Photography – Page 9

Don Charisma’s latest Photography Posts – Page 9

  1. Trophy Alcove 24th March 2014 - Taken at the Toscana Italian restaurant whilst I was looking around (waiting for Pizza) 🙂 Pizza, yay ! Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  2. Ocean Slipway Sunset Panorama 23rd March 2014 - Lovely colours – this one blends in with the rocks on the side of the slipway very beautifully 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  3. Temple Grounds “House” – Panorama 23rd March 2014 - This building is near to the entrance of the grounds of a temple. So I don’t know exactly what it’s for, could be housing for monks …
  4. Big Sky Beach Sunset Panorama 22nd March 2014 - Rather nice looking sunset taken today – first one on hitting the beach 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  5. Thai Buddhist Shrine 22nd March 2014 - These little shrines are everywhere in Thailand. This one is one of the more ornate ones, I pass on my daily walk along the beach. Enjoy …
  6. Sky Lantern And Firework – Loy Catong Festival 22nd March 2014 - Taken during last year’s Loy Catong festival in Thailand. Somehow I managed to get a firework and a good shot of a sky latern … How, …
  7. Big Yellow Clouds 2 22nd March 2014 - And this is the other photo I shot of the big yellow clouds this morning… seemed a shame to crop it, so I’ve rotated it so …
  8. Big Yellow Clouds 22nd March 2014 - This morning I was greeted by this sight out on my balcony. The sunset is on the other side of the building that I can’t see, …
  9. Panorama Stitching Software – Alternatives To Canon Photostitch 21st March 2014 - Canon Photostitch software is good and works pretty well with good quality photos. With a tripod then you’ll probably get an awesome merged result. Sometimes it won’t stitch together photos how I want. So what do I use instead ? …
  10. Beach Sunset Panorama 20th March 2014 - One has to wonder if sunsets have always been like this throughout the ages. Did jesus enjoy such sights ? I don’t know, but we’re lucky …
  11. Tree Hand Holding Couple 20th March 2014 - Remember the coachman’s cafe ? Well there’s a garden centre that sells the most beautiful flowers, right next door. This is their tree. Funny how life …
  12. Coachman’s Café – Two For The Price Of One 18th March 2014 - Something different, and a little contrasting from yesterday’s flowers and sunsets ! This I believe is a coachman’s café, where the coach drivers get tea, coffee …
  13. Today’s Huge Sky Ocean Sunset Panorama 18th March 2014 - I’ve been lucky with the cloud cover the past couple of days. The clouds really do highlight a sunset and make it into something rather special …
  14. More Pretty Flowers 17th March 2014 - Remember the “Inspiringly Pretty Flowers” a couple of posts back … well I photographed these ones about 15 minutes later. It always surprises me when people …
  15. SEO Tip – Images And Photos In The WordPress Reader 17th March 2014 - I like to look myself up on Google, the WordPress reader, Yahoo and a few other places. I would call it vanity, if I thought it was, but it’s not, it’s work for me. Monitoring how I’m doing let’s me …
  16. Inspiringly Pretty Flowers 17th March 2014 - I was out for an explore in the livelier end of town … a story for the grandkids, if I ever have any, not for you …
  17. Big Buddha II Pano Further Away – Khao Chee Jan 17th March 2014 - Here’s the Khao Chee Jan Big Buddha from further away 🙂 It’s been stitched with Photoshop – 6 landscape photos … I’ve left as is straight …
  18. Big Sky Ocean Sunset Panorama 16th March 2014 - Try saying that after a few beers ! This one taken today/yesterday whichever timezone you live in … It’s 24 photos lovingly stitched together by photoshop …
  19. The Egg Man 16th March 2014 - This guy sells boiled or baked eggs on the beach. He’s got a bamboo frame that has suspended two baskets – it’s his mobile shop. You …
  20. Big Buddha II Info Sign – Khao Chee Jan 16th March 2014 - Here’s the official sign for the Big Buddha. I’ve also done a closeup on the info portion in English, for those that don’t have a magnifying …
  21. Big Buddha II Panorama 16th March 2014 - I made a visit to a big Buddha that’s carved into a hillside. Apparently the story goes it/(he ?) was carved by the Thai navy with …
