Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Based on the displacement theory as described by Archimedes, the Falkirk Wheel lifts canal traffic through the 17.5m height difference to allow efficient transit between the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals. Prior to its construction this required a day navigating eleven traditional locks. The struture is basically a huge balance whose equilibrium is upset by a nudge from about 18kW of electric motor power to start it on its rotational journey. A further 1.5kW keeps the balance rotating to transfer upper and lower gondolas, complete with their cargos of canal boats. Thoroughly amazing, the only such device in the world and it's here, on our doorstep. If you haven't been, get there, soon!
ISO 100; f7.1; 1/125s; 60mm.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Well I said I'd do some more bulb images so here we are. I removed the bulb's outer shell to expose the inner glass mount and filament. Amazingly simple design and construction and all that light from such a small piece of coiled wire.......
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f22; 1/250s; 60mm.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
I've heard of them. I've even seen pictures of them. But I've never seen a Pinata "in use" before. Surprising the strength little ones can muster at the prospect of beating a cardboard donkey until it bursts and showers sweets everywhere........ This one's still shuddering from its last beating!
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/125s; 21mm.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
What use is a dud bulb? Not much really. So I filled a basin with water, dyed it blue with food colouring and floated the bulb in it. I used a diffused flash from the left-side below the water level.
I'm quite keen on the effect. Might do another bulb based shot tomorrow.......
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; 36mm.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
I suppose this was another attempt at some kind of still life offering. It's perhaps not that appealling to look at on first glance but the way the patterns distort through the glass is quite interesting. In this instance, for me, the lens flare adds interest
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/125s; 23mm. Flash set about thirty degrees and behind glass.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Is this classified as still life when there is motion in the metronome pendulum? When at rest, the metronome has no motion, but as can be seen from the double flashing that was used here, the pendulum was in motion for the two seconds during which the image was exposed. Had the pendulum been still during the shot then I would most definitely consider this to be still life. But this, I'm not sure.
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f16; 2s; 55mm.
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Seen lying on the pavement in a fairly derelict part of Hillington Industrial Estate. I love the cracked pavement surface and all the little bits of debris lying around. The screwdriver in the background adds to the abandoned look I think too.
Olympus E-3 ISO 100; f4; 1/125s; 60mm.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
These logs, photographed at Troon Harbour, were destined for the paper mill a few miles along the road at Irvine where they produce high quality china glazed papers for the magazine printing industry - or at least they used to and possibly still do.
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/25s; 130mm.
Monday, 4 May 2009
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Saturday, 2 May 2009
This aircraft trail reflected light from the moon enough to make it appear really visible even in the dark night sky. Some PS work achieved the unnatural colouring. This also reminded me that the moon is really just a huge and distant reflector of sunlight.
Olympus E-500; ISO 200; f3.5; 15s; 14mm.