Saturday, 22 October 2016

Everyday in October: Week 3

This week has been a long one and it was hard to find time for photos. I was in London from last Thursday until Saturday with my mum. We spent the Friday at Kew Gardens. Then on Saturday we met up with some relatives in Richmond Park where I took the photo  below of the autumn crocuses. On Monday I went to London again, but this time for work to attend an Image Library training session. Later in the week we had a visit from my brother who stayed with us for a couple of nights so we ate out one night at my favourite Italian place in Birmingham. This morning I am enjoying relaxing at home a little before heading out to meet a friend for lunch, and tomorrow I am having a "darkroom day" i.e. cleaning out the darkroom more and starting to get things set up. I will post some pictures of its progress soon. I only have a few more things to get, which is hugely exciting! :)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Everyday in October: Week 2

Here are my autumnal pictures from week two...

I'm really enjoying this project so far. I'm trying to only capture things that look autumnal in some way, but I am also trying to take pictures that don't look too similar to the ones I did for my 30 days in Autumn project last year. It is certainly a challenge, but a good one!

This is the first proper "selfie" I've taken in a very long time. I got a pixie cut a few weeks ago. I had been considering one on and off for a couple of years, and finally, felt like it was the right time. I'm so glad I went for it. :D

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Kew Gardens and The Hive

On Thursday evening my mum and I travelled down to London so that we could spend Friday visiting Kew Gardens. I had never been to Kew Gardens before and had been curious to visit them for a while. 

I also really wanted to go this year because it is currently the home of the giant bee-hive-like structure and sensory experience called The Hive, which was designed in part by the building design company I work for

It was very cool to see it. I had hoped to do some long-exposure photos of it using my new wide-angle lens, but unfortunately, I'd forgotten that I would need an ND filter, which I forgot to order before my trip. Oh well, I still enjoyed photographing it anyway...

As well as visiting The Hive, we also enjoyed seeing the Bird Photographer of the Year exhibition, doing the treetop walk...

..and seeing a couple of exhibitions of botanical art. I really loved the Japanese botanical art exhibition and bought a couple of postcards of those.

Most of all I really liked simply wandering around the Gardens taking photos of whatever caught my eye...which is basically, my favourite thing to do in life!

Even after spending several hours in the Gardens, there were still lots of things that we never got a chance to see. Kew Gardens covers such an enormous area. I will just have to go back sometime to see more of it. I think it would be nice to go back at a different time of the year, or perhaps later in the autumn when more of the leaves have changed colour.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Korčula: LomoChrome Purple and Golden Half

Here are the final few film shots from Korčula that I wanted to share with you all. They are all shot with my Golden Half camera using LomoChrome Purple film. The photo above is proof I swam in the sea for the first time in my life. My mum took that photo of me on the left. :)

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my holiday snaps and now want to visit Korčula, or Croatia in general. I can definitely recommend it! 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Everyday in October: Week 1

Well, the first week of this daily autumnal photo project has been more challenging than I expected. I've had a fairly busy week and it has also got noticeably darker earlier in the evenings too this week.

To make things easier for myself each weekend, I will simply share my weekly photos here with no words. If you'd like to read the titles and descriptions, head over to my Flickr. :)

Friday, 7 October 2016

Korčula: Juice Box camera & Rollei Redbird

My Sunny Juice Box camera and Rollei Redbird film are always a winning combination. I've not been disappointed in a roll yet actually! The colours always vary so much, and the light leaks from the Juice Box camera make the photos even more interesting and unique. I never get what I expect with this camera and film and that is why I love them so much!

I've put this on its side because my mum and I thought this kind of looks like a Rothko painting! :D