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At last, a post! I finally got around to working a very meagre selection of pictures taken over the past few months. I think I was given the impetus last night after watching the documentary film In No Great Hurry, about one of my favourite photographers – Saul Leiter.

 

Anglers

 

This was taken on Saturday morning as I took the dog on his usual route through the harbour and into the park. The high tide had brought out a few early morning anglers and there was a nice soft light coming through the remains of the morning mist.

Using the new tintype set from hipstamatic.

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silversands2   Here are 2
other images from Silversands, Aberdour, taken last week. I have
been sitting here for a while playing around with different formats
– 4×5 and square – but I came back to being closer to the original
35mm format as I wanted to maintain the sense of the wide,
expansive view of the sea. silversands3

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I was out with the family at Silversands, Aberdour, and the light was pretty good and the sea was calm. All kinds of people were paddling around in the flats of the bay enjoying the warm weather.

Do you get to a point with your photography where you can see the stage being set in front of you? All you have to do is be alert and follow the unfolding scene? This is where I have got t especially with coastal and seaside images , so I dived out of the cafe to take a few pictures.

Obviously photographing people on beaches these days could be horribly misconstrued. No Robert Frank Coney Island goings on nowadays, so I think images like this are also of a time – distant, anonymous, safe.

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In this image I played around a lot with the exposure slider in Lightroom. It was a bright day which often isn’t great for photographs but I wanted to see if I could give it a different feel and began to experiment. It’s a bit too much I think, but I quite like the theme of white running across the composition.

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Wouldn’t you just love to do this?!

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I was out on the seafront at Lee-on-Solent this Christmas, down visiting the folks. The boys were in the skate park and I had one eye out for any sign of a photo that might some my way on such a dreich day. I wasn’t holding out much hope but then a spotty dog trotted past a lady with a spotty headscarf. I had seen it coming so managed a few snaps.

Lothian Road, Edinburgh, iPhone

This is my one, ongoing, coherent project that I am working on about Edinburgh and the way shadows fall on the city at certain times of year. And now is that time, when the low winter sun casts long shadows across the streets. I put a heavily processed version of this image on Tumblr, but having looked at both I prefer this simpler black and white version. It was taken using the  Hipstamatic app – GSquad ‘Lens’ with Claunch 72 ‘film’. It was taken fresh today and the original is slightly warmer toned than this so I took some colour out in Lightroom.

It was sub-zero on the street but I stuck around a specific area hoping something would come together. I took quite a few iPhone pics and also some on the Rolleiflex. I am looking forward to seeing how they come out but suspect they won’t have the impact that this one has. Just as I was about to head back to my desk, a guy in a long winter coat and trilby style hat walked into the frame, echoing the image on the poster.

 

This really was a grab shot taken on the iPhone as I was leaving my son at a halloween party. I gave it a bit of treatment in snapseed, a software app, which gave it a spookier feel. I like the way the marks in the concrete make it look like he had been scratching at the floor.

You can see more of my iPhone pictures at ayephonography.