Archive for 2006

Dec 22, 2006

Cambridge in the twilit mist

Cambridge in the twilit mist

I went wandering with my camera again this afternoon. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to get some photos of Cambridge in the mist, just as it was getting dark. I had the whole afternoon when the light was better, but wanted to make things hard on myself. I guess I always preferred night photography, though I should have taken a...

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Dec 20, 2006

Cambridge Mist & Frost

Cambridge Mist & Frost

It was rather misty and frosty in Cambridge this morning. Oh, and pretty cold as a result :) I got a few photos on my way into work this morning. Poor spiders… I had to stop there, as I was running late for work, and I couldn’t feel my fingers. That evening, I couldn’t resist getting a photo of the giant snowman by the Cineworld. It’s...

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Oct 22, 2006

Colour & Form

Colour & Form

Inspired by a series of photographs taken by a friend, I set out to take a series of photos of eye-catching colours, shapes and textures, while in South Africa in March/April 2006. The intention is that the subject of each photo should not be instantly recognisable, but appreciated for the patterns and forms contained. I printed the photographs that I took, and put them into a...

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Oct 2, 2006

Panoramic Photos from Italy

Panoramic Photos from Italy

I travelled around Italy in September 2006, and took lots more photos, including a few sets of photos which stitch together to form panoramic views. I took two 360 degree panoramic views, in Venice and Sienna, which are shown in Java Applets below. You can drag the view around with your mouse, or use your keyboard’s arrow keys. Pressing – or + lets you zoom out or in,...

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Apr 19, 2006

Hi-Res Panoramic Photos

Hi-Res Panoramic Photos

During my trip to South Africa, I took several sets of photos at various stunning vistas, which I would stitch together back home. Well, now that all the other photos have been tweaked and added to CantabPhotos, I’ve started stitching some of them together (I use the open source stitching software Hugin, along with Autopano). At Blyde River Canyon, I had taken 19 photos at 8...

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Apr 10, 2006

South Africa

I’ve just returned from an amazing 2 weeks in South Africa, and will be writing about the holiday and posting some photos when I get the chance in the next week or so. Some brief highlights include: Climbing Table Mountain Almost being blown off the Cape of Good Hope Meeting the penguins at Boulders Beach Amazing sunsets from La Med at Camps Bay Diving with sharks at the Two...

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Mar 28, 2006

Cape Point

Cape Point

The weather forecast for today indicated high winds, around 40kph in Cape Town, meaning the cable car would be shut, and there’d be no climbing allowed. Despite even higher wind speeds at the Cape of Good Hope, we decided to head down there anyway. Mark & Abi, Ryan and I drove down to Cape Point (well, yet again, Mark did all the driving), with a brief scenery stop at...

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Mar 27, 2006

The Cape's East Coast and Penguins!!!

The Cape's East Coast and Penguins!!!

Our priority over the next few days was to climb Table Mountain, which was very weather-dependent (the wind had become rather over-powering as of today). Also, we wanted to climb Table Mountain with the yet-to-arrive Canadian, Glen. He didn’t show up at the airport when his flight came in, and there was no record of his having checked in at London either! With some of...

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Mar 26, 2006

Beach & Botanic Gardens

Beach & Botanic Gardens

With 30 degree heat, and a light breeze, we headed for the beach, knowing full well that the water temperature (at Clifton Four, on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape Peninsula) was only about 15 degrees. While some of the braver ones (i.e. Ryan, Mark & Abi) went for a proper swim, Lauri and I were happy to dip our feet and throw a Frisbee around. As was to become quite a...

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Mar 25, 2006

Die Strandloper Beach Restaurant

Die Strandloper Beach Restaurant

Mark’s parents had made a reservation for lunch at a great seafood restaurant. Called “Die Strandloper” (the Beach Walker), tt’s an hour’s drive north of Cape Town at Langebaan, and there’s normally a several week wait for a table. One the way there, we stopped at Bloubergstrand (Blue Mountain Beach) for the oft-photographed, postcard-perfect...

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