WorldWide Photowalk

The Worldwide Photowalk organised by Scott Kelby took place on Saturday 18 July. Roughly 30,000 photographers took part in 900 cities around the world.

We went on the local Portsmouth walk. We met in Southsea at 5pm and spent two hours walking and snapping our way around Old Portsmouth until retiring to the Bridge Tavern for some refreshment.

More photos on my flickr feed and on the Worldwide Photowalk website.

[Update: There’s now a flickr group for the Portsmouth Photowalk!]

Test post from Posterous

Posterous is a new service that allows you to post to multiple sites in one go from an email account. Once you’ve opened your free account, you add services such as Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and your WordPress blogs to your posterous options, then an email to adds it to all your sites.

Posterous also reads and posts photos, videos, audio URLs and many other file types and adds them automatically.

All very easy, and probably the simplest way to blog when on the move.

Posted via email from Chris Parker’s posterous

Pittsburgh Skyscraper’s Famous Morse Code Signal Actually Spells “Pitetsbkrrh”


Pittsburgh, PA’s 33-story Grant Building famously spells out the name of the city in Morse Code so brightly it can be seen for over 100 miles. Except it doesn’t actually spell Pittsburgh, but “Pitetsbkrrh.” Eep.

A former HAM radio enthusiast and Pittsburgh local, Tom Stapleton, decoded the message and posted the gaffe on YouTube, and it clearly shows the tower’s misspelling. He said he noticed the problem when he casually looked up and saw the signal broadcasting the letter K, which he remembered well as it’s the first letter of his sister’s name. Too bad “Pittsburgh” doesn’t contain the letter K. Representatives of the tower’s owners could not say how long the tower had been advertising Pitetsbkrrh. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Mi-24 “Hind” Model

OK, I know this blog is in danger of turning into “my favourite things on the web”, but this is a great video of a large-scale flying model of a Hind (NATO codename for the Mi-24).

Time Lapse with an iPhone

Inspired by this post, I purchased TimeLapse from the iTunes Store (£1.19) and installed it on my iPhone. I then propped the iPhone up against my window and set it to record one image every 20 seconds for 90 minutes. I used QuickTime Pro to open the image set and save it out as a movie, then cropped and resized in Final Cut Pro (but there’s probably an easier way). Here’s the result:

The Olympus PEN Story

Olympus have produced this wonderful stop motion video to celebrate 50 years of the PEN.

This is the PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production! Thanks to all the stop motion artists who inspired us. …