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Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum

After having a week of being stuck in the house and having cream put in my scratched eye, it was great to get out the house.

We'd decided to visit the Aldershot Military Museum. It was local and with everything we are working on at the moment, very relevant.

The museum is housed in 2 old barrack buildings in the north camp. It shows the history of the British army and how it came to be in Aldershot, initially as a training camp and then a permanent base, to eventually becoming the home of the British army in 1954.

The history told how Farnborough was a small village, very much based around the North Camp area, with Alexandra Rd, being its centre and very much the place to be!

It takes you through the Army times in Aldershot right up to present day and has a range of artifacts to real vehicles and artillary.

I had hoped to get some more army vehicle photos as they have quite a few tanks and APCs there, but the views were not easy, coupled with modern backdrops around the tanks, I struggled to get anything useable.

So, after a lot of processing and discarding, I reprocessed one photo and made it black and white.

British Challenger I Tank

If you like this, you can buy tank coasters & mousemats although with other military vehicles, aircraft or wildlife

Another Instagram’d HDR

Another Instagram’d HDR

When I went to the War & Peace show, I took many images. A few weeks ago I thought I’d try an experiment with one of the photos.

Firstly I’d created my HDR image, then I thought I’d send it to my phone and run it through Instagram. Instagram has some great filters, and its so easy to use, but it does have one major draw back. Your resulting image ends back being a lot smaller in resolution size. The final image is then only really good for web or printing small.

However the result was really good and even with the resolution being less then the original it is still good enough for coaster. Of course Instagram images are square too!

Here was the result

I posted it to Flickr, and it seemed to be instantly like.

Last week a created a second. I think I’ll create a set for use in my coasters.


War and Peace Show 2012

War and Peace Show 2012

I can’t believe its the War and Peace Show again. The year seems to have gone so quick.

I got some great images last year, so it was a bit of a challenge to try and match it.  Although I didn’t take as many photos, I think I managed it.  I seem to have lots to still work up.

Here’s a few to start with

Russian T34 Tank

Battle Event