Post #244

Twenty-one photos

16th February 2004, late at night | Comments (30)

I can’t summon the energy to write today, so instead of words here are twenty-one random photos from my hard drive (click on images to view larger versions).

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  1. Lee:

    Great pics again.

    Two things:

    Do you switch shooting modes for the B&W or use the computer?

    Can we have some captions, I always find images nicer when I know what I'm looking at.

    Nice nonetheless.


    Posted 15 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan, ↓ Margaret, ↓ Dunstan
  2. Nick:

    I want a goat wearing a raincoat! (Is that what those are?)

    Posted 18 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  3. Dunstan:

    "Do you switch shooting modes for the B&W or use the computer?"

    It's all digital, so I just use Photoshop to do it.

    And as for image captions - yes, you're right, I'm going to have to add those in now I'm posting more photos. I'll have them in for next time.

    Posted 22 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Lee
  4. Dunstan:

    Nick, it's a lamb, not a goat! :op

    They put those red coats on the winter-born lambs to keep the wind-chill off them for their first few days in the fields.

    I think they cost about 20p each, which is worth spending to keep a lamb alive. Plus, of course, they look cute in them :o)

    I've got another photo here if you're interested:

    Posted 30 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Nick
    Inspired: ↓ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI
  5. Mathieu 'P01' HENRI:

    The black and the white lamb with a red coat are so cute ^__^
    I wonder who is the little boy. He has the same pose as you in front of the rock. Is he your spiritual son, or a picture of the young Dunstan ?

    Oh, and I'm officialy jealous of your place.

    Posted 1 hour, 4 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Margaret, ↓ Dunstan
  6. Mathieu 'P01' HENRI:

    : / isn't the horse a little old to still wear a coat ?

    Posted 1 hour, 6 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Margaret
  7. Tom:

    I love the B&W flower. It reminds me of an old letter.

    Also, isn't "hard drive" not "hardrive"? Just wondering...

    Posted 1 hour, 19 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  8. Margaret:

    you know, the ALT text on the picture gives you a short description. Just hover over it long enough, and there you are. If you did this, you would know that the little boy is Dunstan's nephew, hence the resemblance, I assume. Also, I think the term for the horse's coat is a rug. They are put on the horse after it get's sweaty, I think. Maybe. Also: any chance of desktop sized images- particularly the rose and lake district picture?

    Posted 1 hour, 42 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Lee, ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI
    Inspired: ↓ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↓ Dunstan, ↓ Dunstan
  9. Zelnox:

    I like 1, 2, 10, 11, 12 and I got lazy to count after that. Hehe. Dunstan, if you have extra time, why don't you write about how you take your shots? With your humour, you can even add colour commentary (not like in football -_-) Hehe, reality-based digital photography in a weblog.

    Posted 2 hours, 6 minutes after the fact
  10. Mathieu 'P01' HENRI:

    Thank you for the info Margaret. The ALT text appear in IE, but I'm using FireFox 0.8 and that browsers sticks to the recommendations of the W3C about of the ALT and TITLE attributes ( and ) that is that the ALT attribute is used when an image can not be displayed while the TITLE attribute is used as a tooltip.

    Posted 2 hours, 23 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan, ↑ Margaret
    Inspired: ↓ Margaret, ↓ Lee, ↓ Dunstan, ↓ David
  11. Margaret:

    Actually, I'm using Firefox(though it looks like Mozilla Super Unicorn right now thanks to this- as well, and the title shows up in Dunstan's clever hover boxes, but the alt still shows up as a tooltip. Dunno why it doesn't work for you.

    Posted 2 hours, 29 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI
    Inspired: ↓ Lee, ↓ Dunstan, ↓ David
  12. Chris Vincent:

    Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous. Add me to the growing list of people who are envious of your location.

    Out of this batch, my favorite would have to be the bird taking off. Very dramatic, and probably a challenge to capture. The closest I've achieved to something like that is a picture of a kid inverted on his toboggan about five feet in the air (their snow ramp was incredible; they'll probably grow up to be engineers).

    Posted 7 hours, 42 minutes after the fact
  13. Lee:

    Thanks Margaret, but I run Moz 1.4 and although the tooltips appear, all it says is "View a larger version of this image" so it's not very descriptive, I could check the code of course...

    I'm not envious of Dunst's location, I'm envious of his photographic skills :)

    A tips and tricks article would go down well I'd wager.

    Posted 9 hours, 25 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↑ Margaret
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan, ↓ David
  14. JMF:

    I used to love your blog, now I love your pictures too. :)

    I wish I had a camera to try to shoot like you do...

