Sunset, Rhue by Arisaig

I wouldn’t be the only person to favour Scotland’s west coast – its beautiful landscape, impressive geology. After a day exploring outside and around Mallaig, I stopped at Arisaig to catch the sunset and was not disappointed. First, a couple of obvious scenes at the end of the road, the low warm light skimming lines […]

ShinyPhoto: New Website

The old ShinyPhoto website was getting a bit long in the tooth. It saw several versions of Python come and go and increasingly suffered from bitrot. (Notably, a mutual incompatibility in the CGI module between python versions; it ran for so long the backend storage engine I used became deprecated with no easy way out […]

Boarhills Church, East Neuk, Fife - 3D model rendered in Blender

Going 3D: First Steps with Blender

Finally! It’s been only a dream for about 10 years but I have a new photo workflow – and one involving photogrammetry not just photography, too: Fly a drone around an object – typically using point-of-interest mode whilst shooting video. Run some structure-from-motion analysis using Open Drone Map Import the resultant textured dense mesh into […]

Above Kinnoull Hill

I’ve discovered DJI GS (“groundstation”) Pro, which allows me to plot-out routes in advance with waypoints and control what happens at them, long before arriving at a location. Well, currently we’re at the stage of wondering why the camera’s pointing back the way we came when it should be looking exactly the opposite direction. Still, […]

How Many Megapixels?

There are several cliches in the field of megapixel-count and resolution required for acceptable photographic prints. In no particular order: 300dpi is “fine art” you don’t need as many dpi for larger prints because typically they’re viewed further away my printer claims to do 360dpi or 1440dpi or … 24 megapixels is more than enough […]

Photo-Walk 2017

For several years, on and off, I’ve attended an annual Photo-Walk based in Inverary, Argyll. This year was no exception – always good to catch up with friends I’ve met on the walk previously. As always, Argyll is a favoured place and Autumn a favoured season; the combination of light and landscape makes for enjoyable […]