BT Towering

The trip to Iceland was enjoyable, but it sure was good to be home – and that’s how I feel about images some times. It’s great to process and post images from a trip, but there’s something very satisfactory about bringing it back to this wonderful city.

Here we have the BT Tower; it was taken a while ago when the satellites were still on the frame – these have now been stripped out, I believe due to heath and safety reasons. That’s a pity as I much preferred this building when they were on there.

It was a pretty boring day weather wise as far as I can remember (and judging by the sky).

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So, a little bad news, followed by good news.

The bad news.
My PC has been playing up for a little while, and the other night it decided to die on me. It’s four or five years old and was due for an upgrade I guess, but it’s frustrating that it died on me when I have a commitment to post one blog image per weekday, and this is something I wish to continue doing – it’s just made harder without a working PC.

I do have an old laptop that I can use, but that’s only really good for web browsing and online poker. I tried loading up lightroom and CS6 on to it and it really cannot cope with such things, so it looks like I won’t be able to use that for processing any images.

Also, I found out last night that I’ve been neglecting to backup my Lightroom catalog for the past month. I did a reformat of my PC recently to see if I could make it perform a little better, and neglected to add the Lightroom folder to the backup system. This shouldn’t be too major as I have all of the images etc on an external drive, it’s just a little annoying.

Until I get a replacement system it means that I’m ideally going to be finding old images from somewhere other than processing them. Otherwise I’m hoping to be able to do a few on the iPad.

Fun fact, this shot above was taken well over a year ago!

The good news.
I’m done with custom building PCs. Yes, I love the power they offer but I’m finished with them. I’m heading in a new direction and so have ordered an Apple MacBook Pro, specs below should you care. I made that decision as I am a fan of Apple products, and as I’ve decided I would like to be able to process images on the go. If I travel for work and have a camera, I would like to be able to do all of my work tasks, plus my photo editing and image storage from a trip.

The MacBook should be with me in a couple of weeks…and judging by the performance of my laptop over the past few nights – it cannot come quick enough!

Here’s the specs:

• 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
• 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
• 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
• 256GB Flash Storage

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

One thought on “BT Towering”

  1. Best of luck with the MbP – very nice specs. I’m just after selling mine. I had it for 4 years and it still is a great bit of kit.
    I often do a bit of dodging/burning on small sections of an image and got a little tired of editing at 100% on the smaller screen though. I’m hoping to upgrade to a 27″ iMac soon.
    But you’ll be very, very happy with MbP, especially with that 16GB ram.

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