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Life, code and random ramblings…

Everyone comes into your life for a reason. It may not always be the reason we thought or might have hoped, but there is a reason regardless. The best we can do is enjoy what we can and treasure that person while we can, as we never know when for some reason they will stop being a part of your life. Treasure today, treasure your friends, whether they fit in your life the way you wanted or not. Life’s too short to dwell on what might have been.

Relay for Life 2009

On the 7th and 8th of March 2009 the Cancer Society held the Relay for Life in sunny Napier. Just over a week prior, volunteer Fire Fighters from Napier station were told about it, and rapidly set to work fund raising and getting ready to participate. The weekend of the Mission Concert (weekend before the relay) was spent avoiding the rain on Saturday and seeking the shade on Sunday to do a sausage sizzle which went better than expected.

Wow, it’s been a while…

Yeah yeah yeah. I’m a lazy git and I know it. =P Ok, now let me think, what’s happened over the past … (checks) … 3 months (wow it even feels like it’s been longer than that). Well, let’s look at the key points I guess. Oh, but before I do, I have to say I think the arsonists that lit fires in Victoria (Australia) should be summarily shot. It’s mass murder on a grand scale and shows a severe lack of respect for anyone and anything. In fact, lets make arson a capital offence all round. Even the idiots here in NZ who set alight buildings that were part …

05/11/2008 – Day 6

Ok, so last Thursday (30/10/2008) I got my tattoo done. 6 days down and it’s healing quite well I think. It scabbed up a bit and most of it has had it’s peel, so now we’re starting to see the real result. I’m quite happy with it, although I can’t say it’s looking PERFECT. The dividing lines were meant to be horizontal but maybe that’s just how I’m holding my shoulder distorting them. Also one of the lines at least will need a touch up on the colouring as there is a small patch that missed out obviously. I’ll possibly try get back in and see Miss PQ on Friday …

Summer

Well, it’s a beautiful Sunday here, nearing the end of September and just put the clocks forward an hour for daylight savings. It’s been a chilly winter but I’m sure that the impending muggyness will make me wish it was sub-zero again! Work has been busy as hell but I’m planning to make sure I take some time off over the summer to go tramping/camping etc provided I can find a suitable victim to accompany me! Also plan to get back into rock climbing and work off the winter insulation that has built up around my mid section. =P In 18 days I go under the needle and get branded. …

Retouching

In a previous post (here) I worked with a photo of me and did some colour correction. Now I’ve done some more work. We’ll call this one Version 3. Version 2 (From Previous Post): Version 3 : This time I’ve done a few things… Firstly I did some cropping and a little more colour correction using a curves adjustment layer and a hue/sat adjustment layer. Then came some general touchups of the face (I know, there’s only so much I can do on a face like that lol). Last came cleaning all the paperwork etc off the wall on the right hand side of the picture. I tried just a …

God I love this photo! =P

Flowers Dad gave Mom Originally uploaded by Glitter Girl NZ Uploaded @ 19 Jul ’08, 1.28pm NZST PST Awesome photo taken by one of my friends. She said to me “i suck at photo taking”, and I find this on her flickr shortly after!!! Proves herself wrong quite well I think. =]

Colour Correction

So I’ve been doing some stuff with retouching and colour correction of photos lately, and predominantly in the area of portraits, getting skin colour correct. As a result, I thought I’d put up a before and after of one of the basic pics I have done some really simple correction on. This photos was taken in my office with my Nokia N95. Before: After: It’s by no means perfect, but it’s a start. I’ll post further revisions of this image as I get time to do more work on it. =]

Auckland

Space Bar – 27/07/2008 Originally uploaded by hoppers99 Auckland rocks! Thursday afternoon off work, getting ready for road trip and potentially epic weekend in Auckland. Friday morning last minute packing then off to pick up my mate, then hit the road for 6+ hours in the car. Made it to where we were staying around 16:30ish and met up with one of my friends up there and headed into centre city to try catch up with another. Parked up at O’Carrolls in Vulcan Lane (So the map tells me lol). Dinner and a few drinks there where our 4th met up with us. A few other semi-random acquaintances came and …