Friday, 31 October 2008

AnyDVD Out

New version of AnyDVD just out 2008 10 31

New (DVD): Added support for new protections
New (Blu-ray): Added option to disable BD-Live
New (Blu-ray): Added removal of region locks from menus
New (Blu-ray): Added support for new version of the BD+ copy protection
Fix (Blu-ray): Playback issues with ArcSoft TMT
Fix (Blu-ray): Issues with some titles, e.g. "American Gangster"
Some minor fixes and improvements
Updated languages

AnyDVD Download Link

Thursday, 30 October 2008

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software

Just been playing with Dynamic-Photo HDR software by Media Chance

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software

Think i went a bit over the top with the HDR and colour filters but i still like the photo

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software

Lloyds Building London

Lloyds Building London HDR

Came out a little better but without clouds in the sky i don't feel the photo has as much impact

Lloyds Building London HDR

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Film Cameras The New Vinyl

I love the world of digital cameras which are so easy to use and so convenient as you don't have to pop down to your local boots to have your film developed you just get home from your day out find that USB lead and there on your computer are your snaps for the day

but i miss 35mm film cameras which have that tactile feel of loading film and feel like something which has been engineered for the job over the years and unlike digital i loved taking my roll of film to my local boots to be developed and going back the next day to see my photos, you couldn't beat the smell of fixer in the air as you opened the envelope to see your photos and that little smile you had as you walked out the shop knowing you had some good shots

but i may as will get the spade out and dig my own hole as i do love my little fuji and knowing i can go out and take a few hundred photos just to get that one photo which make the day out worth it and just delete the rest knowing i haven't wasted a roll of film and the cost of having a roll of film developed is something which is a dream come true for my pocket money wise

So to me it's like CD's and digital music some like others don't and can't let go the vinyl records and the engineered masterpieces which are some of the old and new turntables which have that tactile feel of something that's been "engineered" not just "manufactured" like the little silver box which is my fuji i use for my photos so to get my 35 mm buzz i have a new/old camera to put the smile back on my face and get my fix of fixer a Olympus Trip 35 35mm film camera :-)

Olympus Trip 35 Eyerex

Friday, 10 October 2008

Charlton Football Club Takeover Zabeel Investments

Being a palace supporter i'm not happy that Charlton football club is going to be brought by an dubai based investment company Zabeel Investments which is the same company who were interested in Newcastle a few weeks ago :(

Thursday, 9 October 2008

A long walk around london

Had to pop into london today to get a camera battery and just my luck the shops gone lol but had my camera with me so went on a long walk round london

Day started at london bridge train station which is just round the corner from hms belfast and tower bridge which is just up the road/river

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Tower Bridge

Then it was off down mincing lane to see the 3 horses which is just round the corner from The Monument which marks the starting point of the great fire of london

Mincing Lane 3 Horses

Then walked up the road to see the natwest (tower 42), lloyds and gherkin buildings

Natwest Building

Lloyds Building

Gherkin Building

Then down threadneedle street

Threadneedle Street

Feet starting to hurt but off to st paul's cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

On the way home over southwark bridge

Southwark Bridge

Back into south london by the tate modern and the millennium bridge aka the wobbly bridge designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster

Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge

Then last but not least got the golden hinde home as train was late which is a replica of a tudor warship/galleon in which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in 1577 – 1580

Golden Hinde

My poor feet

My Poor Feet

Photos taken with a Kyocera Finecam S5R and Fuji Finepix F40fd