Saturday, 18 July 2009

Photofunia


Leicester
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

I have just discovered a site called Photofunia. The site has some 100 templates into which you can insert your own photographs to produce various effects - some of them silly and some of them fun. The first result that I achieved with it is shown above. I have inserted five photographs that i took in Leicester into a template showing a view of an art gallery.

From left to right my photographs show:
The Haymarket Clock
The Curve Theatre
A milepost in Watermead Park on the National Cycle Network
The National Space Centre
The statue of Ghandi on Belgrave Road.

Leicester

This is another Photofunia image - using a wall template with a picture of the bridge over the River Soar in Abbey Park, Leicester.

It is worth having a go with Photofunia. New templates are added fairly frequently and so there is always something new to try. There is a link to the site on the right hand side of this page.


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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Molly


Molly
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

This fish is a molly with dalmation like markings.

This is photograph comes from my first attempt at photographing the fish in our tropical aquarium. I found it more difficult than photographing our cold water fish. This was mainly for two reasons - they are much smaller and they move more quickly. I used the long end of my mid range zoom lens with a +3 Cokin close up lens fitted to it. This at least made the fish a reasonable size in the veiwfinder. However there were a huge number of blurred and unusable shots. Despite the use of a close up lens, I still had to heavily crop the photographs before uploading them to the net. I will try again and hope I can get better results in the future. The photographs were taken with the ISO set to 800 and the aperture at f5.6. The aquarium lights were on. No flash was used.

Molly


This is another molly. We have four of them in our aquarium - all with different markings. I failed to get usable photographs of the other two on this occasion.