Monday, 18 May 2015

Enough of This?

GRD, f5.0, 1/400, ISO 400, JPG b&w
The title of this post is a bit of what I'm thinking right now regarding this blog. I can see some people still follow it but it's not as many as it used to be and I'm not sure if it's still the right thing for me to do.
It takes a lot of work to keep it updated and while I like to take photos every day, I'm just not sure blogging is the right platform for my photos overall.

The main reason I hesitate about stopping this blog is that I met some fantastic people all around the world through it.

I will have a think about what to do next as I am not sure about the interest, from both myself and of people reading this blog, is in continuing it.

Before I stop posting completely though there will be some posts I want to finish first. My Photokina 2014 report, which is still outstanding, and the full Ricoh GR review which I never finished and might come too late for most people by now.
Depending on time and what I decide the Photokina report will definitely be posted but the Ricoh GR review might have to stay unfinished although I want to post at least the RAW files for comparison.

Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Photographica Fair

R-D1, f2.8, 1/250, ISO 800, RAW, 42mm (Ricoh GR f2.8 28mm LTM)
After finding out that there was a photography fair near Victoria it made sense to go and check it out. I decided to take the R-D1 along for the occasion it being the more old-school style camera I have and one that blends in well with all the old film cameras there.

My main intent was to sell some of my old FED-4 cameras and an old OVF and while I've done this, I walked out with a Bessa-L and the main reason for buying it, the Voigtlander Heliar 15mm LTM lens in great condition. The camera will find it's way on eBay as will the OVF that came with it but I'm glad to have the Heliar 15mm back after my lens got stolen.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Blossom Mural

OPO, f2.0, 1/1099, ISO 101, JPG
Maybe a bit too much processing but I wanted this to look like a painting or wall mural and a bit abstract.
Sometimes it's not about being close to reality but having something different to look at and here I did like the result more than some other photos I processed a lot less.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Coffee & Subs

GR, f2.8, 1/125, ISO 4000, RAW
After spending the evening in Greenwich and becoming slightly annoyed by the drive to monetize everything since it became a Royal Borough, I had to change trains at Lewisham which seemed to undergo some changes itself with new apartment buildings popping up.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Umbrella Lady

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 1000, RAW
Another photo that fits in my 'People with Umbrellas' series but also in a 'People with Phones' series, although I guess a 'People withOUT Phones' would be more challenging.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Story in 8 Pictures - People and Signs

The weather was great and I had no other plans so what better than join the Simple Street Photography group for a meetup after work.

Today's meetup was actually different as there was more of a theme to it and a challenge to tell a story in 8 photos.

At first I didn't have a particular theme in mind but after the first few photos I kind of settled on 'People and Signs'.

While reviewing my photos and selecting the best 8, I almost changed the theme to 'People with Phones' because most people did actually look at phones in my photos so I had to take out some phone photos to better balance this.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 100, RAW
Took this during my lunch break and liked the broken glass and how he was leaning against the door.