Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Sometimes it's good to talk about a photograph and other times you can let the photograph do the talking.
There is however always something interesting at these underpasses where it feels like you might get mugged or killed if you walk through too late at night. It's fun to take photos though and maybe in the coming days I'll post a photo of he burnt out bin inside that tunnel.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
After finishing my 'Round The World' trip and being back in London it was strange, at first it felt like I was still travelling and just at another place on my travels so I kept taking photos and walking around as usual.
Then after a very short time in London I decided to head to Germany and stay there for a few weeks, visit Photokina and try to see where to next.
The past weeks finally have seen me back in London and looking for jobs, going to interviews and selling some of my stuff on ebay to reduce clutter (after living out of a small backpack for a year everything not needed feels like clutter).
After taking hundreds of photos every day and over 60,000 photos during my trip I also took it a bit easier with my photography. That's not to say that I haven't been taking photos but I have taken many with my phone and didn't take a photo every day.
I didn't know how and when I would continue my blog but it always feels like there is something missing when I don't post.
Where and how to continue was a bigger challenge and I went through a few ideas but have now decided to just start with today's photos and back fill the days I have some good photos from the past weeks, including my Photokina posts and some series I have been taking on weekends.
Continuing from he lessons learned during my trip that less is always more and that gear certainly doesn't mater, I will not post the EXIF information to my photos because it really doesn't matter. If there is enough demand I will bring it back but for now I think the photos will mater more than the EXIF information.
There will be more updates coming from now on, both the daily post but also older posts that will appear to fill up the past weeks so I hope you are still following it and enjoy it.
More changes to the format or layout might follow and there will be adds since not enough people donated (but a big thanks to all who did!!) for the blog so ads will at least help me to maintain the blog.
Monday, 20 October 2014
More people than ever seem to read these days but not many do so using a physical book and even less walk while reading.
He seems to have been absorbed in his book and didn't want to stop just because he had to go somewhere.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
The nice thing about fall is the light on a sunny day, the laves turning yellow, the low hanging sun and long shadows really provide a great light to take photos.
The rainy and grey days are not so nice but on a sunny day it's indeed very nice.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Saturday is always a good time to meet people and go out to take photos and it was no different today.
I took my RD1 with the Nokton 40mm lens, to use one more time before selling it, and headed to Whitecross Street to grab a coffee and meet with Kesh and Tom.
On our way towards Camera Cafe and while doing a quick stop at Red Dot Camera, we ran into Dan and decided to all set off to Camera Cafe and take some photos along the way.
We all had different cameras but it was good fun to shoot on the street and afterwards look through our photos while enjoying a pint in a pub.
I do like how the RD1 performs and while it's very frustrating to shoot without a live view screen, it was overall fun and I managed to guess reasonably well the framing. With exception of the 2nd photo, all others were shot without using the OVF and by holding the RD1 like a p&s camera (which is best for street photography if you ask me).
Friday, 17 October 2014
I joined a few photography meetup groups in London but don't always get to go to the meetups and with my travels I haven't been in a while. So it made sense to go to the 'We Shoot People!' meetup and exhibition visit of the London Photography Festival near Borough.
Monday, 13 October 2014
When it's raining and dark you don't usually feel like going out to take photos but it can be nice and it gets you out of the house.
I have used many cameras and seen photos taken with even more different cameras but none have the same black and white image quality as the Ricoh GRD, this is why despite it's age and other shortcomings it still remains one of my favorite cameras.