Whilst moving and deleting files, I've been looking at shots from when I started getting into photography - and it's been very informative. Firstly, I see I've become incredibly boring in a very short time. I used get silly ideas and run with them; now it's all become proper and boring.
Secondly, I love how old shots - shots I sneered at "back then", have limitless possibilities when looked at a few years later. Certainly experience plays a part there - I am quicker at identifying which process would suit a certain shot , and today I know more about how to get the results I want.
More on all of this later. Off to look at mattresses with the missus. Out with backaches, in with sleep :-)
(Victor on a beach in Wales, UK - 2011)
#b&w #beach #memories #wales #blackandwhitephotography
The B&W Project - The Rule of Odds
#bwproject2016 hosted by and
I've taken a lot of shots for this project in the last week or so - I had planned to post a shot of wind turbines (3), but "someone" beat me to it (should teach me not to take family members on photo trips!) :-D
The shot below is taken at Teesmouth beach - a fantastic place if you are into wildlife, surrounded by huge factories, smoke and ships.
I'm not sure if I've even got the theme right - as I'm not sure how you count the "odds". One man, one dog, one ship and one branch - all one, but make up four. Two "dead" items (ship & branch) and two life items (man & dog). That's a double even!
I see it as a ship, man and dog - making up three items..... so odd number ;-) - I haven't had a chance to look at what's been posted, but hopefully I'll have the time to enjoy your shots later tonight.
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Taken a couple of days ago, in (what I consider) perfect weather. I actually shot this for another project (on FB), but when I noticed the expression on the sheep's face, just as it grabbed a mouthful of hay, I felt the shot fitting for this theme as well ;-)
I'll admit to letting a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit of colour through, around the sheep's head/hay, just to guide the eye of the viewer, but as it's only brownish/yellow..... I'm classifying it as "sepia" :-D
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Once again I am late (I've got a valid excuse, but I won't tire you with it). I'm probably cheating a bit here - by reading the theme a bit too literally..... :-D
Many thanks to my little helper, ;-)
I've spent the evening going through most of my previous posts, moving many into Collections. I've got one question, if anyone can help; do I have any control over the order of my collections (my least used collection - After Hours - is listed first, whilst the one I use the most - B&W Land & Water - is near the bottom)?
Anyway - after all this work, Google better not make any major changes for a few years.... :-)
#yorkshire #b&w #blackandwhite
I was born and raised in Akureyri, North-East Iceland, in 1972 - I am half-Scottish and half-Icelandic, currently living in Yorkshire, England UK. Photography is my passion; without it I can neither relax nor feel fulfilled.
I am an introvert by nature, constantly pretending (and often failing) to be an extrovert, as society demands. I will never understand how, or why, it became fashionable to use 50 words, when three can deliver the meaning perfectly. That, is probably why I love, live and breathe photography.
You don't get extra points for cramming in superfluous garbage. When successfully done, you deliver meaning and purpose by one click of a button. It can be a single object, or it can be three. But very rarely 50.
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- Iceland University of EducationSocial Work (B.Ed)., 1997 - 2000
- Iceland University of EducationICT (Post grad. Dipl. Ed), 2002 - 2004