Notes From The Road

This link was first posted on this blog on December 3rd 2007

A brilliant traveloguevery well written actually on a selected few places from around the World

“By road, by kayak, seaplane and most of all on foot, I try to tackle the themes of city and country in the modern World.”

There’s some excellent photography and blurb tells you all about the stories behind the pictures.


the Oregon Hotel

Damn Interesting

This link was first posted on this blog on December 2nd 2007

This site has been dormant for a while now but if you’ve never visited before there are a whole lot of Damn Interesting articles to catch up on.

Read about (amongst many other things) – programmable drinks bottles, gravity-powered planes and lots of other things here…

Bring out some new articles DI!


the wrath of the Killdozer

Tilt-Shift Photography

“In this article, you’ll learn that how you can transform snaps of real full size subject matter into what looks like small scenes, all with the help of Tilt-Shift Photography.”

“There are two ways to achieve this; either use Photoshop or use your camera with a special lens to control the rotation relative to the image plane and movement parallel to the image plane, tilt and shift.”

“Tilt controls what is in focus and shift allows you to change the line of sight while keeping it parallel to the subject being shot.”


Snowdon Railway by Angus Leonard

Fan Fiction

On this page you will find listings for pretty much any TV series you can think of. However it doesn’t link to the actual shows – it has ideas for stories for the shows written by fans of said shows.

I wonder if the screenwriters ever take notice of these because many of these are very good and , in some cases, better than the actual episodes themselves!