It finally happened. I lost my Clip.
To be honest I’d expected this to happen a long time ago; even though I intentionally didn’t wear it to gigs or anything like that, I never felt that the actual clip part had enough strength or grip. But then I broke that rule & wore it to Grad Ball & can only assume that it got brushed off my jacket & ended up on the floor.
Picking up just after the last post, PhotoSoc peeps taking over an after party.
Continue reading Narrative Clip – Grand Finale
Another flying visit to London (I think this makes it 5 time in 2 months?), this time with pretty much zero free time, could barely take a single snapsh!t. Oh well!
Gotta go wide~
Continue reading VRLO 3.0 London Trip
Okay, so only 3x Clip posts this year is pretty poor, but in my defence I did spend a substantial amount of time since the last post living on a remote island where I didn’t wear it, so…
Starting off halfway through the island stay, when I came back to the mainland for a friend’s wedding. Trying to pay a conference registration before the midnight deadline when the fees increased.
Continue reading Narrative Clip – 2015 part 3
So the ‘week whatever’ naming scheme was getting just a tad ridiculous, so as the previous Clip post happened to be on New Year’s Eve 2014 I figured ‘2015 part 1’ would make more sense!
With the start of 2015, the office sloth calendar finally comes into its own :)
Continue reading Narrative Clip – 2015 part 1
Back in December 2011 I was in London with a Yashica-Mat 124G that I had just bought on eBay. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the Mat was actually broken & of the full 12 shots I took on that first roll only half actually came out. As far as I can tell, the rest were actually shot onto the backing paper. That roll was also the first time I ever developed a film myself, so looking back at it I was incredibly lucky to get such a nice photo of the Christmas decorations at Covent Garden, which looked even better when I rescanned it when I got my Epson V600.
I told myself that if Covent Garden had the same decorations up again, I would go down better prepared with a tripod & camera I knew worked properly. Well Christmas 2014 came around & the same decorations went up, so I hopped on the train with my RB67 Pro SD, a 5-pack of Tri-X & a nice Manfrotto tripod borrowed from work. Well, not so much hopped, as it was rather a heavy setup!
Of course ‘the best laid plans’ etc. & the shoot didn’t go quite as perfectly as I had hoped. It was quite late on a Sunday night by the time I made it out & got set up, so there were far fewer people than I had expected & the same bustling Christmassy atmosphere wasn’t really there. But conversely, because there were fewer people & the parasols were down, you could actually see from the vantage point all the way to the back of the building & the pillars across the entry. The flare from the lamps is unfortunate as well, but I’m honestly not sure how I could’ve avoided that – something to learn for the future!
I took a bunch of shots, both from the same off-centre position as 2011 & from the exact centre. None of the shots jumped out like that original 2011 shot, but there were a couple that I was relatively pleased with (click for bigger).