Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Had gone to the mall to get some new batteries, and while I was there, had a serious jonesing for some fried rice. Once I had the fresh batteries I thought I'd try them out on something simple, hence this pic. First time shooting real food (chocolate doesn't count) and I thought it turned out okay. Wish I could say the same for the food. The 'bourbon chicken' was terrible.
If this post makes you hungry for some chinese food, sorry, send the bill to me.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


This is the same image as below, run through PhotoShop and cleaned up as best as I can.
After looking at both images side by side, I actually think I like the untouched one better. It's got an age about it, a certain honesty and perhaps nostalgia ot the look.
The adjusted one simply looks like someone has attempted to correct a bad photo and while the colours are more true, the underlying effect is still there and somehow (in my view anyway) clashes.
Let me know which one you prefer.


A very nice friend of mine gave me an old film camera. A Minolta Maxxum 7000, along with some lenses and a high-end flash unit. In the case, was a roll of Kodak 100 Gold film. Age unknown, but unused.
For fun I thought I'd run it through the camera and see what I got. The effects are....interesting. It's expired of course, probably by 15 years if not more.
As you can see, the image is quite noisy, as I understand it, the emulsion layer of film starts to break down as it ages, and in effect, creates a much noisier image than would otherwise be expected. Colours fade, lighting is uneven, in short, a surprise with every shot.
There are groups out there dedicated to shooting nothing but expired film. Given the difficulty of finding film as old as this, it is unlikely I'll be repeating this experiment again.

Friday, June 12, 2009


At a local park this afternoon, I ran across a small tree, or large bush with these things sprouting off it. Not certain what their scientific name is, but I think it's fuzzius thingyess. I'm pretty certain it comes from the plant sneezus muchness. But I'm not a botanist so I'm not absolutely positive. Any botanists out there want to correct me, please feel free!
Natural afternoon light, macro shot.


Haven't shot anything much lately, worked with a very nice lady getting her Nikon up to snuff. She has this cute bundle of energy pictured here.
Very difficult to get her (the dog) to sit still, but I thought this image was amusing all the same.