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Showing posts from July, 2009

Oooh er, more frightening Fizzognomy

For Shot Rationale, see above (or below, depending on how you look at this whole reverse-time blog phenomena).
This picture is a fraud of course, and is a composite of my right side, twice: once pictured "normally", then copied, flipped and aligned. Then a bit (or a lot, depending on how you see software use as applied to photos) of manipulation and fandabulation and there you have it, mirror man.


I've a feeling I might have posted this before.


Best viewed a bit larger - click to see.






Fun Things to do with your Nokia 5800 #4

Listen to the radio. Except, of course, in a public area such as a train or the street because you won't be able to hear it for it is quiet as a church mouse (probably some EU directive responsible, but there you go) and reception is worse than the already laughable 3.5 g. Exceptions are made for Kiss FM and Virgin radio where the only thing more frequent than the inane and shouty adverts is the desire for you to pop to the train station and say "one way ticket to Bridgend please squire."

Fun Things to do with your Nokia 5800 #3

Watch this screen on the train and pretend you can surf the web. You can't, the network coverage is shockingly bad (take a bow, T-Mobile), although what can you expect in the capital city of the UK? [Hint to T-Mobile: the clue is in the term "mobile" - it suggests MOVEMENT. As you move around, so does your phone - geddit?? The same cannot be said, at present, of your signal].

Fun Things to do with your Nokia 5800 #2

Take some pictures and then show your friends this screen while they wait for the gallery to load. Don't worry if the pictures are no good - you friends will be so bored waiting they will have gone by the time the pictures are visible.

Fun Things to do with your Nokia 5800 #1

Take it apart when it crashes. Which it will. Regularly.


Sunset tonight, Richmond

Mano de Dios at Ealing Summer Festival 2

Mano de Dios at Ealing Summer Festival

Working Late: The Commute Home


Uxbridge: A Portrait (to fully enjoy the vistas, click on the individual pictures to enlarge)

Warning and Disclaimer: Some moaning follows - I do apologise but if you have ever been to Uxbridge you will understand why - feel free to skip this post if you are looking for happiness.

Ah, Uxbridge, bless her. Aspiration-free, 80’s bound, blue-glassed, plastic-front-doored Uxbridge: what a pit it is. Visit by all means but don’t expect good things. Microwaved baked potatoes, milky cappuccino, iceberg lettuce – these are the highlights here.

Taking these pictures (do enlarge - they make more sense when you have seen the slightly bigger versions) as part of a "one hour portrait" project I set myself, I came across an old* pink-haired lady out with a camera taking shots not dissimilar to some of these, at least in terms of subject matter if not intention. Adopting what I thought was a friendly tone I asked if she was taking photos to augment her memories. She responded for all the world as if I hadn’t said anything; as if, in fact, I didn’t exist. She initially showed a spark…

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La Vie en Rose, Soho

Cliveden 2


Jane and I feel we have outgrown our 2.5 up / 2.5 down and have bought this place instead.

@ Kew 3

@ Kew 2

@ Kew

Early Morning, Heybeliada, Istanbul

Dawn, Asia

The neighbour's

Thanks to Ellie for allowing me to take a few shots of her window display as the last rays of the sun caught it. As with the shot below, it needs a bit more post-processesing, though I'm not sure there is anything I can do about the blown red channel - I am struggling to contain this on the D700 and don't remember having any problems with my D50 in this regard. Ah well, I shall read more about it tomorrow and try and resolve it in time for whatever next presents itself.

Thy Word is a Lantern

Vox Angelica

British Museum

That dang pesky person in blue in the background... think Patrick, think!

British Museum

Well, OK then, if you say so...

Through the Pumpkin, Students' Vegetable Plots, Kew Gardens