Hobbies

My hobbies include Art, Birdwatching, Chess, Ham Radio, Photography, Stamp Collecting and Folk Music.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Orbs



This photo was taken on Christmas Day.

The circular object floating in the centre of the picture is called an Orb.

Orbs usually occur with digital flash photography.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Watercolour Painting

This is a watercolour painting I did of Condi Rice.

It is painted on Canson Fontenay paper. This is a 140 lbs Rough Grain paper, made with 50% cotton.

The size is 12" x 16"

Monday, December 12, 2005

Photography



This photo of James was taken with a Canon EOS 350D Digital SLR camera.
I used a 50mm f 1.8 lens, which permits high speed and small depth of field to bring the subject into sharp focus.
Because the image size on digital is smaller than 35mm SLR, the effective focal length is 85mm
which makes this a nice portrait lens.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Mary Humphreys




Friday Evening we had a duo at the Folk Club, Mary Humphreys and Anahata.
I was puzzled by the name Anahata, so I looked it up on Google.
Aparrently Anahata is the fourth Chakra in Buddhism, so there you are.

That's me in the top photo. I was delivering a Les Barker monologue, called The French Bread & the Gateau.