  22. Wai’ing Ronald McDonald – Thai Style 15th March 2014 - This is what Ronald McDonald look like in Thailand … Wai’ing is an important part of Thai culture. I guess folks at the McDonalds corporation didn’t …
  23. Elephant Statue 15th March 2014 - He’s an elephant statue with garlands 🙂 He guards the entrance to my condo complex … Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2014
  24. Sex And Shopping – Sunrise From The Top Floor 14th March 2014 - One of my *very rare* sunrise photos … Sex and shopping – so you are awake for the sunrise … sorry, but, that’s a story for …
  25. Meat Slicer 14th March 2014 - It’s I’m guessing a repro vintage meat slicer, that’s part of the ornaments at the Toscana Italian restaurant that I visited recently. However I’m no meat …
  26. Thai Columns 14th March 2014 - It’s been mad hectic day so didn’t get a chance to post anything, yet. These are columns at the entrance to one of the beachfront hotels. …
  27. Sunset Ocean Panorama 12th March 2014 - Nice sunset over calm ocean 🙂 Merged with Microsoft ICE 5×1 portrait photos taken on my iPhone 4s Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013
  28. Sky Lanterns – Loy Catong Festival 11th March 2014 - Here’s a photo of sky lanterns I snapped during last year’s Loy Catong festival in Thailand 🙂 Taken on my iPhone 4S … Photos (c) Don …
  29. Deli Counters – Italian Restaurant 10th March 2014 - I was doing some research a while back whilst building a brochure website for a client, and Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in London came up. I found …
  30. 10000th Photo On My iPhone 4s – Beach Sunset 9th March 2014 - This is image IMG_0001.JPG … My 10000th photo taken on my iPhone 4s Today! … I just realised – YAY ! Also worked out that’s £0.05 …
  31. iArt – Don Charisma Beach Sunset Selfie 9th March 2014 - Taken today on the beach, I liked this shot the most out of all those ones taken. I’ve stylised it how I want the colours and …
  32. Beach Silhouette Sunset Tomerama 8th March 2014 - Time for zeds, good night Audrey 🙂 … I’ll leave you with this rather nice sunset … It’s 2 photos merged with Photoshop. Taken on my …
  33. Italian Restaurant – Cheese and Meat Counter 8th March 2014 - It’s the Cheese and Meat counter from my visit to the Italian restaurant. Can’t really verify if they have good quality cold cuts or cheese, as …
  34. Tree With Hangy-Down-Bits Towerama 7th March 2014 - I walk past this tree everyday. I don’t know why it has the hangy-down-bits, but they add some character … I’ve merged six landscape photos together …
  35. Beach Sunset Panorama 3rd March 2014 - Extra wide angle on this beautiful sunset … super, stunning, special, amazing, breathtaking … another Don Charisma masterpiece. 10 photos merged into something rather special 🙂 …
  36. Mom Chailai 3rd March 2014 - It’s a beach resort, apparently … I just liked the bohemian feel of the walls and the greenery … Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013
  37. Moody English Clouds 3rd March 2014 - This one’s a bit of an experiment … I’ve been trying to figure out how to put my logo automagically and finally cracked it today … …
  38. Thai Lions 3rd March 2014 - These guys are “guarding” one of the seafront hotels. Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013
  39. Beach Sunset Splash Closeup 2nd March 2014 - This was one of yesterday’s photography experiments, a new angle on things … remember what I was saying yesterday ! Basically I rest the camera on …
  40. DonCharisma.org Morning Orchids A Shit-Hot Photo Library – Don Charisma’s Guide to SEO 1st March 2014 - This topic came up in conversation with a friend who I was discussing SEO with. Promoting a website or blog is about many things, it’s a multi-skilled discipline. One of the things another good friend of mine taught me early on …
  41. Beach Fisherman’s Sunset 1st March 2014 - I got a few of these shots of guys fishing off of the beach. I’ve brought out the colours just a little bit, for very stunning …
  42. St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London 28th February 2014 - Another of my wintry moody weather shots taken in London. This one is of one of Greenwich’s centrepieces, St Alfege church. Taken on my iPhone 4s …
