Thursday, July 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Every vacation I shoot one of these. This year it's Hobgoblin. A nice, dark red beer with loads of flavor and depth. Of course not for sale here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

God I miss Dartmoor

Dartmoor 8
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
One of the most impressive places I've ever been. What I wouldn't give to be able to walk here and keep on walking... Walk in perfect solitude and at the end of the day a dry place to sleep, a bowl of stew, some crusty bread, a pint of dark ale and a good nights sleep.. And repeat the next day untill all my worries have leaked out of my mind.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another panorama
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Or Image Composite Editor as they prefer to call it. It's free and can be found here:

I downloaded when I, once again, got an error message from Photoshop's photo stitcher function.

This is way better than photoshops. Handles a lot of formats, autodetects what's the best solution is and stitches. Two drawbacks
1. It's extremely slow in VMWare
2. It tends to default to saving a very small version of your pano.

Besides that I really like it.I just use it to stich horizontal panoramas and export to plain old jpg but this tool can handle loads of things such as HD view and Silverlight deep zoom

Sunday, July 19, 2009

God, it's hard to be back

Looe bay
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
I've come to the conclusion that I really like the UK and adore Cornwall.