Past Header pics

Hands.

The header image has a size requirement of 940×130 pixels.  It’s quite hard to find or crop an image that is meaningful at those dimensions.  It occurred to me that my wonderful Sony Nex-5 camera, could help with its ‘sweep panorama’ feature.  This is an early experiment to get an interesting headersnap.  It was taken at the British Museum, and was intended to be a sweep shot of a very long bench, on which were seated a variety of museum visitors.  During the shot, someone walked past, and the strange dynamics of the sweep function intercut his hands with those of the seated visitors.

K2 from Concordia. This is a 180 pano of the Karakoram range (with K2 on the left), taken from the Baltoro glacier in Pakistan in 2007. Concordia is at a confluence of several glaciers, and is a sort of temporary town, occupied in the climbing months as a supply point for K2 and other 7000m plus peaks in the area. It was cold, misty and freezing when we arrived the previous night. The next morning it was cloud-free and I was able to take some reasonable shots of the incredible array of peaks from our camp.