Thursday, January 31, 2008
This is an HDR photo of an electrolier hanging inside the Victoria Quarter shopping center in Leeds, UK. This photo is composed of 8 images, shot tripoded and cable released with a 20D and a Canon 10-22 lens, assembled and downsampled with Photoshop CS3. Click to enlarge.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/31/2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Okay, okay, just kidding. This is actually the control panel to a medium sized offset press in England. It did seem like something out of Doctor Evil's secret lair, though.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/26/2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
This is an HDR photo of Penrith Castle in Penrith, Cumbria, UK. (Click to enlarge in new window.) The castle was built over a period of around 70 years, between 1399 and 1470 as a protection against those wily Scots. Today, it's only a ruin. This was assembled from 8 photos shot at 1 stop brackets, tripoded and cable locked, on a Canon 20D with a Canon 10-22 lens. It was assembled and downsampled in Photoshop.
Here is one of the 8 photos used to assemble the HDR. This is what the shot looks like without HDR -- as you can see, you entirely lose some of the shadows.
Did I mention I love Cumbria?
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/25/2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Candid of bus passengers in Leeds, UK. To view full size (you can't really see much in the thumbnail), give it a click. I don't usually go after candids with my superwide lens, but that's what happens when you only have one camera body and no time to switch to telephoto. :)
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/24/2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Today's photo is of a duck preening itself in Hebden Water in Hebden, UK (click to enlarge). I liked this one more turned on its side. :) I think more people should experiment with turning pictures on their side -- it can have different effects on the image. For example, doing this to this image completely confuses the sense of perspective; it seems more two dimensional this way.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/23/2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Riding down an escalator in the London Underground. Shot with the Canon 10-22 at 10mm. on a side note, some of the newer tube stops had flat panel video monitors in the escalator stairwells instead of the more traditional paper poster adverts; I have a feeling that in another 10 years, poster adverts in the tube will be a memory of the past.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/19/2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
My wife and her friend, Becca, stand next to a stone cabin near Ashness Bridge in Cumbria, UK. This is an HDR photo created from 9 photographs, tripoded, converted and downsampled in Photoshop CS3. Props to the girls for holding so still. :)
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/15/2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
The view of Derwent Water from Suprise View near Ashness Bridge in Cumbria, UK. Our friends Keith and Liz drove us up here; I think it's called Surprise View because until you reach this vantage point, your view is almost entirely blocked by trees. Click to enlarge to Desktop Wallpaper size.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/11/2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
This is the ceiling of Saint Mary Aldermary church in London, UK. Saint Mary Aldermary is an old, out of the way church that was mostly destroyed in the great fire of London in 1666, then rebuilt in 1682. Far from a tourist destination, this church was mostly empty when we went inside to photograph it. There are so many old churches in London that the locals don't consider this to be anything out of the ordinary.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/08/2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
The view of Derwent Water (with Keswick and Skiddaw in the distance) from Suprise View near Ashness Bridge in Cumbria, UK. This is an HDR photo composed from 8 photos, tripoded and mirror locked, shot at f/9 with a Canon 70-200 2.8L IS on a Canon 20D. Combined and downsampled in Photoshop.
Click to enlarge to wallpaper size.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/04/2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Today's photo is of the London Eye -- that ginormous ferris wheel the city of London has erected on the Thames. I didn't end up taking a ride in the thing ($40 a person? no thanks!), but we did hang around in the chilly river air long enough to snap a few night photos. Click to enlarge.
Posted by Ryan McGinnis at 1/02/2008