Snow causes laziness

Got to uni today and Stringbean realised that he'd forgotten his keys for his locker.
Instead of jumping on the metro home, he decided on the bolt cutters...


Midnight Snowman

My flatmate, Sam, and I had a long night at the uni library, we got the metro back to our house after midnight.
But as we walked from the station to our house, we started to build a snowman.
We kinda got into it.
An hour and a half later. We had this beast.

Still nameless.

And even though we spent a good few hours at the library and had an hour hunt for food, only after I completed the snowman had I felt that I had actually achieved something tonight.


Amsterdam 2010

So here are some family friendly highlights from our trip to Amsterdam.


Amsterdam Hair Cut

Tomorrow I'm going to Amsterdam with a group of 14 for my flat mate's 21st Birthday.
A couple of us are taking video SLRs and we will try to document our journey!
I also had a hair cut for the occasion.

I'm so excited!


Bonfire 2010 Photos

A couple of photos from Bonfire Night 2010.
Taken with a 550D and 50mm f1.4
Edited on Adobe Lightroom


Bonfire Night 2010

I went out for Bonfire Night to watch the fireworks with some friends.
I took along my 550D and f1.4 50mm along for the ride.
Manual settings on the 550D make it so much better to use than the 500D.
I'll probably do a comparisons post in the near future.

Anyhow, I mashed the clips I took together and here is the result!

The track is Cigarettes by Russian Red.
No copyright infringement intended.

Also in HD.

I'm going to be doing more video's from now on so subscribe to my Youtube page to keep up to date!


Bed Building

Here's my second DSLR video.

Again, shot with a Canon 500D and 50mm f1.4 lens.

The story to this video is that we returned home after a heavy night out and one of my flatmates managed to accidentally destroy his bed with the help of a friend. This video is the process of rebuilding the bed as best we could.

Also, I think the 550D is probably a more realistic aim for my next camera opposed to the amazing but also expensive 7D.


Video SLR

Yesterday I had a play around with my flatmate's Canon 500D, capable of recording HD video.
I paired it up with my 50mm f1.4 lens as I was shooting inside in low light.

I love the depth of field and the way that I can control the focus, although I must admit, an auto focus wouldn't be missed.

I made a couple of videos last night. This is the first one.
I reduced the quality to just under 720p to help my mac process it.

It's called San Andreas.

Let me know what you think!
I really want a Canon 7D now!



Wow it's been a long long time!
I've just been far too distracted!

I'm currently in Liverpool for two weeks with my placement at Liquid Design Solutions.
Today was my first day. It went well. Here are some snaps I took after work.


Oh noes!

This is what happens when you go out with the graphics crew:


Just out of it's 3 year warranty as well!
It's done me proud though.
RIP my lil compact friend.


Smoking is bad for your health.

Here's some experimental smoke photography I did.
The first image is unedited but the rest have been tweaked in Aperture, mainly to adjust hues and saturation.

I really like the random beautiful shapes the smoke creates.
I'm hooked! Smoking really is addictive! haha


Water Play

My first attempt at ink (in this case watercolour paints) in water.