Photo Chosen For Freedom 2008

Posted by Stuart Herbert on October 27th, 2008 in Caerphilly, Modern, News, Photos.

Dawn on Caerphilly Mountain

This view from atop Caerphilly Mountain will be on display as part of the slideshow of the Freedom 2008 exhibition. Organised through Flickr, Freedom 2008 is part of Photomonth – the East London Photography Festival running at the Dray Walk Gallery, Old Truman Brewery during 29th October 9th November 2008.

There’s a discussion thread on Flickr where everyone selected for this exhibition is currently posting their shots. If, like me, you can’t actually make it to London to see the exhibition for yourself, check out the thread. Congrats to everyone who had a photo selected!

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Graffiti: 2nd Photo to 1,000 Views

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 28th, 2008 in News, Photos.

Graffiti Outside The Treforest Tin Works

My photo of the graffiti outside the old Treforrest Tin Works has become my second photo to make it to 1,000 views on Flickr.

This was a real surprise, as the photo only had a couple of hundred views just a few weeks ago. On 14th September, this photo was featured in Smashing Magazine’s Tribute to Graffiti, (which sadly has been ripped off without attribution on a number of blogs), and since then the photo has been very popular.

I don’t know who created this excellent piece of art, or how long it had been there before I took this shot. Whoever the artist is, he/she/they clearly have a gift, and I hope they’re able to find both success and happiness through that gift.

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HMS Victory: 1st Photo To 1,000 Views

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 7th, 2008 in News, Photos.

The Lower Gun Deck, HMS Victory
This photo of the lower gun deck of HMS Victory, taken in November 2006, has become the first of my photos to reach 1,000 views on Flickr.

I’m really pleased that it’s this particular photo that’s the first to rack up 1,000 views. On the technical side, it’s a great example of what the Nikon D200 and Sigma 50mm lens combo can achieve without the aid of either Photoshop or HDR processing. As a subject, it gives folks who have never been to HMS Victory a great idea of just what it looks like below decks. I’m biased, for sure, but this is exactly how the lower gun deck looks – complete with the low roof (hence the widescreen-esque crop)!

And exactly how many more photos of HMS Victory from the outside do we need on Flickr anyways? 🙂

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110 Favourites Chosen By You

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 3rd, 2008 in News, Photos.

Here are the 110 photographs of mine that visitors to Flickr have chosen as their favourites. Got a favourite that you don’t see below? Head on over to Flickr and mark the photo as a favourite now!

The Spa Footbridge, Scarborough Beneath Whitby breakwater Still & West Country House, Portsmouth Harbour A Light On The Mary Rose Lengthwise View of the Mary Rose The Way Up To The Taff Precinct The Cefn Coed Viaduct Dolphin On The Beach Walk To Pennard Castle Machrie Moor, Arran Machrie Moor Stonehenge In October Waun Leuci, Wales Waun Leuci, Wales Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire Alone on Christmas Day Borth Beach At Sunset Whitby Abbey At Sunset Sunset On Borth Beach Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed The Lone Watcher Woodland Walk, Arran Under The Trees Painting On The Wall, HMS Warrior Tearing Down Cardiff Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Maen Ddu, South Wales IMG_0165 The View From The Top, Snowdon Reflections On Skien (#1) Searcher Radar Memorial Window, Goodrich Castle Graffiti Outside The Treforest Tin Works Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Cathedral The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest Hanson Aggregates Melingriffith Feeder Sluice Gate Past, Present and Future In Cardiff Cefn Eglwysilan Trig Point Green Trees 16361 Looking Along The Cardiff Railway Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Lighting The Way Home Panoramic Shot 20041018 IXUS 002 Calanais At Dusk - HDR Macleod Stone - HDR Clach an Truiseil - HDR Sheltered Bay - HDR The Western Isles The Deserted Beaches Of Harris - HDR Calanais At Dusk - HDR Stone Wall Texture Calanais At Dusk - HDR The Deserted Beaches Of Harris The Abandoned House By Calanais III Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Graffiti Outside The Treforest Tin Works The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest Macleod Stone - HDR The Animal Garden at St Donat's The View From The Walls Cadw Shop, Harlech Castle HMS Alliance Castlerigg Harlech Castle Scarborough South Bay At Dawn But This Isn't Tredegar Park! Giant Twisted Stick The Taff Through The Trees Craig Yr Allt and The Garth Dawn on Caerphilly Mountain South Towards Pontypridd The Cottages In Colour Trees And Graigwen The Reflections In The River The Colour Purple Trees And Quarry Mumbles Lighthouse River Taff In November Rope on Deck, HMS Victory Standing Stone At Rhoose Point General Electric Through The Bracken Quarry and River #2 Harlech The Rusty Pillar The Sorry Remains Of Brighton West Pier What Is This? Henrhyd Waterfall The Beach at Port Nis The Beach at Port Nis Borth Beach On The Walls Of Harlech Castle Casting A Shadow A Winter's Morning On Chesil Beach British Camp N82 Test Shot The Lower Gun Deck, HMS Victory The Spice Island Inn, Portsmouth Harbour Cardiff City Hall At Dawn The Leafy Road To Llantrisant The Grass _Is_ Greener On The Other Side The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

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110 Favourites Chosen By You

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 3rd, 2008 in News, Photos.

Here are the 110 photographs of mine that visitors to Flickr have chosen as their favourites. Got a favourite that you don’t see below? Head on over to Flickr and mark the photo as a favourite now!

