Category Archives: Photography

Free Photo Stitching Software from Microsoft?

It surprises me to find out that Microsoft has been offering a free photo stitching utility for quite some time. And though its quality cannot be matched by photoshop or auto stitch, it is free, and surprisingly fast. While it takes up to 30mins to merge 8 hi res photos from my 550D (5184×3456) in photoshop, it took less than a minute in Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor. Oh, and did I mention that its free? ;)



Download the 64bit version at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/69699e5a-5c91-4b01-898c-ef012cbb07f7/default.aspx

The Third and the Seventh

A beautiful piece exploring architecture through photography, view in full screen and turn up your speakers to do it justice.


The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

And after staring in awe at the jaw dropping images while wondering what camera he was using, watch the making-of:

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

The impossible art of Li Wei

 



You may think these images are photoshopped, but they’re not, or so the artist claims. Chinese artist Li Wei doesn’t need the computer to create his surreal photographs, instead he employs the help of props such as mirrors, wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. His ‘Li Wei falls to …’ series is a mix of photography and performance art which shows the artist with his head and chest embedded into surfaces. I also find a few of his  gravity defying shots particularly interesting. Try as I may, I might never arrive at how they were created. 

Visit his gallery at http://www.hemmy.net/2008/04/19/the-impossible-art-of-li-wei/

Steve McCurry

Steve travels to less developed countries frequently to discover the beauty in the lands and its people. The stunning colors in his photos from Afganistan, Burma, Nepal and India reveal rare sights from these countries that are hidden from the casual tourist and less adventurous individuals.

View his gallery at http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php

Aircon Valley

Chanced upon this alley behind clark quay while wondering around the area. My hall mate told me this place has a nickname ‘air con valley’. Well it did struck me that the walls were almost entirely filled with air-conditioner compressor units.