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Smoothed Jersey Panorama

Posted by briandh on October 22, 2006

Taking the techniques I learned from smoothing my Menorcan night shots, I have improved (I think) my existing Jersey Panorama.

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Smooth Nights

Posted by briandh on October 21, 2006


I promised in my Menorcan Memories post to let you know how I got on smoothing out some of my night shots taken from my balcony. Jumping straight to the answer – pretty well, I think.

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Posted in cala galdana, digital art, digital photography, hands-on, how-tos, menorca, night photography, night time, Paint Shop Pro 8, photography, Uncategorized, zooomr | Leave a Comment »

Menorcan Memories

Posted by briandh on October 15, 2006

Menorcan Memories

We are just back from a two-week holiday in Cala Galdana, Menorca. At this point it is normal to say things like – ‘you really need to go to Menorca and see X, Y and Z’. Unfortunately, for you, we rarely got ourselves out of the hotel on this trip. This is not usual for us. We normally do all the tourist things, see all the sites, visit all the famous places – especially when it is somewhere we have never been before. So why the change? Two main reasons:

  • we were both knackered and highly stressed out, and
  • the hotel facilities were excellent.

Trundling round all the sites was just not what we wanted this time.

However, I can pass on some useful info and pictures.

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Posted in 2006, cala galdana, ciutadella, holiday, hotel audax, macarella, menorca, mitjana, photography | 3 Comments »

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 »

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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Real of fake?

Posted by briandh on August 19, 2006


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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