Category Archives: Photography

The Amgen Tour of California – a few pictures

I though I would pop up a few pictures I took today watching the tour of California. My wife (the professional) suggested I should have stopped after the first one. And she could not repress the hint of a sneer as we scrolled down past #3. I could read it in her eyes: photoshop filters, she was thinking, should require a license. I guess I’ll need to keep my day job 🙂

On the plus side, the bottom one actually seems to get a little clearer if you blur your eyes. Especially the front wheel which comes into shape. Prizes for anyone who explains it!

Strange small things

I thought it may interest someone out there in cyberspace to see some of the weird things I have made in the lab, mostly by accident, and of no apparent value.  PS any apparent value that may emerge will belong to my employer anyway :).

Anyway, I must thank them (I have a very nice job), and team at the IAC at the University of Bristol, for their help taking these shots, particularly those where we have cut into the material, which was done with a beam of Gallium ions. Pretty neat hey?


Home made fly ash

This looks like fly ash, but was an accidental byproduct of recent research


Another accidental byproduct. Alas, the 'intended' products are just as cool, but are all hush-hush, top-secret, I could tell you but then I would have to kill you type things 🙂

Strange Section

Don't ask me. I may have made it, but I don't have a clue what it is.

House of cards

I love this one. It involved liquid nitrogen. Nuff said!

house of cards section

Here we took a cut into the structure from the previous picture to learn more...

Around Los Olivos

I randomly decided to put a few of my photos up here, its a shame to leave them gathering dust out of sight.

These pictures are all taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6, a very nice little machine.


Up Figuera Mountain Road, Spring 2010
Up Figuera Mountain Road, Spring 2010
Further up Alamo Pintado Road, 31 May 2010
Further up Alamo Pintado Road, 31 May 2010
Further down Alamo Pintado Road, 31 May 2010
Further down Alamo Pintado Road, 31 May 2010