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Archive for December, 2011

Image in use: “Heresy” by S.J. Parris

by on Dec.26, 2011, under Photography

Here’s another image that made its way into the wild. The Spanish-language version of S.J. Parris’ “Heresy”, titled “Los herejes de Oxford” has one of my photos on the cover. This image was shot in the cloister of Glasgow University back in 2009. Random House’s graphic designer has done a rather nice job with the image, I reckon.

Los Herejes de Oxford

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Merry (Musical) Christmas

by on Dec.24, 2011, under Miscellaneous

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or, if your traditions differ, a wonderful, safe, healthy and happy New Year! Here’s an amusing little video I found that should help brighten your winter day.



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Best of 2011

by on Dec.19, 2011, under Photography

Best of 2011 Collage

For a change, I’ve posted my “Best of 2011” post over on the photoblog. Head on over if you would like to take a look at the 10 pictures I consider to be my favourites this year.

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2011 Family Christmas Newsletter

by on Dec.11, 2011, under Family

I’ve just posted the annual family Christmas newsletter. Rather than repeat all the information in a post, I’ll just link to it for anyone who is interested in knowing what we’ve been up to in 2011.

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“The Giving Lens” Holiday Fundraiser

by on Dec.09, 2011, under Photography

The Giving Lens

How do you fancy the chance to win one of 6 20″x30″ prints from photographers Colby Brown, Elia Locardi, Jay Patel, Varina Patel, Ken Kaminesky and Alexander Safonov?

These fine people have teamed up with “The Giving Lens” to try to raise some money for kids in Nicaragua. For every $10 you donate to Empowerment International, you get a chance to win one of the prints. Why not head on over and spread the Christmas cheer while standing a chance to win a gorgeous print worth around $500?

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Photowalks in Austin, December 10th

by on Dec.04, 2011, under Photography

Floodlit Capitol

Floodlit Capitol, originally uploaded by DaveWilsonPhotography.

Photowalks in Austin are a bit like buses. You wait around for one for ages then, all of a sudden, two arrive at the same time! Thankfully, although there are two photowalks happening next Saturday, they have been cunningly (or, more likely, luckily) arranged such that you can attend both if you have the stamina.

At 5pm, a group of us are gathering on the south steps of the Capitol building to shoot it at twilight and hopefully get a few better shots than this one. We’ll concentrate on the exterior and work our way north from there up Congress Avenue towards the Bob Bullock State History Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art. Not that I’m being selfish but there’s a particular dusk shot I want to get from the front of the Blanton Museum so, since I’m organising this one, that’s where we’ll end up.

This particular walk is intended to allow Colorado visitor Justin Balog (from the “Light as Magic” photoblog) to meet some of us Austin photobloggers so come along and say hello.

Later that evening, Trey Ratcliff and Lotus Carroll are organising another walk with a totally different focus. At 8pm, people will be meeting on 37th Street to shoot the famous Christmas decorations up there. I suspect that will be an altogether less intimate walk (100 people or so?) but a great deal of fun too. To sign up for that one, click here. I see the attendee list already includes local buddies like Alex Suarez, Mike Tuuk, Peter Tsai and Jack “photojack” Hollingsworth so we are definitely in for a spirited evening of conversation and photography.

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