  43. Toscana Italian Restaurant, Interiorama 28th February 2014 - I’m always merging photos, I love the concept, the doing and the result. Until they make a camera that fits in my pocket and does everything …
  44. Street Band, Madrid, San Isidro Festival 28th February 2014 - San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid. They hold a festival every year in May to honour him. This was actually two photos, which have …
  45. Sunset Above The Clouds 28th February 2014 - I can’t take credit for this one, not my photo ! I was unable to find out the source, so I’ve credited the URL where I …
  46. Beach Party Thai Style – Loy Catong 28th February 2014 - November last year I think was the Loy Catong festival. I’ve saved a few photos as yet remain unpublished. This is an interesting one as it …
  47. Boy’N’Girl Vespas 27th February 2014 - My visit to the Italian restaurant the other day serendipitously led to getting some photos of it’s interior. This is a huge place inside and these …
  48. Ginormous Sky Evening Balcony Panorama 27th February 2014 - Took this off of my balcony recently. It’s just awesome how huge the sky is sometimes and so moody 🙂 It’s 27 photos (landscape) 3 high …
  49. Pizza – YAY ! 27th February 2014 - I put pizza in my “spiritual” category. It’s the food of the gods, I could eat it all 24/7/365 and probably never get bored. But like …
  50. Stormy Sunset Over Greenwich Pier – HDR 25th February 2014 - I posted the non-HDR single shot iPhone pano of this one a few weeks ago. Finally got around to merging a HDR pano I’d taken of …
  51. It’s A Dog’s Life ! 25th February 2014 - These guys seem very comfortable, late afternoon siesta 🙂 Most of the time when I see dogs in Thailand in the day time they are sleeping. Sensible really when it’s rediculously hot. I guess they must be enjoying themselves at …
  52. “Racing” Quad Bike 25th February 2014 - I don’t know how to describe this bike, hope I got it right … Thought it was worth a photo anyway, lo0ks like fun, poor man’s …
  53. Cartoon Yourself In ONE Minute 25th February 2014 - Looking around for how to quickly turn a photo of myself into a cartoon, well, there’s a lot of crap out there and not much that’s “quick”. So I’ve written a short tutorial on how to cartoon yourself in ONE …
  54. Heavens Breaking Through 25th February 2014 - On my way out to take photos of the sunset on the beach … this is what I see 🙂 It’s a one shot deal, HDR, …
  55. Italian Restaurant Panorama 23rd February 2014 - I’ve yet to eat here, but looks pretty good … Maybe I’ll do an interior shoot when I do … The impressive greenery certain makes it …
  56. uArt – Female Portrait 23rd February 2014 - This this is uArt … Photoshop fun by Don Charisma … This is my favourite out of the four photos taken. I really love the way she’s …
  57. Extra Skinny Beach Sunset Towerama 21st February 2014 - I do love my panorama, and this one takes up extra space on the page … yay ! I haven’t actually managed to track one of …
  58. iArt – Don Charisma Portrait 21st February 2014 - I had MeArt yesterday …I can’t decide whether I prefer iArt or MeArt … So there’s a poll lower down, let me know what you prefer …
  59. Massive Sky Beach Sunset Panorama 21st February 2014 - This is one of my major merging efforts from last year. An absolutely stunning sunset, and a massive wide angle captured. One hell-of-lot of clouds 🙂 …
  60. How The Other Half Dine! 20th February 2014 - I captured this last year during the Loy Catong festival. It’s the alfresco dining area of one of the beach front hotels.   Photos (c) Don …
  61. Street Art – David Walker 20th February 2014 - I can’t sadly take any credit for this amazing piece of art. It’s not even my photo ! Never-the-less it’s a lovely piece of work. Amazing …
  62. MeArt – Don Charisma Portrait 20th February 2014 - First one, bit of an experiment really 🙂 I’ve just retrieved my photo collection from storage – I did a few photoshoots in 2008/2009 … Loving …
  63. Jetski Beach Sunset Panorama 19th February 2014 - Moving objects and panoramic photography, well they don’t mix so well … people, cars, boats, jetskis, even waves make the merging process more “complicated” … Thankfully …
