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View Article  Fav Photos

Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
This is one of my fav photos i've ever taken, it just got great atomsphere
View Article  seeing the light

Fountain with emo kids
Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
its sunday must be Stockholm
View Article  Windows Vista sign @ TCR

Windows Vista sign @ TCR
Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
More bright Ideas it says, well I think a bright idea would be to turn off the lights at 3:16am on a Sunday morning and save us all from more light polution.
View Article  Leica first shoot

Tate Modern Chimney
Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
I took the camera to one of my fav places Tate Modern, to try it out and see what kind of shots I could get out of th camera, of course I didn't read the manual before going out so I had fun in low light and getting something I liked. Well this is one f the shots I liked
This is a shot a few hours before the lunar eclipse...The Thames from Southbank
View Article  it must be Friday,
New Device Warning.

I needed a compact camera to talk to gigs and have on me at all times, it was only luck that I had my big digital Canon SLR with me when the Warren Street Bomb went off, so I was looking at compact camera and looked at the Canon IXUS series and the Fujifilm E900 but in the end I thought I'd better do it properly. Every news photographer I respect at some point the classic picture was taken with a Leica. From the flaming napalm on South Vietnameseof Phan Thi Kim Phuc by the South Vietmanese to the photo take by Kevin Carter in Sudan they were all taken with a Leica, now its my time to join the Bang Bang Club.
View Article  somewhere over the pond
Well I'm delayed at chicago o'hare so I thought I'd upload a shot I took on my photo on the way over. its a shot  over the wing into the horizon

View Article  Kodak Moments

Kodak has a sense of humour
View Article  Xmas Cheer

Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
Well its not every day you come home to this on your road, I grabbed the camera and rushed out to get what pictures I could. Apparently the driver ran away from the accident.
View Article  walking in Wanstead
Went for a walk on Saturday up to Wanstead Park,

History lesson: Since the time of Henry VIII, a grand manor house stood at the heart of the Wanstead Park eastate. Unfortunately, in 1812 the widowed owner of the estate re-married to the nephew of the Duke of Wellington who prompty squandered her fortune on his extravagant lifestyle. The house and grounds were sold off to repay his debts.

Today, all that remain are the decaying remnants of the formal gardens, dating from the early eighteenth century. These gardens include a series of artificial ponds, the most interesting of which are are the ornamental waters which are maintained as a nature reserve.anis great for photographs

Having been a decadent English estate, naturally Wanstead Park has its share of follies, including a ruined grotto boat-house and a mock-classical Temple.

Photo of one of the pond
View Article  photoshop cs3 beta

The beta for the new PhotoshopCS3 is availible

New features for the Photoshop CS3 beta include the following:

  • Non-destructive Smart Filters
    Smart Filters are Photoshop filters that are applied ...   more »
View Article  cybershot recall

Sony has said it will recall eight models of its Cyber-shot digital cameras after finding a defect in the liquid crystal display screen.

The problem is caused by a glitch with the image sensor, which may mean the screen does not display images correctly, Sony said.

The recall applies to models sold worldwide between September 2003 and January 2005.

The electronics giant will repair for free only cameras that show signs of the problems, according to Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa.

The recall applies to models DSC-F88, DSC-M1, DSC-T1, DSC-T11, DSC-T3, DSC-T33, DSC-U40 and DSC-U50.
View Article  does it get better than this
I took this on the 5th of November..... I love my camera probably the best purchase I even made. Going for real camera and not some fisher price 8meg job., purchasing one with a with full size CCD and good lenses
View Article  Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 4
Yesterday I decided to take the plunge and try Abobe Lightroom.. Thanks Gee  It's avalible in two flavours PC and Mac.

The advertising says that its been built from the ground up by photographers for photographers, helping solve your unique workflow problems. Well I've got to say that it really does take the effort out of coverting, touching up, add metadata, archiving etc. These are all jobs that I had to do is different packages and it brings them all under one roof in a interface that isn't just easy to understand its logical too with the library, develop and print tabs these are all features that are understandable as people have been using them for years in photography.and with the addition of the web tab getting your pictures online couldn't be easier. Example of the added metadata. This was metadata I put in for the copyright for my Flickr account

This is a screen grab of the interface taken while I was touching up some images of AutoClav 1.1  from Infest 06 in Bradford. Click on the image to expand it.