The Spa Footbridge, Scarborough Beneath Whitby breakwater Still & West Country House, Portsmouth Harbour A Light On The Mary Rose Lengthwise View of the Mary Rose The Way Up To The Taff Precinct The Cefn Coed Viaduct Dolphin On The Beach Walk To Pennard Castle Machrie Moor, Arran Machrie Moor Stonehenge In October Waun Leuci, Wales Waun Leuci, Wales Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire Alone on Christmas Day Borth Beach At Sunset Whitby Abbey At Sunset Sunset On Borth Beach Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed The Lone Watcher Woodland Walk, Arran Under The Trees Painting On The Wall, HMS Warrior Tearing Down Cardiff Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Maen Ddu, South Wales IMG_0165 The View From The Top, Snowdon Reflections On Skien (#1) Searcher Radar Memorial Window, Goodrich Castle Graffiti Outside The Treforest Tin Works Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Cathedral The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest Hanson Aggregates Melingriffith Feeder Sluice Gate Past, Present and Future In Cardiff Cefn Eglwysilan Trig Point Green Trees 16361 Looking Along The Cardiff Railway Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Lighting The Way Home Panoramic Shot 20041018 IXUS 002 Calanais At Dusk - HDR Macleod Stone - HDR Clach an Truiseil - HDR Sheltered Bay - HDR The Western Isles The Deserted Beaches Of Harris - HDR Calanais At Dusk - HDR Stone Wall Texture Calanais At Dusk - HDR The Deserted Beaches Of Harris The Abandoned House By Calanais III Graffiti Inside The Treforest Tin Works Graffiti Outside The Treforest Tin Works The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest The Submerged Forest Macleod Stone - HDR The Animal Garden at St Donat's The View From The Walls Cadw Shop, Harlech Castle HMS Alliance Castlerigg Harlech Castle Scarborough South Bay At Dawn But This Isn't Tredegar Park! Giant Twisted Stick The Taff Through The Trees Craig Yr Allt and The Garth Dawn on Caerphilly Mountain South Towards Pontypridd The Cottages In Colour Trees And Graigwen The Reflections In The River The Colour Purple Trees And Quarry Mumbles Lighthouse River Taff In November Rope on Deck, HMS Victory Standing Stone At Rhoose Point General Electric Through The Bracken Quarry and River #2 Harlech The Rusty Pillar The Sorry Remains Of Brighton West Pier What Is This? Henrhyd Waterfall The Beach at Port Nis The Beach at Port Nis Borth Beach On The Walls Of Harlech Castle Casting A Shadow A Winter's Morning On Chesil Beach British Camp N82 Test Shot The Lower Gun Deck, HMS Victory The Spice Island Inn, Portsmouth Harbour Cardiff City Hall At Dawn The Leafy Road To Llantrisant The Grass _Is_ Greener On The Other Side The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

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New Entry Into MyPlace Competition

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 1st, 2008 in News.

After unexpectedly winning the weekly MyPlace competition (with a photo uploaded to MyPlace last year), I’ve decided to have another go, to see if I can win again. This time round, I’ve submitted what is probably my other favourite shot from last year – Mumbles Head and Lighthouse. If you like the photo, please vote for it at the MyPlace website.

vote for me on MyPlace

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Weekly Winner on MyPlace

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 1st, 2008 in News.

Calanais At Dusk - HDR
My HDR photograph of Calanais At Sunset has just been voted a Weekly Winner at the MyPlace website. (I’d provide a link to the photo on the MyPlace website, but their site design makes that impossible alas).

To be honest, I’d completely forgotten about MyPlace, the Panasonic social network setup last year by Panasonic. My prize is a voucher for 75 towards the cost of a new Panasonic camera, and it’s good until 31st August 2009. I’m not looking for a new camera atm (unless someone wants to sponsor me a D700 😀 ), so I think I’ll wait until next summer before taking my prize.

A huge thanks to everyone who voted for my photo!

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GPS Unleashed Has Arrived :)

Posted by Stuart Herbert on June 20th, 2008 in Equipment, News.

After recently breaking the cable that connects my Garmin eTrex to my Nikon D200, I decided it was time to go wireless. Nikon have no product of their own (why, ffs?), so I ordered a GPS Unleashed adapter from foolography of DP Review Forum fame.

And it arrived today 🙂 Full review to follow after sunny skies (well, okay, I’ll settle for it to stop raining) and some field testing …

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The Eden Project has chosen to use two of my photos for their 2008/2009 Guide Book.

A Complicated Nut Cracker

The Nutcracker is a fantastic piece of art, and something everyone who creates software should take the time to go and study! The whole point of the Nutcracker is to open peoples’ eyes to just how unnecessarily and ridiculously overly-complicated we make things. You can find this contraption in The Core building, where it stands as the main draw in the room. Just don’t forget to take the time to check out everything else in the room too 🙂

Outside The Rainforest Biodome

This photo of the Rainforest Biodome has been chosen as the front cover photo for this year’s guide book. They’ve cropped the top down a bit, and made it look really fantastic. They were also kind enough to credit me at the back of the guide book. It’s a great testament to the quality that the Nikon D200 and Nikkor 18-135mm lens combo can produce.

I’m chuffed to bits over this 🙂

We’ll be heading back down to the Eden Project in the near future, where I’m looking forward to taking photos of some of the things we missed first time around. I might end up posting a shot of me standing beside the guide books too … 🙂

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I was very pleased this morning to read that Panasonic has renewed its support for the Our Place World Heritage project. Our Place is the official UNESCO world heritage photography project, sending professional photographers to visit and record the world’s heritage sites.

With the world facing unknown challenges and changes from peak oil, climate change, and over-population, it’s good to know that there’ll be a record of these heritage sites as they are today.

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