Fire Garden

As part of the commemoration of the Great Fire of London, 350 years ago this year, there was an amazing fire garden in front of the Tate Modern this weekend. We went last night, and it was incredible. There’s also a projection on the dome of St Paul’s, and an unrelated but also great floating exhibit on the Thames.

All taken with my iPhone and processed with Darkroom.

Day Out in London

I thought I’d show a collection from Instagram here, of a day out in London, in order to record them in a more permanent and ordered fashion. I’ve been experimenting with the Darkroom app for iOS now that VSCO got an iffy UI, and enjoying it. It’s got a better UI than Snapseed and seems just as powerful. Saving in place in the camera roll is also a nice change after using VSCO and Instagram for all my editing for a while.

Busy lunch at the Ropewalk, Bermondsey. #london #darkroomapp

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Anne's excellent steak frites with bearnaise sauce. #food #london #darkroomapp

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London, Chatham, and Dover Railways. #londonbridges #darkroomapp

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Party time in Carnaby! #london #darkroomapp

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Park City, Utah – 2015 GM

With the 2016 Automattic Grand Meetup (GM) coming up so soon, I thought it was time to publish my pictures from the 2015 GM. There’s a selection here from the night photography workshop we did, as well as the photo tour with a local photographer. Equipment-wise, the digital is from my Canon 30D, and mostly the Sigma 10-20mm and Canon 200mm f/2.8L; the film is from my trusty Yashica D.

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Oxford Botanic Gardens

I took my iPhone lens attachments to the Oxford Botanic Gardens and had some fun with macro flowers. It’s actually quite tricky; depth of field is tiny, and if there’s even a light breeze, getting the focus right is quite hard. Regardless, I got some nice shots. Edited with Snapseed on the iPhone.

Detroit Film

Grab bag of Detroit images taken on black and white film with my Yashica D TLR. Some are from the same UrbEx tour as the previous posts, while a few others are from other random Detroit trips.

Detroit UrbEx: Part 4

Part 4 of my photos from a Detroit Urban Exploration tour I took. This location was an old church and attached school. Some interesting objects and topical graffiti here, including an old piano.

Detroit UrbEx: Part 3

Part 3 of my photos from a Detroit Urban Exploration tour I took. This location was a maintenance building for Detroit Water & Waste trucks. It’s now unused, and has been taken over by graffiti artists, skateboarders, and the homeless. Some amazing artwork here too.

Detroit UrbEx: Part 2

Part 2 of my photos from a Detroit Urban Exploration tour I took. This location was a much larger set of buildings that was most recently used by Chrysler as a research and testing office. Some great graffiti art and cool old logos are included.

Detroit UrbEx: Part 1

Part 1 of my photos from a Detroit Urban Exploration tour I took. This set is of an abandoned school, complete with auditorium and gym.

Brazil

Sugarloaf
Great views from the top, and a fun cable car ride up.
Christo Redentor
The classic. Pretty cool in person.
Overlooking Rio
Great views from up at Christo Redentor too.
Rio Aqueduct
Even has a tram line running on top of it.
Rio Cathedral
Looks like a pyramid outside, but just stunning inside. What the Catholic Cathedral in San Francisco wishes it was.
Gilt
A representative example of the rococo churches we saw in Rio.
Paris in Rio
This whole square is inspired by classic Parisian squares and architecture.
Butterfly Steps
Heading down into a very cool neighborhood in Sao Paulo.
Bird
Excellent colors in this Sao Paulo mural.
Leopard
Amazing mural in Sao Paulo.
Mario
Awesome little detail in part of a street mural.