Saturday, 12 April 2008

Daily Photo #126

I quite like this one of Linda, it has an epic feel, kind of Wuthering Heights meet Star Trek Wrath of Khan via Hamlet.


We went to Kenilworth Castle and got cultured by National Heritage. (god bless, we're kind of linked via mutual employers). Never knew all those royal types got into such shenanigans. I stood at the foot of the stairs where some royal babe may or may not have got pushed down some stairs and had her neck mysteriously snapped. Saw lots of kids running up and down those same stairs and tutted a fair bit. Kids, eh?

Edit - 18/04/2008 - replaced the original shot with a revamped one. I prefer this version.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Who said academics aren't fit?

Fit in the running kind of way. My old media tutor is running the London Marathon.

Give him some cash as he's not a bad bloke and he likes good movies so that should sway you a little at least.

Link is here.

Daily Photo #125

Been having some relaxing/sleep issues of late. Hence the need for:


I'm hoping this will cease soon, my brain is too active of a night.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Daily Photo #124


I'm feeling pretty much like that today. Two years on and there's no change really.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Daily Photo #123

Picked this one as I hadn't processed all of the Las Vegas pictures and everyone knows that it's only at night when Vegas really comes to life:


Even though it looks like a fairy castle from the outside, it's a den of gambling. Only in Vegas, kids.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Daily Photo #122

Winter seems to be back again. We've had snow, sleet, rain, hail and low temperatures.


This was taken on Saturday (yes, I am milking those shots for all they're worth, dammit!)

As you can see, March winds have come late and the April showers will get here in July, most likely.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Daily Photo #121

A quickie pic today - have an important-ish appointment tonight so this is another of the shots from Saturday.


In this case, the remains (or crumbs) of a tasty cheese and ham bagette from EAT.

I do hope they are reading this as it's one of my favourite food outlets so send me free stuff!!! Seriously, I love your food people and I will blog about it forever if you'll feed me from time to time.

Ok, begging over with.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Daily Photo #120

I think the grey skies yesterday foreshadowed a heavy snowfall last night of about 2 or 3 inches. The weather is so bloody cold again with artic winds but it's sunny and cheerful out so one cannot be too down hearted.

I shot this one yesterday in Brum, I desaturated parts of the image then went in and adjusted each pane of glass on the telephone box in turn. Took a while.


CS3 is pretty intuitive when it comes to "wanding" stuff, as if it can set parameters and repeat itself. Either Adobe have programmed a mighty fine AI into this software or I was extremely lucky when manipulating it, I don't know. Either way, CS3 rocks the house.

Anyway, it was grey, overcast and nasty yesterday and the only colours that stood out for me in this shot were the red of these slightly rare and (now) retro telephone boxes.