Tag Archives: photography

Eye Candy Overdose

From one extreme of human engineering achievement, to another. The picture was taken by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli as he left the International Space Station in May in a Soyuz capsule to return to Earth. Safety procedures mean the Russian vehicle would never normally be in transit when a shuttle is present. It makes this […]

Eye candy du jour: the Pantheon

As Legal Eagle, DEM and some of our readers are aware, I’m currently on holiday in Italy and trying to avoid doing the British thing (that is, turning into a lobster at the first sight of genuine, honest-to-goodness sunshine). Apart from anything else, travelling tends to mean flaky internet connections and non-bloggy preoccupations, so my […]

A little local colour

WHO said flicking through someone else’s travel snaps was boring? From the mass ordination of 34,000 Buddhist monks in Thailand, to a young boy catching a ride on his pet shark in Indonesia, these shots are testament that the old adage couldn’t be further from the truth. These are the latest winning images from the […]

Because I want to…

There was an interesting article in The Australian today that the “Bright burning star at the birth of King Charles II was supernova, Cassiopeia A” but when I went looking for a better picture I found this one of centaurus instead. NASA APOD, April 13th – Centaurus Radio Jets Rising Credit: Ilana Feain, Tim Cornwell […]

Aberdeen Breakwater by Ray Liversidge

Eye candy du jour… Results of the Scottish Nature Photography awards have been announced. I go more for landscapes personally but Ron McCombe’s winning image of the waxwing is awesome. – BBC News


Eye-candy du jour… Colourful and visually stunning – but also important in our understanding of scientific advances – the winners of this year’s Wellcome Image Awards range from a close up look at a bloody sticking-plaster, to the striking shades of a ruby-tailed wasp viewed through a microscope. The judging panel were looking for images […]

Bass Strait, Dire Straights

Eye-candy du jour… A competitor in the 66th Sydney to Hobart yacht race heads towards a storm cloud. This year’s ocean race has been hit by thunderstorms and hail, but only one boat has withdrawn. Photo by Carlo Borlenghi, as seen in The Guardian

The Public Private Partnership

The woman behind David Cameron’s personal video blog has been given a civil service job as the government’s official film-maker. Nicky Woodhouse, who ran the Webcameron site, was appointed on Monday. This was the same day as former Conservative Party stills photographer Andy Parsons got a civil service job. Labour said Mr Parsons’ appointment was […]

Edinburgh Nocturne

I’ve long admired cycling photographs that feature the racing cyclist as a blur of movement against what appears to be a stationary background, and wondered if it were possible (one day) for me to take a similar shot. I have a reasonable quality digital camera but nothing out of this world; it does have — […]

Life, the Universe and pretty much everything

Eye-candy du jour, for the inner science geek. This is the extraordinary place where we all live – the Universe. The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe’s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the “oldest light” in the cosmos. It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months […]