These are the last two pictures that I liked from the Box Brownie set, hopefully the next time I mention this camera it’ll be because I’ve worked out how to use it. You guys are probably bored of looking at this camera so I promise something a bit more colourful and nature-based next!
Hello everyone, Happy New Year and all the best for 2012! Is it just me or did Christmas and New Year go by pretty fast this year?
Anyway, my attempt to have a scavenge for old pics on my hard drive ended up not happening , mainly due to all the festivities, and also procrastination. Luckily enough I remembered my lovely Gran had given me an old Box Brownie camera. Until I work out if I can still get film for it, and also how to work it, I decided to take some pictures of the camera instead. Also it gave me an excuse for some black and white stuff, which always makes me happy. Some of these shots are a bit abstract, I was feeling pretty creative so I went for some weird angles. Hopefully it works…
I start my new job tomorrow (yep the same one I was talking about months ago!) and I’m going to be pretty busy so I’ll just be posting the rest of this set over the next few days, with no words (there isn’t much to say about these pics from me anyway).
Hopefully once I’ve got over my festive lethargy and adjusted to work (it’s been a while) I’ll have a chance to get out and get some pictures of landscape-y type stuff before I start back at uni. There’s a lot of stuff I want to get some shots of, but it’s just a matter of finding the time and money to get to some of these places. But hopefully 2012 will be the year of successfully organising my time between uni, work and whatever else life throws at me with enough spare time to get back on the weekly posts. My blog was a bit neglected towards the end of 2011
Anyway hope you all like the pics, and hope you all have an awesome 2012!
These are the last couple of pictures from the market, for now anyway. I was thinking about going out and getting some more of the people at the market, the stalls and people enjoying all the tasty treats, so there could be more to come!
The first shot is one of the stalls that sells mulled wine (or Gluhwein if you’re German). It’s honestly the best mulled wine I’ve ever tasted, somehow even better than I remembered it from last year. They also sell firepunch (not totally sure what that is) but the mulled wine does the trick for me. Nothing better to heat you up in this cold weather!
The second shot is kind of an abstract one, I was just trying out different shots of the hats (they have a lot of novelty hat stalls at the German market, which makes sense given how cold it is!). This one was my favourite with all the colours and the bokeh, for me it sort of sums up the atmosphere you get at the German market.
Hope you all like
Another couple of pictures from the Christmas market. I was trying to focus in on the baubles to get some nice bokeh effects. I tried catching some reflections in the baubles as well, not sure whethr those shots worked though so I might post them later, we’ll see. To be honest I’m not totally sure about these pictures but I think it’s just because I’ve gotten too used to landscape stuff. I was hoping to have some snow landscape pics by now, but no snow so far just lots of wind unfortunately!
On a different note tomorrow is the hand in date for my last essay for this term, then I’m off uni until January 16th, yay! So yeah, I should probably get on with that essay then…
I don’t usually go for concept photography, but I was down at Seafield beach and I found this old chair in amongst all the other crap people have dumped down there (grrrrr…) and came up with this shot. I started trying it out in different spots and when I sat it on this rock it made me think, which has got to be a good thing, right? I think this could possibly be considered reverse concept photography, since I didn’t go out with an idea in my head, but rather found the chair, played around with it a bit and then developed ideas during and afterwards.
I was going to tell you what this picture makes me think about, but I decided I would rather know what this picture makes you guys think about. Plus I’m not so great with self-expression and words… What does this picture say to you?
I didn’t manage to post anything yesterday because I went straight from work and then to the pub, and then to the Beltane Festival on Calton Hill (hopefully pics from that tomorrow). So here’s a couple of pictures from my trip to the Eastern Breakwater and around that general area.
The first pic is over the Forth Estuary, the bridges are the Forth road and railway bridges, the black land mass in front of the bridges is Cramond Island, and the lighter land on the right is Fife. I had to climb a fence into a building site and then climb a 15ft pile of rouble to get this shot because there was a wall between me and the Estuary. Definitely worth it though.
The second picture was taken at Granton Harbour, about half an hour before sunset. Most of the boats in the harbour were in the water but these two were on the sand, I really liked the reflections of the boats on the shallow water.
I had a recent visit from Kim over at Coffee Served Daily and she pointed out my lack of coffee pictures on the blog and on my Flickr account. Since I am a massive fan of the lovely stuff I’ve decided to remedy this by posting this series of coffee pics. They aren’t necessarily a set as the heart is an oldie, but I think they illustrate my love of coffee fairly well. I’m an old school coffee drinker in the sense that I still use a caffetiere to brew coffee, rather than a coffee machine (I also keep a jar of instant by for emergencies). I’m not a conventional coffee drinker either in the sense that I rarely have a coffee in the morning, and I don’t drink coffee all day long. No, instead I prefer to enjoy coffee like you might enjoy a pint after work, in fact I usually only drink about one cup a day. Nonetheless I’m as big a coffee fan as the next person.
If you haven’t been over to Coffee Served Daily and checked out Kim’s quest to post 1000 cups of coffee, one cup at a time, you definitely should. Be warned though: it will almost certainly leave you wanting a cup!
This is a shot I’m entering into another competition, the subject is coffee and I wanted to enter something that was a little bit different. I messed around with the contrast and the vibrance and managed to bring out the colour in the otherwise grey shadow which I think give the picture an interesting difference. Hope you like!
Sorry about the terrible pun, couldn’t help myself! This is a shot of Vicky’s earring, in case you weren’t sure, I did take some pictures of it not on her ear, but it didn’t look as good. I really like how warm this picture looks because of the light and the colours.
This is a shot I took a couple of nights ago at The Shore in Leith, Edinburgh. The old lighthouse sits on a a walkway at the end of The Shore where there are a lot of trendy (expensive) restaurants and pubs. The Shore is quite a nice part of Leith – in fact its probably the nicest part of Leith – despite being right next to the docks. I was going to go to the library, but got completely sidetracked and ended up roaming about taking pictures instead, it was a really nice night with beautiful colours in the sky, and it actually felt kind of warm for a change.
This picture was taken yesterday where the Union Canal runs along Harris Park between Shandon and Polwarth In Edinburgh. It’s a nice part of Edinburgh where I’ve spent a lot of time, especially in the summer, and there’s always people walking their dog, playing football, jogging or rowing on the canal (even in the middle of winter!). I know this type of effect isn’t the most original but I think it looks quite nice for this picture.
I’ve been trying lots of close up shots of objects and I thought Vicky’s bear would be a good subject because of the texture and the colours, the natural light in this picture makes it look quite nice as well I think. My camera isn’t great for this kind of shot, you can see some colour noise in the shadows, but I still like it, hope you do to!