The scourge of advertising scars the city.
Presented in the order in which i believe they were taken… almost a year ago. Keep coming back to them, not sure where they belong. They feel haunting somehow. Perhaps that’s why they’ve stuck with me.
Anyway, if you know the Touch records… a cover for a recording of dark and disturbing organ music, most likely from deep in eastern europe!
Every year… or is it every other year… the Port of Hamburg gets some arty illumination treatment in blue. Here are a few of my efforts to capture that this year.
My partner in crime in this attempt to get nothing in focus – Tom. We’ll venture out again, this time in black and white. The obvious choice for a colour based event…
More adverts for the void…
Required context. If i remember correctly, that shot of Sean’s was taken with my 40mm Distagon on one of our “lens swaps”. It’s all connected… eventually.
Look what turned up in the post this week, right after me posting about it a few days ago.
Now for 7 days of unseen vertical XPan shots… not sure if this is going to work. Vertical XPan can end up looking a little weird, but that doesn’t appear to have stopped me occassionally giving it a whirl!
You can tell it’s taken in Hamburg by the honking great big water stain up at the top. Oops.
It seemed like a good idea to stick the camera on a tripod and attempt to film a few minutes of the new year fireworks. The whole of the evening is punctuated with bangs and screeches, and whistles. However, a few minutes before midnight it really begins in earnest.
Unfortunately my video making skills are… lacking. It’s not in focus, the sound is terrible, and it needed to be shot at a lower ISO. All of which adds up to it not really reproducing the intensity of the experience. Next year, at a minimum, i’ll need to: get it in focus; shoot a few samples to check for noise; get a microphone with one of those furry hats to reduce the wind noise. I’d guess that an external microphone would actually make the biggest difference to how it works out. That and getting up on the roof… lets see how that goes (in a year)!
Edit: figured a little background music and a fade-out wouldn’t hurt. Just goes to show how wrong you can be! There is a copy of something called iMovie HD on my hard disk, presumably from back when Apple was giving such junk away – fuck knows they wouldn’t have been able to sell it… It got the job done, but it was, to say the least, a bit of a traumatic software experience. Presumably things have improved?