Acancarter's Blog


I'm retired and living in Northamptonshire, so plenty of time for photography.
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  • My First Art Show!

    Iíve just participated in my first Art Show Ė The South Northants Art Trail Art Trail . This year there were 20 locations, with 51 participating artists (including a few photographers). Iím not sure what the total footfall was, but our location in Bl...0


    12 Oct 2021 5:33PM  |  Read


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  • Sing, Dance, Fly - Sonification by Fabio

    A great aspect of this site is the feedback, suggestions, friendships and collaborations that arise. Yesterday I posted a triptych captured using my harmonograph platform. This was entitled 'Sing, Dance, Fly' as each part of the image seemed to be e...0


    10 Jul 2021 8:32AM  |  Read


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  • 'Follow' - making an Interactive print

    I've uploaded a number of images from my 'harmony of Light' project using my home built Harmonograph platform. 'Follow' is one of the recent ones 'Follow'. I noticed with this image, especially when printed, that it had a rather mesmerising qualit...0


    29 Jun 2021 12:47PM  |  Read


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  • Making a Multi Colour High Power LED Illuminator

    Making an LED Multicolour Flash/ Illuminator/ Strobe For those of you who have looked at my images or read any of my blog posts you will know I like to try some quirky optical things with a bit of electronics thrown in for my photography. I have pos...0


    5 Apr 2021 12:47PM  |  Read


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  • Making a Simple Kaleidoscope Adapter

    I think we can all remember the fun we had as children playing with a Kaleidoscope. Once when I was travelling for work in New York State, I had to visit Corning Glass, and from their gift shop, bought the children a great toy - they called it a ĎMar...0


    11 Mar 2021 3:07PM  |  Read


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  • 'Eye of Winter' using a low cost Cold Stage

    Yesterday I posted this Triptych of a freezing water droplet, which looked like an eye clouding over. This was done with a very simple low cost cold stage that I assembled for experimenting with macro images. The key element for this is a Thermoele...0


    21 Feb 2021 9:28AM  |  Read


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  • Lenticular 3D Print Attempt!

    Not everything works, but I think I learned something from this, and had some fun! Iíve been very pleased so far with the lenticular project. There is a fully mounted and framed version of ĎThe Perfect Boiled Eggí ready for Helen, which looks great ...0


    10 Feb 2021 2:57PM  |  Read


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  • The Perfect Boiled Egg - A Lenticular Story

    For those of you who have read my blog on Lenticular Printing or seen my images you will have see that I used some of John Duder's captures to build these. My own images were a bit less successful. Here I've built up a still life of my own specifica...0


    3 Feb 2021 2:01PM  |  Read


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  • Lenticular Follow Up (Redacted)

    Hi - I've blurred any parts of the images which might be considered unsuitable, so reposted this without the 18 restriction. Iíve been trying a few images of my own and another one of Johnís, which I think works really well with this treatment. Jo...0


    31 Jan 2021 10:26AM  |  Read


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  • 18Lenticular Printing - Follow up

    Iíve been trying a few images of my own and another one of Johnís, which I think works really well with this treatment. Iím sorry this has to come under the í18í category. I can always post a redacted version if there is interest. John had also bee...1

    31 Jan 2021 9:06AM  |  Read


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  • Both Sides at Once Macro - an afterthought!

    Ok, so you have to try and combine techniques and ideas. This is the Wappie given the lenticular treatment (scroll down the blogs to see). The straight on view is in the centre with views from the left and right, photographed and then made into this...0


    22 Jan 2021 9:01AM  |  Read


    Views : 281

  • Both Sides at Once Macro - Part 2

    The diagram below shows the configuration I used: The top half of the set up is a conventional macro configuration, using a normal copy stand. I am using an EOS R and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. The lower part, which provides the image of th...0


    21 Jan 2021 9:36AM  |  Read


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  • Both Sides at Once Macro

    I've posted a couple of pictures in the past showing both sides of a creature/ subject at the same time. I probably didn't explain it too well at the time, so I'm following it up with a bit of a blog post to explain how I did this and to encourage o...0


    20 Jan 2021 5:05PM  |  Read


    Views : 439

  • Pin Hole Imager Part 3

    Thanks to everyone who dropped by to look at part 2 of this blog. Today Iíll describe the construction and results from my final model, which did meet my resolution target. Unless anyone knows otherwise, I think this might just about be the highest r...0


    18 Jan 2021 9:06AM  |  Read


    Views : 329

  • Pin Hole Imager Project Part 2

    Quite a few views on part 1, so here is part 2. Thanks for taking the time to look at this - I hope you found it interesting. At least it will have confirmed that there are crazier people about than you! Please leave any comments you might have. Mes...0


    17 Jan 2021 2:01PM  |  Read


    Views : 287