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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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RX118 morning launch

It was a stunning morning today and so, before work, I headed towards Hastings old town to see what opportunities were to be had. When there I headed for the beach and the fishing fleet.

As luck would have it, the three man team of RX118 had just started the process of readying the boat to be launched from the beach. All the boats at Hastings are launched in this way, being carefully pushed by bulldozer over wooden sleepers towards the sea.

I decided to stay and photograph the whole process, about 20-30 mins in total. On this occasion I asked the skipper if he minded me hanging about taking pics, of which he had no objection to, so long as I stayed a safe distance back.

I took around 100 pics in total but have managed to whittle it down to 24 to show here.

I’ve processed all the photos in my usual black and white style. Despite it being a glorious sunny morning, I believe the monotone helps make a stronger image.

*A big hello to the fellow photographer I  met on the beach and had a nice chat with. Hope you got some good shots too. *

 

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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.