Friday, 12 December 2014

GoMA Christmas

I never get tired of seeing this. It brightens the cold and wet city winters.
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Monday, 6 October 2014


Another pic for Inktober. It's late so it's just a quickie in honour of this being the first jumper day since last winter.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Quickie, Possibly Inktober

It's been a while since I've done any personal work, so since that it's Inktober I'm going to have a stab at some drawing, time and inspiration permitting. I was just scribbling tonight, no ideas, ended up with this. Look for no more explanation.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sunset, Moonrise

 The sunset and the moon rose within 5 minutes of each other. It was a pretty sight.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Lens Flare Test

Sometimes in animation I need a lens flare to plus-up a project, but you can only modify the default After Effects lens flare effect so much before you need something more (and I never use the default flares without a lot of modification). However I've not yet had the need to spend a lot of money on a dedicated plugin, so this afternoon I did a quick test to see what I could do without a filter. Using only shape layers and expressions I was able to create an easy-to-use lens flare with very little hassle. I can foresee this method getting used for future projects.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession

A few snaps from the Edinburgh Torchlight Procession. The first three were taken with my new compact camera. I took it out to test its low-light capabilities and the zoom. I am not disappointed!