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.