  64. Cafe Amazon 19th February 2014 - Last year I took a road trip to the Cambodia border. We stopped at a service station for fuel. And this Cafe is there. I’ve never …
  65. Fat Tony’s – Fish And Chips – Madrid 19th February 2014 - Stumbled across this little piece of England in Madrid, Spain … Tony does fish and chips, burgers and hotdogs, pies and pasties AND beer and coffees …
  66. Mallard Ducks, Hampstead Heath, London 19th February 2014 - These guys were photographed on my Nikon camera that was stolen. I was taking a walk on Hampstead Heath in London with a friend when we …
  67. Sunrise Panorama 18th February 2014 - Panorama taken at sunrise from the top floor of my apartment block 🙂 Merged are 8 photos (portrait) with PTGui Pro. Photos taken in Thailand (c) Don …
  68. Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London – 2005 17th February 2014 - This is the Cutty Sark Clipper ship in Greenwich London … If was taken in 2005 before the fire that nearly destroyed the ship. It’s a one …
  69. Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London – Streetorama 17th February 2014 - This is a really wide angle of the Cutty Sark Clipper ship in Greenwich London … Weather conditions not the greatest for taking a shot, cold, wintry …
  70. Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London – Interiororama 17th February 2014 - This is the inside of Churchill place shopping center. Left hand side is Birley’s an overpriced city cafe/deli eatery type of place. Through the glass is …
  71. Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London – Streetorama 17th February 2014 - Techincally it’s Churchill Place, Isle of Dogs, London … but Canary Wharf is more well know. To the left of the photograph is a large Waitrose …
  72. Beach Sunset Panorama … Today ! 16th February 2014 - Today’s sunset 🙂 It’s nine (landscape) photos merged with Photoshop Photomerge … Horizon correction on the blink today. Still, nevermind, it adds some character … Photos …
  73. Secret Garden 16th February 2014 - The garden I think belongs to a dentist. It’s tucked a little bit around the back, I’ve walked past quite a few times never noticed before …
  74. Sea Shell Macro 16th February 2014 - The subject of the photo is tiny only maybe 5-10mm across. This was the first shot and the least blurry. I think he’s actually the original …
  75. Spare A Thought For These Guys 16th February 2014 - Next time you haven’t got enough leg room on your air-conditioned plane, or you’re on a packed commuter train … Spare a thought for these guys …
  76. Beach Sunset – Perfect Panorama 16th February 2014 - Remember I posted the perfect sunset … well this is one of the panoramas I took the same day. This one is merged direct on the iPhone. Photos taken …
  77. Chinese Lanterns 15th February 2014 - Before I started taking photos and publishing them, I was fairly unobservant. Looking for “the photo” has made me a lot more observant, and also a …
  78. Sugar Hut Panorama 15th February 2014 - Now this is my kind of hotel … what an entrance … I tell ya, if I had money then this would be somewhere I’d like …
  79. Beach Wedding – Panorama 14th February 2014 - I passed by a beach wedding which is what the people are on the right of the photo are doing. Nice sunset occurring at the same …
  80. LO-VE – Silverlake Vineyard 14th February 2014 - Some of you may remember I posted a wider angled panorama of this back in January. Here’s a closeup of the LO-VE bit …  It’s at …
  81. LOVE YOÜ- Sand Writing 14th February 2014 - I’m guessing the Ü is a character from a language that isn’t English, or is it just a cool accent on the U ? Either way, probably …
  82. LOVE FRieND – Sand Writing 14th February 2014 - Sand writing is fun to do and fun to photograph … This one is apt for Valentines Day … I love the little footprint just underneath …
  83. DonCharisma.org Beach Sunset 1L Beach Sunset – Perfect 🙂 14th February 2014 - This has to be one of my favourite sunsets of all time. It was the first shot when I hit the beach yesterday (there are more …
  84. Greenwich – Ship Figureheads, National Maritime Museum 13th February 2014 - The National Maritime Museum in London is pretty interesting to have a look around. We were using it as a shelter from the wintry rainy weather, …
