2010 10 mile RTTC National championships

After competing today in the Road Time Trials National 10 mile championships I stayed on to watch Michael Hutchinson win again, with a time of 18.37 minutes (average of 32.2mph.)

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2nd place went to world track gold medal winner Ed Clancy, recording a time of 19.20 minutes.

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Content Aware Tool

Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop, CS5 was released last week and like most photographers the feature I was most interested in was content aware. The demo from Adobe looked like no more hours of cloning and using the healing brush.
The example I’ve used is a panorama of 7 images stitched together in Photoshop CS5
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As always it does a brilliant job but you do loose a bit of top and bottom of the image.

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This is a far I could get using the content aware tool, it did a good job of the sky and part of the foreground but it couldn’t cope with the large area of water no matter how many times I tried.

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Finished image with water cloned in using the clone tool.
Time taken from start to finish, 5 minutes. The image could do with a lot more work to get it looking perfect but the content aware tool looks like it’s a good starting point for cloning, although not the perfect solution.

 

May archive picture of the month

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The Assay office take a closer look at one of 24 plates silver plates made by Matthew Boulton in the 1700’s. Image taken in 2000 using the first digital camera I used, a Nikon NC2000 which cost approx £12000.

Picture used in today’s Daily Telegraph England supplement

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Image originally supplied to Birmingham City Council and used to promote England’s best small visitor attraction winner, in the Enjoy England awards.

Image used in The Saturday Independent magazine

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Full page in this weekends Independent magazine. Portrait was to accompany interview with first time voter Lee Allen from Derby.