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Bienvenue à mes amis francophones.
Désolé mais vous allez devoir comprendre la langue de Shakespeare,
car il n'y a pas de version français. De toute façon
le plus important ce n'est pas les mots, ce sont les photos.

With the internet we have the greatest communications revolution of the late 20th century. The web is one of the best ways (so far) to access and provide information to virtually anyone with access to a computer and some form of connection to the internet. Combine that with computer monitors able to deliver high-resolution pictures in glorious technicolor, and you have the ability to share with others your favorite pictures in all their glory. In my opinion, a photo can look better on a good monitor than as a print. As a (fairly) keen amateur photographist (as my sister says), I decided that given I could do this for free, I would. Thanks to Crosswinds it was free. In terms of time, it was far from free. It took two books from the public library, and two weekends to put this together. I wrote the whole site first in HTML 4, which is only fully supported by the latest browsers (IE4+ and Navigator 4.5+, lesser browsers will format HTML 4 as a load of gibberish), and even Navigator does not support all that is available here. I suggest IE5 as far superior product to Netscape anything, in terms of interface, HTML/scripting support, speed and everything else. Netscape may have won the first battle, but Microsoft has won the war.

The "raison d'etre" of the site: I simply enjoy taking and looking at photos, and would like to share mine. Now anyone with a connection to the internet can view my best pics with only a little movement of their right index finger.

If you are looking for photo info/resources on the internet, then this is NOT the place to be, and the best place for you to go is, a damn fine website developed by some bright spark at MIT who is a keen photographer. I have read through huge amounts of this site, it is littered with information/tips/reviews/ideas on virtually anything to do with photography, and I've probably only seen a quarter of what's available on the site. Particularly useful have been's film guides, camera/lens reviews, and certain special techniques, e.g. pinhole photography, star-trail/comet photography.

Each small JPEG image below leads to a higher resolution JPEG image, where you will find some technical details, and possibly a number of links to the same image at various resolutions.
You can choose to view images at 768x512 or 1536x1024 (for those with fancy 1600x1200-plus displays) by selecting the appropriate link on the navigation bar at the top of the page. I use JPEGs because they compress seriously the size of graphics files, whilst not doing too much damage to the image (although the compression is definitely NOT lossless), which means I can do this for free, not having to pay for hundreds of megabytes of disk storage, and also the download times are fairly short. Also (as the images are not perfect) it means that if anyone wants to use my photos commercially, they will have to obtain a license from me if they want a higher quality image of any of these photos. Anyone not doing this BEWARE. I own the copyright to ALL these images. Don't even THINK about pilfering them without a license.

This is just a selection of all the photos I have taken since about mid-1997. Virtually all were taken on 35mm slides from either Kodak or Fuji. My photos of Hale-Bopp were taken on Konica VX400 negative film, more due to the fact that I obtained some of this film for free than due to any special qualities it might have. Indeed, it was seeing and photographing this comet that got me interested in photography.

Most photos were taken with Canon EOS gear, although again the comet is an exception and was taken with Olympus OM equipment. See individual images for more details. All were scanned by Kodak and put onto PhotoCD. This gives you 3072x2048 images at about 36Mb each (compare to 60Kb-200Kb on this site). From PhotoCD to your monitor they have been re-sized and compressed using JASC's Paint Shop Pro, although I'm going to try and use Adobe's Photoshop eventually, which is a far better product.
For most images I have used some digital jiggery-pokery but only to make the image you see on your monitor as similar as possible to the original scene. This was done on a one-by-one basis from my monitor at home, and involved changing either brightness/contrast (usually a tad more of each) or hue/saturation/luminance (generally just a little more saturation). Making them like the original scene was based on a purely objective view on my part, and the quality of the image you see will also depend on the gamma and brightness/contrast settings of your monitor. I am not 100% satisfied with the modifications possible with Paint Shop Pro, I hope Photoshop will do better. I haven't done any cropping either and some horizons are not quite horizontal (as well as there being some annoying plane trails, some lens flare etc.). I'll do it for next time.
The original slides still look much much better.

I welcome any comments on the photos, page layout, site design etc.
I'll change it all completely in a little while anyway (hopefully in a month or so). This is the first set of pages I've ever put together so I'm not 100% satisfied yet. I already have a few ideas on how to make it more user-friendly.

The Photos

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Mt. St. Michel (1/6)
1 Mt. St. Michel (1/6)
Mt. St. Michel (2/6)
2 Mt. St. Michel (2/6)
Mt. St. Michel (3/6)
3 Mt. St. Michel (3/6)
Mt. St. Michel (4/6)
4 Mt. St. Michel (4/6)
Mt. St. Michel (5/6)
5 Mt. St. Michel (5/6)
Mt. St. Michel (6/6)
6 Mt. St. Michel (6/6)
7 Pyrenees
8 Hale-Bopp
Sunset, Normandy
9 Sunset, Normandy
Côte d'Émeraude, Brittany
10 Côte d'Émeraude, Brittany
Saumur, Loire Valley
11 Saumur, Loire Valley
Troglodytes, Loire Valley
12 Troglodytes, Loire Valley
Cheverny (of Tintin fame)
13 Cheverny (of Tintin fame)
Iles Chausey, France
14 Iles Chausey, France
15 Stockholm
Gamla Stan, Stockholm
16 Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Lake Siljan, Sweden (1/3)
17 Lake Siljan, Sweden (1/3)
Lake Siljan, Sweden (2/3)
18 Lake Siljan, Sweden (2/3)
Lake Siljan, Sweden (3/3)
19 Lake Siljan, Sweden (3/3)
Saltsjön, Stockholm
20 Saltsjön, Stockholm

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Natural History Museum
21 Natural History Museum
Grenoble by night
22 Grenoble by night
Storm clouds, West Sussex
23 Storm clouds, West Sussex
Duck pond, Fishbourne
24 Duck pond, Fishbourne
Chichester estuary
25 Chichester estuary
26 Bosham
Alps (1/3)
27 Alps (1/3)
Alps (2/3)
28 Alps (2/3)
Alps (3/3)
29 Alps (3/3)
Jura (1/2)
30 Jura (1/2)
Jura (2/2)
31 Jura (2/2)
Jura from the air (1/2)
32 Jura from the air (1/2)
Jura from the air (2/2)
33 Jura from the air (3/3)
Bosham, sunrise (1/3)
34 Bosham, sunrise (1/3)
Bosham, sunrise (2/3)
35 Bosham, sunrise (2/3)
Bosham, sunrise (3/3)
36 Bosham, sunrise (3/3)
37 Camelia
English channel
38 English channel
Sunset over the South Downs
39 Sunset over the South Downs
Isle of Wight
40 Isle of Wight

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