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New year, now what?

So, last year I completed my 366 project ‘Images not words’, with not a single day missed. Now, with that completed I’m asking myself, now what? The simple answer is to just keep on shooting.

I will be taking a look back through all of last years pics, putting together groups of images that fit into the same category or that create some sort of narrative/story. How long that will take I cannot say but in the back of my mind I would like to be able to produce something tangible out of it. Not a book but perhaps something more DIY, like a pamphlet. All just ideas at this stage but something to aim towards.

For now I think I’ll be keeping the blog going by showcasing images taken on a weekly basis.

So, here is a small selection of the images taken this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Mist at Bodiam

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Heading home on a cold clear Friday night, I thought there would be a good chance of mist the next morning. So, alarm set for 6am I set out for Bodiam castle. The weather didn’t disappoint.

I arrived while it was still relatively dark, so I set up the camera and tripod using the light from the car boot before trundling off toward the castle.

Though my main focus was to capture any mist coming off the moat, I did stop to take one or two shots looking out across the fields.

 I decided to use the foliage to frame my a lot of my shots, as the sky, looking from the south east corner,  was pretty plain. It wasn’t until I walked round to the north west corner, that the sky proved to be a little more dramatic (once the sun had started to rise above the layer of mist). It was here that I bumped into another photographer, who I had a nice chat with as we snapped away.

All shots were taken at 10mm (crop sensor) and filtered with a 3 stop ND grad. (See phone snap below)

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Saturday street walk

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Went for a long walk around town yesterday with the camera to do a bit of photography. Took the slr and a couple of lenses instead of taking my trusty  compact Fuji for a change, but ended up just using my 18-50mm f2.8  set at f4 for the whole shoot. Definitely my favourite aperture currently for street photography with this lens.

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Loved this chap in the hat. For a brief moment he seemed to fit in perfectly with the background. Looks like it could’ve been taken 50 years ago.

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The great part about walking the backstreets in a town steeped in so much history, is that you can find areas that give you the feeling of having stepped back in time. Albeit for the briefest of moments.

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Of course there’s always the odd element that spoil that nostalgic moment.

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Spotted!

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‘Opinion’

A fine walk and some shots I’m pleased with too.