England & Cyprus 2006 (part 2)

From Manchester, we took a train down to Bristol to meet with Alan and company to discuss the Mother of All Renderers.

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We took the train to Bristol the end of the week for a meeting with Alan and his group. We stayed at an Ibis hotel across from the new "Explore" science center, which boasts the world's largest light probe.

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I'd never stayed in an Ibis room before, and was impressed by the "bathroom module" design.

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The whole room seemed designed by a feng shui artist.

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Next to the Explore center is an indoor botanical garden. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit this, either -- I'm not even sure they were quite open, yet.

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We met Alan for dinner that evening.

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The following day, Tony Blair was visiting the university for his son's graduation(?) or some such. We didn't see him, but we saw many policeman looking out for him.

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Lunch with Timo and Mashhuda.

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And Gavin, Rich, and Veronica.

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And Francesco and Roger.

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Dinner at an Afghan restaurant with the whole group.

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Alan, Francesco, Timo, Mashhuda & Marina after dinner.

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Donuts at the break in our meeting on the future of rendering at Bristol Univ.

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Maya was the guest of honor (or was it duty -- Rhona couldn't look after her that day).

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The Mother of All Renderers (MOAR) meeting.

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Mashhuda and I were there with Alan and his students.

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The two fellows on the left (Adolfo & Juan) were representing Zaragoza University in Spain.

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Alan, the hopeful father of all renderers.

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The least expensive way to live on the waterfront is to buy a houseboat and a spot on the dock.

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Dream job.

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This is one of the other cathedrals in Bristol.

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Lavender lovely.

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Mashhuda took this one with my camera -- she works it better than I do.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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The park between our hotel and the Bristol campus, which we frequented, er, frequently.

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Don't I look macho with all my fancy equipment? I think so.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Better subject, worse photographer.

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Mashhuda took pictures of some challenging buildings for geometric recovery.

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On the path leading up to Cabot Tower.

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An HDR image of the tower with the little stream leading through the gardens.

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Climbing the tower stairs.

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A 360-degree HDR panorama of Bristol.

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Mashhuda didn't feel like climbing up for some reason.

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A nice scene, but the photographer was having trouble holding steady...

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The stream was quite nice, I thought. This is best seen on an HDR display.

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Another view of the gardens.

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From inside Bristol's main cathedral.

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I especially like this view -- also HDR.

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I didn't quite capture the full range on this one.

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One of the fancier podiums I've seen.

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An HDR exterior of the cathedral.

Back to Manchester and Leicestershire

EGSR 2006 in Nicosia, Cyprus

Agia Napa, Cyprus

The day after the seminar

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