Photoblog: 25 Jun 2007
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge carrying I-93/US-1over the Charles River between Downtown Boston and Charlestown/Cambridge. Very misty/rainy and very low cloud.
Keywords: Boston, Bunker Hill Bridge, Cambridge, MA, Charles River, I-93, Massachusetts, New England, US-1, USA, bridges, cable-stayed bridges, explore, fog, mist, motorways, payitforward, rain, reflections, rivers, water
NIKON D50 18.3 mm f/10.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-06-25 14:26:26
Photoblog: 24 Jun 2007
On the Bristol and Bath Railway Path (NCN 4) in North Bristol/South Glos. Formerly part of the Midlands Railway, now a fantastic route for cycling between the Westcountry cities
Keywords: Bristol, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, England, Gloucestershire, NCN4, National Cycle Network, South Gloucestershire, Staple Hill, Staple Hill Tunnel, UK, cycleways, disused railways, tunnels
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 1.6 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-23 10:57:10
Photoblog: 23 Jun 2007
The sunset catches the clouds on an autumn evening.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8 0.013 sec (1/80) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-05 17:43:05
Photoblog: 22 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 200 mm 6/1 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-27 15:41:33
Photoblog: 21 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 38 mm f/5.0 0.013 sec (1/80) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-08-09 20:07:44
Photoblog: 20 Jun 2007
All the spring meadow flowers are out.
NIKON D50 18 mm 6643856/1000000 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-08 14:22:47
Photoblog: 19 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 75 mm f/8.0 2.5 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-10-29 18:41:44
Photoblog: 18 Jun 2007
Light and shadows playing with the patchwork of fields.
NIKON D50 18 mm 6918863/1000000 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 12:30:15
Photoblog: 17 Jun 2007
Viewed from the A40(?) one morning. Converted to black and white with channel mixer to imitate red filter.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/9.0 0.003 sec (1/320) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-18 10:07:22
Photoblog: 16 Jun 2007
Arley Chapel on Cheltenham Road, Bristol
NIKON D50 18 mm f/11.0 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-12-02 14:34:17
Photoblog: 15 Jun 2007
Looking west along the north Devon coast of the Bristol Channel at sunset.
NIKON D50 35 mm 6643856/1000000 0.001 sec (1/1600) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-01 17:33:33
Photoblog: 14 Jun 2007
Portland Bill, at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England. Sticking over a mile into the English Channel, the waters around Portland are treacherous and known for shipwreaks. I'm not entirely sure what the little coin operated telescope is for, there's nothing but water to see on one side, and nothing but the obelisk to see on the other. Well, actually, I do know what it's for: making money from the parents of small children who insist on playing with the thing.
Taken back in September 2006, and converted to B&W with PS channel mixer's immitation filters.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-07 16:23:23
Photoblog: 13 Jun 2007
Jewish Cemetery off Rapid Run Pike, Cincinnati, 4 June.
- Increased contrast a little (curves)
- Selected an oval with a large feathered edge to vignette and soften the corners
- Fiddled with hue and colour levels
- Reduced saturation (-50)
NIKON D50 23.1 mm f/7.1 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-06-04 14:49:42
Photoblog: 12 Jun 2007
Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils. sitting towards the western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, it is part of a coastline internationally recognised for its geology. Mary Anning discovered the first ichthyosaur fossil here in the early 19th century, and one would be unlucky not to find a fossil on the beach if searching.
These, though, are apparently not real fossils, but replicas made from Coade Stone, a substance I hadn't even heard of until I looked up info on this shot. The pavement outside the museum is made from them.
NIKON D50 35 mm f/10.0 0.006 sec (1/160) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 14:29:05
Photoblog: 11 Jun 2007
Old crane on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England. The high quality white limestone from Portland was widely used in the early modern architecture of London.
NIKON D50 55.0 mm f/8.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-07 16:15:55
Photoblog: 10 Jun 2007
Not really sure what they are. Look too small to be plover or knots? Not quite the right bill for dunlin. The sanderling (Calidris alba) description fits quite well: 20cm (8in), found on a sandy shore, ceaseless in their movements (they were running back and forth with every wave that came in)...
