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Archive for August, 2006

Jazzy Portals

Posted by briandh on August 27, 2006

Fresh from my success with my Iona Portal Tour, I have taken my photos from the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Jazz on a Summers Day concert and linked them together through portals.

I think you should be able to get to all of the 40+ images although you may occasionally have to back track.

Let me know what you think.

Jazz on a Summers Day

Posted in digital photography, edinburgh, festival, jazz, jazz on a summers day, photography, portals, scotland, zooomr, zooomr 2.0, zooomr portals | Leave a Comment »

Through the Zooomr Portal

Posted by briandh on August 27, 2006

I have just found a new feature in Zooomr – Portals.

These are actually very simple in principle but add huge possibilities and are such fun to use. Quite simply you can add any number of rectangular hotspots to your images, these hotspots can be linked to any of you other photos and have a bit of text beside them.

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Posted in abbey, digital photography, hands-on, iona, iona abbey, photography, portals, review, zooomr, zooomr 2.0, zooomr portals | 3 Comments »

Getting all cultural

Posted by briandh on August 26, 2006

I live in Edinburgh, Scotland so have the benefit of the annual festival season around this time of year: The Official Festival, The Jazz Festival, The Festival Fringe, The Film Festival, The Military Tattoo and The Festival of Annoying People Stuck on Spikes, etc.

This year [pompous voice]my wife and I[/pompous voice] decided to break with our personal tradition and actually go to some shows and stuff during the festival.

[This post includes pictures from Mardi Gras, Jazz on A Summers Day, and the Festival Cavalced]

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Posted in 2006, classical, digital photography, edinburgh, festival, jazz, mardi gras, parade, scotland | 1 Comment »

I am knackered

Posted by briandh on August 26, 2006

Hell Hole

I’m just in from the garden, if you can call it that.

I like gardening, I just don’t get the time – which means that every time I do get out there it is like one of those jungle trek adventure films. I keep expecting to find dinosaurs in some forgotten corner.

This mornings pleasure was a little corner at the side of my front garden. In this place the builders / utility companies placed a couple of man hole covers. As householder I must keep these clear and accessible.

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Posted in complain, gardening, moan, whinge, work | Leave a Comment »

Got a better Theme

Posted by briandh on August 24, 2006

Thanks to JV I’ve found the “Andreas09 2.0” theme which does the nice borders on images. It even let you choose your own colours (so I’m not just copying his).

I have to switch to one thumbnail across in my sidebar but I can live with that.

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WordPress Themes

Posted by briandh on August 22, 2006

Settled on a nice theme now – thanks …
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Smelly photos

Posted by briandh on August 21, 2006

I’ve not being doing this Zooomr thing long but, come on, some of these pictures must be worth looking at.

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Posted in arduaine, digital photography, iona, oban, photography, scotland, zooomr, zooomr 2.0 | 4 Comments »

Getting a little creative

Posted by briandh on August 19, 2006

Every now and then I like to take my photographs and try to be a little more creative in how I use them. Rather than just dumping them into a slideshow and forcing the family and friends to sit through them, I’ll take some interesting ones into an paint package and start mucking around.

For this I usually use Jasc Paint Shop Pro, I’m a little behind the times and am still using Version 8.

I’d like to talk about one of these experiments – the Madeira Fruit Market

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Posted in art, digital art, digital photography, fruit market, funchal, madeira, paint shop pro, photography | Leave a Comment »

Real of fake?

Posted by briandh on August 19, 2006

PerfectIsland

I took this photo about four years ago on a ferry from Oban to Mull en-route to Iona.

It struck me at the time that it looks a little unreal, or maybe “too real”, as if it were the output of a fractal landscape generator. Looking at it again now, it still has that strange feel to it.

Another thing about this image is that it was taken by my then fairly new digital camera. Looking at it now I am very happy with the quality of the image.

Whilst uploading old images to Zooomr I was recently struck by how much better my old 35mm scanned photos were compared to my recent digital ones. This image, and some others I have since reviewed, have renewed my faith in my digital camera. Maybe the problem isn’t the camera – maybe its me.

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Sudoku – not Zooomr

Posted by briandh on August 17, 2006

The new Sudoku page describes a little Sudoku program I wrote a while back. Read the rest of this entry »

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