My dear bride has a habit of telling me to get my arse in the car as she wants to go collect something she's found on one of the many local sites she frequents. And Heaven knows, she's won us some goodies, from greenhouses to paving slabs.
Funnily enough I had just finished laying some of said paving slabs for the car to sit on, instead of grass today, when the little head popped round the door frame and said, "don't get comfy, we're off to Euximoor".
Euximoor, What a name. The locals call it "Exmoor", but Heaven forfend that a Fennie should open the mouth more than is absolutely necessary.
I knew of the place, or rather the road, for there is nothing there but a few dispersed buildings. But I had never been over that particular bridge before.
Now there is "middle of nowhere", then there is "back of beyond", but this was "right out in the sticks and then some". Out here you could be up to all sorts of tricks and nobody would have a Scooby Do what you were a-doing of. The missing MG Magnette K3 could be in any of those ramshackle sheds behind suspiciously strong steel close boarded fences. Chinese-run dope factories could be sitting steaming along powered by an illegal tap to the power lines, a whole wooden village could be built from the old palets and fruit boxes piled by the thousands.
At the end of all this mystery and demi-dereliction, typical Fenland 'scape, was a surprisingly neat and clean old farmhouse where my PSE7 was to be collected.
For the strangest reasons he added a very early boxed Airfix Stephenson's Rocket kit and a Heller Jumbo jet in 1/450 th scale, which I'll build with my grandson this week.
You just never know what'll come up on these sites.
PSE7 is installed and running and I'm learning it slowly. I used to have Photoshop 6, not Elements, on my old Mac, but this is totally different.
However, I put some pics in, of Elm church and corrected the vertical perspective of the tower and the chancel window. What a fantastic effect for architectural modelmakers, as is the line drawing effect, which, nota bene Mr. Robinson, gives a much quicker, clearer impression of the depth and degree of stomework courses for when we go a-diggin' on the Foamex.
I would have posted an example, but I've no idea what PSE7 has done with my pictures!