A walk along the canal

I've been walking a lot lately - its always been helpful with my depression/anxiety and now its all I seem to want to do whilst grieving (other than hiding in a quilt all day watching Pixar movies and eating chocolate but that's not really helpful or healthy now is it...). I've especially been making myself go for walks in my lunch break and on this one, I took my camera too.

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film: Kodak BW400CN
Location: Leeds

More black and white photos I scanned myself!

Oh yeah baby! I love that these photos are all close to where I work in Leeds too - I've been working in the city for nearly a year now (what?!) but this was my first time actively going out in my lunch break taking photos. I need to rectify that situation!

(I think its meant to say "All that I know is that I know nothing" - the fact they couldn't finish it made me chuckle)

I think for my first scanned negatives I'm pretty pleased with the final results - its quite hard to know when to edit, how to edit and when to stop editing - I could very easily get carried away with Photoshop haha  - so I tried to keep the tweaks quite simple with these. I think they look pretty good!

I've been chatting with my friends about film  vs digital  and feeling overwhelmed with having another part of my photography process that could change everything - but ultimately, this is just another way for me to learn what I like with my photos and to learn to trust my instincts and gut with how I think my photos should look. In fact my first ever 'Searching for Something' post was about editing and finding that image I was looking for in my results.

I wrote this is 2011 - but it seems just as relevant to me right now.

"To me, each photo I take is like falling in love - you're constantly search for it - everywhere you go - even if you aren't aware that you are... sometimes you can't see it, sometimes you find it in one step, sometimes you have to work a bit harder, perhaps challenge your preconceptions and break some of your own rules... but just like love - no one can tell you when you've found that perfect photo, you just know it... through and through!"

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film: West Yorkshire Cameras B&W Film
Location: Leeds
Scanner:  Epson V370 scanner