During the few days that was site was offline, and as I prepared to move it to a new host, I spent some time thinking about redesigning this site to incorporate larger images. I’ve looked at a lot of sites recently and three in particular have caught my attention – chromogenic.net, pixpopuli, and way to blue – all of which use predominantly landscape format images from upwards of 700px wide. And the images look stunning. Perhaps this is just to do with the skill of these photographers (i.e. the quality of the original images), or maybe it’s just that I’m not all that good at downsizing images (after all, the images on emese’s photo blog are quite small, yet pin sharp), but either way I’ve been tempted to redesign my site entirely.

Here, I’ve tended to use images no wider than 540px, and they really don’t look the same. But I don’t have time for a major rewrite at the moment, so I’ve tweaked my css (a little) so I can comfortably incorporate 600x450px images – and these do look a lot better.

As for this entry, it’s another shot of the Grass Model 7B polygraph (here’s the first in the series. This shot is of one of the more mechanical bits of the polygraph, and the wires you can see in this image connect to the graphing arms; i.e. the bits that draw the trace.

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Canon G5
12.56pm on 2/2/04
f2.0
1/13
Program AE
+0.0
evaluative
50
7.2mm
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custom
B+W UV 010
 
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