Photoblog: 26 Mar 2011
I took a look at Glasgow on Sunday. I've seen better towns.
NIKON D90 17 mm f/2.8 1/3200 sec ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2011-01-09 11:09:22
NIKON D90 10 mm f/10.0 0.006 sec (1/160) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-22 16:20:49
Photoblog: 22 Mar 2011
the view from the london office on monday morning.
NIKON D90 20 mm f/2.8 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 800 | Taken by Joe D on 2011-01-10 07:54:15
Photoblog: 20 Mar 2011
Nestling in the Dorset hills: the chalk Dorset Downs, part of the Southern England Chalk Formation, in the foreground; and the older Devonian hills in the background.
NIKON D50 80 mm 6643856/1000000 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 12:44:51
Photoblog: 18 Mar 2011
"Democracy Village" came to Parliament Square in the middle of May. They were thrown out in the middle of July because their protest, full of colourful banners, sculptures, and, admittedly, junk, was spoiling the beautiful World Heritage Site that is the Parliament Square traffic gyratory system.
When the protesters left, somebody -- the police, or Westminster Council, presumably -- surrounded the square with high metal fencing, "so that the grass could recover". It's now the middle of October and the fencing is still there, still helping that cruelly trodden grass to recover so that Parliament Roundabout can once again be the hauntingly desolate wind-blown traffic island that all of London so loves.
But what's this?! At the weekend, "Democracy Village" returned, to spoil the ambience of this tranquil isolated three-lane highway once again.
Unknown model unkown focal length unknown aperture unknown exposure ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-10-11 16:27:46
Photoblog: 16 Mar 2011
NIKON D90 22 mm f/9.0 0.001 sec (1/1000) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-09-28 14:27:26
Photoblog: 14 Mar 2011
NIKON D90 38 mm f/8.0 0.001 sec (1/800) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-03-07 07:17:25
Photoblog: 12 Mar 2011
In front of Ben Nevis, in the Great Glen outside Fort William.
NIKON D90 24 mm f/10.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-21 17:52:17
Photoblog: 10 Mar 2011
I liked that these guys had put their hire bike in the spotlight, propped up, head turned, as though it's modeling...
NIKON D90 35.6 mm f/2.8 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 1250 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-11-10 20:21:23
Photoblog: 08 Mar 2011
On the seawall at Helmsdale.
NIKON D90 38 mm f/2.8 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 640 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-12-08 16:18:44
Photoblog: 06 Mar 2011
NIKON D90 26 mm f/2.8 0.001 sec (1/2000) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-09-11 10:00:36
Photoblog: 04 Mar 2011
NIKON D90 17 mm f/10.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-02-21 15:38:54
Photoblog: 02 Mar 2011
At London Bridge Station. The little concrete bridge and short shopping precinct, designed
to get those bloody pedestrians out of the way of the important 4x4s and taxis on the main road below for the safety and convenience of the pedestrian, who should be bloody grateful for it.
NIKON D90 35 mm f/2.8 0.02 sec (1/50) ISO 800 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-10-13 18:37:28
Photoblog: 28 Feb 2011
back in the spring.
NIKON D90 17 mm f/10.0 0.003 sec (1/320) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-22 09:50:06
Photoblog: 26 Feb 2011
NIKON D50 55 mm f/10.0 0.001 sec (1/800) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-17 11:57:11
Unknown model unkown focal length unknown aperture unknown exposure ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2008-12-05 09:15:22
Photoblog: 22 Feb 2011
getting a bit christmassy...
NIKON D90 55.0 mm f/7.1 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-12-10 13:42:49
Photoblog: 20 Feb 2011
one more from Chile, this time from an evening walking around the centre of Santiago.
NIKON D90 52 mm f/9.0 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 250 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-10-02 21:20:34
Photoblog: 18 Feb 2011
A year ago, I was cycling around the Chilean lake district, up snow-capped volcanoes and around waterfalls and rivers and beaches. It was nice.
More photos can be found in the Chile set.
NIKON D90 29 mm f/9.0 0.001 sec (1/800) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-09-28 19:23:50
Photoblog: 16 Feb 2011
This is the Second Ring Road in Beijing. Confusingly, there is no First Ring Road. But there is a Third. And a Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. The Seventh is under construction. They're thinking about an Eighth.
The Second Ring Road follows the route of the old city moat, with a metro line underneath it. Here, on the right would have been the city walls -- now modern office blocks -- and on the left was farmland until remarkably recently (now hotels and apartment towers).
The road is close to motorway standard throughout, with three or four lanes, grade separated junctions, and parallel local roads between junctions, with additional (usually segregated) bicycle paths. This doesn't prevent the massive traffic jams.
Within the old city there is a grid of wide boulevards every km, but in many places the old dense "hutong" building plans remain between the boulevards. In the past decade the trend has been to bulldoze the hutong to make way for high-rise commercial and residential buildings designed around high car use. But this trend is reversing as the inevitable backlash to such destruction -- as seen throughout Europe in the post-war decades -- gathers strength, and as the politicians and planners of Beijing look at their city and situation they're in and realise that, just as in European cities, the motor car is a transport solution that simply doesn't scale. Beijing is currently a smog filled mess of traffic jams, crashes, and illegally parked cars on every available bit of land. But the construction of new roads is slowing in favour of massive expansion of the metro system, the city has been forced to restrict car use and vehicular accesses, and the rapid fall of the status of the bicycle may even be slowing.
NIKON D90 17 mm f/2.8 1/4000 sec ISO 800 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-08-13 01:15:09
Photoblog: 14 Feb 2011
Looking up to the Pap Of Glencoe from Ballachulish Bridge back in the spring.
NIKON D90 10 mm f/10.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-22 10:34:17
Photoblog: 12 Feb 2011
from camden, overflowing with rubbish...
guys! i ignored flickr. sorry, i see a couple of you asked time-critical questions that i failed to answer on time :( i am trying to catch up.
NIKON D90 17 mm f/2.8 0.067 sec (1/15) ISO 1250 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-12-31 18:06:45
Photoblog: 10 Feb 2011
Sadly I failed to get the shot with a steam train included.
NIKON D90 26 mm f/9.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-24 15:00:05
Photoblog: 08 Feb 2011
A July bike ride around the royal docks. Not sure I got the colour balance quite right...
NIKON D90 38 mm f/10.0 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-07-31 19:20:50
Photoblog: 06 Feb 2011
NIKON D90 14 mm f/9.0 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-05-22 13:01:16
Photoblog: 25 Dec 2010
as the snow was easing, having crossed walla crag in it...
the bronze age circle -- actually, slightly flattened circle -- is the best known of the Cumbrian stone circles. they are aligned with the sunrise over a nearby peak on the autumn equinox. more pictures and info.
embiggen on black
NIKON D90 10 mm f/10.0 0.008 sec (1/125) ISO 250 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-02-21 13:44:14
Photoblog: 23 Dec 2010
and paternoster square
NIKON D90 10 mm f/13.0 8 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-12-16 19:30:42
NIKON D50 70 mm f/8.0 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-01-14 10:04:44
Photoblog: 15 Dec 2010
at greenwich, last week.
NIKON D90 90 mm f/9.0 0.001 sec (1/1000) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2009-08-20 18:15:47
NIKON D90 40 mm f/10.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2010-02-21 15:59:13
NIKON D50 27 mm f/9.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2008-08-23 15:23:17