Dead hogweed in a frozen pool of water.
Barb wire in the late afternoon, illuminated by a still timid winter’s sun.
I focused with the Zuiko 50m f3,5 macro but finally decided to use the 50mm f1,4 in order to obtain a very shallow depth of field and a very soft look, specially in the corners.
I shot this a week or two ago, one of my first shots in months. Maybe that is the reason why I like this image.
It is a reflection in a stained window of an old shed.
Sun is still low painting long streaks of light and deep shadows.
This strange looking building houses a control center for a small dam. I found it to be a source of inspiration.
This strange looking building houses a control center for a small dam. It was an overcast and stormy summer afternoon. Shortly after making this and a few other images very strong winds came blowing in from the sea. An overwhelming experience.
One of the places I liked to visit was Zeeland, a region of The Netherlands just over the Belgian border. Little over an hour drive but a whole different place.
There are memories linked to Zeeland as it was one of my favorite spots for scuba diving.
This is my first post in almost 7 months. Am I back?
Only time will tell.
You see, I have a hate/love relation with photography.
It hasn’t always been like that though.
I studied photography back in the late 70s in art school. I liked what I did and it was a passion. It still is, when I am in the “love” period.
I do know what happened, what changed my relationship with this medium but I am not ready to share.
I feel I am evolving to a “love-period”. This afternoon, after work, I picked up a Polaris SPD100 light meter.
The drive was sheer horror.
Abundant traffic jams, rain and deviations. I spend more than 3 hours in my car.
I love the Polaris light meter by the way. It is easy to use and accurate. It also makes it possible to measure several flashes in a row to obtain a correct exposure. Handy for macro and micro photography where a small aperture begs for light.
Past weekend I updated the Silverfast software on my iMac. Checked if I have all chemicals in stock and even took a few images with my Olympus OM-1n equipped with a f3,5 50mm macro lens I acquired a couple of days ago.
I am not sure what I’ll be sharing on my photography blog though. Landscapes I guess, maybe a portrait or so, or an occasional still life.
One of the reasons I started taking images again is because Sweetheart and I moved a few levels up in the world of Shibari. I play with rope and I love to photograph my creations. These images are not only to document my progress but for Sweetheart too. She is the one tied up and thus she can’t really appreciate the ‘art’work being in it.
I ditched the Leicaflex SL. Boy did I love the sharpness and contrast of the lens. The owner asked 500+ € for the camera so I gave it back.
Maybe I’ll stick to studio shots with Sweetheart being tied up. It is possible I’ll do landscape. I’m not sure.
The only thing right now that I really know is that feel a tingle to take up photography again.