Wednesday 30 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #274

September: a Roundup

September has marked the start of a new term and going back to a workplace where I come into contact with thousands of people: scary.

New measures have been put in place towards the end of September as cases of Coronavirus go up. The world seems a cruel and selfish place sometimes. It feels like many ignore rules in favour of doing what they want...

The gym remains a haven away from the stress of the day to day. I can run further than I could this time last year and I am grateful for the having a space to just re-group. 

Who knows what the future holds. Things feel uncertain and sometimes bleak. But we keep on.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #273

I shot this in pop colour mode and then added the miniature feature in editing. Sometimes I apply effects when shooting; other times I add effects after. This photo had so many lovely, vivid colour blocks and I wanted to emphasise the orange for this month's colour theme. I named it after a track on a 'The Imagined Village' albums.

Friday 25 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #269

Sometimes a mood is evoked by what you don't see. Perhaps the feeling of danger has been captured here, perhaps some kind of narrative?

Sometimes I wish I have my proper camera on me and I don't, so I just take a mediocre version of what could be on my phone. I vowed to post daily and so far I have done so-- every day of this miserable year. This project has made me a bit of a martyr at times; I'm dissatisfied with much of the output and a lot of days I wonder why it even matters. But then, photos can apparently speak a thousand words, so.

Thursday 24 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #268


I shot this on a sepia mode and played up these tones. A lovely walk a few weeks ago before workload got heavy... Maybe I'll get another opportunity for an Autumn stroll this coming weekend.

Thursday 17 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #261

Being in a pandemic means I'm not travelling far these days, but it's amazing how many different shots you can take in the same area. I took so many photos down one alleyway on Saturday. This is one of them.

Wednesday 16 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #260


Sometimes the best photos are unplanned and a chance moment. The lens wasn't the best quality zoom I own, but it looks ok edited.  This squirrel threw an acorn which narrowly missed my head after I took this.

Friday 11 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #255

The angle on this makes somewhat of an optical illusion and I really like how the creek and sky appear almost as a painting canvas (almost an echo of a surrealist work). Pure experiment and fluke, but a nice outcome. The contrast and colour was slightly amped in post-production.

Thursday 10 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #254

Rare to say, but I like this photo. It was taken on a standard kit lens that comes with the Sony camera I have, so not the perfect crispness on the zoom, but pleasing enough. I like the swan in the background closing its eyes in contrast with the hostility/ inquisitiveness of the main guy in the foreground!

Monday 7 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #251


I didn't notice the Covid info inside the booth, but it is there on further inspection. The freestanding photo booth is a throwback to simpler times; a necessity perhaps for passport photo-taking, but not what it used to be for us 90s kids who used it for fun photos with friends.

Tuesday 1 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #245

This is the car from Stanley Kubrik's 'A Clockwork Orange' taken last year at the Design Museum, London at the Kubrik exhibition.

Yes, the theme of September is: 'Shades of Orange'!