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Beginning Macro Photography part 2

This post has been sat in my drafts folder for a while now.  It leads on from my 1st blog post : Beginning Macro Photography when I bought myself a nice little macro lens. I’ve not experimented as much as I’d like to but I have been practicing when I can.  The plan is to get out and about to capture some flowers in the wild. Am thinking the following book may come in handy as I expand my captures over the following months. It’s a perfect time now as flowers bloom, plants explode into life which means alot of opportunity to home in on technique, composition and processing the raw […]

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Chrome : Spice up your tabs

You click on the chrome icon and it fires up.  A blank empty page looks at you with a couple of boxes of frequently visited websites and if you’re using a theme a background you’ve chosen.  You click on a new tab and the same default page stares at you.  Not any more.  There are a couple of free extensions you can install that makes opening tab more interesting. Google Art Project Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from the Google Art Project each time you open a new tab in Chrome. Can be found over at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-art-project/akimgimeeoiognljlfchpbkpfbmeapkh Flickr Extension Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite […]

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Les Mills BodyCombat 64 video sizzler

The music track listing for BodyCombat 64 has been out while now.  BodyCombat 63 is slowly making an exit of which my thoughts can be found : http://www.siphilp.co.uk/archive/2015/05/04/les-mills-bodycombat-63-thoughts-review-get-ready.aspx Here is the sizzler, am not sure it’s official but it’s a quick insight into the next release of Les Mills BodyCombat 64.  What can we tell from the video? Alot of dubstep. Power tracks look and sound awesome. Only Dan and Rach presenting so no confusion over technique or where to look The tracks t1a -> The shoot :O t1b -> Knees, step front kicks. t2 -> Jump kick. t3 -> Powerful combo from previous release? t4 -> Lots of side kicks,back […]

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BodyCombat 63 thoughts – Get Ready

Les Mills BodyCombat 62 has been and not so much gone, why?  The answers lies in the fact that it was a fantastic release and track 7 has to be my favorite MT track to date. Not here to talk about release 62 though, my thoughts can be found : BodyCombat 62 thoughts – let the beat go. Today we talk about Les Mills BodyCombat 63. Tracklisting for BodyCombat 63 has been out for a while now and initial thoughts were mixed after listening to the release a couple of times. I was quite surprised to find that track 4 has a mini conditioning segment which I think is a […]

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Website Maintenance and face lift

With the site getting more and more popular I’ve noticed that my site could do with a bit of a make over that will make peoples visits a much better experience.  Technology as it does moves on at a great pace and it’s time to catch up.  This theme has served me well over the last 18 months but trying to maintain improvements is just far too time consuming and updates to the theme may it be support requests or feature requests haven’t been happening. Over the next couple of weeks I plan on updating this site so the following improvements are made: To use CloudFlare SSL by default. Mobile friendly. […]

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Mobile Phone Photograph Challenge March’15

In  a previous post “Using your phones camera for photography” I decided to set myself a little challenge by trying to capture moments on my mobile phone with a hashtag : #MPPC. This was influenced by the book #iPhoneonly.  This post so far is month number 7. All previous posts can be found here : http://www.siphilp.co.uk/tag/mppc I was fortunate to travel to Belfast and London in March and managed to take some beautiful mid-flight photographs. Having the marvel of the Forth Rail Bridge on my door step gives me plenty of opportunity to catch such wonder in various circumstances. Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/siphilp/sets/72157649908274133/ I have started putting watermarks in my photographs as there has been […]

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