Friday, January 28, 2011

Found Objects - Wabi Sabi

I spent a few hours scratching around in the old forge at Reichenau Mission this morning. The old building keeps pulling me back - time and time again! On every visit I try to see the surroundings with a fresh eye. Having worked on wide angle pinhole capture in the past, I decided to concentrate on close-up detail this time. From a dusty shelf I selected a few items, which had been left to rust, and arranged them on on old bench. The images were captured on a Nikon D3X and processed in Lightroom.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pinhole Book

Well, after much dragging of heels I finally published my first pinhole book yesterday! It is a collection of 35 images selected from the body of work accumulated in 2010.

The book title is "f180 AND BE THERE"

I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Sea Bird

Every so often the photographic gods smile down upon us mortal photographers. My turn came early in December when Cathy and I spent three days at Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast.
Early one evening, as we strolled along the beach looking for any interesting objects left behind by the receding tide, we came upon this dead sea bird.

My heart skipped a beat as I stared at the scene before me. Conditions were changing fast and I wasted no time in setting up. With the soft light fading rapidly, I regularly reassessed the exposure, and adjusted accordingly, finally ending with a time of 35 minutes. It was dark when we finished!

The resulting pinhole image is more than I could possibly have wished for at the time.

"Sitting back and viewing it now brings back a flood of feelings and emotions - poignancy, sadness, the continuous circle of life and death and the relentless and restless moods of the sea!"

Sometimes It Must Be Colour

Wandering around Kalk Bay the other day, I was fascinated by the kaleidoscope of colour.
Junk shops, antique shops, art galleries and coffee shops - colour everywhere!

As much as I love monochrome "Sometimes it must be colour!"

I found the Canon G10 liberating and rattled off several shots.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


The pinhole theme entitled "Disintigration" has revealed a number of interesting sub -themes!

One such sub-theme to emerge is "Corners"....................

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pinhole Project

During the last twelve months I have been working on a body of pinhole images. Although the subject matter has often varied, I have concentrated on a general theme entitled "Disintegration".