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gem
06 March 2015 @ 11:51 pm
Aw shucks. Four years wasn't nearly enough, and I just know I'm not gonna find another place like this any time soon.

Yeah, ain't the market f!cking great.
 
 
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Went to see Drawn by Light a couple of weeks ago. There's a photo, taken by someone I can't remember, of some steps, and the blurb describes how he went back to the same steps many times over many years, trying to get the right shot. And I thought, I don't have that dedication.

A few weeks before that, I'd got all excited with my camera over Tate Britain's new staircase and the connecting passageways and stairwells. The results are rather different to all of these - unintentional, but inevitable. I'm used to taking photos outside in daylight. I don't think I changed settings when I stepped through Tate's doors. Hence, they're dark. However I'm immensely proud of the quality of the framing etc; I now need to work on taking photos indoors without affecting the light quality, and then I need to go back.

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gem
23 November 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Well, the good news is these wouldn't look any better in colour.

And I'll leave it there.

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gem
05 October 2014 @ 03:00 pm
as promised, the splendour of an old english seaside town.

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gem
22 September 2014 @ 11:48 pm
fog

mist

sand

mud

seagulls

derelict shops

derelict lido

peeling paint

concrete lighthouse

expensive restaurants, rough pubs, swish new art gallery and a primark on the seafront

marvellous hotel

photos to come...
 
 
gem
04 September 2014 @ 12:29 am
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gem
11 August 2014 @ 10:24 pm
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I'm starting to realise that the reason I can look at photographs of bleak, grey, ex-industrial estuary forever is just because it's ingrained in my soul; it's familiar.

Besides weird.

Thus: photos by Frank Watson.

Hoping to spend a couple of days in less-estuarial Margate next month. The more I look at it, the more I want to go.

Couple of films to get developed when I use up the last drabs of one. I'm being patient and not just clicking to use the film up; hence it's taking forever.

Anybody out there?
 
 
gem
15 May 2014 @ 01:29 am
RIP my grandpop, Frank Parker. I never got to know him, but I get the idea he was a hell of a guy.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/midlandscommunists/x4UBGmEGGCQ

https://www.facebook.com/RepublicanSocialistTendency/posts/1491944504350399
 
 
gem
27 March 2014 @ 02:20 am
My camera seems to be having some trouble; or perhaps I'm just having trouble operating it. Either way, I'm getting a lot of abstract results, and a lot of freebies from Boots.

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By the way, if you've got any idea as to what may be causing this, please do.