Everyone needs a hobby…
It has been mushroom season in Hamburg Stadtpark for a few weeks. Finally got out and took some pictures.
The last Blue Port post was a few months ago, and ended with a promise (threat?) to venture out again in B&W film. Sooner than expected here are some of the results.
Starting off gently, more of the same commitment to not getting anything in focus / sharp. So far, so good.
Then things get a little “odd”. I had this idea to take multiple exposures, the XPan has a button and all that, but with the camera inverted for the second shot. No, i don’t know what i was thinking either! Maybe some sort of mirrored thing around the horizon… but in the dark and with lots of lights…
Yeah, in hindsight, that’s about what you might expect! If attempting this again it might make sense to try during the day with shutter speeds of less than two seconds.
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…