Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This photo, was taken of a church:

The glow like effect, was created using image editing software. Aside, overall it captures the surrounding hedges and main subject well enough. Click the photo, for an enlargement.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Are you looking for a particular gift? Then look no further than this site, which searches the web for products and presents them in directory format.

For example, let us suppose you are seeking a wedding item. Simply enter the keyword wedding, in the search box, and you will be presented with relevant findings as a search engine would for web-sites. Further links to stores can then be accessed and viewed. It is truly, as easy as that!

Alternatively, the site gives you seasonal guides, which includes wedding gifts. You can see from the link provided that the site then presents relevant tips.

The site also provides reviews. These are voted for, and given an average rating out of five. As such, it can provide a useful guide.

All things considered, it is a comprehensive directory. Worth viewing, just use the links within this entry to do so.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Registered with Blogsvertise

Recently, this blog has been registered and accepted with blogsvertise. I await some tasks to assign to this blog.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Lord of the Rings photo

To add some more photography, this is a photo of Lord of the Rings framed poster on my wall - with a touch of editing:

And yes, the bulge effect was created via image editing. Making for a more striking photo in some respects. Obviously, the image has been cropped to remove the outer details and ensure that only the framed photo is included.

Admittedly, it may have been better to have my curtains closed so as to remove or reduce my shadow.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Discovering Triond

As those who frequent this blog might be aware, I submit articles to Helium. More recently, however, the discovery of Triond has enabled me to post articles there also.

Triond, in comparison to Helium, lacks any competitions or market place. However, the formatting of articles, as well as the opportunity to post comments gives it some advantages.

Please follow the link below, which directs you to some of my submitted Triond content:

This page links in to other article I have. Or, just click on my Triond namesake at the top, and that directs you to the author page.

Come back to this blog, for more photography, Helium and Triond updates!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

US Flag Photo

The American flag, undoubtedly one of the most recognisable in the world, often makes for a good photo subject. Below, I have captured the flag in flight:

This photograph has been assisted with image editing. Some effects were added, and the flag straightened slightly. The cropping of the image is also evident. This was necessary to trim down the surrounding skyline enabling the flag to take up the best part of the image.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Flower Photo

Another photo taken at a garden centre:

To take this, I moved the camera into a vertical position so as to fit a narrow pot of flowers into the picture. This is aided with orange and light blue background flowers, making for a sound composition.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Helium Publication

One of my more recent articles on Helium has been chosen for publication by Travel Planning Guide. This article, on Golf in Anna Maria Island, is my first Helium publication to date. You can view this article at:

Anna Maria Island

Please do use the link on the right to navigate to my other Helium articles. I will continue to provide blog updates in relation to Helium.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hovercraft Photographs

Greetings again. Having crawled around the Ryde esplanade for the day, I have snapped up ;-) some more photography to post on this blog. Two of my best efforts, I consider, are alternative hovercraft photographs. These are small images, but can be made full size by clicking on them.

I like the clarity in the first photo (on the left). Also, in addition, what is caught in the background skyline also appeals. You can see Portsmouth & Southsea. More specifically, the Gunwharf shopping centre adjacent to the Spinnaker tower.

The second photo below, is taken from the front of the incoming hovercraft:

The composition is just right, with the hovercraft right in the centre of the photo. However, the background is less revealing.

I consider these to be two of the best on my hard disk. All things considered, they provide two interesting perspectives on the hovercraft from the front and reer. But which is the best?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Helium Update

There have been two more recent articles submitted into my Helium biography. They can be found at:

and also:

Currently, the first is ranked 5/47 while the second is ranked 10/25. You might wish to take a look.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

A lovely cat photograph

Moving away from flowers; this picture was taken outside a garden centre. The cat is perfectly poised for the photograph, so I just couldn't help myself!

It was windy, and I needed to crop the photo to centre the cat. Likewise, the blurring effect round the edges was done with image editing tools.

Still, the cat evidently wanted its picture taken. I duly took it, and here it is!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Flower Collection

Here is a collection of three flower pictures I have taken, moulded into one:

The picture layout was done using my digital camera layout facility, which enables you to layout two or three photos into one. The rose picture has been posted before, but the purple and white flowers are new photos. My feelings are the white flowers lack somewhat in color but make for an interesting contrast to the red roses. With the purple flowers, my regret is not fitting the whole flower base into the photo.

Still, the layout feature can make for useful combinations of photography. For example, different camera angles. Stay tuned for more.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Rose Photo

The latest pic from my harddrive. I know it looks pretty, you can add it to your desktop.

This was taken at a garden centre with the camera. Using the zoom features I was able to focus up on the roses. It makes good wallpaper.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Blog entries on Helium

This blog has had a number of its previous entries copied and pasted into Helium articles for ranking against others on the same theme. And how have they fared? Well, pretty well overall. Some have done very well while a few maybe haven't fitted the article subject perfectly.

Favorite websites: 11/30

Causes for World War 1: 10/40

A look at the video game console battle: 1/3

History of World Cup: 3/4

Perspectives on game consoles: 2/69

The best software downloading websites: 3/4

Rights of free Software movement: 2/3

My favorite video games and an explanation of why they are my favorites: 5/27

Best video games ever: 11/113

Essays: Sustainable communities: 2/7

Is Windows Vista worth the upgrade: 6/52

Benefits of playing video games: 5/126

These articles, as you can see, generally are very well ranked in the larger topic categories. The titles aren't the same, and some have had minor editing. At any rate they are still on this blog, with images. I've taken off the archive facility however.

Still, pop over to Helium and you can read them there. Just click the link below and you will be on my user page:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Flowing water Picture

Another scoop from my hard drive. This picture was taken from a small pond display outside a garden center:

My camera has a useful best shot facility, with an ideal flowing water option available to select. This I did, and took the shot you see above. As such, the water was captured well.

Equally, the zoom compact allows for lens manipulation. Allowing me to zoom into the object more and remove unwanted surroundings.

While I do consider this to be as good as the HMS Warrior, it still provided for an interesting shot.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Digital Pictures

Recently, I have quite taken to digital photography. Using a zoom compact, 12.1 megapixel Exilim I have acquired some snaps on the hard drive. Rather than leave them there, I will post some of my favourites on this blog for you to view. Somewhat like a photo gallery.
The first picture is of the HMS Warrior:

I took this on a fairly dreary day, so lighting wasn't brilliant. But the composition of this famous old ship fits the photo nicely. Click on the image, and you will get a full-screen view. If you really want, it can be your new desktop!

By all means, I have more to add which I will do so on a post-by-post basis. Visit again for more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Well, you may note my recent posts on this blog and wonder why it was left. I can tell you, that largely this has a lot to do with a site called Helium. To view click the link:

Helium enables the posting of articles on a much wider scale than blogs and guarantees an audience. As such, quite a few of my blogging entries have been moved from here and been posted for ranking there.

So, I guess this blog has become somewhat redundant. But then, it still offers things that Helium does not. Like imaging and formatting capabilities. Likewise, the potential for adverts has been realised, as you may note on the right side of this blog.

As a personal blog though, it still holds value also. So alas, it lives on. Keep visiting, I have plans for it.