Monthly Archives: January 2006

Spider’s Nest

Spider's Nest

While out today we spotted another rain spider nest, like this one I photographed in our garden back in 2003.

Hout Bay

Hout Bay

A Sad Day

I have long resisted the trend of sending HTML formatted e-mail addresses, ensuring that although I must use Microsoft Outlook at work I have it set to send plain text messages, switching to HTML format only when there is a need to do so. Sadly I must now set my default format to HTML as my company has mandated a new standard for e-mail signatures, requiring that a signature be in a specific font and have certain sections bold, italic or in a particular colour. I realise that this is probably done more to tone down and standardise the signatures of others that may have used bright colours and strange fonts, rather than to pretty up plain text signatures like the one I used to use. Still it saddens me that presentation seems to be as important as the message an e-mail conveys.

The Nocturnal Photographer

The Nocturnal Photographer

I am a member of UTATA and participated in their most recent project, focussing on nocturnal photography.

Urban Pyramids

Urban Pyramids

Toys in 3D

Toys in 3D

I took this last night for Utata’s nocturnal photography project. I used my Sigma 10-20mm lens, zooming out from 20mm to 10mm during a 6 second exposure.

Shake Your Head

Shake Your Head

This was taken at a rock festival, after dusk when it was already quite dark. This woman was behind me in the crowd on somebody’s shoulders. The shot was a handheld F4 1/2 second exposure at ISO1600 and was consequently quite noisy, so I had to reduce the noise as well as tweak the curves to get to the image you see here.