Fediverse Update

As part of my Fediverse presence, I am now hosting my own Pixelfed instance, here.

The previous account, on pixelfed.social, is still being used as an archive, but has been deprecated – moving forward, all posts will will be on the new account.

Federation isn’t fully working yet – oddly, it is visible from Mastodon instances, but not from other Pixelfed instances, but that should be coming soon.

Well, That Was Embarrasing!

I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrased in my life – Planespotting Live on BBC4 was , as ever from these types of shows, extraordinarily cringe-worthy, serving only to make those of us with an interest in aviation look like a bunch of weirdos with no lives.

(Shush, you know what I mean!) Continue reading “Well, That Was Embarrasing!”

Day Off + Sunny Weather = Day Out!

It’s a lovely sunny day, so I will shortly be heading out, first to Barton/EGCB, then Manchester/MAN/EGCC for the evenings arrivals.
Part of todays events will include testing my phones suitability for video, mounted on top of my D3100 – recent experiments with a small, GoPro-style camera weren’t all that good (I’ll post some of the test footage from MAN when I get a chance to finish editing it), so I’m seeing if this is more feasible.
Should be fun, if nothing else! 😀

Lets see your photos!

This isn’t about Manchester Airport, or even about Spotting generally – but there are so many people worrying about putting photos up in the various Social Media groups when there are so many excellent photographers out there posting stunning shots.
The current banner for one FB group (Ryanair 737-200 parked at a snowy T2) is an old shot of mine – not because it’s any good (I’ll be the first to point out all its flaws), but because I was the only person to enter the banner competition.
I claim no particular skill at photography, nor at photo editing,but these images capture a moment in time, and I hope that people find them interesting, or bring back memories – and judging by the comments and conversations on some of them, I occasionally succeed.
So come on, everyone – share those photographic memories – some may critique your skills or abilities, while others (like me) will appreciate a trip down Amnesia Lane.
My usual drivel will return in 3… 2… 1… 😉