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Photo from the wedding

Story location: Home / Blog /
15/Nov/2008

(Entry backdated to when the photo was taken)

First Dance

A photo of the newlyweds having their first dance. I don't know about you, but I always think newlywed looks like it should be a welsh word or place name.



The church at Shurdington

Story location: Home / photography /
20/Oct/2008

This was originally a colour photograph, taken on Saturday with my new Nikon D40. This evening I had a play around with a Black & White photography plugin for the GIMP graphics program.

The picture was originally converted to a high contrast B&W image but that left the church looking washed out. I created a second layer which used 'Desaturate' to give an image with more detail in the highlights. I adjusted the transparency and used the eraser to selectively delete areas to get a good balance between detail and contast.

Black and white photo of a church



Nikon D40

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18/Oct/2008

I took delivery of a Nikon D40 camera earlier in the week. I've not had chance to play around properly yet but I've been happy with the photos so far.

Hamster and mealworm
One of the hamsters eating a mealworm

Nettle leaves
Some nettle leaves

Closeup of Nettle leaves
A magnified part of the above image, showing the hairs on the leaves.



Anstey

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12/Oct/2008

Some pinhole photos taken yesterday around Anstey near Leicester.

 

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Sowe Valley Footpath

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12/Oct/2008

Some pinhole photos taken along the Sowe Valley Footpath in Coventry.

River Sowe

Bullrushes



Charterhouse Fields

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11/Oct/2008

A selection of pinhole photos taken around Charterhouse Fields in Coventry

 

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Heritage Open Day 2008

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13/Sep/2008

Some photographs taken from the top of the bell tower at the old cathedral.

 

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Pinhole Photography Day

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29/Apr/2008

Sunday was World Pinhole Photography Day, where photographers are invited to take photographs using a pinhole camera.

These photographs were all taken over the weekend. Since they were taken on film, it took me a couple of days to develop the negatives, scan them in and prepare them for uploading.

 

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Lacock Village and Abbey

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27/Apr/2008

Lacock Village would have been picturesque if they hadn't ruined it by filling the high street with cars.

Lacock Abbey was interesting. This was the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the photographic negative, which allowed multiple prints to be made of a single image.

 

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Snow

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06/Apr/2008

We woke up this morning to find that it had snowed in the night. I took my cameras and walked into Coventry to see if I could find anything to photograph. Unfortunately the snow was melting quite quickly. It was only a thin covering to begin with - it wasn't enough to stick on the roads.

 

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A Selection of Coventry Photos

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20/Sep/2007

More pinhole photographs from Coventry. These photos were all taken around summer/autumn last year but didn't get uploaded at the time. Colour photographs of the same scenes are shown for comparison.
 

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Cwm Rheidol Mine Workings

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20/Sep/2007

These pinhole photos were taken in the abandoned lead mines around Cwm Rheidol, in 2004.  

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Some Pinhole Photography links

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20/Sep/2007


Stratford upon Avon

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28/Apr/2007

It was a stroke of luck that we chose to go to Stratford during the Shakespeare birthday celebrations. We were only in town for a few hours and what we saw was slightly disappointing. There was country dancing and morris dancing in the road outside the Birthplace. There was also a parade through the town in the afternoon which consisted of a few bands and people wearing suits with a small number of people in period costume.

Our main reason for going was to visit the Shakespeare Houses, 5 properties in and around the town with various connections to the man. We started off at the Birthplace and finished at Mary Arden's House (which was possibly the most interesting, being the largest of the attractions with two houses and various farm buildings to visit).

 

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River Sherbourne

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12/Oct/2006

A photographer has followed the course of the River Sherbourne through the culvert under the city. A description of the journey and photographs are on his website.