Every now and then I take a photograph that I quite like, (It happens... along with all those primates claiming that Shakespeare plagiarised an idea they'd had about a Danish Prince)
. Putting photos into a website gives them (photos not monkeys)
(or me) a sort of purpose which helps me consider the shot more carefully both before it is taken and afterwards rather than just filed and forgotten.
The originals are a mixture of Slide Film and Digital. The film shots were taken either on Fuji Velvia (50) or EBX (Kodak Elite Chrome Extra colour 100) Slidefilm using a Canon EOS 500N. The Digital shots were taken on Canon's superb EOS 10D. Any editing is usually just croping or adjusting for a scan.
Previously I said; "Much as I like 'The Gimp' in Linux, I have much more time invested in Adobe Photoshop which will run nicely in Linux with the Codeweavers Crossover Office port of Wine."
However since the Gimp 2.2, filters have previews (essential for unsharp mask) and RAW file conversion is expertly handled by a number of plugins. I think GIMP∞
(GNU Image Manipulation Program) is now my photo editor of choice (and it runs happily on Windows & Linux platforms).
The images that I'm most pleased with tend to go on my Flickr stream∞
actually skip the stuff below it's 8 years old go here Flickr river∞
The rest of my photography wibble is here
.......... (link for anyone unlucky enough not to know what wibble∞
Ian M. Hayhurst
Lion In The Rain
Cotswold Wildlife Park 2004
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
Dinton Pastures, Reading 2002
Under the Gunnera
Western Australia 2001
Wagon at sunset
Western Australia, Canarvon Jetty 2001
Walking to Twin Falls
NT Australia, Kakadu 2001
No Visible Means of Support
NT Australia, Kings Canyon 2001
Horse Chestnut Bud-Burst
Sulphur Tuft In the Dew
A Drop Of Rainbow
Clearly Wet PLastic
A Ride On
The Watercress Line
From West Beach
La Vache Qui Rit