Jul 232012
 July 23, 2012  Posted by  Comments Off on Angus’ Last Day at Thorpe Greenways
Here is a data dump from the camera that Angus took to school on his last day at Junior School.  In the evening he went to a disco which was very emotional… Angus starts at Shoeburyness High School on 4 September after a long summer of camping, warhammer, minecraft, etc.
Feb 122011
 February 12, 2011  Posted by  Comments Off on Romanescu

Here are a few of photos of our Ramanescu happily growing in the garden.

I am in the process of setting up a crafting blog for Mandy and have bought a light-tent and two 5400K studio lights. Watch this space for more news of this…

May 022009
 May 2, 2009  Posted by  Comments Off on Family Photo

Below are various improvements to the only family photograph that we have.  Bill took it back in 2005, however he must have moved because the image in the original is slightly blurred – that is what I am trying to improve. 

I have tried various techniques in the Gimp and I think that with more work the grain merge technique looks the most promising – what do think?  I know it is too light but I think with more work I can correct this.  Which effort should I spend most time on?  I also tried cropping the image slightly in two of the images to remove the date…again what do you think?  I know that sharpening will enhance even the blurred edges so I think that’s out and I will also reduce the reflections in the glasses.

Please note these images are very low quality, so please don’t bother printing them.

Mar 032009
 March 3, 2009  Posted by  Comments Off on Photographing Southend

Last Saturday I spent the afternoon out with Mike photographing the sea front in Southend. Here are a few photos.