Super Slow Motion

I’ve just returned from the Barbican in London having experienced The Rain Room exhibit and discovered my Canon S100’s ‘super slow motion’ function and become a little obsessed by it.

I hadn’t much time to realise that the setting was on the lowest possible resolution whilst filming and therefore the quality is pretty poor for my effort (video number one), but a little investigating found that the cameras capable of delivering higher resolution similar effects costs £1000s and way out of my reach in terms of affordability. And so, here is a collection of an effect that has become a little bit of an obession and more appreciated by me due to its techincality. Enjoy….



If London Were Like Venice

It’s been very dry here in London so far this Spring, but here’s a reminder as to what it’s like most of the time in the capital and what it will be like when the sea levels rise…

I wonder if the canal boat drivers will have road rage and begrudge paying the congestion charge?!


Indeed a warning. This puppy dachshund might just beat ‘crying puppy’ from a few weeks ago as the cutest animal to walk the Earth. I initially thought (s)he would hate the water but watch as he plays. Just watch! As he plays! Damn those puppy dog eyes. I look forward to seeing more from Iso and his adventures.


Dolphin Intelligence

Everyone knows dolphins are intelligent, but here’s the proof. A bunch of dolphins in an aquarium in Baltimore have been studying themselves in a mirror showing indications that they recognise themselves – something only a handful of other animals can do, including ourselves. This clearly shows they can think and are sentient. Watch them swim around the mirror, they are able to realise they are seeing themselves instead of another of their species. They can track marks on their own bodies and even stick their tongues out and playfully have fun in the mirror. This is groundbreaking in that it shows how there are other highly intelligent mammals we are cohabitating with and ethical points arise. We really do need to be more aware of our choices towards other animals and show more respect to their well-being. More concern to fishing methods and captivity standards are among the few that spring to mind. Dolphins might be smiling at us for a reason… perhaps they know more than they are letting on, or are able to communicate verbally.

Watch the full CNN report here.

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