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: Last ever space shuttle night launch

I have chosen this image as my photo of the week because it was quite literally one of the ‘last ever opportunities’ for us to witness and photograph a night launch of the NASA space shuttle programme. The launch of Endeavour STS -130 was delayed by 24 hours, meaning we’d end up spending three nights […]

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 […]