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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

London Open House 2008 - Part 2

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Monday, 29 September 2008

London Open House 2008

As I'm sure many Londoners know, once a year in September London opens some of its hard to see doors to the public for London Open House. This year I wandered around Fleet street before heading up to Portland place. I only had a morning, as that evening was the Thanksgiving Ball.

Here are some pictures:


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The old Daily Express building. An excellent example of Art Deco in the city.

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Saturday, 27 September 2008

Battersea Power Station - part 3

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Friday, 26 September 2008

Battersea Power Station - part 2

Part 2 of the series.

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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Battersea Power Station - part 1

Hi all, Here is a series from Battersea power station that I took this summer. It is also using my new frame and branding that I am trying out.

Enjoy!

Chelsea Pier:

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A few cranes near the station:

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The station itself:

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Open Gardens 2008

A few pictures from Open Gardens 2008

Some Flowers from Phoenix Gardens (W1)


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And a stolen moment in Russell square:

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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Thanksgiving Ball 2008

This past Saturday was the Network Canada Thanksgiving ball at the Four Seasons in London. One may comment on how early the event is in the Calendar, but the venue is set to close its doors for around a year next month, and that would be a bit late for the event.

TGB itself was pretty fun, and as always I had my camera along to take a few pictures (though I wasn't the official event photographer for the event.) Here are a few of my favs:

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More can be found here.

BTW, the excellent Living in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians can be bought through amazon.

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Monday, 22 September 2008

Philippines (part 17) - Last one

Last in my Philippines series. Enjoy!

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Friday, 19 September 2008

Philippines (part 16)

Near the end of the Philippines photos, only one more post to go.

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Thursday, 18 September 2008

Philippines (part 15)

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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Philippines (part 14)

Some aerial shots that I took on the way back from Palawan to the main island:


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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Philippines (part 13)

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Monday, 15 September 2008

Philippines (part 12)

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Philippines (part 11)

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Philippines (part 10)

Scenes from the underground river:

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Philippines (part 9)

At the entrance to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

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Monday, 8 September 2008

Philippines (part 8)

A Panoramic of yesterday's post. this is one of my favourites from the trip.


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Sunday, 7 September 2008

Philippines (part 7)

Hi all,

One thing about the Philippines is that the scenery is amazing. There were several amazing nature shots that I took and here are a few of them:

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Saturday, 6 September 2008

Philippines (part 6)

These photos were taken on the boat ride to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park:


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Friday, 5 September 2008

Philippines (part 5) - Underwater

These pictures were taken at Snake Island of of Honda Bay, which is near Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island in the Philippines. the water was clear, but we arrived late in the day and the sunlight was starting to fade. It was also the first time that I have used my Olympus Mju 1030SW.


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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Philippines (part 5) - The fight is on!

This little set from the Philippines comes from the Cockerel farm that I visited. I was given the chance to see a few of these birds "practise" fight, which means that they had little gloves on their claws -- like boxing gloves.

It was amazing to see how aggressive these birds are towards each other, it has obviously been bred into them, as North American roosters are not this aggressive. I'm not sure if I would enjoy a real fight, as they can be very bloody -- but the practise rounds were interesting to watch.

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

New RSS feeds

Just a quick update to let you know that there are new feeds for the blog:

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Cheers!

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A DSLR Catechism

Found on Textism:

Which lens is best to have on hand?
The one at home.

Which camera is best?
The model a step up from the one you just bought.

When will the right camera for you be available?
Probably next year.

When will it be affordable?
When it is obsolete.

What camera do ‘fools’ buy?
Yours.

Should you shoot RAW?
No! Shoot jpeg and get it right the first time you fucking moron.

Should you shoot jpeg?
No! Sliders and presets and curves! Shoot RAW you fucking moron.

What must you improve?
Your workflow.

Of what must you have more?
Screen real estate.

Where does no one want to be?
In front of a computer.

Where does everyone want to be?
Out shooting.

How much light is there?
Not enough.

What must the light be?
Natural.

What must the colour balance be?
Neutral.

What must the subject matter be?
Interesting.

What do adjustments make your photograph?
More interesting.

What must the background be?
Blown out.

What mustn’t the highlights be?
Blown out.

What must the shadows be?
Punchy.

What must the flash be?
Diffuse.

What else?
Soft.

Like this?
No.

Now?
No.

Now?
Just turn it off.

What’s the meaning of it all?
Self-redemption through an endless stream of pouty self-portraits on Flickr. Also weddings.

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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Philippines (part 4)

Taken from a visit to a Cockerel farm.

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Monday, 1 September 2008

Philippines (part 3)

Tierra De Maria

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