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It's been ages since I put anything up here to do with music but Whitfield's whole album is worth linking to. I've linked to one of their songs below but you should be able to get to the rest of the album by clicking the link. Their music is sort of brit-poppy and it kind of reminds me of Keane - those sort of feel good sounding melodies. You can listen to the whole album streamed online with the option to buy if you like it.

Farm 2

A bit better focus on this one but you can see how much movement there is by the white lines in the road!


... or it's really hard when trying to take a panoramic photo from a moving balloon to keep everything mapped together and focussed ;-).

Submission Nerves

Wish me luck! I just sent off a disk for a first submission to Alamy. I hope they pass the quality check. If you don't try you'll never get anywhere...

Photography Prompt List (June 2007)

This is a holder page for a photo-prompt list for the month of June for my friend David, and myself. It will hopefully eventually be a place where you can see our entry thumbnails in the table below. I shall not put this on the front page until there is at least one entry in the table. The idea is that this will help promote more taking of photos on both our parts and be a learning opportunity. We've started small as we're both new at this challenge prompt thing.

Balloon Flight

After a cycle of excitement followed by let down when it was too windy or too rainy to fly, finally the gods of the weather saw fit to produce an almost perfect day for my 9 June rebooking of my balloon flight. The flight was a present from my parents over a year ago for my birthday and Christmas present and it’s taken until now for me to manage to actually get airborne. I’d booked to fly from Westonbirt Arboretum which is slightly north east from where I live. When I got there at around 0615 the balloon crew were already present and sending up a helium balloon to assess the wind direction and strength as the helium balloon rose up.


I've been revisting some of my old pano shots and processing them. The image below is one I took maybe a year ago when I was around the White Horse area of South West England. The actual panorma turned out completely differently than I imagined while taking it and to be honest I can't decide whether I like it or not. It's got the 'minimalist and mudane' look about it but I can't decide whether it has got anywhere near the 'minimalist, mudane and magnificent' point hat you see with some photos. What do you think? Yay or nay? You can be brutally honest, I won't be offended... The pano is 1x3.

Regardless, it means that I can pack the files away into my 'archive' folder so it won't continually torment me in the 'todo' folder ;-)

Olympic Stadium, Munich

Tuesday and Wednesday I was visiting Munich for work. We got done earlier than we thought so spent some time having a drink in the sun at the Olympic Park in Munich. While there I took the opportunity to have a look inside the stadium for 2EUR. Below is a 1x3 handheld panorama which surprisingly went together pretty easily. Munich was expecting a storm later in the evening hence the pretty clouds you can see building up! Comments and criticisms would be most welcome.

Stereoscopic Playing

It's another rainy day here in Bristol which is annoying as after a number of weeks not doing much at the weekend but recoving from long days working followed by coursework in the evening I was in the mood for going out with my camera. Browsing through W1K I found a thread on stereoscopic images which I figured would be interesting to try and also have the advantage that I could stay indoors and dry!


Below is a 4 image hand held pano that I shot while visiting my brother in Reading. Any comments and criticisms would be welcome (note there is no lens flare! ;-) )

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