Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

In these days of digital, I reckon that number needs to be rethought.

See more HCB quotes here.

Because the world needs another cat photo




I wish WordPress’ image display quality was better.

Prague Old Town Square At Night

I like the way these came out.




Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague astronomical clock could be seen from the window of our hotel in Prague. It is, according to Wikipedia, the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. It attracts a crowd on the hour to watch The Walk of the Apostles as the clock chimes. The clock continues to chime through the night, though I cannot testify to the size of its audience at 4am.

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Parakeets in the Park

Kelsey Park in Beckenham is my local park, and I’ve spent many hours taking pictures there. I didn’t visit yesterday, but round 19:00 I heard the familiar screeching of the parakeets; there is a large flock of ring-necked parakeets in the park. I walked onto the balcony and saw the flock had gathered to eat nuts from a tree (no idea what kind) just inside the park fence. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. They’re ok, but quite heavily cropped as I no longer have a camera with a sufficiently long telephoto lens.

I’m on iBooks!

After we came back, at the end of May, from our holiday in Jordan, I decided to try to create an ebook containing some of my photos and a commentary using iBooks Author just because…

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Photopainting: Waterlogue and Petra

I’ve been playing some more with the very excellent Waterlogue. Here area few pictures from our recent trip to Petra that have been given the treatment.


One hundred years of Leica cameras

… photojournalist Tom Stoddart, who works with a Leica camera, shares his thoughts on a number of classic photographs as well as the background behind his own favourite image.

via BBC News – One hundred years of Leica cameras.

Great video.

How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone

Dan Rubin’s 10 best smartphone photography apps

via How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone – video | Technology |

Interesting video for iPhoneographers.


Photo Painting: Waterlogue

Since writing about photo painting apps some time ago—see these posts—I’ve been keeping an eye open for other interesting painting apps. I recently stumbled across Waterlogue. Waterlogue shares some of the DNA of Popsicolor as it’s a collaboration between John Balestrieri, Tinrocket and Robert Clair ChromaticBytes. This is what the authors have to say:

We wanted to come up with an easy and fast way for people to create images based on the kinds of aesthetic decisions an artist makes when he or she is painting.

The technology we developed for Waterlogue transforms your photos into spontaneous, unique, and brilliant watercolor sketches that look like real paintings. Waterlogue distills your environment down to its essence—just the way an artist would—and turns even an on-the-fly snapshot into something luminous and sublime.

We designed Waterlogue to create the most authentic and aesthetically true watercolor interpretations available, and we hope that as soon as you start using the app, you’ll start seeing the world differently.

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