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Works at Northlight Images - Commercial photographer. Photography articles, reviews, rumours, colour management, printing and the business of photography
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Turmeric - grown on my window sill.

6cm section of root from Sainsburys put into damp soil in March.
Put in a plastic bag and left in a warm place for a few weeks.
Don't give up, it took nearly a month to sprout.
5 months later, here it is filling up my window...
In a month or two, the leaves will wither, then I'll overwinter the root in a cool dry dark place and next year, it's a bigger pot...
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View from the end of the pier at Saltburn by the Sea.
A calm day for the North Sea
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The village and harbour at Staithes, North Yorkshire

From my article about the making of a large print
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/staithes_bw_print.html
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I just had to take some photos of some electronic components for a client and after I'd got the views they needed, I wanted to show the comparative size, so got a 5p coin out of my pocket (~18mm diam.)

I was tempted to use one of my recent experimental macro lenses, but the trusty Canon MP-E65 won out

A stack of ~70 50MP 5Ds images using a Stackshot motorised rail and Helicon Focus.
Flash: Canon MT-24EX with heads mounted on fixed flexible stalks

Note the slight discolouration of the top chip's metal surface from the spark engraving of the numbers.

One of the problems I have with photographing such components (apart from trying to stand them on their edges) is that dust settles out quite quickly. I normally reckon I've got a half hour or so working with any setup before a bit of dust will land somewhere inconvenient.

Another advantage of using my 5Ds for this is that large prints are no trouble.

The prints (32"x22") shown here are printed with Canon's PRO-2000 printer from my recent review (note the coin for scale).

The detailed photo shows the coin on top of a similar size print of the more detailed image.

The paper is a new heavy textured watercolour paper from Innova that I've been testing.

There is some more info in the PRO-2000 review
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/review_canon_pro-2000.html

And some of the lenses that didn't make the cut for this job...
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/telecentric_macro.html
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I review a lot of camera equipment, printers and software, but I'll never recommend the best... ;-)

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/photo-opinions/review-choices.html
Why or camera and printer reviews never recommend the best products. Why readers need to think.
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Making your own telecentric macro lens - some experiments using old lenses

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/telecentric_macro.html
Using old lenses to build your own telecentric macro lens
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The Corn Exchange, Leicester Market
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How much detail do you get using a 50MP camera and stitching images with the TS-E17 shift lens

A side view from the pier at Saltburn, looking towards Redcar

Second photo is a crop from the full size (~80MP) image
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At the end of the harbour wall, Whitby.

Looks even better as a metre square print :-)
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Making a large black and white print of the harbour at Staithes on the N.Yorks coast.

The whole process from picking up the camera to the final print
Photography tutorial - making a large black and white print of the harbour at Staithes From camera image to finished print
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I just had to take some photos of some electronic components for a client and after I'd got the views they needed, I wanted to show the comparative size, so got a 5p coin out of my pocket (~18mm diam.)

I was tempted to use one of my recent experimental macro lenses, but the trusty Canon MP-E65 won out

A stack of ~70 50MP 5Ds images using a Stackshot motorised rail and Helicon Focus.
Flash: Canon MT-24EX with heads mounted on fixed flexible stalks

Note the slight discolouration of the top chip's metal surface from the spark engraving of the numbers.

One of the problems I have with photographing such components (apart from trying to stand them on their edges) is that dust settles out quite quickly. I normally reckon I've got a half hour or so working with any setup before a bit of dust will land somewhere inconvenient.

Another advantage of using my 5Ds for this is that large prints are no trouble.

The prints (32"x22") shown here are printed with Canon's PRO-2000 printer from my recent review (note the coin for scale).

The detailed photo shows the coin on top of a similar size print of the more detailed image.

The paper is a new heavy textured watercolour paper from Innova that I've been testing.

There is some more info in the PRO-2000 review
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/review_canon_pro-2000.html

And some of the lenses that didn't make the cut for this job...
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/telecentric_macro.html
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At last, the Canon 5D mark 4 moves out from just being a rumour. Updated info
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5d4.html
5Dmk4 rumours - Collection of info and links about the replacement for the Canon 5D mark3 the 5D mark 4
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Pro Photographer in Leicester - Commercial photography, articles and reviews at Northlight Images
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My G+ Policies:

If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't actually know you), the best way to catch my interest is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
1. Please be using a real name or a professional name (I rarely talk to 'brands' ;-)
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3, It's important to have made some public postings (more reasons I might want to add you)
4. Don't add me to try and market to me.

I'm a professional commercial photographer based in Leicester in the UK. That's me in my garden, in the top left. Photo courtesy of Karen, my wife :-)

I'm here to share my experiences and learn from what others have to say

I also link to posts here from my articles and reviews. The Northlight images web site is part of my mission to help more people get more out of their photography - although it's got a lot of more technical stuff, the emphasis is always on getting better looking photos and prints as the end result.

This is where I'll also discus items from the rumour pages on the Northlight site - it's the longest running camera and printer rumour source, and although I'd rather be known for my photography, I know that tens of thousands visit the pages each week.

It's only this century I really took up photography I'm an ex geologist/electronics engineer/Human factors consultant. I've done a lot of stuff :-)

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Philae wake-up triggers intense planning
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The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordi

Cool map of the day: the UK divided up into areas with London-sized popu...
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[click to enlarge] If you've ever thought London is a pretty big deal, here's the proof. In the above map, Redditor LB4 has carved up the UK

G+ Photo Pages Directory
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All Google+ Photography Pages ~ Sorted

Eizo ColorEdge CX240 review
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Review of the eizo coloredge cx 240 24" lcd monitor, and colornavigator software

DigiPod
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The “Digipod” is simply a digital 35mm film cartridge, that once adjusted, will fit most still SLR cameras

First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs: Scientific...
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A U.S. mathematician claims a breakthrough toward solving a centuries-old problem

Handmade to measure bridal jewellery for your wedding
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SilverTree jewellery design bridal collection producing handmade to measure bridal jewellery fitting smallest bridesmaid or plus size bride.

Nikon D800 DSLR
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Collection of info and links about the Nikon D800 DSLR

Landscape Photography
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Landscape Photography - From Sea to Shining Sea & Mountains Too !!

Mp-e65 | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Keith Coopers Photography Blog. Articles. Articles Index · Image processing · Colour management · Photography Business · Photography Technical ...

Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Keith Coopers Photography Blog. Articles. Articles Index · Image processing · Colour management · Photography Business · Photography Technical ...

Canon and Epson rumours
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Rumours of new cameras and printers from Canon and Epson. Includes product info. after release

Bing spammed my blog?
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I seriously doubt Microsoft is comment spamming random blogs. Can anyone suggest why someone in Russia would be backlinking Bing? Moderate C