joking my friend. Life isstrange and what you would think is your worst photo people would choose over your best photos.
It's the same on NFT.

Sun flares are indeed what they are, but I couldn't remember their name. It is way easier for me to just delete the photo 🤣

I know your dream and let's hope that it will really not be a dream anymore when it happens.

Cheers and thanks.

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Good evening Zac,

it's not as easy when you work for the government, my friend, but one thing keeps me thinking positive: my retirement :)))))

I know you were joking, but I needed to write something that makes sense 😎

There's also sunflare, but I have decided to leave it as it is for one post ...

and in another post I have retouched it.

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Yep, and each day the dream comes a few steps closer :)


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Great to see how you can remove the sunflares and I think in the future when I have a great photo with a sunflare, I will send it to you to fix 😜

Your retirement is around the corner and to stay positive is always a bonus in all areas of life my friend.

Cheers and thanks.

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Well, you need to shoot in RAW because editing JPEG's cannot be edited very good. If you have a great shot and think it is worth the work then please don't hesitate and send it to me.

That corner is still quite far away but I can already see it 😀


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Thank you for the kindness and I will first have to figure out the RAW setting on my camera.
Can a person load RAW photos on hive? PeakD? Ecency?

Oh yes, you can already see it and you can also have a faint smell of it.
Look back and you will see how short the remaining period is, but like the start so long ago the last part is also diificult due to emotions.
Brought to you by Dr. Smith (A reknowned psychomatologist and know all) 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Nope, RAW is like the negative film in the old analogue cameras. It has to be developed or better said edited and exported to JPEG. The files are much bigger than JPEG's and you need a viewer that can handle the RAW files of your camera.

That's right, the corner is much closer than it was in the beginning, but still much too far away dear Doctor 😁


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Now you see, here we go again.
I basically know how to switch the PC on and here you go talking about RAW, development, edits and exports. One thing I do know is how to export apples. 😜

The only viewer that I know is my car's rear view mirror 🤣

So no, I think that it would do me much better to stick to the JPEG system, as if I start fiddling with this machine it might blow up 🤣

Sorry, but I am in a happy mood today.

Cheers and thanks.

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Haha, what do you think why I wrote so much? I hate retouching sun flares and have hoped for such a reply from you 🤣 now I am happy too 🤣🤣


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Cool dandelion! Same thing happened to me! Yesterday when I was at the pool it started to rain, but there was sunlight! I said "look for the rainbow! Wait there is no rainbow what happened to it"?

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Hahaha, I always say that Mother nature likes to play her tricks on us.

Cheers and !BEER

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Haha I don't think you're just saying that, I think it's true! Like seriously sun and rain makes a rainbow, then where is it! Maybe I need to sing a song to make the rainbow come? ;)

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Well when you sing that song, please record it, as if it works then I want a copy :)

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