As mentioned previously, Da Beat likes the idea of a sustainable future. Part of that future is, without doubt, hydrogen. Da Beat likes hydrogen. He likes hydrogen a lot. He likes hydrogen because it epitomises minimalism. It’s the smalles atom possible, and yet, precisely because of its minimal make up, it packs such extreme potential. And that of course is exactly what minimalism in visual … Continue reading Hydrogen


The sign reads “For Sale”. Da Beat happens to think this kind of represents the completely muddled, even — dare he say it? — hopeless situation that the Brexit stalemate really is, and with that the dire state that an utterly ineffective EU finds itself in. Everything is boxed-in, both mentally as well as physically, almost like imprisonment, and the mix of cultures, even within … Continue reading Brexit

A picture a day… #13

Da Beat has had a passing interest in alternative energy. He likes the idea of sustainable resources. We do have an obligation to implement these new technologies, not necessarily because of environmental concerns, but because we owe it to our intellect and intelligence. It’s the smart thing to do. He’s therefore saddened by what he sees happening in the new energy revolution. Clearly, we need … Continue reading A picture a day… #13

A picture a day… #12

An uneventful day. Life is all about contrasts, and therefore, Da Beat firmly believes that solid photography is also all about contrasts. Contrasts in light and color, but also, perhaps more importantly, contrasts in content. A solid narrative is obtained when depicting contrasts, and the best shots are those that manage contrasts in both form and content. This is not one of those shots, but … Continue reading A picture a day… #12

A picture a day… #6

Really, Da Beat could seriously do these all day long. Although, here he was perhaps a little quick on the draw. Passing the building at the side, he thought it was just another box, but it ain’t so. It’s a large box with a curved/waved front. He didn’t have time for the curved front, nor is he sure when the light is right either being … Continue reading A picture a day… #6

A picture a day… #5

How do you obtain a deep B&W rendition? By stacking and dithering. First make sure you really have the tonal depth available at more than 8bits. Stacking is a useful option to create additional depth. At the same time, it also allows a slight increase in resolution under some circumstances. Next apply a minute amount of noise so the display and conversion to lower bitrates still … Continue reading A picture a day… #5

A picture a day… #4

Da Beat is sharpening his color sensibilities, or at least, he likes to think so. This is a simple colorstudy by abstraction. Obviously, the interior designer has already created the colorscheme, so Da Beat can hardly claim any responsibility for the same (although he’ll hasten to add that not all interior design is created equal). In this picture he tried to abstract the impression by visually … Continue reading A picture a day… #4