Here are some of my best HDR photos from my travels. HDR is a technique of taking a photo over multiple exposures (or extracting them from a RAW file) then recombining them in a program such as Photomatix. By doing this you can bring out the detail from the multiple exposures creating a powerful image.
My first is of St Chads Church in Shrewsbury.
I really like how the HDR technique has brough out the detail in the stone work.
This next one was taken in Betws Y Coed last summer.
I like the brightness in the trees in comparison to the building and water in this one.
This one is of the B&B we stayed at in Betws Y Coed.
Again I love how the stone work is really brought out against the trees.
I took this next one in Egypt last summer.
The rich blue in the sea and sky really shines through in this picture.
This one was taken in the Cotswolds on my Birthday last year.
The contrast in the sky especially with the sun setting is very striking in this picture.
This is another of St Chads Church in Shrewsbury.
The way the cloud almost circles around the spire is especially apparent in this picture as it almost implies the power the building or church has over people.
This train track near Betws Y Coed almost has a rain forest feel about it with the luscious green.
This next one again is from Betws Y Coed.
All of my HDR photos can be found on Flickr.
When deciding on service providers there is often a clear choice, whether it be because they have a local monopoly (like my water provider) or because they offer you a good deal (like my mobile phone provider) but when it comes to finding an ISP noone has a good deal.
At the one end there are the free/very cheap providers that are unreliable, have poor techical support and a low bandwidth cap. At the other end are the very expensive providers that I don't want to fork out for. Then there are the providers that throttle traffic at certain times to one degree or another.
Somewhere in the middle fell the provider I decided to go with - Plus net, for
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The ImAFish Forum has seen its best month since May 2006 in what's been hailed as an epic revival. It was only five months ago in February that the Forum had its worst month ever.
The Forum Posts Per Month graph can be found on ImAFish Reports. The data goes all the way back from when the forum was founded in 2002. I've tried to see if there are any patterns in posting habits however there are no clear trends.
May seems a particularly good month throughout the years, this could be put down to it being exam time meaning members were looking for more ways to procrastinate however considering most members have full time jobs now this no longer applies.
Posting figures had been stabilising until about a year ago when the number of posters decreased, this dip lasted about 10 months until June when activity started to pick up again.
The number of posts per month on the forum is far from the early days in 2002 and 2003