    Posted 10 hours, 1 minute after the fact
  15. Jeremy Cherfas:

    Nice pics, but I'm wondering whether the letterbox effect on some of them is automatic and done just to preserve the grid layout of the pictures. Or do you prefer to display some pictures with black borders? Presumably those ones have been cropped in Photoshop.

    Posted 10 hours, 17 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  16. Dunstan:

    Yes, the little boy is my nephew, Lucas, and that was taken in Italy on his second birthday. The photo of the little girl was taken at the same event (she's Swedish).

    As for the ALT attribute, I'm running Firefox 0.8 on Windows and I've never seen it popup any ALT text - I don't think it's meant to.

    Captions are obviously needed...

    Posted 11 hours, 2 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↑ Margaret, ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↑ Margaret, ↑ Lee
    Inspired: ↓ David, ↓ Margaret
  17. Dunstan:

    Yes, Tom, it is 'hard drive', I'm a lazy writer sometimes... corrected.

    Posted 11 hours, 9 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Tom
  18. Dunstan:

    Margaret, I can't find a larger version of the Lakes picture, I think I must have scanned a print in from a film-shot at some point, so that's all I have I'm afraid.

    As for the rose, well there's a larger colour version here:

    I'm not keen on posting anything larger than that though in case someone pinches it for commercial use, instead of paying.

    If you want a larger colour or b+w version then email me and I'll send one over to you :o)

    Posted 11 hours, 19 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Margaret
  19. Dunstan:

    Jeremy, the letterbox effect is just done to preserve the grid layout - my floats wouldn't work if everything wasn't the same height.

    On my photo site [1] I add in the black areas using padding (which is calculated on-the-fly using PHP) and background-color, but with these I've added it in using Photoshop.

    However, sometimes I think the black borders work out nicely - they give images a more cinematic feel :o)


    Posted 11 hours, 25 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jeremy Cherfas
  20. Dunstan:

    Right, I've added captions :o)

    Posted 14 hours, 55 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Lee
  21. David:

    Since so many page authors use the ALT attribute instead of TITLE, there's an extension for Mozilla browsers:

    Works well for me (Firefox 0.8/Win2k).

    Posted 16 hours, 58 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Mathieu 'P01' HENRI, ↑ Margaret, ↑ Lee, ↑ Dunstan
    Inspired: ↓ David, ↓ Margaret
  22. Wilhelm:

    Very nice photos as well as a great blog. I've been popping in and out for the past few weeks and I'm finding your site to be quite entertaining.

    I wonder, though, are you manually placing each picture your post here inside a 'frame' or are you having PHP's GD library do it automagically for you?

    Great work, nonetheless! I'll be around, thats for sure!

    Posted 17 hours, 12 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  23. Dunstan:

    I'm adding in the black frames manually, Wilhelm. In another project (a photo gallery for Coke) I've used Imagemagic to do just that, but in this case my server doesn't support it.

    My new server will do though. And when I rebuild the photo site I'll certainly be adding in that kind of thing - upload one photo, get the server to resize and reproduce all the smaller versions.

    Much nicer. Much quicker for me.

    Posted 17 hours, 33 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Wilhelm
  24. David:

    When I said "there's an extension for Mozilla browsers" I should have restricted that to Mozilla and Firefox (not Thunderbird).

    Posted 17 hours, 41 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ David
  25. Markku:

    Dunstan, these are really great photos. The contrast on those images are excellent, you have the "eye".

    If you don't mind me asking, what camera are you using? A digital SLR? I see that you use selective DOF a lot, and it really works.

    Posted 19 hours, 42 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  26. Dunstan:

    I'm using a Canon EOS 10D with a 28-135 IS USM Canon lens:

    And yes, I shoot practically everything with a short DOF, it's my favourite way of photographing things.

    I was used to having a fixed (50mm) lens before this one, where you could see the depth you would get right there on the lens. Having this zoom lens (where you can't see such information) still causes me some problems as I don't always get it right - sometimes too short, sometimes too deep.

    Luckily since I'm shooting digital I can bracket quite heaviliy if I'm not sure.

    Anyway, thanks for your kind comments, Markku.

    Posted 21 hours, 20 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Markku
  27. Margaret:

    that's what the deal is- I have popalt installed. I forgot that would affect images as well- I installed it for links.

    Posted 1 day after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan, ↑ David
  28. Nicole:

    I like the little lamby (suffolk, perhaps?) in the red coat. A black lamb (or one that stays black) is somewhat rare, at least in my experience, so it makes the picture all that much better. :)

    Posted 1 day, 3 hours after the fact
  29. Noelino:

    Dunstan's sessskeh :P

    Posted 6 days, 10 hours after the fact
  30. Drew:

    these are really presented well. great touch

    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks after the fact

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