  85. DonCharisma.org Beach Sunset Palm Towerama PTGui-1w-x-7h-L Extra Skinny Beach Sunset Towerama 13th February 2014 - Again defying the automatic exposure on my iPhone, and levering my Panorama software to photograph what can’t be photographed 🙂 It’s seven landscape shots merged with …
  86. DonCharimsa.org Dream Or Reality Sand Sculpture Dream Or Reality? 13th February 2014 - Just occasionally, well quite often actually, my stars all line up and I capture something wonderful. I was actually trying to photograph the sand sculpture of …
  87. Night Beach Tree Lights Panorama 12th February 2014 - I was walking home one evening after doing my sunset shooting and noticed how cool the lights looked in the trees. So an experiment in night …
  88. DonCharimsa.org Panorama Development Underexposed Photographic Authenticity – Photoshop – Alchemy Or Evil ? 12th February 2014 - I’ve had some discussions recently over authenticity in photographs. What I mean by this is true-to-life representations in photos. It’s a common misconception is that “straight-off-the-camera” equals an exact representation of what the eye would have seen. Not so for …
  89. DonCharisma.org Nice Pad 2 Panorama PS-8w-x-1h-P Nice Pad 2 – Panorama 12th February 2014 - I could certainly see myself living somewhere like this. It’s moments from the beach, a lovely garden. Only downside is the tower-blocks that seem to overlook, …
  90. DonCharisma.org Cocker Spaniel 1P Vicious Little Bitch 11th February 2014 - Don’t be confused for even a second, I found out the hard way – this little bitch is vicious … sure she’ll pose for a photo …
  91. DonCharisma.org Nice Pad Nice Pad – Towerama 11th February 2014 - I can’t remember whether this place is a hotel or private … I like it from this angle either way 🙂 It’s four (1wx4h L) photos …
  92. DonCharisma.org Boaty Sunset Panorama Boaty Sunset Panorama 10th February 2014 - This one was taken last year … with boats 🙂 It’s four (2wx2h L) photos merged with PTGui Pro Photos taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013
  93. DonCharisma.org Tower Building And Palms Towerama PTGui-3w-x-2h-P Streetscape Towerama, Palms And Towers 10th February 2014 - Difficult to get everything in from where my shooting position when I’m taking a photo? … No problem … I’ve actually merged six portrait photos PTGui …
  94. DonCharisma.org Beach Sunset Panorama Big Sand Sky PTGui-5w-x-2h-P Beach Sunset Panorama, Double Height 10th February 2014 - This one was taken last year, it has extra sand and extra sky. I really like the pastel shades and the silhouette palm tree leaf doesn’t …
  95. DonCharisma.org Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi Departures Pano iPhone Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport “As It Should Be” Pano 9th February 2014 - I posted recently a pano of Bangkok airport, that my iPhone or I had messed up. This is what it should have looked like … There’s …
  96. DonCharisma.org Greenwich Stormy Sky Flowers And Church Greenwich – Primroses, Stormy Skies and A Church ! 9th February 2014 - I always like to take these shots across the top of flowers, it always gives a stunning visual effect. Add to that an impressive church and …
  97. DonCharisma.org Beach Sunet Panorama PTGui-4w-x-1h-P Beachlights And Sunset Panorama 8th February 2014 - This one was taken last year, and has the beach lights and trees in shot. It’s merged 4 photos with PTGui Pro Photos taken in Thailand (c) …
  98. DonCharisma.org Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi Messed Up Pano iPhone Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport Messed Up Pano 8th February 2014 - This pano got entirely messed up, not sure whether it was the phone than did it or whether I didn’t keep the phone level when I …
  99. DonCharisma.org You'll Never Walk Alone You’ll Never Walk Alone 8th February 2014 - How the hell do you caption that ? A bumper-less car with a plastic figure hanging off of the tow ring … Oh, and complete with …
  100. DonCharisma.org Evening White Flowers 1P White Evening Flowers 7th February 2014 - Some white flowers that “live” just near the entrance to my apartment complex. The photo was taken early evening on my way out to shoot sunsets …