Author Archives: richardsplanet

About richardsplanet

Eclectic, avuncular, dilettante who wishes he'd spent more time nursing his muse.
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Tripping

Mardis Gras has just passed. I went to a Carnival celebration in Madrid last Friday. My basic costume and background shot lacked a bit of zing, so I extracted myself from the image, punched up the colours a bit and

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Tripping

Mardis Gras has just passed. I went to a Carnival celebration in Madrid last Friday. My basic costume and background shot lacked a bit of zing, so I extracted myself from the image, punched up the colours a bit and

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Faux Macro Photography

These images were taken using my scanner. It was set to scan at 1200 dpi (the highest my scanner can do – while it claims to do upto 9600 dpi, it interpolates those additional pixels instead of actually scanning them).

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Faux Macro Photography

These images were taken using my scanner. It was set to scan at 1200 dpi (the highest my scanner can do – while it claims to do upto 9600 dpi, it interpolates those additional pixels instead of actually scanning them).

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Deceptive Advertising

Inspired by an ad I saw for tires in Madrid. The background image was taken from here.

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Deceptive Advertising

Inspired by an ad I saw for tires in Madrid. The background image was taken from here.

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Light and Shadows

It was sunny today and toward the end of the day – as the sun’s rays were still bright, but reasonably horizontal –  I took pictures of the shadows of flames. While it seemed to go well, after reviewing them

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Light and Shadows

It was sunny today and toward the end of the day – as the sun’s rays were still bright, but reasonably horizontal –  I took pictures of the shadows of flames. While it seemed to go well, after reviewing them

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Another Wrap

Since my sister-in-law has her birthday in February, it seems I end up wrapping a small gift for her every T-a-D. Lacking calendars or colourful nature magazines to use for wrapping paper, I ended up using some patterned paper a

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Another Wrap

Since my sister-in-law has her birthday in February, it seems I end up wrapping a small gift for her every T-a-D. Lacking calendars or colourful nature magazines to use for wrapping paper, I ended up using some patterned paper a

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Strawberry Heart

After a 9 day absence (for which I wish I had a killer excuse), I offer a strawberry heart. I was inspired by the suggestive shape of fresh strawberries. This was my third attempt at carving a strawberry – either

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Strawberry Heart

After a 9 day absence (for which I wish I had a killer excuse), I offer a strawberry heart. I was inspired by the suggestive shape of fresh strawberries. This was my third attempt at carving a strawberry – either

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Imitation

You may have heard that the Unicode Consortium recently approved unicode character U+1F4A9 – steaming pile of poo: Inspired by that, I created “pile of toothpaste”: Toothpaste is harder to work with than you might think: it doesn’t finish off in

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Imitation

You may have heard that the Unicode Consortium recently approved unicode character U+1F4A9 – steaming pile of poo: Inspired by that, I created “pile of toothpaste”: Toothpaste is harder to work with than you might think: it doesn’t finish off in

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Illumination

These past two days have been bitterly cold in Madrid. I think the coldest of this Winter – the strong northern winds make it unpleasant to be outside. However, it is still amazingly sunny – the sun is one of

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Illumination

These past two days have been bitterly cold in Madrid. I think the coldest of this Winter – the strong northern winds make it unpleasant to be outside. However, it is still amazingly sunny – the sun is one of

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Reflection

Our faces are not symmetric, I thought it would be fun to see what my face would look like if it was symmetric. I used GIMP for the transformations. This is the original photo: To create the mirror image, I

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Reflection

Our faces are not symmetric, I thought it would be fun to see what my face would look like if it was symmetric. I used GIMP for the transformations. This is the original photo: To create the mirror image, I

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Mirage

I took some photos from our trip to Lagos, Portugal in 2010 and created, using GIMP, two mirages ancient mariners may have imagined. The southern coast of Portugal is quite rocky and makes for some nice views. This particular image also

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Mirage

I took some photos from our trip to Lagos, Portugal in 2010 and created, using GIMP, two mirages ancient mariners may have imagined. The southern coast of Portugal is quite rocky and makes for some nice views. This particular image also