5 June 2011

Headington Festival 2011

Headington Festival 2011

The Festival has been running for several years now and is gaining its place as a fixture on the Headington calendar – right up there with the open gardens (this week and next). All credit to Headington Action for being the driving force behind this.

A children’s brass ensemble performed today, to general admiration all round. They were great little performers ably lead by their conductor who wore a general, restrained air of anxiety right up to the final, warbling note. A tremendous achievement …













(iPhone video)


20 October 2010

Sagrada Familia creation facade | three views

Sagrada Familia | Creation facade

A conventional distance view, encompassing the entire facade

Sagrada Familia photomerge

This photomerge picture is created from five overlapping frames – pushing the technology somewhat


Sagrada Familia | Creation detail

Detail of part of the facade

17 September 2010

Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres

Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres

A lovely example of Catalan Romanesque architecture about 20km northeast from Vic in Catalonia, in a fabulous setting


River gorge panorama

River panorama



13 September 2010

Two Catalan panoramas

Filed under: Begur, castle, Catalonia, coast, panorama, Sa Tuna, Sony A100, Spain, summer — Howard @ 8:00 am

Begur Castle Panorama

Begur castle


Sa Tuna panorama

Sa Tuna


This summer’s major holiday was in Catalonia and Barcelona. Kicking off a selection of pictures on this blog are a couple of panoramas from the Costa Brava, about 100km north of Barcelona in and around Begur.

These pictures are created using the photomerge facility in Photoshop Elements.

1 May 2010

Oxford | Vivitar 24mm | MD/MA adapter | AF cameras


^ Radcliffe Camera and local signage; soft at the edges (Sony A100)


Oxford prison panorama

^ Oxford prison/Malmaison hotel panorama (Minolta 9000 | Fuji C200 film)


Too many aperture scales | Vivitar 24mm f/2.8 TX1 mount for Minolta manual lenses < The lens in question

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