Adobe Lightroom 5.0

Adobe have just released Lightroom 5.0.  I’ve only just installed it and will be giving it a test drive very soon.  I’m especially looking forward to the align features.  On a side note, as a member tof Creative Cloud, it didn’t cost a dime! :p

Hello (again) and welcome to WordPress

This is my first proper update for some years.  Ever since Jon passed away there didn’t seem much point blogging, and having lost several friends and family over recent years, the blog seemed to fade more into the past. What with the rise of Facebook I thought I’d use that to keep in touch with […]

Fly

Fly on Flickr. 1.6 sec at f/7.1 | 65 mm | ISO 100 I have much respect for anyone that shoots handheld with the MP-E macro lens; I’ve tried, and it requires patience and a steady hand. Suffice to say, this was taken with a content fly and a sturdy tripod.

Through the eye of a needle

Through the eye of a needle on Flickr. 30.0 sec at f/16 | 65 mm | ISO 100 I’ve currently playing with an MP-E 65mm macro lens and MT-24EX flash. This is my first attempt, and although the flash needs some diffusing I’m pleased with the result. Expect more macro exposures soon!

Time Machine FTW!

Time Machine just saved my arse! Or, more-so, an hour or so’s worth of work. What’s more I didn’t even have my Time Machine drive plugged in — Lion saves local Time Machine backups whilst on-the-move. Gotta love that!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves on Flickr. With autumn well I’m swing I took a visit to the local park to capture the captivating colours. The leaves, despite they’re passing usefulness, look quite majestic laying on the ground. ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at f/7.1 | 18 mm | ISO 100

Thoughts on Flash

Thoughts on Flash Steve shares his thoughts on Flash posthumously in this unique and rare insight.

PC demos

BF3 out and MW3 looming on the horizon. Why though do we get 15 versions of a game and not ONE demo?!? Sup with that. To top it off, the PC section at GAME seems to be getting smaller by the day. And, despite an ageing PS3 or Xbox360 running the game fine, my PC […]

Chess Set

Chess Set on Flickr. This chess set was a present to my parents many years ago and has since passed down to me. The pieces are hand carved and make for some great subjects. ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec at f/3.5 | 50 mm | ISO 100