Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Ade Rowbotham Photography logo

I've been playing around with Indexhibit for a few hours and have cobbled together the bare bones of a photography portfolio. It needs a lot more work but I'm pleased with the result so far, after such minimal effort.

I don't know why I didn't look into using Indexhibit sooner. Now maybe I'll never get round to making that new portfolio in Flash. Maybe there's no need?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Something That She Said


A few weeks ago I did a photoshoot with the band Star Chamber (some photos here).

They were a very nice bunch of chaps to work with and, as such, I'm writing this post to support, in some small way, the release of their new EP Something That She Said. It's not the sort of stuff I'd typically listen to, but I really like both tracks.

You can buy the EP (and support their bid to get into the charts) here from or here from iTunes.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Night shots from Victoria Peak

Hong Kong, originally uploaded by *ade.

Victoria Peak is a vantage point in the west of Hong Kong island. It's the most popular tourist destination in Hong Kong as the views of the city are spectacular.

Here are my efforts with the camera, taken on the evening of Monday 19th November: View slideshow »   View set »

Also, I've posted one of the photographs at its original high resolution. Depending on your browser, you may need to click on the image to turn off image scaling.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hong Kong


I just got back from a wonderful holiday with Rachael in Hong Kong, where we got engaged! Apart from the obvious, we had a really good time. It's a great place – highly recommended if you've not been.

I've got 15.5 gigabytes of RAW files shot with the Canon 5D that I've not even looked at yet. This will probably take weeks.

But I also took some snaps with the trusty Canon Ixus, including the one shown above. As usual, they're on Flickr. View the best shots or all of them.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ominous smoke cloud over London.

Ominous smoke cloud over London., originally uploaded by *ade.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Ade's musings on reality

Some thoughts I was having on the train earlier:

Ignoring uncertainties, it occurred to me that reality consists primarily of objects or, more simply, 'things that exist in some physical form'. And secondarily, reality contains events, or occurrences.

Logically, we can say that some objects exist and some objects do not exist. And, likewise, some events occur, and some events do not occur.*

So in this objects and events model, ignoring uncertainties, there are four logical combinations:

1. Events that occur involving objects that exist
2. Events that do not occur involving objects that exist
3. Events that do not occur involving objects that do not exist
4. Events that occur involving objects that do not exist

This can be represented by the following diagram:

Interestingly (perhaps) it would seem that events require objects, yet objects do not require events. Therefore three out of the four logical combinations are allowed. This, it occurred to me, was a strangely asymmetrical system. Or perhaps it only appears that way because of our blinkered three dimensional perception of time and causality.

That was about it really.

*Obviously, some objects are created by events and others are destroyed or modified by events.


Monument, originally uploaded by *ade.

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River Thames

River Thames, originally uploaded by *ade.

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