Some photos from the week 15th – 21st January 2018
This first image is an iPhone snap after my violin lesson. I had the table covered with music, which then got covered with a set of test images I’d ordered from a printer to check different papers and printing techniques, which then got covered with my violin. It sort of feels like my time, my life. One thing gets piled on top of another. What’s urgent now always almost obscures what came before.
My dentist is in Swanage, which is nearly an hour away but I don’t care; after several years of severe anxiety around dentists I’ll travel. After I’d seen him I went to Durlston Castle for a cup of tea and a walk before going home. There are a lot of photos taken here, so I wanted something different. I was experimenting with the reflections in this telescope. It has a little scene inside; plastic people on a beach, waving to the viewer. I might use one of the images of this for my next assignment, because I don’t really take photos of people so I have a reflection of me, camera in hand, taking pictures of these plastic people. I quite like it. But the following image is the one I shared on Instagram, even though you can only really see the little details when it’s seen large and I think they’re actually quite important. You can see the plastic woman about half way down on the left, standing on her beach. I also like the texture on the lens.
It was freezing cold outside. This image is taken from inside, in the warm. I liked the texture of the wood, I liked the colours, and I thought I could get a good image with a shallow depth of field.
And this is what happened when I finally braved the weather. Again, the colours were the thing that initially appealed to me. But I liked the lines too.
When you go to the coast path you find this globe. It’s great, and I was really lucky that the sun was at a height for me to experiment with images like this.
I saw a few images of movement using trees last week. I had a go, but I couldn’t get a long enough exposure – there was just too much light. Plus I didn’t have a tripod to get a smooth feel to it. So it’s a failed experiment.
This is a multiple exposure. I like it, but I want to do some work on it in Lightroom to make it a bit more otherworldly. The stones at the bottom of the image are where you can stand to see dolphins at certain times of year; I think March / April is best.
I was looking through some of the images I’ve taken in the last year and I saw this – I just saw a thumbnail image, but I thought it was something taken by Alvin Langdon Coburn when I saw it initially. I went into photos to move it to another folder and realised it’s actually one of mine with a filter from Photos applied. I was really pleased. I printed it out, left it on my desk to dry, and when I got back my kittens had got muddy paw prints all over it. But this is pre-paws, and I really like it.
I didn’t like this message on the mirror in the ladies toilet. Oddly, I take quite a few images in ladies toilets! Mainly of messages I get. I got about four hours sleep last night, and I’d done three hours of work in the library before I saw this. Despite appreciating it was probably sarcasm, I was not in the mood.
Another idea for A3. This is Hebrew script from my mezuzah.
Today I decided not to make my bed. I was in too much of a rush to get out to take my son to Bournemouth for his film course. This is me thinking about representing those small everyday decisions.