Black and white baby

It's been a while since I read Koudelka's Gypsies, but it's got me thinking: all my complaining about the Fuji 23mm f/2 seems a bit photo-nerdery in the face of the grainy, dark, often blurry pictures in this book. Pictures that work just fine, and in fact are entirely appropriate for the subject matter. So here's me trying to emulate Koudelka's style, or at least the superficial look of the pictures I've seen, albeit sans grain - I'm using a digital camera, after all, not ISO 3200 film; I feel (somewhat arbitrarily, I'll admit) that adjusting tonality is on »

Gorleston, winter shiny

Since Emily was born, Zoe and I naturally haven't had the opportunity to get out much - newborns require almost constant attention! Still, she's 8 weeks old now, and Zoe's more confident about breast-feeding in public, so we've been able to have short trips into Lowestoft and, today, Gorleston, without too much drama. The forecast yesterday threatened rain but fortunately it was one of those glorious shiny winter days, and not even too cold. Still a bit much for Em though - she spent most of the time outdoors asleep. All of these apart from the 'rusty yellow barrier' and »

I'm a dad now

My wife gave birth 3 days ago to a little girl: She is a very curious little thing! »