January 15, 2013No Comments

Snowy fields

Monday

I commute daily up and down the southernmost stretch of the East Coast Main Line between Peterborough and London King's Cross. It takes around 45 to 50 minutes which isn't too bad given the distance, though it does come at a price. On the plus side it's therapeutic to get out of the city and race across the countryside each evening.

I took the snapshot above somewhere near Stevenage with my iPhone. The camera on the iPhone 5 is not too bad, though I did tweak the exposure and contrast using the brilliant new Flickr app (and, to preempt any Exif snoopers, later adjusted the levels again using Pixelmator). I wish Apple would add the option for manual exposure control, as snow particularly prompts the camera to underexpose for obvious reasons. A simple slide-up-and-down gesture would do the trick. +/- 1 stop would be great.

It snows infrequently enough for it to still provoke a faint glimmer of that childlike wonder in me.

September 25, 2011No Comments

Petrčane

1965

From my trip to Croatia in August.

October 8, 2010No Comments

Shout out to Darkscape

After almost 11 years great service I've just closed my hosting account with Darkscape Internet Services. It's not them, it's me: I'm just consolidating my various internet scraps into one place.

I just wanted to say how brilliant they've been over the years, and it's a touch nostalgic as they hosted my first website for me (well, not including my Freeserve homepage) which had a hit counter on it and everything.

Cheers @darkscape!

October 3, 2010No Comments

Alan Turing

photograph

Slate sculpture by Stephen Kettle, at Bletchley Park

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