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We’ve got these two spiders out the front of the house who have this last week or two been consistently producing some of the most beautiful webbing I’ve ever seen. One of them, sadly, keeps attaching them to the roof of my car, meaning I’m wrecking her shit every morning. T’other one, though, has found a great spot near the wife’s less frequently used car. And check out the results! Never seen so much small bug carnage.

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Not Perfect, but…

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He’s a cracking figure, this one. I think in terms of value-per-pound, Perfect Effect PC-16 is a little over-priced (especially if you hook him up with the even more over-priced PC-15 expansion, which I have done). There’s definitely a lot of thin plastic going on. But as a standalone Voyager-sized Optimus he’s terrific, and he definitely works wonderfully with Takara Legends Ginrai (or Hasbro Titans Return Powermaster Prime).

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Perfect Effect Beast Gorira

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A total impulse purchase, this. And just as I was thinking of selling Masterpiece Optimus Primal and PE Leonidas. I really can’t afford to be falling down the Beast Wars rabbit hole. So whether he stays or not I can’t say for the moment but dear me, if he isn’t a lovably imposing fella. Amazingly articulated for something of this size, too.

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More Lightroom Experiments

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I’ve been playing about with Lightroom a bit more, tinkering with shots taken for previous reviews. I definitely think I’m getting far better image clarity than I was with Photoshop. Note too that the images I’ve been using are jpegs. Theoretically I should get even better results by setting the camera to save in RAW format.

In all instances the original Photoshop image is either left or top, with the Lightroom version right or bottom.

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