OCOLOY Week 24

I'm wavering. Black and white, or colour? I can't settle on one, I like both. I think it's the weather – shiny days make me want to capture in colour, and the weather represented by this week's pictures is certainly sunny (and for walking around Ipswich, sometimes uncomfortably so). Although I did a bit of shooting during the week, none of it resulted in much of interest, so all of these pictures are from Friday evening, at Oulton Broad (I also took the Fuji 14mm on this trip, which is where the last picture is from) and Saturday in Ipswich, where »

Winter Sun

In case it's not obvious from previous posts, I really like the photographic opportunities winter provides. At a latitude of around 52°, by mid-December there's a mere 7 hours and 45 minutes of daylight, and the sun barely reaches 14° above the horizon, so shadows are long throughout the day. 12:30, and the sun is at its highest point of the day. With the sun so low, it's hard to see to the south. The long shadows are particularly good for bringing out the texture of things. Tracks created by a large earth-moving vehicle. The low side lighting also »

London Streets

Saturday was a bit of a gamble, weather-wise – originally forecast to be a toasty 29°, this was later amended to warn of possible storms, so the employer-organised picnic Zoe and I were going to in London was cancelled. Having already bought our train tickets, we decided to have a day out in London anyway, and have lunch with my brother and his girlfriend. The 08:00 from Lowestoft to Ipswich. Street photography has always been one of my main interests, along with the more general idea of documentary photography: capturing life, in moments and in its impact on things. One »

Heveningham Hall Country Fair

Last weekend, the 12th and 13th of July, the Heveningham Hall Country Fair was held. It sounded like a fine day out so Zoe and I went on the Sunday. We were quite fortunate with the weather – although it was raining pretty hard on the way, making driving along some single-track country roads somewhat more exciting than usual, by the time we reached the Fair the skies had cleared somewhat, giving way to a humid heat. The trip was also an excellent chance for me to try out my Voigtländer 25mm f⁄4 Snapshot-Skopar (not made any more, having »

Holiday in Malta, Day 7

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My last full day in Malta, and it was a lazy one – I got up late, and didn't really go anywhere adventurous, instead opting to go to Marsaxlokk again for lunch with my parents. Before that, though, I went for a walk around Birżebbuġa since I'd not really explored it much yet. Walk done, I headed to Marsaxlokk, and this time got off the bus a little earlier so I could walk along more of the waterfront. That's it, really, »

Holiday in Malta: Day 6

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Even though it's not really a fishing village, lots of people in Birżebbuġa own boats. The town is pretty small and quiet, so if you're after somewhere like that, I'd recommend it for a holiday. From around the start of April, the weather starts getting comfortably warm; before that it can be quite cold even when the sky is cloudless. As mentioned in the previous post, today's destination is Rabat. I'd been told that it was originally the capital of »