Wintery Updates

Ok, I’m usually a tropical sort of person but its winter holiday time again and wordpress has added a new feature to make it snow on your blog so until January the 4th this will be my little winter corner!

If you want to make your blog snow here’s the link…

Dont worry I’ll bring back the sun in January when I come back from Cayman with some more tropical underwater photos! 🙂

In other news my pc has died (booo!) so I wont be able to update my facebook photography page until its fixed (both facebook and Redbubble are now banned at work)!

New facebook fan page

If you are over on facebook why not stop by my page and become a fan?

These are some of the new photos I’ve uploaded:

New Raja Ampat uploads to the bubble

Red bubble is an online store that sells cards & prints etc… I’ve added some more to those available here:

Slugs featured on red bubble

Didn’t know that slugs gettin’ down would be so popular! I’ve been featured on the  Super macro group with the following two images 🙂 Thanks guys.

The other image is a close up of Tiger Mantis shrimp eyes. Fascinating to watch them watching me!

Photobox Pro Gallery – ordering prints

I’ve been thinking about moving over from Red Bubble to a more UK friendly photo printers (since the UK £ is low against the other world CCYs the base prices are amazingly expensive). That and the user interface on red bubble has changed to be very confusing.

I’m giving photobox a test run. You get 40 free prints when you sign up (I think its if you sign up for either a pro account or a normal personal account). I have to say I’m impressed, I ordered mine and they came the next day.

They come in packaging that looks like a space mans lunch. The colours are slightly different than my spydar 3 calibrated monitor but not bad looking. The underwater blues were quite nice (these often look dreadful with shop prints). All in all I’m impressed and would order from them again.

One thing I would say is if you are intending to have a pro gallery (where you display your photos for people to buy) put the 40 prints that you are going to order free into a personal gallery first. It seems they have a bug in their system where they don’t know that you are ordering your own prints and therefore the free credits cannot be applied. There are some issues they need to iron out before I’m happy to sell my photos with them (their watermarking is very ugly for one thing but I do like to have watermarking on my photos) but their customer support is superb. Very quick and helpful 🙂

UPDATE: Today I found out they have fixed their copyright watermarking to make it fainter (and not look so bad) so I have decided to start using the system and see if anyone bites on my pro gallery – I’ll keep you posted. Link here if interested 😉

I’m still alive! Some news…

Sorry it’s been a while. My RSI came back so I’m taking it easy on my pc for now. I’m hoping to get around to processing the photos from our recent holiday to Bali & Singapore and posting them here with a review of Scuba Seraya (where we stayed in Bali). I’ve started the processing but its a slow thing (so my arms dont fall off). Keep your eyes peeled here:

Also, Mike & I have joined Red Bubble. Its a sort of online art gallery and shop where you can buy peoples photos and artwork as all sorts of things like Cards, prints and teeshirts. I’ve a vague plan to get together a 2009 calendar of my underwater images. I’ve put a little banner in my side bar that showcases a few images available to buy on the site so please go and check it out 🙂 I wanted to load this little flashy profile into the side bar but it didnt seem to work…