This image was quite a tough one to choose as the original image quality was pretty poor and not that appealing.
It was rather tough to choose whether to put this photo up but after a bit of of messing with the halftone pattern photoshop filter. The contrast has been boosted quite a bit.
Its come out heavilly stylised but has created quite a gangsta looking image.
What says you everyone could it be more balanced.
Spots Kenya is a holistic response to any place or location based in Kenya. The notion of a “Spot” shall be based on a circumscribed area or allocated location.
There will be two levels of spots. That of the general location for example a shopping centre and then the exact spots defined within that area. Tags and categories will be able to be created in these spots to identify and create a large network of regions. An example of this is simply having Hotel spots or Eating spots as a tag this will be separated by location categories such as Nairobi this will then be categorised filtered accordingly
The application of this is to provide simple information and resources about different spots and allow users and businesses to interact through the social website.
Kenya is expanding and developing country that has incredible opportunities in the realm of new media. Tourism and Exports of Tea Coffee and Flowers are the main sources of income. As a rapidly expanding middle class emerges people are also interacting more with the entertainments of Kenya. This need highlights the need to have a service that enables and empowers people to interact on the web community.
This will also appeal to tourists and visitors as they plan to travel to Kenya.
The spots branding will be there to engage people to think up various spots that they have visited and would like to visit or would even not like to visit. The spots brand is not limited to just a web service but a viral and merchandise campaign of promotional content such as stickers, t shirts, badges, flyers and other viral videos and posters.
The expansion of this could stretch into an office being opened in order to process and manage this like a travel agent or estate agent.
A host of traditional social networking features such as user profiles, geo tagging, video and photography shall be incorporated. With the ability to share and collaborate across a host of platforms such as flickr , panoramia, twitter, google maps, and blogging based platforms.
The concept of each spot shall have 3 main elements to it.
1. A featured section – which would be created by the admin (me in this case)
2. A users section – created by a user and incorporating the social aspects
3. A corporate or sponsored section – this would allow a company to use this as a point of sale or promotion for their spot. This shall not be a main feature just a section to allow for income and money to be generated by the spots.
The featured spots that I will be coving will be based in Nairobi as this is the hub of economic growth and easily accessible to me. I would like to cover two areas one is the aspect of restaurants or eating spots the other will be hotels. At least 5 Features of each genre shall be covered.
Featured spots will consist of a text review and as series of photographic shots including panoramic views and a video review that gives a light hearted experience of the area.
This photo is quite basic and simple know but i quite like it as it has almost layers to it and this person who is looking out is almost not part of what he is looking at…
its just a flash with a slow shutter speed… and almost no editing.
I just quite liked it..
This is a picture of my good friend Luke Bakers Wall Art… He drew this awesome illustrative piece of work on his home wall..
it made a nice picture as i took it at an angle the right hand side of it is quite vague but you can see that it is real on the left…the DOF here helps that..
Luke i have forgotten your blog URL so comment on this and ill add it in… cheers Luke…
I took this photo when I went back to my old school in Bath, UK. Beautiful pitch and location.
I will let you all say what you think of it.
Its just a bit of curves and levels work to get a nice contrast.
I must say that this is my favorite of the whole series.The detail of all the beams and steel girders just make such an interesting mix of shapes and lines.
I toned it blue with a layer effect and a wee bit of gausian blur on one layer.
Thoughts on this series would be mucho apreciato….
Here we have a nice long cropped image as i really like the roof of this place and wanted to show it off..
A bit of grain and toning here makes it look nice and dated and old not just toned.
Do you like the non 100% equal exposure or no??
This begins a series of photos that was taken in Westbourne Bournemouth UK. It was a nice crisp early morning and there was no one around. So i ceased the opportunity to capture this Shopping hall that was completely empty.
As it is a rather old part of Bournemouth I thought it would be nice to sepia tone it so as to add to the old feeling.
I did this when i didn’t have photoshop. Picasa did a great job at toning it and as the image was good it did not need much post processing.