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BleckCra
2018-02-03 02:02:47
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Photoshopped
Photoshop is great. It was the beating heart of my gainful employment as a turner outer of workaday advertising print and press work for 15 years and if a client media hadn't got cranky about vector text and press ganged me into Illustrator..., probably for another 15.
A pirated Photoshop 7 - and I could still do pretty much anything with it even now.
Adobe Photoshop. It is THE tool for image manipulation and much more.
Problem is, anyone can buy it. Like when every business bought Windows desktop machines and thought their admin staff could do their print communication inhouse - and couldn't, the same went and still goes for Photoshop.
Monkeys, typewriters and Shakespeare. And it's true: you can become very adept with Photoshop and other pro graphic applications. But should you? A wiseacre employer advised a young and ingenuous me that everyone writes copy but not everyone can become a copywriter. I am pleased to say that I did and it's now how you find me here.
A text advising Best Men once informed me - probably just in time and saving the day - that comedians should tell jokes; Best Men shouldn't.
Photoshop is an invaluable tool for getting more out of a good pic and in the hands of a smart and creative mind, will entertain both producer and audience.
Photoshop is genuinely great but only if employed professionally, creatively and judiciously.
If you are a champion fell runner, do that. If you are a gifted mountain story teller, do that. If you just love the hills, do that. But for heaven's sake do not do Photoshop because unless you really know what you're about, even the least jaded eye can see it's a spoof and a bad one at that.
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Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 12 hours ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy a day ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 2 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 2 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 2 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 2 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

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The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 2 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
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