Some time around March 2007 I acquired an ancient camera, an Ensign Carbine No.3, and took a photo of Perth railway station by night, returning home to develop the film myself. It’s the only photo I remember taking with that camera, but I like it for the Ilford Pan-F tonality and glow from the lens-haze. […]
Views from the top of Dundee Law
A few photos from a walk around Portpatrick on a sunny evening, starting with the Royal Navy helicopter practising for Lifeboat Week, taking in some favoured old haunts and seascapes. Video:
A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of extension tubes for the Sony NEX-7; today I got around to experimenting with them for the first time. It’s quite scary seeing so much dust on the live-view LCD panel and realising it’s actually on the front of the lens. Two tangerines and an apple.
The fisherman’s barometer, corner of North Castle and North Streets, St Andrews. A little experimentation in The Gimp, to create a synthetic “scratches” texture layer – using plasma clouds, old-photo simulation, distortions and other trickery.
I can think of much worse ways to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than flying a kite with friends.
A twist in the traditional tale
A hedgehog living in the parents’ garden – a delightful honour to see the wee thing strolling around of an evening, chomping on the crunchy food left out. Yay hedgie!!
White clouds in blue skies; grass blowing around in warm sunlight; horses that amble across their field to come and say hello as one passes by the roadside.
Appreciating the aesthetics of brokenness and decay in suburban Yorkshire. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept, an appreciation of beauty in imperfection, seen for example in reconstructing tea cups from broken crockery fragments, contrasting with Western ideals of unblemished perfection.