Monday, 26 October 2009

Before - After...

People always talk to me about picture taking, and that everything that you see is false because it's been touched up by a spotty geek.

Well here are two pictures. Before direct from the RAW and "finished".

Mayybeeee a bit of technique is still needed...

Canon 450D with Sigma 24mm F1.8


Monday, 9 March 2009

Camera broken...

The E900 is dead... It still takes pictures, but the lens sharpness is gone. I'll post a few examples in a few days with more details.

It's a sad day.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Les assurances et les papiers...

Got hit by a scooter going home on my bike... Dealing with insurances and all has kept me away from the camera...

Go to for more info.


Monday, 8 December 2008

Painting... Yeah I forgot.

I like it, but the contrast is too high...

Friday, 21 November 2008

This is for a company in the French West Indies... They will be the coolest construction gig in town. The letters for the logo are hand drawn, I could have done the sub title too, but I need money. More money equals more stuff.

No photos of late, the weather is shit and I'm not outside when light is good. I've bought a secondhand Sigma 24mm f1.8 lens for my brothers mariage, i'll be testing it.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

McCain is cheap

Losse an election, and you end up in the cheap basket...

Thursday, 6 November 2008

The last of My political rambling...

The white collar one...

The "Lol Rednecks" one...

I am soo going to get flack for this...

Thursday, 30 October 2008

McBert and Earnlin

I just hope that they don't get elected - but absolute stupidity won last time round...
People stupid to vote democratic, but a party too scared to win...

Friday, 24 October 2008

Bridge over calm water.

More water... Me like.

In the same few minutes as the ones before. Mist is nice.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

More Les Deux Lacs

Sometimes you just have to get up...

The bed is nice and warm, those extra five minutes of slumber seem like all the gold in the world. But then you are nuts and go out and run at 7,30 am, in the cold, in the mountains... But quite often you get a reward like this. The picture does not do justice to how gobsmaking silly grin on face this was. Made me want to hum "Ohh what a wonderfull world". But not too loud as not to disturb that swan who does not give a toss if was humming something from the Sex Pistols instead.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Les Deux lacs

This is the view from our hotel stuck between two lakes in the Jura.

It was even more foggy in real life, a unique moment, but I trusted my camera with the exposure, bad idea. The sky is blow out, the whole picture has about 1 stop too much light... The E900 is a good camera, but you must never fully trust your camera.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Or trails, above S

This is a firefighter road, on the other side it's one big slope to the sea across acres of mansions, appartements etc... On this side, it's just bushes and a stream at the bottom. There's more than 50 years of developpement divide.

This is how you get up to the trail, a mud an' rocks "piste" thats has some serious gradients. The sight is worth it.

This is in the middle of nowhere. I need a GPS to show you the spot.

All the pictures of this post, and the one before, where done with my SONY mobile phone. I could not be arsed to carry my camera around. Part of the enjoyment of going around with the least amount of belongings possible.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Why cycle?

I often get that question, no easy answer, but these images might:

This on a fire track, you can see one moutain range far inland on one side, and across 40 or 60 km to the sea on the other. You are alone, the beauty of all this is far beyond pictures or words, you just look around, listen to the wind, feel the sun and have a big arsed smile on your face that just won't go away. It just looks too good.

This is the sea side... You can see ALL the Maures moutain range. And not hear a man made noise. Appart from your own. You cannot come here on a car, and anyhow it would ruin the experience, too fast, too low, too hot, to much odor.

A firefighter died a bit farther down this track protecting all this. I had a quiet moment when passing his memorial.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Yeah, so I put more water - trees next week!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Water? More water? A friend noticed that when I let my brain free, I tend to include à lot of water... I never noticed. Check out the rest of the blog, nearly all the pictures have water in one form or the other.
Maybe i'll put less now that I've taken notice.