Sunday 29 July 2012

Ivor Gurney - Poet and Composer

In the parish church of St Matthew in Twigworth, Gloucestershire, a headstone marks the grave of Ivor Gurney. It records that he was a Composer and Poet of the Severn and Somme.

He was listed as one of the famous First World War poets. Wikipedia records that he "died of TB while still a patient at the City of London Mental Hospital on September 26, 1937 aged 47. He was buried in Twigworth - the service was conducted by his godfather, the Reverend Alfred Cheesman. Gurney was 'a lover and maker of beauty', as it said on his gravestone - since replaced after it was damaged with the original stone now being stored inside the church.

More information can be found HERE and HERE.

Sunday 22 July 2012

Getting that Wide Angle View

Walking by my local churchyard, I took a number of photographs with my iPhone 4. When I was looking at them on my MacBook, I wished I could get a wider view of the scene. I chose DoubleTake for Mac to merge them together and publish the results, here. I was very impressed with how quick the process was. You can find more details HERE.

I would be very interested to hear what software you use to stitch together your images and how well you think they work? Click on the images for a closer view.

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