Month: February 2023

  • S11E06 – Demons of the Punjab

    S11E06 – Demons of the Punjab

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes This is probably one of the best received stories of the Chibnall/Whittaker era and for me at least it is easy to see why it might appeal to so many people. At its heart is is a very simple story, but one that I think any viewer could relate to…

  • Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Generative AI: Transforming a Photo with Artistic Styles and Imaginations

    Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Generative AI: Transforming a Photo with Artistic Styles and Imaginations

    Reading Time Approx: 3 minutes I’ve been doing some more experimentation with applying Generative AI to my existing images and thought I would share. I started with a base image of a photo of a Cardinal that I took this summer. Notice the watermark in the corner, that’s going to show up in a lot…

  • Generative AI Applied to My Photography

    Generative AI Applied to My Photography

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes I’m not a documentary style photographer and so, to the extent it deserves any sort of appellation, my photography is art. That makes me particularly interested in the use of Generative AI (in it’s current amazing but also highly limited form) to modify my own photography. There remain a lot…

  • Part 4: The Wolves Howl

    Part 4: The Wolves Howl

    Reading Time Approx: 8 minutes My head hurt a lot. There was a giant knot right above my temple which got progressively more painful every time I prodded it. My Supermart 13 shift was, well… have you ever been to Supermart 13? That’s what it was, only with a sore head and not enough sleep.…

  • City of Death – More Adams Than Who?

    City of Death – More Adams Than Who?

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes For the majority of its running time there is remarkably little death in City of Death, that does leave me wondering if there’s a deeper meaning I missed or they just thought it was a cool title. There is some eventually, but for the majority of its running time this…

  • How to Improve your Photography – Composition Basics

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes Okay, we’ve finally waded through enough of the boring technical aspects of photography and can get to the meat of things. It’s not that the technology doesn’t matter starting with some photography composition rules, but I want it to fade into the background so when you’re taking a photo you…

  • S11E05 – The Tsuranga Conundrum

    S11E05 – The Tsuranga Conundrum

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes With this episode we’re already halfway through Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker’s first season and this will be the fourth writing credit for Chibnall, which does raise the obvious question “did he take on too much this season”? There have been some signs already of stories that maybe needed a…

  • Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 2 – Canon vs. Continuity

    Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 2 – Canon vs. Continuity

    Reading Time Approx: 9 minutes It has become increasingly common to use the words canon and continuity interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. That might seem like an unimportant technicality but it’s not, because Doctor Who categorically does not have a canon for example, but it clearly does have a continuity, if a rather…

  • Solid as a Rock

    Solid as a Rock

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Another photo from that beach. This time I went with a long shutter speed to capture the motion of the water retreating back to the ocean. I think that worked rather well but the image isn’t as sharp as I would have liked and that’s probably partially to do…

  • Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 1 – Why Everything and Nothing is True

    Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 1 – Why Everything and Nothing is True

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes Warning, this is going to be long and I don’t expect many people will have the patience and/or interest to read all of it. At first, I thought I would streamline it, but some things can’t be accurately conveyed in a soundbite, so I’m just leaning into it. The short…