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This deer is curious. He licked my car.
Leeds Hackspace Barbecue.
Breakfast.Daniel's Geek Juggling Table.Neta and Noam preparing for the fashion show.Frix and Katrin, two of three fashion show organisers.DJ.Katrin.Preparing the bubbly.DJ and JJ.Paparazzi.Ana sorting the music.Karo and Gonzalo.Jacob looks Sharpe.V.I.P.Press.JJ and DJ.Milan.Anja and Joerg.DJ.Neta and Noam.Jacob.Guillaume.Milan and Alan.Karo and Gonzalo..Karo and Gonzalo.Umbrellas.JJ.Hannah and the press.Stefan and Guillaume.Stefan and Guillaume.Stefan and Guillaume.Karo and Neta.Karo and Neta.Stefan and Guillaume.View from the sound desk.Frix and Ana.Frix, Katrin, Ana.Davidone.Flo and Jochen pose for a combat photo.VolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubVolleyclubWater melon.Sven tries cigar boxes.Sport Hocker.Sport Hocker.
Observation: You hardly ever see fat drummers.Monetization: Write a book called The Drummer's Diet. Make millions.
Observation: You hardly ever see fat drummers.
Observation: You hardly ever see fat jugglers.Monetization: Write a book called The Juggler's Diet. Make millions.
As I was trying to take a photo of a swan taking bread out of my hand, a man walked past with two small dogs. Here is one. Behind are some other people enjoying the sun, and behind them is a hospital.
A swan pulling bread from my hand. Taking photos directly into the sun is quite tricky. For all these photos, to stop too much of the swans being "blown out" white, I turned the exposure compensation down a notch.
Aiming a 50mm lens without looking through the viewfinder is really tricky, but I got some good shots. I decided to process them to look like greetings cards.
Increasing exposure? Check. Boosting vibrance and saturation? Check. Decreasing clarity? Check. Over the top vignetting? Check!
This one is taken without holding the camera five centimeters from the water.
This one is my favorite.
I discovered a great way to know if the swan is in the center of the frame. I looked at the automatic shutter speed readout on the LCD. When it read "1/600" I knew it was pointing at something dark, like the water or trees. When it said "1/3200" I knew it was pointing at something bright, like a swan in the sunlight. I'm going to use this trick in the future if the subject the right contrast.
Also, I discovered that ND filters would be a really cool tool for photographing anything in weather like today, using a 50mm prime lens. That's a project and a lesson for another day.
As usual, those are some great pictures Luke. However, why would you ever want to go and feed swans? Swans are assholes.
See every skateboarding video ever.
Skate videos have made me hate the fisheye lens.
In fact, the rain was so bad, I spent part of the morning watching Dexter. I finished all of season 3 in two days.
My only photo while off the ship in Seydisfjordur, some wooden sculptures.
Guest entertainers get nice cabins with windows, but often those windows look out onto life boats. I only notice the man working on the boat once I'd stripped off my wet trousers.
Reykjavik! A silhouette of the cathedral.
I visited the Blue Lagoon for the first time. I took a bus out from Reykjavik by myself because I couldn't secure a place on the crew tour.
The part of the blue lagoon where swimming isn't a good idea.
Jon and Stewart.
As I met up with the crew tour at the lagoon, I decided to sneak onto the bus for the journey back to the cruise ship.
Greenland! My first time visiting the biggest island in the world. This is a glacier near the entrance to Prins Christian Sund, a channel between the mainland of Greenland and some small islands. The helicopter flew the length of the channel, to make sure it was clear of ice.
Another glacier. The ship stopped close to this one, and the officers on the bridge sounded the whistle. The blast of sound knocked a huge chunk of ice off the front into the water. It's good to see a plan come together like that.
Kids on the ship playing their own version of Jenga.
Looking back along the sound.
A typical Greenlandic village. Population: 160. Main income: seal hunting.
The village scrap heap.
A sailing boat rounding an iceberg.
Qaqortoq from the top of the hill.
The Ocean Princes and the Saga Ruby (a ship I worked on last year) anchored off Qaqortoq.
A helicopter flying past the Ocean Princess.
The same helicopter.
A test shot for a juggling clip. I stood on the edge of this ridge, and tried not to fall off the cliff.
A pond on the top of the hill.
The Saga Ruby.
Greenland! My first time visiting the biggest island in the world.
Greenland! My first time visiting the biggest island in the world that is not a continent.
Luke, do you drink Dos Eqius? Because I think you are probably the most interesting man in the world.