‘Hey?’, I can hear say as you give a silent facepalm as you read that title. In a nutshell, a group of things has a value, be that monetary, artistic, or whatever. For the purposes of this blog, we’re going to go with the option of artistic. Sometimes, we see, hear or read a group of artistic creations, and are simply amazed by the group as a whole, as opposed to any one of the individual items. Continue reading
A while back, I dabbled in black and white film photography. As opposed to digital of course. I rigged up film developing station in the laundry, and routinely processed my own film. The difference between analog and digital is astounding. I cannot begin to tell you how often I looked at the non-existent viewfinder to see the immediate result. The result that wasn’t there, and would not be there until I got home, set up the developing kit, loaded the film in the changing bag and did the deed with the mysterious chemicals.
Before journeying to work this morning, I ensured that my gear was alongside me, both of us hoping for decent light and an opportunity to shoot some boats again. Bantry bay did not disappoint! The light was great, the place was empty and two large container ships were anchored within range. I loaded up and fired off a few frames and below is the result.
The ever-present Hartlaub’s Gulls were out foraging for a few morsels, and one decided to be a monopod on a bollard for me. He (or she) is pictured alongside.
Oh my! Have things degraded so quickly that at this point in my blogging career that I’m already resorting to dispensing self-help advice. Well, not quite. You might recall that I said that this blog would be about photography and related topics. So what does the title of this post have to do with photography and accomplishing capturing images for one purpose or another?
Well, quite a lot really. A few weeks back, we were experiencing a heat wave here in Cape Town and together with windless and cloudless days (kind of like today) it brought about a flat, glassy ocean along the road that I travel to work daily. Owing to a variety of factors, this meant that there were many boats (vessels for the more nautically inclined) parked (anchored) just offshore, obviously where the water is significantly deeper than my ankle-deep (my perfect depth for swimming). Having travelled for a few days with my camera gear in the car, I decided to stop a few times to capture my vision of the boats offshore and see what happened.