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21 July 4
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An early winter afternoon in Virginia Water

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography, Photolog

An early winter afternoon photo shoot at Virginia Water Lake which lies within Windsor Great Park. The lake is mostly in Surrey county, though the western extremities are in the civil parishes of Old Windsor and Sunninghill and Ascot in Berkshire, England.

According to Wikipedia the shores of the lake have recently been used for lakeside scenes in the Harry Potter films. You can view the complete set at Flickr.

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20 July 1
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Dreams come true

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry



‘Dreams come true’ is a visual poem directed by Damián Perea and presented for the candidature of the city “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” for the European Capital of Culture 2016.

Times Like This

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Times Like This by Sertac Yuksel:

Shot over a couple of days on the streets of Istanbul. I took my camera, strolled through the streets alone and had a great time with the help of summer and a real life outside.

14 July 1
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Pictory: Handmade

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Pictorymag, one of my favourites, is a showcase for people around the world to document their lives and cultures. They published this photo-story feature called ‘Handmade’ in collaboration with Etsy.com which provides and insight into dying arts in the wake of industrialization.

The Krishnapuram Colony, in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, was established in the 1950s as a Gandhian living and working center for hand weavers. Though the neighborhood has lost much of this original character, many houses do remain occupied by weavers. This family, consisting of two generations of weavers, makes fine silk saris.

While trekking across the hills of Vietnam, I found a small village in a valley of blossoming plum trees. I discovered the Flower Hmong people who, until recently, still hand-crafted every bit of their own clothing. Hmong textile art is still the predominant work of the community, and encompasses everything from making fabric to sewing clothes. Their signature style includes hand-embroidery of bold geometric designs in bright beautiful colors, and uses pattern to narrate folklore from Hmong history.

View/read the complete feature here.

7 July 3
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Fireworks at Datchet Cricket Club

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Photography, Photolog

Every year in November a bonfire and fireworks spectacle takes place at Datchet Cricket Club, Datchet (Berkshire, England). Datchet is a small English Thameside village situated just outside Windsor.

Contrary to my Upton Court Fireworks photography, I went for a different approach to capture fireworks flares, flashes and explosions in this shoot which resulted in rather abstract and surreal light painting.

I took these pictures a while back but have not been able to share online before so here we go now.








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5 July 4
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5 minutes of Syria

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

A glimpse into Syrian life, people and land. An excellent video travelogue by Ruslan Fedotow.


AMP camera makes HDR video a reality

Under - Media, Photography, Technology

This was evident – an HDR video camera! We have seen the Highly Dynamic Range video concept with two DSLRs here and then painstakingly done frame by frame here. Contrast Optical Design & Engineering Inc. recently introduced a groundbreaking and fundamentally new technology in the form of an HDR video camera that is poised to change the HDR imagery landscape. AMP’s HDR video Camera shoots 1080p at 24ps or 30fps video with RAW data.

The AMP philosophy is to preserve all the content and information in a scene, thus giving the artist as much raw material to work with. To this end, we developed the AMP camera and video system. AMP uses a novel optical engine to split the light from a single camera lens onto three digital video sensors. AMP can produce a true, high-dynamic range (HDR) image for every single frame in the video stream. And the best news is: that’s just the beginning.

AMP captures three widely spaced exposures in order to extend the dynamic range of the camera and produce images that are as close as possible to what the human eye can experience.

The AMP HDR Camera is available later this year but it wouldn’t be a mass-produced product.

The Arctic Light by TSO

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography


This incredible time-lapse video is filmed by Norwegian landscape photographer TSO who is a passionate landscape and video photographer since 2006.

This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

My favourite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser. What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong. If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller, camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence – it all proved bit of a challenge.

And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way out is always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day.

Below are few more amazing timelapse videos by TOS filmed earlier this year:

North Wales photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography

Three days four places: Snowdonia, Llandudno, Llangollen and Froncysyllte, and I wish I had more time to spend and capture the breathtaking beauty of North Wales.

You can view the complete set at Flickr.











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1 April 6
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The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography, Photolog

This impressive statue is located at the end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England. The Long Walk runs around 3 miles (5km) from the Windsor Castle ending at Snow Hill where The Copper Horse statue is located. The spot provides an excellent view back to the Castle and surrounding areas. The park which served as a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle for many centuries is largely open to public now and an attraction for photographers like me.

Unlike my previous morning photography walk, this was late afternoon/early evening and the statue of George III appeared to be making some sort of statement in front of the setting sun.

The statue, commissioned by George IV, bears an ironic inscription: ‘the best of fathers’ in Latin. Like so many father-son relationships in the Hanoverian family, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.








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