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
Believe it or not, the summer solstice is almost here. There’s no better time to install a solargraph and record the sun’s ever shortening journeys across the sky between now and the winter solstice on December 21st. Continue reading
More cold, dark winter weather here in the UK this week with freezing fog an added bonus. Out of necessity, most of my photography at this time of year is at night, but as long as I have some Neopan, I’m OK with that… Continue reading
Last month, I met up with the good people of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to celebrate the birthdays of the group and one of their main protagonists. Leicester Lo-Fi was two years old. Steve was… older.
The magnificent Markham Moor filling station on the A1. Designed in 1960-61 by Sam Scorer and a German refugee engineer, Dr. Haynal-Kónyi, the hyperbolic paraboloid roof was originally a cover for the petrol pumps of the Lincolnshire Motor Co. Later, a Little Chef ‘restaurant’ was built under the roof.
The building has stood empty for many years before being recently refurbished and made available to let. Apparently, it is one of only two listed filling stations in the UK.
I’d live in it if I could. Better still, I’d live opposite so I could look at it for longer.
I had mixed feelings about taking and subsequently posting this picture. Continue reading
I’d like to think that I’m pretty well versed in night time photography Continue reading