Monthly Archives: August 2009

Bike riding self-portrait. Don’t try this at home folks, the wonder of my little Canon Ixus 100 is that I can keep it in my cycling top pockets. I couldn’t resist whipping it out and pointing it at myself while riding. I swung into a long layby for this one knowing that while I was…

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Continuing with my series of second choices from my 100 portraits project of last year. Breege met me in the botanic gardens in Glasgow, (a frequent choice for my subjects), and we spent a fair amount of time playing with this colourful bush to bring colour and depth into the portrait. It was fun going…

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Charlotte and I met on the roof of the National Museum in Edinburgh. It was incredibly windy and this made it difficult to get many pictures of Charlotte with Edinburgh’s roofscapes behind. This one was my favourite of the windswept images we did, and would have been my second choice overall. I love the intensity…

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  • Lizzy

    Hi Matthew

    Just thought id say hi. Just visiting your blog and pleased to see that you are still so active with your photography.. with wondrous results. Hey, I am sorry that we are so close geographically yet have not managed to make contact. Dan’s show is going really well and edinburgh is wonderful as ever.. I hope all is well xxxx Love

Arran and the Cumbraes from the Haylie Brae above Largs I have bought a new camera! Everyone I know has said to me ” how can you possibly need another camera”? My photographic friend Shirley understood perfectly well when I told her. She said in a burst of great wisdom, you can’t have too many…

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  • I absolutely agree! I recently bought my brother’s Minolta X-700 with bag and two lenses for when I get around to taking film shots, and I have just bought a refurbished Canon Powershot for exactly the same reasons as you…I’m reluctant to take shots inside some places with my DSLR and also a pocket sized camera is so handy for not missing THE shot!

    My first exhibition went well, lots of compliments but no actual sales except for some cards I printed myself of some of my photos. I have another exhibition at my village fete (La Cellette, Creuse, France) on the French national holiday on 15th August. I am buying a Canon Pixma i4600 printer this afternoon to print out more , better quality, cards!!

    I’ll post some shots I took of my exhibition stand in my Flickr ‘stream!

    Love the shot of the estuary…my Uncle lives on Bute – wonderful scenery!

    Julie x

  • Indeed, Matthew! One can never have enough equipment! My wife recently asked me if I had everything I needed/wanted and, of course, I said, “No!” …though I was satisfied for a bit. (Must admit I have still only used the Canon 70-200mm, f/4 lens a few times since I bought it last spring, but of course, I can’t tell her that! ). I, too, recently purchased a nice point & shoot for the same reason as you, Matthew. I got the Canon /SD 1100 IS and love it. Bad noise at high ISO (1600) and low light, but otherwise it is easy to carry around and saved me at the end of my trip to Germany when all my cards were filled!

  • Thanks for giving your ideas. I’d also like to express that video games have been actually evolving. Technology advances and improvements have served create realistic and active games. These kinds of entertainment video games were not as sensible when the actual concept was being tried. Just like other kinds of technological know-how, video games as well have had to grow by many decades. This itself is testimony on the fast development of video games.