Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Beyond The Cairn


Beyond The Cairn, originally uploaded by L e n o r a.

Many of Lenora's photos are taken on rambles across the Yorkshire moors - I first noticed her photos when I spotted that she posted a photo where I had walked the day previously


Monday, January 30, 2006

caught fishing


caught fishing, originally uploaded by ko-knia.

Ko-knia's photos include great landscapes from Canada, and great portraits from Cambodia - this is one of my favourites from his photostream.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

summer light - its magic in the north

Reinhard's travel photography from around Norway, Iceland and New Zealand are always of the highest quality


Saturday, January 28, 2006

Rebekka's neice


originally uploaded by _rebekka.

This impressive portrait was taken by Rebekka, one of flickr's stars. Rebekka's other shots include long time exposures at night in Iceland, and multiple self-portraits (where she has photoshopped them so she appears twice in the frame). I first discovered Rebekka's work through the Flickr Favourites Interviews group.


Friday, January 27, 2006

Tarn Hows Panorama


Tarn Hows Panorama, originally uploaded by Ennor.

Follow the link to see this panorama full size. Barry is based in St Ives (the one in Cornwall, not the one up the road from Cambridge). Lots of great shots from the west country and the rest of the UK.


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Heidi's hoose


Heidi's hoose, originally uploaded by gms.

Graham McKenzie-Smith lives in Scoland, but many of his photos are from the alps, and often feature a small red highlight of some sort - in fact he started the flickr group "The Red makes it".


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

3 monks in a wat


3 monks in a wat, originally uploaded by phitar.

Philippe Tarbouriech is a photojournalist from Geneva who travels all over the world (especially Asia); excellent portraits, great colour, and an amazing window onto other ways of life.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

For those of you reading my blog via an RSS feed, I think I have solved the CSS nonsense that was appearing at the top of each blog entry posted via Flickr. You'll still have to link through to the actual blog the see the pictures though.

Tuscan Farm house


Tuscan Farm house, originally uploaded by amsrun.

This beautiful photo from Tuscany is an example of why I'm keeping an eye on Amy's photostream.


Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, January 23, 2006

The Horse Flickrers


The Horse Flickrers, originally uploaded by cobalt123.

Lovely shot from Cobalt - I have enjoyed viewing her new photos since I first found that we were both making mosaics of the "one sky" photos.


Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Sun Came Out.


THe Sun Came Out., originally uploaded by Odge.

Cambridge is a great place for photography, and there are a lot of good photographers from Cambridge on flickr - it all helps to keep me on my toes when I'm taking photos here. Odge was one of the first local photographers who caught my attention.


Saturday, January 21, 2006

first paddle


first paddle, originally uploaded by Steve took it.

Another great picture from Steve Wall - excellent Canadian and American nature shots.


Friday, January 20, 2006

Hanauma Bay


Hanauma Bay, originally uploaded by christopherdale.

This was the first of Chris's photos that really caught my attention - and his photos have been consistently good since.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

So Baraka was one of the films recommended for photographers - it's in the same general vein as Koyaanisquatsi: there's no conventional storyline, it's a feature-length montage showing "man's relationship with the earth".



How does it differ from Koyaanisquatsi? It shows some rituals from all the major religions, contrasted with both tribal life and modern industrialisation - mixed in with some spectacular scenery. The soundtrack contains a lot of traditional ethnic folkmusic from around the world.

Highly recommended.


I'm planning to visit the China: The Three Emperors, 16621795 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London this weekend.

Face



Face, originally uploaded by Horses and tigers.

"Horses and Tigers" is based in Beijing and has posted some fascinating photos from various places across China. This is my favourite of his pictures so far.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Luminous Landscape" (Gregg Stott) recently write a list of ten movies every photographer should see - I found it via a thread on FlickrCentral.

I already had a couple of them on DVD - Barry Lyndon, and Kurosawa's Dreams; and I have seen some of the others - the Last Emperor, Raise the Red Lantern, The Third Man.

Everyone would probably come up with their own list - in fact there was a very long thread with suggestions on Flickr, but this did make me think about what I look for in a film - it might be good direction, or good cinematography, or the story - it doesn't have to be a blockbuster with 'kick-ass special effects'.

I decided to order a couple of DVDs of others in the top 10 list - Baraka, Days of Heaven and Visions of Light.

Air transporter bargains field mileage

Ahmed Zahid's photos from the Maldives always have intense colours, an intriguing title, a poetic description, and an insight into island life. (He won the 'flickys' award for most unique photostream last September.)

The boat is small enough to be handled by Ali, single handedly. It is sturdy, functional, minimal, highly aerodynamic and has a carrying capacity of eight, with room for cargo and provisions.
Freedom.
From fuel, pollution and traffic congestion.
He makes numerous trips a day, to the neighbouring islands for various purposes. Work, shopping, fishing, fun or medical.
Ali, like many islanders is a true captain. He is many in one. He is aware of the wind direction, wind speed, current movement, boat bouyancy, sail height and angle, tide times, wave formation, sea depth, coral clusters and . . . has a hard wired 'GPS' in his brain.
He supports a family of Seven. Feeding, housing, educating and recreation.
Community spirit is inbuilt within the islanders. They rely on each other and can survive for long periods without money or modern day conveniences.
Ali is happy.
Ali WAS happy. That is, until recently on a trip to a nearby island, he discoverd . . . cable TV!
Life is not the same anymore!
Story coming.


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sunbeam


Sunbeam, originally uploaded by Dextrano.

Dextrano was one of my earliest contacts on flickr: he was one of the first people to select one of my pictures as a favourite, and he's been back to my photostream several times, making appreciative comments. He has posted many great photos, mainly from Spain or Venezuela.


Monday, January 16, 2006

I give you...


I give you..., originally uploaded by Steffe.

I have been neglecting my blog recently, so I thought I would start featuring some of the work from my contacts on flickr.
I first met Steffe (Stefan Janssen) online through a mutual interest in panoramic photos, and the greek islands: but this is a wintry landscape.