New gallery: Arctic – Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland

Our photo gallery containing shots from Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland in September 2010 is now online. This is one of two shots of a beautiful iceberg melting in Scoresbysund, Greenland (a landscape orientation also available). It’s hard to show the scale of Greenland in single photographs, but for me this at least captures the beauty […]

Photo of the week: Confident Steps

This tiny little chap was wandering near Central Hall in the lakeside campus at the University of York, just down the road from where we live. He’s a great example of just how good cameras and lenses can be, and why it’s worth investing that little (or lot) extra, particularly in the lens. This is […]

Fun exploring EXIF data with Tableau!

Woke up this morning to a tweet from Vanya Tucherov about extracting the EXIF data from photographs and plugging into the information visualisation software Tableau. Worth a try! An hour later, we had the following charts up on the web, currently just using a sample of 450 photos: Exposure time plotted against ISO speed (focal […]

From All Colours, Black

On a recent trip to Berlin, we walked through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, commonly known as the Holocaust Memorial. It’s a large square of space just south of Brandenberg Gate, next to the Tiergarten. The space contains over 2,700 concrete blocks, all with slightly different dimensions and angles. It’s very stark […]

Comparison of 300mm L vs 100-400mm L

I hired a Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM prime lens from Lenses For Hire a few weeks ago, and took it to Chester Zoo to put it through its paces. I was also interested to see how it performed against my existing Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM, with the assumption that the prime […]