I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

A third-person description follows:
Professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow trainer, Consultant, digital image retoucher, author, and tech-editor for Martin Evening's many 'Photoshop for Photographers' books.

For over twenty years, Rod has had a client list of large and small companies, which reads like the ‘who’s who’ of the imaging, advertising and software industries. He has a background in Commercial/Industrial Photography, was Sales Manager for a leading London-based colour laboratory and has trained many digital photographers on a one-to-one basis, in the UK and Europe.
Still a pre-release tester for Adobe in the US, for Photoshop, he is also very much involved in the taking of a wide range of photographs, as can be seen in the galleries.

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Wednesday 29 December 2021

Explanation for Current Lack of Activity

      Readers of this blog deserve an explanation for the lack of any recent entry. 

      Firstly, I have had too many external pressures whilst trying to resolve numerous program failures; my main hard drive suffered a disastrous episode where a series of folders that I had created on the drive began whirring almost non-stop for no reason I had been able to discern. 

      Eventually, several hours later, the whirring finally ended. Initially, I did not discern what had occurred, nor had I immediately realised what had happened during this episode of disc-whirring. The observation I did make was that the external disc that I had recently purchased with only a few, newly created folders had been the destination for the files that had exhibited this lengthy disc-whirring activity I had heard.

The most obvious effect I then found was a massive folder that exhibited numerous intermingled fragments from different original folders, all now exhibiting a Creation Date that coincided with the day I had witnessed the lengthy disc activity. The next observation was the original folders I had created were now EMPTY! So, I now realised what had been happening during that disc-whirring activity I had heard. 

      I faced the unenviable task, that I have yet to tackle; trying to identify the intermingled individual, fragmented files, and return the groups to their original parent folders. This task is going to be difficult due to my poor memory and lost original datestamps.

      Since that hiatus in my stories, there are a few more occasions when I have taken more pictures from my brief excursions into local woods, but sadly there is still some time before I can start as I need to sort the original disrupted disc and rebuild the structure on the second new hard drive!

      Whilst I attempt to resolve this mess, can I suggest anyone visiting try entering possible subjects into the 'search this blog' box to find image galleries I have captured; you can put place names, animal, bird, insect, plant, feature, motor race circuit, or location... the one point to mention is the variety and bizarre results that can occur! See what appears, and enjoy... 

Hopefully, `Normal Service will resume as soon as possible'.


  1. Hi Rod,
    It was nice to meet you this afternoon.
    Hopefully you got lucky with the birds after we left.
    We've been having a look at some of your photos, and are sorry to hear about all the tech trouble you've had lately!
    Hope to see you out there again soon, all the best
    Rob and Vic

  2. Sorry that my response to your kind comments have not come sooner. It is part n parcel of some of the recent grief I have suffered in relation to the blog. It is probably down to me! I have been wanting to be able to engage in two-way communication in Blogger ‘forever’, but finally I put in a question and got a response, but the hoops I had to jump through was the drawback, so please accept my apologies. Thank you, currently I seem to be finding it difficult to do what used to be a doddle! My taking of images is therapeutic, but I do not want it to be a one-way system! Recently, despite my failures in getting the galleries up, the reader numbers have remained reasonably high, for which I am grateful, so to be able to thank you is a relief; just sorry for the delay. Rod (rod@solphoto.co.uk)