I actually don’t remember the last time I was this excited about my photos… squeeeeeeee!!
Although Photo Meditations isn’t a technical photography course, I did learn something new about F stops and I realised that I had actually taken some photos with my Ricoh camera where I had changed this setting and not realised the effect it would have (here and here, being good examples) At the time of developing them I realised that they were the kind of photos that I wanted to be taking… but I didn’t know how I’d even done it.
So armed with knowledge, my new to me Olympus Trip and more enthusiasm than I’ve ever had on a foggy day, Thomas and I went for a walk around Kirkstall Abbey (and also a delicious roast dinner…) last Sunday and here are some of my favourite results.
I was drawn to that yellow tree like a magpie to shiny things, it was a beacon in the mist and so pretty. I had to have a photo taken with it… I’m a bit sad that it’s a little blurry but a lot of the photos were as I still have lots to learn.
I’m so glad that I learnt this though, most of my plastic cameras don’t have this setting but two of my other film others do and it feels great to know now that I can take the type of photos that I want with a different camera and not feel limited by my equipment or knowledge.
In this one film of photos, I feel like I’ve pushed myself, my photos and what I can do. I’ve applied everything I’d already learnt combined it with new tricks and techniques and captured photos that I have been truly happy with. Although this does mean I’ll be carrying even more cameras around with me now…
Camera: Olympus Trip 35
Film: Expired Agfa Vista 200
I can’t wait to go home to Norfolk at Christmas now, I really can’t.
Have a great weekend!
Location: Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk
Camera: Olympus Trip (woo)
Film: Expired Kodak 200 (I think)
The fun of taking two cameras around with you all the time is trying to balance what to take photos of – it’s easy to take the same picture twice but I think I’ve finally craked it – one to capture to details, one to capture the ‘feel’… The redscale in my superheadz captured the feel of Knaresborough wonderfully and it left me free to capture the details of Knaresborough and to experiment with the focus a little more with my holga.
I’m really beginning to enjoy capturing the details that perhaps others might not see – the beautiful letter box, the battered old signs, the lovely colours in the windows… they take my breath away. And I just love the cat…
I’m going to try not to take too many photos, I still have too many to share :)
p.s. G – did you see the name of the road in one of the pictures? You’ll like it…
p.p.s. I just noticed that Harry snuck into the last photo, this makes me happy.