This evening I stumbled across my first web site. I put this together using Publisher 97, probably in the year 1997. It looks rather, uh, dated these days. While browsing the tree of that site, I also found my brother Oliver’s website, and a site I set up in 1999 about my year 9 class […]Read more "A blast from the past"
I saw this deer in the deer park at Ashton Court, just across the suspension bridge from Bristol. Unfortunately it was the only one near enough to the fence to have its photo taken, and is the best photo of a bad bunch. For those who are interested, this photo was uploaded from Ashton Court […]Read more "Deer at Ashton Court"
I recently had a need to convert 3,000 scanned TIFF images to a more sensible format for distribution, such as JPEG. I’ve been using GIMP to edit the individual photos but sadly it doesn’t have a batch format conversion tool. So I wrote my own little script in bash. You will need to install ImageMagick […]Read more "Batch conversion of images on Linux"
Today I replaced the sidelights in my car with white LEDs. I was annoyed by the very yellow tinge of the traditional 501 (aka W5W) bulbs. The new LEDs produce a very narrow beam and don’t illuminate the reflector as the bulbs used to. I like it. I promise to upload more photos in a […]Read more "LED sidelights"
If you liked my Big photo, perhaps you’d like to see how it was done. Not as hard as you might think! You will need: A mannequin (mine was £6 from Ikea) A toy car (47p from Tesco) Some boxes for buildings (I used boxes of slides) Coloured-in black Post-It notes for windows Matchsticks for […]Read more "Big – The Making Of"
From Stu: Back to the usual rules, this week you’re taking a picture especially for the challenge. And the theme is BIG. Good luck! Well, I haven’t put so much effort into a photograph for a long time! I had fun with this one – cutting out, painting and making a mess. If you want […]Read more "Big"
While pondering ideas for Stu’s “big”-themed photo challenge this week, I vaguely recalled taking a picture of my younger brother Edmund some years ago where I managed to make him look big. Eventually I found the photo (a 6″x4″ print from a disposable camera) and pinned the date down as 1998, when I would have […]Read more "Edmund – 1998"