From Manchester, we took a train down to Bristol to meet with Alan and company to discuss the Mother of All Renderers.
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.
I'd never stayed in an Ibis room before, and was impressed by the "bathroom module" design.
The whole room seemed designed by a feng shui artist.
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.
We met Alan for dinner that evening.
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.
Lunch with Timo and Mashhuda.
And Gavin, Rich, and Veronica.
And Francesco and Roger.
Dinner at an Afghan restaurant with the whole group.
Alan, Francesco, Timo, Mashhuda & Marina after dinner.
Donuts at the break in our meeting on the future of rendering at Bristol Univ.
Maya was the guest of honor (or was it duty -- Rhona couldn't look after her that day).
The Mother of All Renderers (MOAR) meeting.
Mashhuda and I were there with Alan and his students.
The two fellows on the left (Adolfo & Juan) were representing Zaragoza University in Spain.
Alan, the hopeful father of all renderers.
The least expensive way to live on the waterfront is to buy a houseboat and a spot on the dock.
This is one of the other cathedrals in Bristol.
Mashhuda took this one with my camera -- she works it better than I do.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross
The park between our hotel and the Bristol campus, which we frequented, er, frequently.
Don't I look macho with all my fancy equipment? I think so.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross
Better subject, worse photographer.
Mashhuda took pictures of some challenging buildings for geometric recovery.
On the path leading up to Cabot Tower.
An HDR image of the tower with the little stream leading through the gardens.
Climbing the tower stairs.
A 360-degree HDR panorama of Bristol.
Mashhuda didn't feel like climbing up for some reason.
A nice scene, but the photographer was having trouble holding steady...
The stream was quite nice, I thought. This is best seen on an HDR display.
Another view of the gardens.
From inside Bristol's main cathedral.
I especially like this view -- also HDR.
I didn't quite capture the full range on this one.
One of the fancier podiums I've seen.
An HDR exterior of the cathedral.
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