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photography travel

‘Into Africa’ by Sam Manicom

“Riding across fourteen countries from the island of Jersey to Cape Town, this eye opening tale catapults you into Africa. Sam, a novice biker, breaks free from everyday life and proves that dreams of adventure can be made a reality.”

Link: http://www.sam-manicom.com

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london photography

The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel & Sports Show

Some pictures of the GT travel advisors at the 2006 Adventure Travel & Sports Show

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photography

Konica-Minolta to quit photography market

This is a little shocking…
“Konica-Minolta today revealed it is to quit photography business
after more than 103 years – with the loss of 3,700 jobs worldwide.”
Link: theregister.co.uk

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london photography

Ice sculpture of St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow) in Trafalgar Square, London

As part of the Russian festival in Trafalgar square, there was an ice sculpture of St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow), it had melted a bit by the time i got there.

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london miscellaneous photography

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2006.

Fireworks

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london travel

Pod hotels launch at London airports

“A radical hotel concept is to be introduced at two major UK airports,
it was announced today. A ‘Yotel’ – a cross between a small hotel room
and a first class airline cabin seat – will be featured at Heathrow
and Gatwick airports.”
Link: thisistravel.co.uk

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cute london photography

I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

PC066618

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photography

Digital Photography

It seems I’ve taken 4537 digital photographs this past year, 126 rolls of 36 exposure film and a cost of £737 from www.7dayshop.com, more if I’d bought it at a proper shop. I didn’t pay for the camera i have, but i can easily afford to buy a new camera every year at this rate and still save money. I used to shoot slide film btw so printing was never a cost.

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code photography

Picasa Web Export

The web templates that come with picasa are not valid html (lots of Internet Explorer specific mark-up). they also will not run/display .mov QuickTime Movies which many cameras produce in the web page. After doing some research on how to edit the templates and get them to appear as new/extra options in the web export window, i now have a clean xhtml export option. I used this for the Women of WW2 Memorial gallery, with a little post editing to add my header. If you like to have a look at the template or use it yourself then you can download it here.

Download: Picasa xhtml template.zip

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales License.

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photography

BBC Architecture week

It’s architecture week at the BBC, here are links to a couple of interesting stories.

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london miscellaneous

London

I live in London… I didn’t hear or see any bombs, or know anybody involved in yesterdays events, just what everyone else saw on TV, scary maybe but nobody is terrorised or afraid. Life goes on. Yesterday was a bit strange, the schools school were i work is closed today, so i get to sit at home, yesterday all the kid had to be picked up or the parents informed they were walking home. Most of the shops on Victoria St shut or didn’t open, except Sainsburys, the nationwide building society was even taping the letter box up. There were lots of people walking out of zone 1 at about 16:30, there were a few buses but they were mostly packed, strangle/surrealy there were people having their pictures taken with Big Ben in the background as usual and the boat trips on the river were still running, the London Eye was closed though. It only took 35 minutes to walk to the elephant which is not much longer than the bus usually takes, must be true that the traffic goes at 4 miles per hour, so i got home at the normal time. Paul PS: If you have any information that may help track down the bombers please telephone 999 or the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321

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cute photography

A bee

P5314060

Buzz Buzz

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cute photography travel

I spotted Papa Smurf

Papa Smurf

a prize if you know where he is

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photography

More Flowers

From Germany this time, P6024328 P5314111

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photography

Park Life

a tulip