Not an especially exciting shot, but I’m ill.
Photos of Phones and Phonographs (occasionally)
I spent a load of time this evening trying to shoot an idea I’ve got for this months Lightsource Assignment – “Hands” before eventually coming to the conclusion that I need someone else to be the hands. Shooting tight hand portraits featuring both hands, while operating the shutter release with your mouth or foot – just plain doesn’t work.
So today you’ve got a photo of some knitting instead.
The knitting in question in the sleeve for the jumper I started knitting J about 3 years ago. I think I’m about a third of the way up the arm – so only 5/3 of a sleeve to go and J can have his jumper!
This is my niece, Holly, shortly before she threw up all over my jeans. Jeans which I discovered have a hole in the back, so are destined to be chopped up and converted into a light stand carry bag.
The shot’s a bit noisy, but then it was taken at ISO1000 as the light was a bit on the dim side. Oh, and she’s not jaundiced – I just got the white balance wrong in camera, and I suck at colour correction in post. I really should learn how to fix this sort of thing properly.
To be honest, there’s no way I was going to be able to follow yesterdays photo. So here’s some water dripping off the walkway down to the station platform on my way home.
I’ve spent all day coming back to yesterdays photo and thinking “yes, it probably is as cool as I think it is” – I think it’s one of the handful of photos I’ve taken this year which I’d be happy putting on my wall – so I might just do that.
It had to happen eventually, it’s a self portrait.
When I started this project, one of my goals was to avoid taking a self portrait for as long as possible. My thoughts were that if I had to resort to a self portrait, I’d run out of ideas. I lasted 147 days, 40% of a year, which I think is probably long enough.
I also happen to really like the shot, which helps.
My last photo of the convention. The Cafe at 2am when everyone else was tucked up in bed.
This particular viewfinder is on my new Voigtlander Brilliant and it’s a little more grubby than my usual Duaflex. Charlie’s looking a little “Man at C&A” in this shot, I think that’s why I like it.