New York Photography #Expired 3

Lines for days. Standing around waiting for connections around this massive city and all its incredible boroughs. I knew it was big but it really took traveling from side to side to get a real appreciation for it and all the characters within it.

So many iconic areas but just the general life in Queens and Brooklyn was fascinating.

Reminded me of as 14-year-old buying “To the 5 Boroughs” for my sisters birthday. Never thought I would get to actually see them.

Enjoy some 240p gold below.

Glasgow Canal Adventure

Went on a 7.5 mile (12k) walk along the Glasgow canal system today to get out and enjoy the supposed last bit of Summer. It was the first time I have actually been up to the canals and was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was up there amongst the urban sprawl of Glasgow.

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Was also very surprised to see how little the water is used up there, id expect to see a few house boats, perhaps in Glasgow Councils ongoing wisdom they don’t allow them. It is good to see that there is some use of the water up there with a wakeboarding park. However chugging down a litre of Fermanagh lake water is a bit different from some needles and a trolley in Glasgow’s canal

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I also decided to bring along with me my Canon 600 film camera to shoot a roll of film but in the end I dragged the brick of a camera all 7.5 miles and didn’t take a single photo. I did however start taking some videos on my Polaroid Cube in an ongoing plan to perhaps start a vlog for one my projects this year. Perhaps somebody should convince me against it.

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River People of Patagonia – A Photoessay by Hugh Small (1975)

In my line of work, research, I often fall into amazing things on the magical interweb. This photo essay by Hugh Small from 1975 is one of those things. The beautiful people of Patagonia mixed with such a gorgeous soft pallet of colours was a welcome delight during a hard day of fact finding. Shot on the Nikkor Calypso, an underwater camera designed by the one and only Jacques Cousteau and Nikon this thing is an absolute beauty but a bit of a beast as you can see below.

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Calypso Nikkor underwater camera on Etsy. www.etsy.com/uk/listing/37724599/nikonos-1-camera-1963

 

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Fishing companions, 1975
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A settler’s cabin, Lago Vargas, 1975. This house later burned down. In 2006, the little girl was working in the supermarket at Tortel …
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On the river, 1975. For days this young local man and I rowed down the river. It seemed like a ‘Huck and Tom’ adventure.
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Marvellous Ektachrome! Calypso Nikkor underwater camera; manual settings with no exposure meter. Coyhaque: view from the mirador, 1975 The hillsides today are covered with what look like industrial conifer plantations.

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The colours you get from film just can’t be replicated in digital and the Ektachrome film he used really is stunning. This is the sort of photo essay that makes me want to get out and shoot some more film. Planning on developing some of my 35mm film this evening from Expired Film Day 2016, fingers crossed I don’t ruin it all.

There are many more over on his website here.

22 / Jan 2016 – Bokeh fenced in

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I know you are all wishing and hoping on a nice day light filled photo that I promised. I did head out at lunch, but alas I was more caught up with the tasty goodness of Old Salty’s on Argyle Street, don’t tell my mum.

I instead have a wonderfully ISO filled, Bokehtastic and fence filled photo for you. It’s the weekend and one week left of photos, lets do this.

17 / Jan 2016 Dailyphoto

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The post snow slush has arrived but the clouds are trying their best. Another late last minute photo and a rather pain to get out and take some. Well over half way at least and hopefully I can up my game a bit during the last jaunt of the first project of the year.