Last Sunday was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. In the past I’ve made a camera for the occasion but due to time constraints and laziness I opted for a pinhole body cap on my digital camera. I love how the light flares in the picture, and it also shows how dirty my sensor is!
More info on World Pinhole day and photos from around the world HERE Click on Gallery at the top of the page for photos.
Well it’s actually Saturday morning, and I’m craving a “Full English” breakfast… Remembered this picture I took of a great Full English I had a month ago at Spitalfield’s market. Tasted as good as it looked.
Been thinking a lot about woodworking lately, add that to my reading of Terrence Conran’s “sort of autobiography” and I couldn’t help myself but use the above picture for photo Friday. Taken a month ago at the Design Museum in London at the Terrence Conran exhibit celebrating his 80 years of inspiring design. This tool cabinet was a gift from the workers at his own Benchmark furniture business. I’m not sure if I am more jealous of him having his own in house furniture company (it resides in an old barn on his property) or this wonderful cabinet stocked with all the hand tool essentials…
Currently traveling (hence a few less posts than normal) but it does make for some new pictures… While I’ve taken many with my beloved xpan, I won’t be home for another month and a half, so it will be a while before they are developed. Since my new camera didn’t arrive in time, I also brought along the Nex 3, which is a capable camera, but the lack of viewfinder is a real deal breaker for me.
Anyways, enough whining, here’s a shot from this past week in Marrakesh, Morocco. Taken on the Nex 3, converted to BW after.
Took this shot this morning outside a Paris Cafe. I’ve been waiting since last June to buy a new camera but all the ones I want seem to be back ordered. Anyways, all to say that I haven’t taken as many pics lately as I’m frustrated with my current setup (thought I could handle no viewfinder but I can’t). Anyways, went out this morning and threw on a 75mm voigtlander onto my Nex 3. I bought the lens cause it was a good deal but I don’t use it much. But on the Nex it really seems to shine, and my hit rate is far better than with my Bessa film camera.
Back to the picture, I like the people in the background that you can’t quite make out, makes you linger and think about the picture a bit. Might have preferred if they weren’t quite so out of focus, but overall I’m pretty happy with the shot. Now if my new camera could just show up…
One last bit of Christmas cheer…. A picture of water droplets on a window with out of focus Christmas lights in the distance. Taken with my Nex 3. Quite happy how this turned out, a bit tricky to get the focus on the water droplets but it worked out in the end.
Took this shot a few weeks ago while walking around Place de Concorde (Paris). I rested the camera on the edge of the fountain and took a long exposure. I think I’ll go back and redo it in order to better frame it (ie. remove the head from the bottom right corner). It was dark, I was in a rush, not the way to take a well thought out picture. Anyways, a cool attempt.
Holga eh? Sure why not. While I whine about the thousands of pictures I still have to go through from last year, I didn’t go through any this week. I’d love to say I was all wrapped up in some incredible new endeavour, but honestly I’d have to say it was more due to laziness.
Anyhow, can’t go wrong with a picture of bike now can you? Not sure why but I love bike pictures, probably should move to Copenhagen or Amsterdam, but until then I’ll just drool over my pictures. Taken with my Holga on some type of colour film, quite likely Kodak VC160.
Took this photo about an hour ago from the Tuileries in Paris looking onto Place de la Concorde. The Ferris Wheel is here for Christmas and is such a beautiful sight at night. Also lined up the Obelisk in the centre of the wheel. While I haven’t been thrilled with my NEX 3 lately, I took this shot handheld at 1/15 of second, pretty sharp if you ask me…