Thursday, 30 July 2009
The turbine hall at Tate Modern. This huge space housed the generators when this building served its original purpose as Bankside Power Station, contributing to the huge electrical power needs of the city of London. It must have been a noisy and unwelcoming place then. It now has a quiet and peaceful quality to it and has housed many interesting exhibitions since its conversion to a gallery.
Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 98; f2.8; 1/30s; 6mm. (Obviously shot in 'Auto' mode - it was a compact afterall)
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
A local Ayrshire poet recites a piece he wrote in the Burns style during a rally in Kilmarnock's Kay Park to show the town's disgust at Diageo's decision to close the Johnnie Walker whisky plant in the town. Johnnie Walker whisky was "Born in Kilmarnock" nearly 200 years ago. Diageo bowed to public pressure when they tried to close down Guinness in Dublin, let's hope they see sense in Kilmarnock too.
Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f4.5; 1/200s; 117mm.
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
This obviously isn't a recent lunar eclipse but I thought seeing as we're remembering man first walking on the moon forty years ago this week I'd post something with a lunar flavour. By the way, this set of images depicts a total lunar eclipse that happened on 3 March 2007.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
I did some experimenting with photographing bubbles: as hard as rainbows to do - and the bubbles move so randomly. The swirling surface produces some nice colour patterns. If I can find myself a willing smoker I'd like to try some smoke filled bubbles and some bursting bubbles.
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; 39mm.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Isn't it fascinating when we can see something held still in time that normally happens far too quickly for us to see with the unaided eye? This was the effect of a droplet of milk landing in a saucer of milk from a height of about 40cm. Look out for more of the same or even a little series sometime.
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f11; 1/250s; 92mm.
Monday, 6 July 2009
This is the control tower at Edinburgh Airport. It makes me think of two things. Firstly, it's like some huge pepper mill. It also makes me think of what the Gherkin in London would look like if it were 'deflated'.......
Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 80; f4; 1/640s; 25mm.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
The open end of this outlet faces the wall so that in the event of the boiler it comes from having to vent excess pressure the hot water/steam is dispersed against the wall, rather than jetting outwards, thus allowing it to cool sufficiently so as not to cause injury should it strike anyone! Clever?
Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f3.5; 1/500s; 200mm. Direct sunlight.