I’ve been shooting with the Holga again quite a bit recently. I’ve posted before about how I like its simplicity. There’s a kind of framing hole to look through, two exposure settings (sunny and cloudy), and then four positions to guess the distance to the subject (one head, three people, a group of seven people and a mountain). For all those curious about camera techniques and in the absence of EXIF data, all were shot on the cloudy setting and […]
I guess everything has it’s flipside, the not so good with the good, the downs and the ups. It could be a lot worse I know that. We’re lucky, we have our health and we are doing what we want, where we want. We don’t overindulge too much, and we try to keep balanced with most things. Bloody seagulls: I’d just cleaned the windows, settled down to watch the sea and boom! Classy though, arts and craft shit.
A storm blew up the other day, not particularly bad, maybe a 7 on the Beaufort scale, enough to get the sea nice and foamy. It had been dead calm for several days before, so the change was refreshing. I’m not sure I like long exposures anymore. At first I loved them, the ability to reduce motion to a smear, or solid tones of grey with even longer shutter speeds. I got tired of it though, you see it everywhere […]
So the move went OK, we’ve nearly brought everything we need down to the seaside, but the rest can wait till Christmas. Only small hiccup was my MacBook lead giving up the ghost so I had no access for a few days. It wouldn’t have mattered so much if were in the midlands as the apple store is pretty close, but we ended up driving all the way to Exeter an back just to get one. Three hours for a […]
Well the lease is signed for the next 12 months; we’ve got the keys and started to move in (we’ve moved about 20 times in as many years so it’s getting smoother, but there are always surprises). This was taken looking down from the balcony at high tide, handheld as I didn’t bring a tripod down, that’ll have to come down later with the big camera. Still, it’s drawing my eye already. I can see a series starting. I’ll see […]
I’ve been struggling with a photography project for a few years now. It’s personal and I’ve always known it would be a long-term one, but the specifics have always been loose and that annoys me. I know it has a general theme though. Saltwater: obviously, I’ve spent most of my working life in it in some way, and spent my childhood no more than 10 miles away from it. So it’s important to me, it’s why I studied Marine Biology […]
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