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Tables turned

Published May 17, 2019

Tables turned

Late last year, restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s launched an initiative to ban families from using their mobile phones whilst having dinner. As in, handing over your phone to the restaurant while you ate, and then getting it back at the end if you were a good family and ate up all your greens. I, as well as many others, was outraged at the restaurant’s audacity, controlling streak, as well as just the general tone of disapproval of people who use phones at table.

Taking the 8 Plus for a walk

Published November 5, 2017

Taking the 8 Plus for a walk

I’ve needed a new phone for a while, and was umming and ahhing about what specific iPhone to go for. In the end, I went for the 8 Plus and now I wish I had shut up and bought it sooner because the dual-lens camera is totally incredible. I’m not a natural photographer, but every single photo I’ve taken this past week or so is the best photo I’ve ever taken, thanks to the camera.

One thousand portraits

Published May 28, 2009

One thousand portraits

Whilst I was searching Flickr for some cute baby panda photos, I came across this project called One Thousand Portraits. Naturally, the premise is to take 1,000 pictures and it’s a very simple idea. Our project is a true portrait of Britain created by photographing 1,000 people. We stopped everyone who crossed our path on the streets of London, excluding nobody, asking the same question more than fifteen hundred times.

Does buying a green top count?

Published May 19, 2009

Does buying a green top count?

Earth Day was about a month ago, and I misssed it. I didn’t feel particularly guilty at the time because it seems to be a US holiday, but everything since then has been telling me how green I should be. Firstly, Boston.com’s Big Picture - which features sets of brilliant photos around a certain theme, if you’re not subscribed to this already, do so now - had some shots of Earth Day, which are really beautiful.

BBC explore Flickr groups

Published February 18, 2009

BBC explore Flickr groups

There’s a great new post on the Internet Blog regarding the BBC’s use of Flickr. They’ve got a group for users to add and source pictures that show up on the all over the site, specifically on the iPlayer and the homepage. I find it fascinating that not only is amateur photography becoming a mainstay for the most professional of organisations, but also that they can be so open and honest about it.

New but old pictures

Published February 16, 2009

New but old pictures

The official Franck site has recently uploaded some more pictures to the gallery, featuring photos throughout the man’s career. Whilst perusing these pictures, it reminded me of something from Autosport International. We were busy stalking FKM, as expected, and he was asked to pose in front of the Peugeot car, with fellow driver Nicolas Minassian. The photographer said: “Let’s see some smiles.” And Franck muttered something like: “I am smiling.”

Life's a Picnik

Published December 28, 2008

Life's a Picnik

The Mac doesn’t really have any cheap and cheerful image editing software. You’ve got the very limited features of iPhoto, and then you’ve got the expensive software of Fireworks and others. I don’t do that much image editing, as I let the other half invest in the software. However, as I intend to blog more, I at least want the ability to resize and crop as needed. I discovered Picnik.com recently, and it is amazing.

Links for 2008-03-30

Published March 30, 2008

Links for 2008-03-30

TV Scoop: TV Review - Sleeping with my Sister, Channel 4, Thursday, March 27, 9pm I didn’t watch it, and to be honest, it creeps me out a bit. Eastenders: HILARIOUS!!! Bianca’s Jackson Five Spoof Video - Unreality Primetime Clearly the singing leaves something to be desired, but now the song is stuck in my head. 10 Millionth Article Written on Wikipedia I don’t know why, but I would have thought more than 2.

Blogathon 2006 (43 of 48): Worst fireworks ever

Published July 30, 2006

Blogathon 2006 (43 of 48): Worst fireworks ever

We went to a firework display recently. As is our way, we arrived late to the display, but nothing had started yet. We found an empty spot, climbed a fence, got a good view, set up the camera, and were ready to go. The countdown began. 3, 2, 1… Whoosh. The first fireworks went up. We tried to get some pictures, but nothing really worked. The lenses weren’t really capable of what we wanted from them given the dark, and the exposure time and things like that.

What a difference a fortnight makes

Published March 27, 2006

What a difference a fortnight makes

Because we live in England, and wanted to go out and take some pictures with the new camera, it rained all weekend. But that’s okay, instead of moaning about it, we decided to go back to the scene of the crime and get a picture of that damn turtle. This is the new picture. You obviously have to ignore the fact that the water is murky, there’s not much I can do about that, especially as it was feeding time and the fish were churning up the tank something terrible.