Click on the thumbnail above for a 1280 by 1024 pixel desktop image with a February 2010 calendar. Its on my desktop computer for what is left of this month. James Watt (with slide rule and plan) on the left, so a tenuous link to Maths.
Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category
Ruth gets chocolate from an international sweet shop in Birmingham. This Japanese pack seems to contain mock mushrooms with chocolate caps and biscuit stalks. I love the typography on the back of the package…
Some of the details appear to be telling a story (aimed at children?)
And the teacher figure appears in red on the back [...]
Click for a 1280 by 1024 desktop wallpaper image with a January 2010 calendar on it.
Can you guess where the postcard photo was taken from? I’ve been printing calendars. Back to work Monday, kicking off with the data handling module.
Polish tea bags and Walker Evans
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Digbeth Is Good is a blog devoted to a part of Birmingham I walk through most days. The chip shop is being done up. I hope they keep the sign.
Fujifilm Finepix J12 point and shoot makes nice classroom pictures. Battery has to be removed for charging.
It is that time of year again, teaching will be under way in a month or less. This photo makes me think about negotiating the ground rules with new classes of students (I’m a bit more liberal than the ‘manager’). I’ll need to add in some rules about using Moodle/e-mail as well, if only to [...]
14% partial eclipse visible from Midlands despite showers and cloud.
Francois Jakob quote from his autobiography called The Statue Inside about science found on the side of a building on the University of Birmingham campus
DigiKam has a nice range of photoediting tools
Delphinium flower mimics a bee.
The multimedia capture device we all carry
And, for heaven’s sake,
Folly open for exhibition
Mobile phone art again…
Brass corners on your tables to make them last longer
Quotes from construction workers
First winter holiday for 5 years…
Munich disaster remembered in Dudley
Oxford is an hour and a quarter away on the train…
What a name for a boat
Not a bad one as signs go…
Some signs are accidental
Curzon Street Station – building without a use at present
Sycamore leaf caught in chain fence
street furniture suffers badly in some areas…
Chalk drawing of a man in a top hat on a boarded up door in Wolverhampton
Monochrome photos from the Dales
Strong colours and plane of focus
Kodak EasyShare C310 for quick snaps
Wooden toy found at the Frankfurt Christmas Market that is in Birmingham UK at present.
Out and about with slowish colour film and a macro lens (55mm). I find the very sharp depth of field attractive under some circumstances, but it is tricky to choose the right plane of focus looking at the little ground glass screen with the camera hand held.
The shop signs in the Stratford road show recent changes in ownership, and advertise the new approaches to retail provided by the Internet.
28mm and around town. Just a few views taken with a film camera over the last week. I’m really getting back into the 28mm focal length on 35mm film.
Its for a story
Saxon church – some photies
A favourate focal length regained.
Jinpow exhibition with a nice Flash site
Photoshop and then copy paste a calendar in
Ruth wants to visit Chicago again one day, this picture looks like my idea of small town US.
Ruth likes the idea of Canada
Just some photos
More photos of the street
Black rust form mould grows in concentric circles
Some snaps on a visit with sunshine
Convection cells in a round bottomed flask
Bike with wire
Some of the better snapshots over the week… mostly Fuji Reala and Jessops processing and scanning
Just back: images soon
Photoshop edge detect works best with strong outlines
Crate in shop window in Warsaw, Poland. Margarine?
Red brick from Ruabon changes colour in the rain…
The Robert Frank coloring book is a series of outline drawings by Jno Cook based on Robert Frank’s book The Americans
Jno Cook was trying to make a case about the interpretation of Frank’s book
The rest of Cook’s web site is interesting – he is an artist and fully paid up member of the US Awkward [...]
Cropping from quick photo on the bus
This ended up in the inbox
Wet dusk does streetlights, digital camera
Podcast interviews – DIY Studs Terkel?
Stan’s Cafe and others start the hohoho web site dedicated to unusual christmas lights
Mistake leads to interesting image
Multitasking doesn’t work very well
This tomb shows a very scary painted figure and an old style horroscope. The place must have looked totally different when the walls were polychrome murals and lit entirely by candles….
When photographers include the Moon or Sun in a picture, you can find the angle of view and the focal length of the lens by a simple application of trigonometry.
Is Keith the new Kevin?
Coventry covered market has good light and isn’t always full..
Macro lenses are ace – but there is so much detail around…
Is the hand painted decoration on my Taramundi an accurate logarithmic or equiangular spiral or not?
Looking at things through a simple jeweler’s loup can provide a refreshing ‘take’
The word ‘fall’ was used in Elizabethan England to describe autumn – now it has become a US word but still the best one.
Cropping 800/1840 ratio from front left of a frame taken with a 24mm lens gives a ‘normal’ perspective.
Nice stuff from Magnum nominee
grab shots, guessed exposure
List of typical camera explosures for 400 ASA film – handy for when you forget the meter when using a seriously old camera
Bolton Abbey in Warfedale, Yorkshire
Trees and shadows in local wood. Signs of human activity but no one seen.
Spray can tags on a steel bridge and a newly painted wall
Stan Brakhage – film maker
Pictures around Birmingham city ring road
Chromagenic monochrome again, but this time with some tweaking. Curves on the door (corresponding to a two bath developer characteristic) and contrast on the roof.
Kodak chromagenic black and white film… has a cyan mask on the negatives so the photolab prints come out close to greyscale with a nice duotone look.
Wall on outhouse in a yard in Wallasey.
Photos from my route to work
Nice bank holiday and good luck with the exams!
Olympus digicam on ‘macro’.
Dmitri Baltermans was an ‘official’ Soviet photographer. His war photographs are bleak and direct. Mark Bernstein quotes Lilia Efimova about the media coverage of the war memorial on May 9th in Moscow.