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Wonky Nature

A bitter afternoon in the West End of Glasgow, after a cheeky lunch at Tribeca and some street photography (which I’ll get to posting later, after the Frank Turner gig or possibly tomorrow). My camera and sunsets, I could not live without you.

 
 

Lunch at Lebowskis

Carolyn, my sister, was in Glasgow for meetings with factories to produce her dresses, so we caught up over some lunch at Lebowskis. This place is known for its burgers, and, well, that is what I finally had after many times eating here and opting for the salad. It was delicious, though I couldn’t finish the entire thing (maybe the black pudding sandwiched on top of the burger wasn’t the best idea), and I hated myself after it.

 
 

Tiltshifting and Street Shooting

I don’t even remember this weekend, it went by in a flash. I do remember getting out of bed on the Saturday and going to Glasgow’s lighthouse, thinking it would be a great spot to try out the tiltshift effect. I also remember doing some street photography on my way there, because apparently I can’t go into the city without my 135.

One thing I’ve come to notice is that for the tiltshift to have a dramatic effect, you can’t be too high, and that’s where I was initially going wrong (I still have lots of improvement to make, I know). Another thing I noticed was that I was having a great time shooting in Glasgow, lots of characters and spots capturing my attention, but the second I hit Greenock, all creativity was sucked from me. Ugh.

 
 

Introducing… Tiltshift!

I set my alarm for ridiculous o’clock and was hiking up a windy hill in Glasgow by 7.30am. Okay, this is what I love about photography; it gets me out of bed! It gets me going to locations I otherwise would never give myself the time to visit, and I get to do it on my own (I am sociable, but ultimately I’m a loner). These were taken with the 45mm ƒ2.8 TS-E, which is a ‘normal’ lens with tilt and shift capabilities, so some of these shots aren’t making use of the tiltshift mechanism. The ones that do, however, need a lot of improvement.

 
 

Martin and Gayle’s Wedding

Elisha Clarke, a photographer from Ireland, asked me to second shoot a wedding she had flown in from Dublin to Glasgow to photograph. I had been following Elisha’s blog and her Twitter for a while, so I couldn’t pass the opportunity to work with (and learn from) her. Elisha had asked me to do ‘photo documentary’ style of shooting, hanging back and capturing the more candid moments, so you’ll definitely want to check out her set of photos, which show a different take on the day.

The couple, Gayle and Martin, got married on the 11/11/11 at 1:11pm, and there were lots of cute touches to this wedding that I personally loved.

 
 

Good Morning, Glasgow

I sat down to finish off a client’s photos at 8.00am, hoping to be completely finished by the time ‘real’ work began at 9. The sunrise, however, caught my attention and was too good to resist, so several minutes later I was running towards the Clyde with my tripod and camera in hand. Landscapes don’t generally interest me much, but when the light falls a certain way they can really push my button. In fact, when the light falls a certain way, it can make any subject push my button.

I only fired off a couple of frames of the clyde at different exposures. Winter mornings can be so pretty.

 
 

Moody Landscapes

Are these landscapes? I don’t know. Cranes. Lots of cranes. Anyway, been shooting some moody scenery lately, though that’s not been entirely down to me, we can blame the Scottish winter for that. At least it showed how dirty my sensor is. Wow, I’m embarrassed. When I return I’ll have a clean sensor and will inject some colour into this blog.

 
 
 
 

Street Shots

Yeah, seems I’m itching to do street photography every weekend now. Saw lots of interesting characters today with it being the lead up to Christmas, which means Glasgow is swarming. This is good because it means people don’t notice the girl with the camera so much (which people do, and they stare at you like you’re a fucking weirdo), even if Indie does draw attention to me by barking at pigeons. Anyway, for whatever reason I wasn’t on the ball with my shots today, so I came away a little disheartened.

 
 

Street Shots on Halloween Weekend

While shopping around for my Halloween costume (which is so far a secret, but I can reveal it is of course video game themed), I took my camera into town for some candid, street photography. I’ve been really digging street stuff lately; you never know what you’ll come away with or who you’ll see. Today I came across a parade of men dressed as penguins, as well as a group of kilted gentlemen.

 
 
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