New York Photography #ExpiredFilm 1

As we waited for the train to leave Rockaway, Queens after an amazing day of beach, sea and food, the sun just sat perfectly. We had a full carriage to ourselves and the light was just gorgeous. I was recently looking at the photos on my phone of this occasion and I thought I must have imagined the amazing light as it looked meh on my phone. Then when I saw this photo I realized it really was stunning light. Makes me love film so much. The team at Film Rescue also supplied me with B & W copies (below).

11 / Jan 2016 Daily Photo


Ever have yourself one of those nights where you go out and take hundreds of photos and not one works, you get to chat to security guards at ten at night and nearly lose an eye in a forest? I had one of them nights and that was after having a long day where David Bowie died.

I wanted to make some reference to Ziggy with some long exposure, try explaining that to a security guard in high viz. The beauty of the Glasgow cloud prevented this and after multiple failed attempted to get a shot I like this above is the very last photo from nearly two hours of trying.

I feel picking┬áthe final photo somehow justifies every photo that went before it leading up to this point. It’s not great and it has given me a kick up the butt. I need to go out at lunch and get some decent light and take some interesting photos. Note taken.

7 / Jan 2016 Dailyphoto

I love these lights that have appeared below scaffolding on my commute to work. They are so industrial and brutal but their bird cage like structure and bright yellow always brightens my walk. I can only imagine the workers and builders had me in mind when they put them in.

11th beer of Christmas #beer #advent

Camden Town Brewery – Gentleman’s Wit – 4.3%

This is a bright and refreshing Belgian brew. Supposedly Wit beer was invented by The Earl of Grey the day he invented some other drink. It is also claimed he invented the world refreshing. Not so sure on those facts or with this beer. It’s a bit too light and citrus for what I was expecting. Still a tasty beer. 6.5/10

Also the lovely Ales by Mail fellas have made up for the mistake in my advent calendar by sending me these. Larry is loving the box.