Photography – Macro Water Droplets Series No. 2

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Stats

f/stop: 5

Shutter speed: 1/200

ISO: 100

Macro Focal length: 238mm

What do you think? Number 3 coming shortly….

More from the Water Macro Droplets Series

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February 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm 4 comments

Photography – Macro Water Droplets Series No 1

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Here is the first shot from our incredible macro water droplet shoot.

Taken with various coloured backgrounds and a healthy dose of timing – as you can see, these shots really are worth the wait.

Stats

f/stop: 5

Shutter speed: 1/200

ISO: 100

Macro Focal length: 238mm

What do you think? Number 2 coming shortly….

Take a look at more photography from Green i Design and our friends – want to get involved yourself? contact us

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February 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm 19 comments

When will Gran Turismo 5 finally arrive????

Gran Turismo 5 prologue is killing us!

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If like us, you have already mastered Eiger Nordwand, scored over 10’000 points drifting your Blitz ER34 and have miraculously stayed awake long enough to accumulate enough prize dinero to purchase one of the devilishly speedy F1 Ferrari F2007’s (I think I recall 87 cumulative Daytona races in some tuned monstrosity to get the £1 million or so required – long!), you might be getting pretty bored.

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“Bored! How can you say that?” I hear you cry. Well, bored is probably too harsh a word, for of course the clever little guys at GT HQ have given us our own little piece of gaming genius. We need not mention, the next generation of graphics (‘we thank you’ PS3), the immense attention to detail regarding the physics of the machines you drive, full online compatibility and the new online drift point score ranking – so you can now prove to your mate in Spain, that you do totally own him!  And of course the uncountable hours of gaming joy GT prologue gives you, however that’s just it – it’s a prologue, where is the real deal.

Gaming networks and forums the world over are speculating when the long awaited GT5 will appear, it’s been 4 years since the last GT and that was meant to arrive a year before that, but was postponed as it wasnt quiet right! We wish we could ask Kazunori Yamauchi exactly what’s going on but of course we can’t we just have to wait. But like children waiting for christmas we are finding this increasingly harder to do.

One thing is for sure though, GT5 is going to be the nuts!

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January 27, 2009 at 11:49 pm 1 comment

How to be found on Google – Part II

In our first “How to be found on Google” post we discussed the importance of having a well written page. Not Poet Laurette standard well written but simply written by you, with passion and genuine feeling as believe it or not the search engines do actually care about the quality of the page you are searching for.

As mentioned, a page just littered with key words and no actual concern for what the reader has searched for is NOT going to get you found.

Ohh you spotted it: key words – These are an integral part of search engine optimisation but when used correctly.

Key words are the words that essential summarise what your webpage is about. Every page can have different keywords but of course there will be some key words that are the same throughout your website.

Keywords are an important part of SEO but bare in mind that you are not going to get found for obvious generic terms.

For example say you wanted to be found for the word CELEBRITY. You have a lovely little website about all the grotty things CELEBRITYs’ have been getting up to but not getting much traffic. You’ve littered your page with the word CELEBRITY but still no luck! Well this is because you are using a generic keyword and big companies will have experts fighting and working to get their site ranked 1st for a word like that and let’s face facts, you are not going to be able to compete with this level of SEO – well not yet anyway 😉

So how do you get around this?

This is the cunning part.

It is estimated that everyday Google has to deal with and search for over 2 million brand new key words or key phrases that it has never ever seen before – yes every day!!! Meaning that everyday new words are up and out there for the taking.

Think of every words related to the keywords that epitomise your site – imagine it as the ‘word association game’ of the digital age – i.e Celebrity = famous person / stalking paparazzi shots / actress walking / model mother etc etc.

These more random, and SEO’s say, “long tail” searches are going to work in your favour as more as more people search for words and phrases Google has never indexed before

So simply put, think about what your site is about and then think a little bit outside the box for maximum creativity and results.

August 31, 2008 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

Photography – Naturally composed

Thank you to talented photographer Matthew Taylor of Naturally Composed who sent us this shot. Matthew is a photography major at the University of Central Missouri and we just know he will be big one day. So watch this space and …

Check out his beautiful shot of a storm rolling in onto the plains of Missouri. Taken in Knob Noster Missouri (check out the map below), you can really appreciate the space of the American Midwest. Awesome.

Stats:

Taken with a Canon 30D, with f/11, 1/125sec and ISO 100

Knob Noster, Mo.]

August 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

The new Google? Hahahah hahahah hahaha

Just when you thought you might be getting the hang of the big G, a disgruntled former employee only goes and sets up his only rival search engine!

Ohhhhhhhhh techno scandal…. you love it!

‘Cuil’, (ancient Irish for knowledge i’ll have you know) declares it has the largest index on earth and that they offer a new search function for an every changing internet.

Sounds promising hey? Except after launching itself online, via all the correct marketing channels and funding itself with a sizable pile of gold, it only went and bloody crashed. Yes, imagine if Google crashed on you? No… Not possible is it?

Cuil may talk the talk and my god it might even walk …a little bit. But taking on Google and the algorithm of website doom? Thats just madness.

Don’t think much of the logo either….

July 31, 2008 at 1:05 am Leave a comment

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