Lovely light

After finishing my crazy month of January I’ve taken a week to relax and honestly, it felt soooo good! I suck at self care when I’m busy and stressed. Well I suck at it anyway ha. So it was nice to read a book, crochet a blanket, ignore the laptop and top up my cup.

Another self care treat is going through my photos and these one in especially have made my heart skip a little bit - we all know I’m a sucker for lovely light - but these are especially gorgeous!

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These are a mixture of photos taken at Roundhay Park in Leeds and around Kirkstall Abbey but they make such a good set that I’ve snuck them in together.

I really can’t wait for the sun to shine properly again!

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Leeds

Another new to me camera...

And its another Minolta - I'm becoming a fan of them! As part of the Emulsive Secret Santa last year I received the most generous gift of a Minolta X-500 camera. I'm stilled so stunned by the generosity of this gift and I eagerly shot my way through the black and white film that it came with. I'm waiting until I have at least 2 or 3 completed black and white films until I send them off to get developed, so I haven't got those images to share yet. But I do have another two rolls of colour film that I've also put through this camera developed and scanned and I'm excited to start sharing them with you now!

Urgh look at all those lovely details! I gave myself permission to only take the kind of photos I really love with this camera rather than producing quality of quantity and I think it was totally worth it. Look at the golden colours on those leaves, the peeling paint around the door handle, the daffodils in the window... be still my heart!! Oh and the lace against the flint and brick wall in the first photo...I love it!  Ignore my finger (or coat?!) in the feet shot  mind hahaha. I'm not 100% perfect it seems. 

But boy is this camera a joy to use, I love the sound of it, the ease of it, the results and I'm sure I'll be carrying it around with me more often from now on.

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomo CN 400
Location: Various Norfolk Locations

Little details at Oxburgh Hall

I guess you've probably gathered from all my photos at Oxburgh Hall that I love old halls and luckily for us, there are so many around the UK. In fact, my parents gave me a book of my Grandad's that was just old halls in Yorkshire - and now I want to visit them ALL! And obviously take photos...

I've been taking Susannah Conway's Blogging from the Heart course over the last couple of weeks - more as a little reminder as to why I love blogging rather than because I need to learn much more about it - so rather than just leave you with the details here like I usually do, I'm going to say a little bit about how much I love taking photos like this.

There's something so wonderful in the act of noticing things I think - but to document it, to really look at something a bit closer through a lens - that experience is a bit more intimate and much more personal. Rather than just glimpsing, you almost create a story between yourself and the object you're taking a photo of, an attachment of sorts - so when you get that film photo back from the lab not only do you see that object in the photo, but you remember how you felt when you saw it and you feel that connection all over again. 

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film: Lomo CN 400
Location: Oxburgh Hall