Monday, 27 April 2009

Back to school...

Got our new project brief earlier and I get to go back to school and make an idiot-proof guide to success in A2 Art & Design. Spent the afternoon going through all the 'Art' folders across various hard drives and found this photo of the final piece I made for my exam project last year.

The piece is a Joshua Davies inspired/tweaked/stolen motion study of my friend playing Ping Pong. I constructed the image in photoshop and then split it into a variety of layers and transferred and painted that onto glass.The piece has since been lost in the abyss of art supplies when my school moved the whole art department to another building this summer. Literally the only photo I have of it though i'm sure it'll turn up some day.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Paris Extravaganza - Heights & Highlights

A tiring but satisfying week, with highlights including not falling off of Le Tour Eiffel and being searched by the French Police for narcotics whilst having a picnic with friends.

Highlights below. Click to enlarge...

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Paris Extravaganza - Day 4 - Limiting 610 to 5

Knowing that the SD card could take it I got incredibly trigger happy today with the camera. Part of what I was taking were a lot of stock photos consisting of rooftops/archways/signs/textures, so a lot was covered I feel. Out of the 610 photos taken here are 5 of the highlights. Places visited today included Notre Dame/Printemps/Madelene/Bastille/ and Opera.

More tomorrow...

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Paris Extravaganza - Day 3 - Sacre Coeur Panorama

Didn't have time to do a full photo montage of the 280 photos taken today unfortunately. Put this together instead, which was the first stop of today's walking tour of Paris. I say walking tour, it was essentially a group of 9 of us walking around with a map trying to get to places, only to stumble on other things we're probably supposed to do later in the week.

It's a little rushed but the awesome view of Paris is still conveyed successfully I think.

Tomorrow...Notre Dame and some other stuff!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

The Paris Extravaganza - Day 1 - Travel

I'm on a course trip to Paris for the week indulging in the enjoyments of all the tourist industry has to offer in the capital. I came a weekend before the others on my course as i'm staying with a friend to make the trip a bit more cost effective. He's away right now and i'm feeding his rabbit ^_^ . Above is a montage documentation of my day travelling yesterday on the train. Click to enlarge.

Hopefully i'll make more during the week as more and more stuff gets seen...

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Testing the early birthday camera...

Went out to test the early birthday present to myself yesterday afternoon.

I plan to build up a large set of stock photos over the next few years so went for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (a slightly older model than the current just to keep costs down a little). I thought about getting a DSLR but figured I'd then always have to go on photography trips all the time with my massive camera. I have yet to test it in a massive amount of different locations but so far I'm happy.

Click to enlarge the photos...