Welcome to my blog, Whats this about then?

This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
Don’t forget if you are new to my blog and would like to read through the previous posts then see the Blog Archive section on the left side of this page.
Also there is a Search box at the top left of the page if you are looking for something but cant remember where it was. I am a trustee member of "Friends of Friar Gate bridge", aiming to get this bridge restored.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Is it snowing right now in Derbyshire, check out the live webcams to see.

This image is from one of the many live webcams we have in Derbyshire.
This webcam is located at Grindleford Village in the Peak District.

As we fast approach Christmas day you may be wondering if its going to snow on the big day. Well using the many live Derbyshire webcams you can see what the weather is like around the County without having to venture out.

If you want to see if its snowing on the day then check out my..
Derby and Derbyshire Webcams page.

I also list lots of other webcams at the bottom of the webcam page.

Here are a few other webcams in the UK
so you can see where it is currently snowing :

UK Map with many webcams on it, simply click on a webcam to view it:
A full UK map showing webcams.

Snow cams:

Castle Street, Dornoch, Sutherland, Northern Scotland.

Swaledale, North Yorkshire.


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Creating a personalised photo calendar using Paint Shop Pro

Get the free 2010 templates here : http://www.absolutelyandy.com/calendars/

Looking for a personalized gift this Christmas that will be enjoyed all year?
I will show you how easy it is to create your own personalised photo calendar.
Include images of friends, family, ancestors, or special places on your calendar to remind you of special people or events.
Photo calendars are a very thoughtful unique gift and they last all year.

Please watch the tutorial video first so you can see how quick and easy it really is to make a calendar.

So what do you need to be able to make your own photo calendars?
1) The Calendar templates (these are provided free).
2) Corel/Jasc Paint Shop Pro v7/8/9/10/11/Photo X2 (or any graphics package that supports layers).
3) 12 images of your choice.
4) A Colour printer
5) Some Matt finish photographic paper (aka high resolution photo paper).
I use..
Sumivision Matte Coated Inkjet Paper, this is 128g/m2 and costs just £3 for 100 sheets from a local compueter shop called PCB-Plus at 1 Jubilee Parkway, Derby.

Feel free to pass this tutorial around.