A rare Sunday free and so we jumped in the car and headed for Calke Abbey.
It’s a National Trust property in South Derbyshire and calls itself the unstately stately home. It was my second visit, but I’m still yet to go inside. There’s enough fun to be had exploring the gardens, old sheds and boiler houses and the stables. Continue reading →
Last weekend, I was in my usual Sunday night funk, fed-up that I’d not taken advantage of the weekend and a bit of daylight to get out and take some pictures.
It was about 9pm before I decided to get off my arse and have a wander around the village with a Holga, a cheapo flashgun and a roll of Kodak Tri-X. Continue reading →
For the first few days of shoot week of this month’s @FP4Party I was still in Eastern Europe. We’d been visiting my mother-in-law in Poland, and as we’ve done a couple of times now, travelled to the mountains on the Polish/Czech border on New Year’s Day. Being the day after the main event, it’s usually a chilled-out trip to a mountain top hotel for an evening of good food and beer in front of an open fire, and taking in some sights the following day before heading home Continue reading →
I loved the whole experience, especially the buzz of people getting in touch and asking for copies. The first run of 25 went in a couple of days and I now have only a couple left from a further order of 20. They went out across the UK, Europe and to the USA.
Another month, another Emulsive Film Party and this time, it’s the return of the #FP4Party. Shootweek coincided with a couple of days of snow in the UK and as usual, things ground to a halt. Continue reading →
Six months ago, I wrote here and over on Emulsive about starting a couple of solargraphs on the summer solstice. These beer cans with holes in, containing a sheet of photo-paper, would record the path of the sun as it crossed the sky from its highest pass on the 21st of June, to its lowest on the 21st of December*. Continue reading →
At the end of last month, Iain and I took a flying visit to Newcastle for a walking tour of the central motorway. It was great to have any kind of excuse to get back up to the wonderful city, but an added bonus to meet a group of like-minded people, who also knew some excellent craft beer venues.