The West Ring

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Entries from January 2008

Blog Writing Project

January 30th, 2008 by Iain · 10 Comments

I was recently surfing the blogosphere looking for photography related ones and found this post by Brian Auer over at Epic Edits, and thought “Why not?” He’s hosting a writing project on “Social Photography”, and it’s part of a bigger project called “The Social Media Mega Project” hosted by InspirationBit. The idea is to write [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Photography

The Hounds at Hankley

January 27th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

Back to Hankley with the hounds but in daylight this time. They obliged me by running back and forth, jumping over the puddle. Amusingly, the very first photo is probably the best! We’re not talking perfect focus, but in the smaller sizes I think it works ok, especially with having the reflection there. In terms [...]

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Tags: Photography

The Photographic Benchmark

January 26th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

…has been set! I.E. this is how it was when I knew nothing Took the DSLR out for its first walk this morning, and a dashed early one it was too. Unfortunately I missed shooting the best view of the sunrise by walking from the car park so you’ve only got this snapshot I’m afraid: [...]

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Tags: Photography

Zoom Lens

January 25th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

The main benefit of having spent so little on the 350D is that I was able to buy an extra lens now rather than having to save up for it. However, that didn’t mean my budget was boundless so some research was needed. The two obvious contenders (on price alone!) were from Tamron (55-200mm f4-5.6 [...]

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It’s Here!

January 24th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

But the memory cards aren’t Had ordered a couple of 2GB Sandisk Extreme III’s from Play on Sunday night and they’ve not arrived yet. Luckily we knew someone who had a spare going, so popped over to see the Outlaws to collect it. All 64Megs of picture storing goodness! So I’ll not be using raw [...]

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Tags: Photography

New Camera

January 22nd, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

Sorting through my photographs to upload them to the new (and improved ) website has triggered the desire to do a bit of photography. Not just taking snapshots, which is what most of mine are, but actually to try and take some great photographs. And not just of the hounds… Not wanting to sound like [...]

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More Holiday Pictures Uploaded

January 9th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

I have been making full use of the fantastic new tool within Gallery2 which allows you to publish straight to the web from XP, and uploaded five more albums. It is really simple: highlight the pictures in Explorer and click on “publish…”. Within the wizard that it opens you can create and configure albums on [...]

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Tags: Gallery

New Look

January 8th, 2008 by Iain · 1 Comment

As you can see, I have made changes to the template here for the homepage, despite saying I wasn’t going to yet! However, the change was forced on me I wanted to increase the picture size when blogging a picture from my Flickr account, but it was just too wide for the old template. So, [...]

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Tags: Website

Lily Practising “Wait”

January 5th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Lily Practising “Wait”, originally uploaded by Iain@Flickr.  

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Tags: Moblog

The Gallery

January 3rd, 2008 by Iain · 2 Comments

I have now created the gallery. It is currently just on the default template and I haven’t even begun to investigate my options. I’m sure it’ll be fairly plain though! (Not through my lack of creative juices, but because I don’t want to detract from my marvellous photography ) Note – the links (above and [...]

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Tags: Gallery · Website