Travels with my camera

A micro four thirds camera is so much easier to carry than a DSLR so my E-P2 goes everywhere with me. Arty, serious, frivolous, documentary or just plain fun. It will all be here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The end.. or is it?

That's about as far as it goes really.Ninety plus days with my new camera, I actually got to 111 before I missed a day. A picture a day for 111 days. Something I thought I'd never be able to do. I've developed as a photographer in that time. Discovered new ideas and concepts and as such it's time to move on and explore those. So I present to you blur-o-graphy A blog about my fascination with taking blurred pictures. There's some interesting stuff over there. I hope you'll go and take a look.
Thanks for watching this blog!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 92 Clouds

One of my favourite photograph books is "Horizons" by Craig Blacklock. I which he set up a camera on the top of a cliff overlooking Lake Superior and photographed the Horizon. A super selection of pictures and something I was reminded of when I looked out of the window this morning. So, "What the heck" I thought if its good enough for Craig Blacklock then its good enough for me

day 91 picture

I found a scene with a strong diagonal stress to it. I wondered if blurring it would work. I'm not entirely sure if it does or not. The colour seems strong enough Perhaps its just the diagonal blur thats disconcerting. Ah well it's an experiment and a lesson learned...

Day 91 Withdrawls.

Day 91 came. There was no pressure to take a picture. But out of habit the camera went in my bag as I headed out to work. But I was busy at work and never got a chance to take any pictures. Still wasn't bothered. However, as the day wound on and I got home I started to feel like something was missing. The need to take a picture grew and grew and by 7pm I was getting quite desperate. I hunted around the garden looking for plants weeds, bugs anything to excite me into a photograph. It was Doctor Who on BBCAmerica at 8pm surely I could hold out until then and once that was on I'd be so engrossed in the show I'd forget all about it.
Not so fast. Every commerical break I looked out of the window longingly at the evening light (the fact that this Doctor Who story involved Vincent Van Gogh did nothing to curb my artistic feelings) So one break I got up and went outside and shot pictures.
It made me feel better.
The pictures? You'll have to wait until I process them

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 90 Sunset Blur

Well, I did it. I made it to 90 days, a picture a day. For this last shot I waited til the end of the day to capture something symbolic of coming to the end of the task. I'm really quite taken with what I call "blur-o-graphs" so I tried out the technique as the last rays of the sun shone on the woods next door.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 89 Tomato waiting to ripen

My wife has a tomato plant in a pot on the deck. This is the first tomato to appear. It's about golf ball size. It still has a way to go before it can grace one of her salads...

Day 88 Red Lily pad

Sunday I was sat on the dock in the gorgeous sunshine and saw this red lily pad a few inches below the surface of the water. I'd never seen a red lily pad before. So I thought it an excellent subject for the day