In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting images from my hard drive and cropping them to exactly 770 x 140 pixels. The reason for this is it’s the size of the header image on the portal style blog I set up for the students I teach at Ravensbourne College.
I’ve started with a seasonal theme –
Autumn in Rudgwick Green, Sussex
Please click the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.
The students are encouraged to post their own images up to the blog, but it’s been a couple of weeks now since it was set up, and nobody has yet mailed in a picture. Perhaps this is because they are still in the pre-production phase of their final year films, and don’t consider their work to be ‘polished’ enough just yet.
Meanwhile, I’ve been having fun playing around with composing pictures in this elongated letterbox format. It’s certainly a challenge to work outside the normal 4:3 or 16:9 ratios.
Autumn on Colley Hill, Surrey
Autumn on Redhill Common, Surrey
Autumn on Reigate Hill, Surrey
And just to show that Surrey is not entirely covered in bosky hills, here’s a picture of a local landmark that to my eyes at least, is an astounding masterpiece of landscape design.
Junction 7 of the M25, Merstham, Surrey
You can only see the top three decks in this picture, but the top deck is 210 feet above the bottom grade, as road buffs like to call it. A magnificent structure that fits snugly into a 770 x 140 format.