Lovely photography by Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes created these Day to Night shots of various landmarks around the world using a technique of taking thousands of shots from dawn to dusk. The blended results are beautiful!

Night to Day

Central Park NYC Central Park NYC

Wrigley Field, Chicago Wrigley Field, Chicago

Coney Island, NY Coney Island, NY

Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris

Trafalgar Square, London Trafalgar Square, London

More of his work can be found at: Stephen Wilkes Fine Art Photography

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Kickstarter Spinpod

Today I invested in a project by Kickstarter. I’m an official ‘backer’ of Spinpod… You ‘pledge’ your amount and if its successful in getting all its backing, then obviously you pay for your pledge.

Have never done this before but I thought it looked quite an interesting gadget. A very simple idea in principle, but one that might produce great effects (GoPro anyone 🙂 )

Spinpod

Find out more about funding this project here:

Kickstarter.com / Spinpod

Leica B&W Digital Camera… I want one of these!

Leica Announces World’s First Digital Camera Dedicated To Black-And-White

If money were no object I want one of these… Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M Monochrom

I absolutely ❤ Leica cameras. Beautifully designed to capture amazing imagery. At US$7,950, I don’t think I will be owning one any time soon. You can see the craftsmanship that goes into the making of their cameras here with the Limited Edition, M9-P Hermès

Leica Hermes
Leica Hermes

Leica also now hold the record for the most expensive camera ever sold with the 1923 Leica O-Series reaching a bargain price of $2.16 million EUR (US$2.79 million)!

Before & After D-Day: Rare colour photos (c/o LIFE Magazine)

Rare insight into WW2 photography before, during and after D-Day in 1944. Seeing these iconic images in colour somehow makes them seem all the more real compared to the usual black and white stills we are so used to seeing…. Absolutely fascinating. With the way we have so many means to take photos in the modern age, these photos have an ‘Instagram’ feel about them which we are now so used to seeing everywhere. Perhaps thats what makes these colour images from 68 years ago seem so fresh.

These photos were taken by LIFE Photographer Frank Scherschel who was a serving soldier at the time. Described as so:

In color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English towns; the French countryside, implausibly lush after the spectral landscape of the beachheads; the reception GIs enjoyed en route to the capital; the jubilant liberation of Paris itself. As presented here, in masterfully restored color, Scherschel’s pictures feel at-once profoundly familiar and somehow utterly, vividly new.

Rare colour WW2 photos - LIFE Magazine
Rare colour WW2 photos – LIFE Magazine
GI's and French people after liberation
GI’s and French people after liberation

Beginners Guide to DSLR Photography

I have a shiny DSLR camera which I won in a competition (true story!) I occasionally take it off the auto function but in all honesty it scares me a little. I really want to learn how to use the beast properly so useful resources like this are excellent…

Beginners Guide to DSLR Photography
Beginners Guide to DSLR Photography

Courtesy of http://www.photoguides.net

Some really good tutorials on here too as well as printed guides too… One day I will find the time to become a DSLR master!

Some amazing aerial photos…

Whenever I’m in an aeroplane I love it when you have a clear day for the majority of your route. To see the world from above is fascinating as even some of the most urban areas have an element of peace and beauty about them. I have taken some nice shots from the air in my time, but some of these shots from upon high are amazing…

100 Awesome Aerial Photos
100 Awesome Aerial Photos

I am now going to trawl through my Flickr account soon and see if I can compare! 🙂

(Courtesy of Phototuts website)