Tag: light

June 23, 2014 / Photography

These days I don’t always manage to come up with a Photo Challenge entry, Heat. I’m quite pleased with this shot of a match being lit. It did take quite a…

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May 8, 2014 / Guides
February 4, 2014 / Photography

Cats have excellent night vision, because the pupils of their eyes can open up so wide, to let more light in. They can also see well in bright daylight because…

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December 17, 2013 / Astronomy

Being an city-dwelling astronomer, light pollution is a huge problem for me. Sure, I love the urban convenience of Tesco Extra for emergency overnight bacon but the orange glow of…

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January 15, 2013 / Gadgets

For Christmas, I asked Mummy and Daddy Father Christmas for a light box, to help me review slides and negatives before printing and scanning. Today’s the first day I’ve had…

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October 16, 2010 / Gadgets

No, not handbags and shoes. I’m talking about accessories for my collection of film cameras. My film cameras date from the late 1920s to the late 1990s, and between them…

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January 2, 2010 / Photography

I recently built a pinhole lens for my 35mm SLR. I took some photos over Christmas and I just got the film back from the developers. The results are good,…

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December 5, 2009 / Photography

I took this photo for this week’s Photo Challenge, on the theme of Light & Darkness. It’s an unusually opaque bottle of wine (Fragolino, actually) backlit by a softbox. The…

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November 12, 2009 / Photography

It was an interesting challenge from Stu this week. Set up your photo of any subject. Now stop. Think. Make THREE improvements to your photo. …and finally take it. I…

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November 2, 2009 / Photography

I stole the idea for this shot from Paul Seward, who in turn stole it from John Domingo. With such clear instructions I thought “Meh, how hard can it be?”.…

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