More Panoramas

September 12th, 2011 by RoyReed

Clapham Common BandstandIt’s a while since I’ve blogged, but I’ve been doing quite a few new panoramas recently and also tidying up some of the old ones. New ones include small tours of Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall, the newly restored bandstand on Clapham Common and The Rookery (the site of the old Streatham Spa) at the top of Streatham Common.

360 Cities

June 1st, 2011 by RoyReed

In the last couple of days I’ve been uploading some of my panoramas to 360 Cities, the world’s largest 360° panoramic photography community. You can see my panoramas here.

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!

May 3rd, 2011 by RoyReed

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! (PHNAT), the campaign group set up to fight unnecessary and draconian restrictions against individuals taking photographs in public spaces, organised a flashmob outside London’s City Hall today. Not a lot of people turned up (maybe between 70 and 100) but a letter was handed in to Boris Johnson.

What many people don’t know is that the land along the embankment between Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast is privately managed, and the company that runs it has draconian restrictions on what can and can’t take place there. This is also true of many other places in London – Canary Wharf and Broadgate have similar restrictions. Try taking photographs with a professional looking SLR and see how long it is before you get stopped by one of their security guards. You score extra points if they start talking about ‘the terrorist threat’.


There are a few more photos of the event at Flickr.

Bluebells in Banstead Woods

April 29th, 2011 by RoyReed

BluebellsI’ve just added some panoramas of bluebells to my website that I took yesterday in Banstead Woods in Surrey. It was a beautiful afternoon and there were carpets of bluebells everywhere.

You can also see more bluebell photos at Flickr.

Streatham Kite Day

April 12th, 2011 by RoyReed

Sled KiteWe’ve just held the 13th annual Streatham Kite Day. This was probably the best one ever. We had wonderful weather, the wind was good (enough) and we had very large crowds – maybe as many as 5,000 people over the course of the day. Sky Symphony put on three great shows, Carl Robertshaw flew some amazing solo routines, the trick flyers were great to watch and Andrew Beattie flew a large Manta, Tiger, Teddy…and Bob Colover flew for the first time in the arena. On the Saturday before the kite festival I helped out at a kite making workshop at the local school where children as young as five made kites from the plans on this website (the one in the photo was made by a six year old girl).

Smallest Website

March 11th, 2011 by RoyReed

ReedDesign has just produced the smallest website that it’s ever made. It’s for the executive mentoring company EBM. The website is based on the Luna template by Project VII which uses the menu to produce a scrolling effect between sections of the page. So essentially it’s a single page website, but with a fixed header and footer, judicious use of CSS3 and the scrolling effect I think its quite a stylish little site.

North Cornwall Churches

February 26th, 2011 by RoyReed

St EndellionI’ve just added the latest bunch of North Cornwall Church panoramas to my website. These include all of the churches around Tintagel and Boscastle and I’ve also revisited St Endellion, St Minver and St Enodoc.

There’s a whole load more photos in the Cornish Churches set on my Flickr account.

London Blue Plaques Map

January 25th, 2011 by RoyReed

Blue plaques mapI’ve just published my London Blue Plaques Map using the GoogleMaps UI. It’s been a bit of a labour of love, but I think it’s the most complete version (there are a few others around) showing over 850 English Heritage plaques and about thirty from the Southwark Council Blue Plaque scheme. If you’re interested, there’s a beautiful book on the plaques ‘Lived in London – Blue Plaques and the Stories Behind Them’ edited by Emily Cole. It’s £40, but it’s over 600 pages and beautifully illustrated.

Volumetric Calculator

November 10th, 2010 by RoyReed

APC Volumetric CalculatorA few years ago I produced a Volumetric Calculator using some basic JavaScript for Scarlet Couriers, a Reading based courier company. More recently I worked on the website for APC Overnight who act as a hub for Scarlet and other courier companies around the UK where a slightly revamped version of the calculator was used on their site. I was very chuffed to see it got a rave review from the Midlands Business News website.

FMfB Website Goes Live

October 8th, 2010 by RoyReed

Financial Management for Business websiteThe website for Financial Management for Business – an innovative business finance foundation course – went live this afternoon. This is to reinforce the publication next Monday of the book that accompanies the course.

The FMFB course is a unique way of mastering the foundations of financial management. Through a series of interactive simulations and online self-tests, participants develop an intuitive understanding of financial management and new business skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.