In my last post (here) I shared some photos I took of my youngest daughter during a trip we took as a short break while I had some work to do. I said I would follow up with some more photos from that trip. The trip came about because I had some activity at work … Continue reading On location in the California countryside #2
A few weeks ago a work commitment meant I was not going to be able to give my young daughter the attention she needs during the day and I would need to focus 100% on this task. My wife is in a very high pressure job and as a result is usually more absorbed in … Continue reading On location in the California countryside
Golden hour in my neighborhood plus a vintage lens helped me break through a inspiration block. Continue reading Lock-down in my neighborhood… searching for inspiration
The area where I have done most of my lunchtime photo walks over the last few years, close to where my office building was, consists of a main street filled with typical restaurants and stores. The buildings are more interesting than most streets in this area and one of those buildings is the Nicholl Building where the Motion Picture & Television Fund health service is situated.
I have not been able to find details of who designed the building but it has similar themes (at least in my eyes) to Meier’s Getty Center in Los Angeles.Continue reading “The Nicholl Building”
Over the 4th of July weekend my family and I took a short trip up north of LA with our trailer to stay near one of the lakes that way. One of the days we took a drive further north to explore. Initially we had just decided to drive somewhere without much clear intention but … Continue reading Exploring deserted Bakersfield
I like taking the train sometimes. Trains are one of the few ways to travel where you can truly sit, relax and watch the world go by. Driving is nice but as the driver you can’t look much at anything other than the road around you and taking photos is out of the question unless you pull over and stop; which isn’t always convenient. Even as a passenger I don’t fully relax and I am always watching out for things on the road (maybe that’s just me).
On a good train journey through the countryside there are often opportunities for photography and although you have to accept that you are shooting through a glass window that is unlikely to be optically good, there are scenes worth capturing.
You have to be ready though and just take the shot when you see it as if you hesitate it is likely gone and there is no going backwards.Continue reading “Train journeys”
In this blog each post will focus on five images that are linked in some way either through the subject matter, place or something else and I will keep the descriptions to no more than a few paragraphs.
I decided to start this blog as kind of a fresh start on my photography. My previous blog called ‘View from the Carrotroom‘ has come to the end of it’s course and I want to go in a different direction. Making a new start is (I think) easier than trying to redesign and take what I have done to-date to a new style.
So here we are
As a photographer I don’t think I have stuck to one genre and I generally just like to shoot things I see (call me an opportunist) but often there is a thread (sometimes tenuous) that links images taken over the course of time and I think this is a good way of presenting my photography in some way that is coherent (for me at least).
This is not intended to be a gear site but just to kick things off here is my current selection of cameras that I will be (and have been) mostly using to create the images. I have others and I reserve the right to use those too but these are my main shootersContinue reading “So what is this about?…”