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I'm having fun as a 'Geeky' Photographer, also I'm a Star Wars, Design, NASA, Astronomy, Tech, Film and Foodie NUT!. I ❤ My Wifey ❤My Girlie's ❤My Dog & ❤Leeds

Defective Detective

Defective Batman Shark Repellent
Defective Batman Shark Repellent

I guess Batman should check his equipment before leaving the Batcave

Cool new T-Shirt from Glennz Tees


The Space Craft Prometheus

The Viral Marketing campaign has kicked off in earnest for Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus, this stunning new high-resolution image of the space craft Prometheus was revealed today through some amazing login and passwords which some ingenious people figured out for the website Project Prometheus.

Click to enlarge to see the stunning detail, including the nice touch showing tiny wisps of propulsion from the engines.
The Prometheus Space Ship

The Prometheus Spaceship 2

Here’s what GeekTyrant had to say on how they solved the first image puzzle

I don’t know how people find time to figure these things out, but to gain access to the image, users figured out that if they added the word ‘Eridu’ to the URL, such as, and then type in “tell abu shahrain” as the password, you will get the image above.

So what does Eridu even mean? According to Wikipedia, “Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq. Eridu was considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia, and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Located 12 km southwest of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of Sumerian cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another. In Sumerian mythology, Eridu was originally the home of Enki, who was considered to have founded the city, later known by the Akkadians as Ea. His temple was called E-Abzu, as Enki was believed to live in Abzu (“Deep Ocean”), an aquifer from which all life was believed to stem.”

I have no idea what this has to do with the movie, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. Make sure to click on the image to enlarge! You can watch the epically awesome trailer for the film here if you haven’t seen it yet, or just want to watch it again.

Here’s the Space Map image that was also released a few weeks ago as well
Prometheus Space Map
I just hope they don’t peak to soon.

Stargazing with Photoshop

On a regular visit to see my lovely sister-in-law at St James’s Hospital “Jimmy’s” in Leeds one evening, where she was recovering from a major cancer operation in the new Bexley Wing, I noticed how wonderful the skyline of the city looked like from the hospitals multi-storey car. Yet again I whipped out the trusty camera and snapped away and got some good shots of the twinkling vista. (above header image)

Feeling quite bored a few nights later when stargazing over Leeds was obscured with clouds, I decided to re-imagine what the City of the Loiners might look like if we lived on Jupiter’s Europa or Saturn’s Titan. So armed with the shots from earlier in the week, a few Google image downloads and the wonders of Adobe’s Photoshop I set about realizing this vision.
Jupiter over Leeds Header MilnersBlog
A few hours later after doing some intricate masking, global hue and saturation changes, adding additional lights and glows and planetary re-positioning…“Voilà!”..
Jupiter over Leeds with Photoshop Wizardry
Saturn over Leeds

PS..The Sister-in-Law is recovery very well, so much so, she returned home today 🙂

Comic Stamps

Royal Mail Comic Stamps Issue 2012 Judge Dredd

Designed by The Chase, The Royal Mail has just issued ten glorious and playful 1st class stamps celebrating some of the best-known characters from British comics, including my childhood favourite comic 2000AD, which used to include work from a favourite artist contributor of mine Brian Bolland.

Royal Mail Comic Stamps Issue 2012 The Dandy

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The Art of Prometheus

Prometheus HR Giger

Is this the handy work of the original and brilliant Alien artist and sculpture HR Giger, Ridley Scott did mention he would be working on the new ‘back to the roots’ Alien movie Prometheus.

Ridley on the subject:

I brought him in, I showed him what we were doing, showed him the story and he liked it a lot. So he’s doing a little bit of work for me. He’s been doing some murals, big murals, which we’ll see in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we’re gonna go.

It does have all the hallmarks of his handy work, including the slight resemblance to an Alien Queen…all will be revealed on the 8th of June.