Buttons and dials: Inside a working Russian nuclear power plant

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Well, here’s the thing, as Christopher Mims at Technology Review brilliantly points out: touch is a powerful, powerful thing. And not the sterile, featureless version that passes for “touch” on your iPad. I’m talking about the physical, primal, ultra-high-res sensorium … Continue reading

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Paris, Photoshopped

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I’ve been working on another batch of my unprocessed Paris photographs tonight, and thought I’d share this one in its before and after states. I usually don’t do this much work to my images, but I thought this one would be worth a bit of extra effort. As you can see, I’ve shifted the elements into more pleasing positions and removed some distracting elements, then tweaked the colours a little.

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Photos from the Steampunk Exhibition

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Pictures taken today at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science. They’ve been running a special Steampunk exhibition, which is on for another week. See previous posts tagged steampunk for more info.

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Droste experiment

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This is a finished image, but I’m not uploading it to flickr because I’m going to rework it. For starters, I’m going to remove the top foot that is poking into the spiral, and then maybe experiment with some other fun details.

The Droste illusion is fascinating, and I’m still experimenting. I’m planning to produce some real head-twisters.

Torchwood set photos: the last few

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I had almost forgotten to finish uploading my behind the scenes pictures from my time on the Dr Who and Torchwood sets! The big cog-wheel-door (which always reminded me of Deep Space Nine) is as convincing as the rest of the set, until you thump it and hear the dull thud of plywood.

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On the TARDIS, Doctor Who set photos (part three)

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The last of my pictures of the TARDIS set are all closeup details of the centre console. You can really see how cobbled together it is from common and garden parts.

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Torchwood set photos: details, details, details

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So, if Torchwood is such a super-secret, literally underground operation, then why do they brand everything? There is not a detail on the set that doesn’t have a logo – old or new – stuck to it somewhere. Even the drinking fountain!

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