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Scott Hunter
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tall chap, has a good way with animals.
tall chap, has a good way with animals.

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nuts doesn't really cover this guy!
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These are fantastic, different, sullen, well thought out compositions but a little tongue-in-cheek at the same time. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/beautifully-offbeat
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don't pay for the plastic Superdrive enclosure, get a metal one… or an external BluRay upgrade!! ;)

(but this does work, just not very tidy & I wonder how long it will last)
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With the internal SSD installed and been running for some time now, it's only slowed down a tiny bit, mainly due to getting filled & emptied regularly after many downloads from shoots. I don't always have an external drive with me, and only having the last month or two catalogs stored on my laptop has been hard to cope with.

Time to get the 2nd internal drive installed.

I ordered a Fenvi Drive Caddy plus external USB Superdrive case for the job, it arrived (eventually) from the Netherlands with no instructions for specific machines, only a video for a 15" Unibody MacBook Pro, which, luckily, turned out to be very similar.

I installed this at possibly the wrong time, during a very busy period of work, but having to constantly hook up external drives with photo libraries/catalogs was driving me nuts. So, after a full day processing, printing, image supply, programming & upgrading websites, designing & installing facebook offers & tabs, booking an exhibition for September and having been awake for 32 hours, I went for it!

The tutorial video was memorised, screws undone, ribbon connectors unhooked, almost breaking one airport cable connector in folding back the black drive bay bracket, Superdrive removed!

The black rubber/vinyl mat in the Drive Caddy id only a few micrometers thick, but with no instruction, I wasn't sure if it was to aid cooling, prevent slipping, etc, so after inspection of drive underside, lots of exposed drive components, I decided to leave the mat in the bracket for safety, even if it means the drive protrudes slightly, there should be plenty of room in the Unibody case. No obvious breather hole blockages, so 750GB HDD (that Apple replaced FOC under warranty when old drive burned out) into the caddy, supplied plastic clip/bracket into the gap to prevent HDD slipping out and reassemble carefully. The last step was to remove the ribbon connector and third screw bracket from the Superdrive case and attach to the new caddy.

The Drive Caddy is made from thinner aluminium so the screws don't hold it down as tight as the Superdrive was, but just a fraction of play, so nothing majorly worrying. Just need to be careful when transporting finished MBP in bag, etc.

Installed & reassembled in 20 mins, and it took me that long to get the Superdrive into the very plastic and flimsy external case! The base is thin, black painted aluminium and has corner tabs that protrude beyond the realms of the plastic case lid, not easy, took a lot of fiddling, swearing and even a complete reattachment of the black brush strip along the disk slot as the screw brackets of the Superdrive scraped it off on installation. The long, thin piece of plastic at the top of the drive slot was so buckled, that it took a while to pry back the metal tabs internally to push the tapered corners of the plastic case outwards to be able to actually get a disk into the drive slot.

Basically, if you can get an alu/metal external case - get it! (or upgrade to an external BluRay drive???)
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Some quality shots here, even more ammo for the Kodachrome/Velvia debate!!!
4×5 Kodachromes
4×5 Kodachromes
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most people know how handy I am in Photoshop, but it's not all about healing, cloning, liquify, layers, colour balancing & adjustment curves, sometimes a simple processing technique can revive an uninteresting photo…

Some people work really hard to find a 'style' to their photography, but I've always loved old, grainy b&w portraits, especially of people with interesting, detailed faces. But I also like the style of Times photographer, Robert Wilson, with contrasty, complex lighting setup. So, as I'm starting to get a little more distinguished, I thought it was about time to have a play and find a grungy, ultra-detailed processing style that I liked for RAW images but one that will also work on old JPGs too.

The only 'painted on' adjustments were a little old school dodge & burn tweak in Lightroom to make the chair disappear and brighten up the bottom of my beard a teeny bit, the rest is purely processing power.

I won't go into too much detail on how I did this (unless someone really wants to know), but I'm pretty happy with the results. Now to find someone that actually WANTS it done to them!? ;)
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surprised this hasn't been done yet, maybe if Nikon want to use it I can make some money/get some freebees??

(I bet Canon nik this idea too!!)
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Very kewl!
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