More Lockdown Abstraction

Here’s another thing that I find quite difficult to do effectively: make good, dramatic cloud photographs.

Yesterday the sky was changing quite rapidly so I used a circular polarising filter on my 50mm lens and took some photos of the backlit clouds. I reduced the exposure so that the whites weren’t blown out which made the sky a dark blue and the tree a silhouette. Continue reading

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Getting Abstract

Living in lockdown has meant that I haven’t been able to get out and use my camera in the same ways that I was doing a few months ago. That’s not to say that I haven’t been taking photographs.

Spring is here and the trees are coming into leaf. The new growth has a beautiful translucent green … so I decided to take some photographs based on colour rather than just a subject and its background. Continue reading

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Lightening Up

It’s lockdown and I’m not able to get out as much as I normally would … no one can. The thing is, it’s easy to get despondent and lose motivation for doing anything, even photography. I’ve spoken to many people about their love of photography and more than one has mentioned the positive effect it has on their mental health. And I can completely see that, it helps you to concentrate on something other, something outside yourself. So I gave myself a mini project the other day. Continue reading

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Strange Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed normal life in so many ways. The reponse across the world has been to advise people not to travel and to stay in their communities. And so, I have been working from home during the day and walking from my house to get a little exercise now and again.

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Well that’s complicated things …

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d bought myself a ‘new’ old camera: a¬†Yashica 635 which could take both 35mm and 120mm film. I though it was novel, an oddity, something that would simply improve my digital photography. But I’ve since ¬†developed the films and scanned them and now I feel a bit different about everything.

I love photography. I really like the options that my fancy digital cameras give to me. I will always appreciate their spark. Continue reading

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