Messy Thinking – How do we Organise at all?

Alright, I started reading this essay thinking I had met a kindred spirit because we both share the need to to do too many things at one time. In this day and age, and among the audience who reads this blog that’s probably not uncommon. How many windows have you got open?
Oh damn, must get back to that survey in a minute..

Legal, schmegal – Photography rights challenged, again!

I thought this was going to be a slightly alarmist story about the heavy handed nature of the law when I read “riot act” but it turned out well enough in the end.
Almost on topic, I remember taking a photo of a dramatic painting in the Louvre years ago. I thought I had disabled the flash, but no, I hadn’t and bright white light poured into the room when I pressed the shutter button!
No sooner had I realised my mistake than an irate lady came pounding up to me gesticulating wildly and berating me, in French, for destroying a work of art! Unfortunately, my French was only slightly better than it is now (and that extends to about a dozen words!) but I didn’t need a gift with languages to realise what she was saying! *gulp*
I still have that photo at home somewhere..

These web sites are identical, or are they?

Oh yeah! Nice survey! It compares the websites of ten web designers and notes the similarities and differences between them. Lookee here, they’re almost all the same!

What is hence noteworthy is that all these designs resemble themselves very much. They use a panel of common element, and then place them at identical locations on their pages. Hence, the difference between one web site and another is then merely colors and pictures.

Preparing For Emergencies

hehe. Thanks Donal for the link to which is a parody of
Surely the British Government isn’t scare mongering? Bertie tried that last year, but even he’s given up on it!

In an effort to worry the public and convince them to vote for us again next year, and because George Bush asked us to, this website includes…
We are also launching a national advertising campaign letting you know to look out for the booklet coming through your letterboxes during August. In no way does this resemble the Reader’s Digest Prize Draw.

Abstracting The Landscape

Thoughtful and interesting essay on shooting landscapes. 2 great photos included.
I find that by cropping a shot later I can completely change what an image feels like. When you work with high resolution images you can crop aggressively if you’re only going to be displaying the images online!

What's in a street name?

Cathedral Walk, or Casan na hEaglaise lies just behind the brewery in Blackpool. The street is named for the North Cathedral which is situated up the hill from this road. (the Cathedral used to be pictured in the photo above but can be seen to the right of the original photo.)