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 →
Some iPhone pictures taken in Pontcanna Fields, Bute Park and around Cardiff centre today. I also had my 550D with me, but those are going to take a bit longer to process. Any good ones will appear on Flickr later. … Continue reading →
He was pretty big for this part of the world. Aggressive too; he kept coming towards my camera, and then my feet. I’ve no idea what kind of spider it is. If you do, leave a comment! This is why … Continue reading →
I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m actually rather looking forward to winter photography. Would have been nice to have had a proper summer though. These were all shot using Pro HDR and some were tweaked with PictureShow. Last week … Continue reading →
A while ago I posted some sample images from TrueHDR, a pretty decent HDR app for the iPhone. I had chosen TrueHDR based on only a very brief comparison of it with similar apps in the store. Since then, Apple … Continue reading →
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.
Since buying the 550D I’ve had many people suggest a 50mm lens to me, usually the 50mm f1.8. Convinced by the sheer volume of advice more than anything, I went ahead and treated myself! There’s no doubt this will be … Continue reading →
This weekend I bought the Canon 550D I had decided to get, so of course I needed to try it out. There’s a nice old cemetery near me, which is ideal for this kind of thing. I spent a few hours there … Continue reading →
Taken on my walk into work this morning. I’m particularly happy with the picture of the statue and the detail of the snow on the branches. The pictures of the railway tracks and of Llandaff Cathedral from afar are both … Continue reading →
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.
I realise I haven’t been posting many pictures lately, but hopefully I will post some of the backlog this week. In the meantime, here are a few from today, taken while Geocaching in the greater Newport area.
Taken from the tops of two different ‘mountains’ near Caerphilly, these are the last pictures taken by me in 2008 (and my first post for 2009). I’d have taken a picture of the first sunrise too, but I actually completely … Continue reading →
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.
None of these came out as well as I had hoped. I thought the wonky headstones would look great as a black and white. Then I overcompensated and over-saturated the others! The last one is an attempt at a lomo … Continue reading →
This seasonal piece of stencil graffiti is just up the road from me. It has actually been there for over a year now, and I’ve been meaning to photograph it that whole time! UPDATE 2011.09.19: Sadly, the Darth piece has … Continue reading →
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!