Unless someone can point out another bit of software that does all this I think I may just be buying a copy when it's release.
View Article  My photos published in Schmap Las Vegas
Below are the two photographs that have been published in the Las Vegas travel guide made by Schmap.. A link to the guides are on the right. I'm quite chuffed that they chose my pictures. Schmap make searchable maps, playable tours and reviews for hundreds of sights and attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, theaters, galleries, museums. Check them out
.                 Lion at the MGM GrandExcalibur Las Vegas Resort Hotel and Casino
View Article  Working at Root6 starts to suck

While I was walking around Homebase I saw this and thought I'd better blog it from and not from

Dyson's product is here
and if you like a bit of Rock root 6 is here
View Article  Been tripping again
Maine OCT 2006New York Oct 2006INew York Oct 2006

I've been away for the last week in Boston, MA and New York, I've got to recommend Boston in fall the colours of the trees were amazing and you just know that the snow is coming in a few weeks. While we were in Boston I we went to see see MTI Films in Providence, you guys Rock!.[1] They make a product called Control Dallies hopefully we'll be able to do some crazy things with this great product.

[1] (c) James Clarke.
View Article  Houston...not just Oil but a Zoo too

Just left Houston had a great time and met some great people, never one to shy away from going clubbing on a night. I tried Houstons local alt. club Numbers and was pleasantly suprised. Met some great people in there and danced to some classic 80's tunes. Also ventured out to the Zoo to please my monkey fetish and I was not disappointed. (see pictures here)
View Article  6 Airports in 4 days.. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Today is must be Dallas. This mornings image...

Had a great day yesterday in Seattle, all I can say is what a cool city. Very chilled out people and what a great place to work.
Nice to show what a little company in London can do and have the big boys listen and lap it up. Anway back to the treadmill

View Article  check in hell or getting there is half the fun
Stay at home, stay tucked up in bed. Thats what my "horrorscope" said this morning. Waking up knowing that I had to got Heathrow I tried to mentally prepare myself for the pain. So i got cleaned up and picked up my last few things and turned on the work mobile. I had a message from 10pm on Saturday night. "Mr King this is to inform you that your flight to Vancouver is now leaving at 12:30 and not the time advertised." PANIC, I'm standing in East London at 9.30 thinking I should be at Heathrow now, thanks for the ...So I get my cases together get on the tube and get going on the hammersmith and city line to paddington to get the Heathrow Express. London Underground don't let me down I need you today please I screamed and woe betide the man who wishes for London Underground not to fail. It pulls a classic out of the hat and deals me "person taken ill in the train in front". I we hadn't been stuck in a tunnel then I think I would have got out there and got a taxi to Paddington. Finally after what seems like hours we get going we get to Baker Street, they is an announcement which I don't hear because I'm listening Johnny Cash "Hurt" on the old Iriver. Which is that the train will now terminate at Edware Road, one stop short of Paddington. We get to Edware Road everyone disembarks its 10.50am I'm getting stopped at every turn I'm starting to feel like John Clease in "Clockwise". Bugger the tube, Jump into a cab the one stop to Paddington. Get my ticket for the express and then I turn the corner and see a almighty queue of about 200 people, my heart sinks then I notice all the shirts they are all wearing blue, they are Chelsea fans going to the charity shield match and not going to the airport, result. Well I get on the heathrow express and can you guess what happens....yes points failure at airport crossover. Joy oh joy. Its 11.20 we get to Heathrow I rush upstairs and am greeted by a scene out of a nightmare I once had, everywhere is people with bags trying to get into the terminal. I'm think noway am I going to get into the terminal before 12.30 never mind that checkin will be closed. That is when an angel appeared, in a high-vis jacket "Which flight sir?" "The 12:30 to Vancouver but I think I'd have missed it" "No sir you haven't come with me" and with that she clears away through the throng and escorts me to the Air Canada checkin, the high-vis girl drops me next to the air cananda queue and an attendant say "Which flight sir?" "the 12:30 to Vancouver", "Oh Sir that flight has been delayed you'll be travelling at 3.30pm, what the original time that flight was booked for?" "Yes Sir". At this point my body stopped work, my mind crashed....the red mist disappeared....I've never been happier to have a 3 hour delay in a airport. so after a nine and half hour flight with no music and a v. poor entertainment system, X-men was really bad the first time, and the only consolation was that I had a very nice person called Kate next to me to speak to I'm here in Vancouver. So it 4.30am Monday UK time so I'm off to bed now.

View Article  Galway

I spent the early part of this week in Galway Ireland, I've got to say the countryside was lovely and amazing place. I've posted some more pictures in my flickr acount.
View Article  Image processing the microsoft way

Photosynth is a new image processing technology from Microsoft that takes a collection of images (say, of a famous ...   more »
View Article  AutoClav1.1 Photos
I spent most of Saturday on the balcony in the sun correcting photos I'd taken the previous weekend of Tony Young from Autoclav1.1.with some new techniques I've learnt in Photoshop.

Examples of this shoot  can be found below, click on a the image to see the larger version and description

©2006 K2 Visuals

There are more if you've got a flickr account ping me a message and i'll add you as a friend