Category Archives: photography

The Sultan’s Elephant

This weekend “The Sultan’s Elephant” came to town.

Pictures from friday afternoon/evening on the Mall.

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Digital Photography

It seems I’ve taken 4537 digital photographs this past year, 126 rolls of 36 exposure film and a cost of £737 from, more if I’d bought it at a proper shop. I didn’t pay for the camera i have, but i can easily afford to buy a new camera every year at this rate and still save money. I used to shoot slide film btw so printing was never a cost.

Picasa Web Export

The web templates that come with picasa are not valid html (lots of Internet Explorer specific mark-up). they also will not run/display .mov QuickTime Movies which many cameras produce in the web page. After doing some research on how to edit the templates and get them to appear as new/extra options in the web export window, i now have a clean xhtml export option. I used this for the Women of WW2 Memorial gallery, with a little post editing to add my header. If you like to have a look at the template or use it yourself then you can download it here.

Download: Picasa xhtml

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I live in London… I didn’t hear or see any bombs, or know anybody involved in yesterdays events, just what everyone else saw on TV, scary maybe but nobody is terrorised or afraid. Life goes on. Yesterday was a bit strange, the schools school were i work is closed today, so i get to sit at home, yesterday all the kid had to be picked up or the parents informed they were walking home. Most of the shops on Victoria St shut or didn’t open, except Sainsburys, the nationwide building society was even taping the letter box up. There were lots of people walking out of zone 1 at about 16:30, there were a few buses but they were mostly packed, strangle/surrealy there were people having their pictures taken with Big Ben in the background as usual and the boat trips on the river were still running, the London Eye was closed though. It only took 35 minutes to walk to the elephant which is not much longer than the bus usually takes, must be true that the traffic goes at 4 miles per hour, so i got home at the normal time. Paul PS: If you have any information that may help track down the bombers please telephone 999 or the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321