Thursday, January 31, 2008

Electrolier, Victoria Quarter, Leeds

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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Moss in the cracks between masonry atop a friend's home in Hebden, UK. Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Today's photo is of a golden statue of a rather animated Paul from St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK. Click to enlarge.

Monday, January 28, 2008

R. Mutt

I don't normally take too hard a look at the loo, but this was one of the most visually interesting bathroom installations I've ever seen. Found inside a pub in the middle of nowhere, Cumbria, UK. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Minuteman Missile Launch Control Panel, Kimball, NE

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.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Penrith Castle

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?

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. :)

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.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


A telephoto shot from downtown Edinburgh, Scotland. I like the fashion shop; seems like an odd juxtaposition. Click to enlarge.

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.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Yes, Mamn

Jazz, on the tube train from London to The Ridgeway 'burbs. I was a bit surprised just how far out the tube ran; I'm fairly certain one would get by perfectly well in London without owning a car.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Street Seagull, London, 2007

A seagull takes off near the Tower of London. Click to enlarge. (Thanks to Andy T for the heads up :))

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cabin Near Ashness Bridge, Cumbria

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. :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm Not the Droid You Were Looking For

These two chaps were working security detail near the London Eye. :) I think there was a Star Wars exhibit going on inside.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Dodging cars underneath a stone bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, on a wet, snowy night. Flash fired up and forward.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Derwent Water

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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


One of the escalators leading up from the tube at the London Underground. The tube is a surprisingly clean, contemporary looking place. It's like a doctor's office compared to the New York subway.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ceiling, Saint Mary Aldermary, London

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.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Today's photo is of my better half standing on the stairway on the underground escalator system for the Tube in London, UK. Taken with a Canon 10-22 at 10mm on an EOS 20D, handheld. Click to enlarge.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Over the Face of the Water

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.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Tube Riders

Today's photo is of tube riders on the London Underground. Subways are kinda fascinating to me; so many people forced to be together for a short amount of time, and the proper etiquette is to pretend that you're all alone.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The London Eye

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.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Today's photo is from the London Underground -- a pedestrian tunnel between tube tracks. There are about a bajillion pictures to be found down here. Click to enlarge.