Archive for July, 2010

Brighton Lightin Meetup

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A few of the POTN lads and I snuck down to Brighton on a school night to do a bit of sea-side light painting.  There wasn’t a whole lot of time, but we managed to get a few shots in before having to scurry back to London.

Thanks to Lee & Matt for bringing along some additional lights and to Neal for being my bitch chauffeur and driving me all the way back to London.  I owe you a few pints for that one mate, cheers!

The POTN thread for this night out is here, and there are a couple more (samey) images in the gallery here.

Make: Online covers one of my tutorials.

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

It’s random but mildly exciting for me.  The website Make: Online has added a page to their site that links to the orb tool tutorial I posted back in April on Flickr.

I’ve never visited the site before, but they have some cool stuff and quite a few links to other light painting tool creation tutorials.  The cold cathode guide by Flickr mate { tcb } is particularily good.

London Comicon

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

With our nerd badges affixed firmly to our lapels, Robert and I were off to this years Film and Comic Con for a day of childlike indulgance and perhaps a brush with fame or two.

These are mostly just snaps as I was far to excited about all of the toys on offer and costumes on display to worry too much about shooting.  (this should be read as an excuse for the poor quality of the shots)

We circled the showroom floor more than a dozen times as there was always some new gadget out that we had to have or some new cosplayer on display that we had to see.  Also, we spent a fair bit of time just waiting around for our photo op with Captain Kirk.

All in all, a great day out and definitely something we’ll do again!

Vader needed some battle station plans or something. I wasn't caving.

How awesome was this cylon costume! The sounds were even perfect.

Wouldn't be a comicon with out cute cosplay girls.

There are a few more shots from the day in the gallery.

Random Light Painting

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

These are just a few quick shots from my last outing.  I wandered to the canals that run between my flat and the Thames hoping for a bit of darkness.  It’s so hard to find dark places in London, far to many lights!

It was also an excuse to try out the new light toy I built.  I like it, but it needs work.

Random orb near the canals.

Playing with the new tool some more.  It hasn't worked out as well as I'd hoped.

An orb at the bottom of some steps.