Silent Witness

A concrete woolly mammoth overlooking a car park.

The Local Church






A Deep Dream

I had a play around with Google’s Deep Dream using an online app.  It seems that it puts a lot of dog faces into images with patterns in them.  That doesn’t really make me think of a dream and it’s not really what I would describe as AI.  It’s more pattern matching.  If all AI can come up with is dog faces then we don’t have to worry about Skynet very much.

However, I kept experimenting and eventually I came up with one image where I thought Deep Dream had added value.  This is the 35mm original image, not even corrected for orientation or exposure:

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And here’s the Deep Dream version:

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It’s interesting how it it interprets the building but overall I’m not sold on it.  Have you any Deep Dream images, link to them in a comment if you’d like to share.


Does this count as monochrome?

It’s only got two colours:


Greg Rutherford – Post Victory




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Off Season

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blurThe Weekly Photo Challenge gives me a chance to use a blurred photo.  She was moving too fast for the camera to focus on and it selected the crowd instead.  However, you do get a good understanding of how quickly she was moving compared to the crowd.

A Month of Colour Ends

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What have I learned by making January a month of colour on this blog?


I’m better at monochrome. But I also have much better kit – a top of the range kit, for the early 90s. Most of colour stuff this month has been digital. So if I want better digital photos, I’ll have to invest in the kit.


I think I see better in black and white and this means that the colour images lack drama. Bw film lends itself to dramatic tones.


I think I will do this again next year but on 35mm colour film so I can use my Canon. This means more forward planning. In the meantime, here’s some remaining colour pics to finish the month off.

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Back to monochrome tomorrow.


Interesting how the yellow cone reflects on the floor.