Gridlock (attempt II)

Yep, knew this one wasn’t going to be the one… by the time i got on the train i’d sobered up enough to know that i hadn’t bother to focus. Actually, i’m not sure that anything was right…

Next time.

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Labour of Love

This shot has been something of a challenge. It has taken several attempts to get this far, and although it has something of an enigmatic quality to it, it isn’t yet the shot that i want it to be.

The statue is no more than 10cm tall and is recessed in an alcove (god in an alcove!) at the base of another statue. What i really need is a longer lens, so that i can get the shot using extension tubes, but still get enough light to shoot it at f/22 / or, even better, f/32… off a tripod. All very tricky… but eventually worth it i hope. A real natural light challenge.

Getting Wide

Haven’t made much of an effort to think about composition ideas yet, these are just to check out the camera and start to get a feel for it – basically shooting as i normally would, ignoring the meter and hoping for the best!

Developing a roll of 36 exposures of 35mm turned our to be much harder than i was expecting. On a roll of 20 shots i lost 7 to the rage.