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.