NIKON D50 200 mm f/5.6 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-01 06:03:45
Photoblog: 09 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 42.4 mm f/10.0 0.006 sec (1/160) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-16 15:04:12
Photoblog: 08 Jun 2007
Not sure which side of the Dorset/Wilts border this is, but it's at Wincombe, just outside Shaftesbury. Not a great place for photography -- wooded valleys with not much in them -- and not a great photography day, just cloudy enough to block out the sun half the time, but not cloudy enough for moody skies. The few shots I got were therefore mostly sheep and close ups.
NIKON D50 200 mm f/9.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-07 14:03:09
Photoblog: 07 Jun 2007
Reflection of house and church.
FinePix A310 17.1 mm f/4.8 0.008 sec (1/120) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2005-04-02 16:36:23
Photoblog: 06 Jun 2007
Faking the soviet camera / expired film / cross-processing look in photoshop to annoy those who think it should be done properly ;)
NIKON D50 50 mm f/11.0 0.001 sec (1/1000) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-12-16 10:29:59
Photoblog: 05 Jun 2007
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is an Isambard Kingdom Brunel design constructed in the 1850s-60s. The 1,352 ft (414 m) span crosses the tidal River Avon 245 ft (75 m) below. The limestone gorge forms a spectacular defensive entrance to the city's docks.
I didn't think this shot was particularly special, but somebody clearly thought it good enough to buy a print...
Keywords: Avon Gorge, Bristol, Clifton, Clifton Suspension Bridge, England, Hotwells, Leigh Woods, North Somerset, Pay it forward, Portway, River Avon, Somerset, UK, bridges, gorges, night, reflections, rivers, sold, suspension bridges
FinePix A310 5.7 mm f/2.8 0.7 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2004-12-10 16:28:57
Photoblog: 04 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-28 16:08:34
Photoblog: 03 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-04 16:45:42
Photoblog: 02 Jun 2007
I was going through old sets looking for stuff to print, and noticed that the ones of Wells Cathedral were very red, so I decided to see how it would turn out with cooler white ballance. I also cropped this to 10x8, and made sure the building was centred. Half of the stars are fakes/exaggerations: not sure whether that's too obvious or too kitsch...
Excluding the square mile, Wells is England's smallest city, being the size of an average market town. Indeed, the scene may be vaguely familiar to those who have seen the Simon Pegg film "Hot Fuzz", which was filmed in the city. The diocese of Bath and Wells was created in the 10th century, when a large diocese based in Sherborne, Dorset, was divided between Bath and Wells, Sarum (Salisbury) and Winchester. The building has been evolving for over a millennium (the oldest surviving part dating to 705 CE) , and following years of neglect and abuse was renovated in the Victorian era.
You can see more photos of Wells, including the original of this, here.
NIKON D50 32 mm f/9.0 20 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-08-27 21:07:21
Photoblog: 01 Jun 2007
Panorama from Hambledon Hill. I'm not very good at these autostitches -- I always leave it in aperture priority instead of full manual, and end up getting stripes :/
Unknown model unkown focal length unknown aperture unknown exposure ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-06 20:28:34
Photoblog: 31 May 2007
Another one that needed the horizon fixing. I also applied a grad ND using photoshop, as the foreground was rather dark.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/11.0 0.02 sec (1/50) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-02-04 16:03:24
Photoblog: 30 May 2007
NIKON D50 18.3 mm f/9.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-10 16:42:43
Photoblog: 29 May 2007
Stonebarrow and Golden Cap, looking east from Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast world heritage site.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.002 sec (1/640) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 13:46:45
Photoblog: 28 May 2007
First shot from the D50.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/9 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-05-29 19:31:43
Photoblog: 27 May 2007
Surfers on Croyde Beach on the Atlantic Coast of Devon.
NIKON D50 170 mm f/8.0 0.001 sec (1/800) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-30 18:21:43
Photoblog: 26 May 2007
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.05 sec (1/20) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-05 17:38:46