This is not really a post, just a note and question regarding a problem with my photo-processing.
I've been using Canon's DPP software for ages but increasingly I come up against this message: "Insufficient memory. Cannot open file.". I understand, under normal circumstances, why this would pop up and as such close any unnecessary programs to free up some space etc... but, as an example, right now I have 5gb of memory available (from a total of 8gb) and the folder I'm trying to open in DPP only has 6 jpegs in it.
I'd understand this problem if I had hundreds of programs running, or was trying to open a folder of 500 RAW files or something ridiculous... but it's getting to the point now where I simply can't even open anything in order to look at my photos...
So, what am I missing? Any ideas? Everything on the internet just says to subdivide my folders - but, like I say, that starts to take the piss a little bit when I'm already down to 6 jpegs...
Thank you for anyone's help in advance!
Updates so far:
- Tried clearing cache - no effect
- Tried deleting temp files - still nothing.
Friday, 22 March 2013
This one seems such a long time ago now. Way back in February in what I thought might be the last snow of the winter (how wrong I was!) I headed out for my last sunrise shoot of the year. Relying on trains means that the earliest I can arrive at Edale is 6.55am so as sunrise gets earlier, it gets increasingly difficult before becoming impossible. On this occasion the sun was due to rise at 7.16 - so I had 21 minutes exactly to reach the ridge... and I have to admit, even I never thought I'd be able to make it up in that time, not least carrying all my usual kit. However, I did. Jogging as much of it as possible, and instead of heading directly up to Mam Tor but towards Hollins Cross - my feet stepped onto the footpath along the top at the exact moment the sun popped over the horizon, I couldn't quite believe it. I'm pretty sure the one other photographer up there that morning couldn't believe what he saw either, me turning up in just a t-shirt in subzero temperatures on top of a somewhat exposed hill... but he didn't witness the effort I had to put in to get there!
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Friday, 8 March 2013
After Sheffield Adventure Film Festival ended, I have a number of unsold prints which I would love to be able to sell to free up some space in my flat! That, and they're obviously beautiful pictures which you'd love to see in your home. Below are a series of photographs, and the caption for each one will have details of what sizes are available and how much I shall be charging. Photos are from the Peak District, The Dales, Richmond, Essex and Sheffield.
If any of these interest you then please just follow this link, which will redirect you to the contact form on my site, let me know which photo you'd like and in what size and we can arrange payment (probably via Paypal). The prices here don't include p&p - but this can discussed depending on the way you would like it delivered. A rough guide to delivery prices based on the middle sized prints can be found at the bottom of the page. Ordering multiple prints will save on p&p.
Unless otherwise stated, these photos are mounted onto good quality 2mm card, with a white border. This is so that they either fit common frame sizes or can be trimmed to do so. Please note that most do not have a front (window) mount - as they are usually supplied with the frames. All sizes are in inches.
I'll try to update this as much as possible but sorry if something has already gone and I've not got around to removing it yet!
Sunday, 24 February 2013
This is my post on my walk up Kinder in the snow a couple of weeks back. This was one of my favourite walks due to being relatively new to winter walking and setting myself a very tough challenge in terms of time. I only set off on this walk at 3pm and the aim was to climb up the eastern edge of Grindsbrook Clough, around the top to Grindslow Knoll for sunset at 5pm before rushing down for the 5.30pm train back to Sheffield where, misleadingly, there was little snow. I'd never taken this route up before but it soon became obvious that it was going to be a race against time to make it up this steep track through deep snow and all the way around in time for my all important sunset. On the way up I had an extra little bit of excitement getting to watch the path repairs being made - helicopter and all - quite amazing the manoeuvres it could do as it swung around up and down the side of the valley.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Here are some of the shots from my first go at using my new lights... exciting stuff! For a first attempt I'm very happy with the outcome, I learned the things I wanted to learn and had a go at a few different styles with different setups... I'm sure at least half of my audience will like these too...
After our initial date being snowed off, Harley-Dee was amazing in being flexible enough to shoot the next day (maybe 2 days later, can't remember) even whilst being quite seriously ill - so whilst we did have to cut the shoot short I still think there's plenty here - so thank you to her for that!
To the photos...
Sunday, 17 February 2013
A couple of weeks back, on the morning of the thaw after over a fortnight of snow (and after another night of heavy snow) myself and Keri headed out on the early train to Hathersage to climb up to Higger Tor for sunrise. The overnight snow had closed many roads in the area so we knew that for once there would not be many, if any, people up there in comparison to a usual Saturday morning.
As usual, any photos you see here are available as prints on http://www.matrobinsonphoto.co.uk/ either directly or via the 'contact me' form.
Friday, 8 February 2013
A couple of weeks back I headed off out into the Peak at my usual time of 6.20am with the aim of a full day's photography - taking in the forecast good weather both at sunrise and sunset. However, much like my last post, and much to the annoyance of someone like me who defends meteorologists (and their complex task) endlessly, they got it wrong... badly wrong. The forecast blue skies not only didn't happen at sunrise, but then throughout the day not one glimmer of real light around me. I could see on the horizon to the west that it was brighter over Manchester-way and had faint hopes that the sun may pop through at sunset but it never happened so I was left to just enjoy my walk for walking's sake... which certainly ain't all that bad! As a result of this, most photos in this blog certainly won't have the stunning golden light that traditionally makes a good photo - but I think the results are interesting in their bleakness... showing a calmer, more lonely view of the Peak.