04 Jun 2007 • 1,347 views
Suby In The House
Been a horrible last few days for me thanks to that creation called a PC. I now understand why those in the media business dislike PCs with such a passion. I was once a "Love PC till I die" person, but NO MORE. Steve Jobs, welcome your soon to be newest convert, Bill Gates, when you going to deliver a machine that does not crash every 3 secs, that does not give us the infernal Blue Screen Of Death each time a new application is opened etc, that does not freeze every other sec and for crying out loud, why can't a 2GB RAM speced to the hilt PC be as fast as a lower spec MAC with only 1GB RAM??? Questions questions......
Have had it with my PC, what have I not tried, reformatting... Done. High speced up... done, Antivirus this, and antivirus that... Done, software to speed this and that up... Done, software's to make this and that run better... Done, hard drives (got about 1.2 tera byte + so that can't be the issue) but dare open up Lightroom & CS2 at the same time and PC will start to crawl. Now stupid thing crashes every other minute... You have to update this and update that each time you as much as look at the PC, then it forces you to shut down, dare switch that off, then you have issues cause you have not downloaded the latetst patch or update.... SIGH.... Okay I admit defeat, for the office worker who sends emails, it's brilliant, for that designer or artist who wants to do any graphic work, avoid PC like the plague. (aaaaahhhh, and I still love the darn thing but I think I have to admit defeat)
So after spending a couple of grands buying a PC about a year + ago, I now have to eat humble pie and splash out on a MAC, aaaahhhhhhhh, now thats me spending money I just don't have, aaaaaahhhhhhhhh.
Anyway amidst me not having more than 5 hours of sleep over the last 3 or 4 days trying to "fix" my PC (now trying to get my Photoshop back exactly the way it was but have sadly lost all my actions and have to recaliberate my screens, AAAAAAHHHHH!!!) and getting clients pics ready, I went to Silverstone Sunday to cover an event with a bunch of car enthusiasts. I know nothing about cars, they all look alike to me, but I try to make the cars look beautiful when I snap them, This is a randomly picked image from the day, taken while the UK Drift Championship was taking place. I was stood in the stands when taking most of my images, far cry from my previous visit to Silverstone where I had a press pass and full access to the tracks.
These cars are soo close together while sliding all over the track it's a scary (and some say exciting) thing to watch.
Hope you all had a better weekend than I had, now back to tearing my "hair" out....
Editing: Slight colour adjustment in Lightroom and imagfe crop. Addition of frame in CS2..
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