The Wellington Hotel celebrated it’s fifth anniversary of open mic nights today. A packed evening full of musicians came down. Some of them haven’t been for a while. Hat’s off to John Cruickshank (who funnily enough was the only one wearing a hat) for putting on the night.
This night was also a debut for a new song called “Uncharted Waters”. One of the better first performances of a song I’ve had.
Note the top photograph was taken by John Cruickshank and not me.
Exit State’s first gig at Ramapage along with another debut with “The Saviours”. A strange choice with Hello Bamboo to kick off the start to a hilarious intro. Well… they’ve got to play with someone I guess.
I was a bit careless this gig. Unlike the previous gig where I was testing a new camera. This time I was just using my old familiar equipment and so I didn’t bother being too careful about being steady. I’m sure a few more shots would have come out sharper if I really tried. Oh well that’s punishment for being lazy.
New legislation trying to be pushed through that could make it easier for your work to become “non-copyrighted”. Please sign the petition to get it stopped.
I’ve just recently acquired a Nikon F75 35mm film camera. It seems weird using a camera that is only a couple of years older than my D60 yet is film and has more features than my D60. Even though I use manual exposure 99% of the time I really did miss auto focus though. Sometimes auto focus can be a pain but for even time manual focus saves the day there’s ten times where it’s a pain.
I first went for a little jaunt nearby in the lovely evening and took some urban photos there. After that I went to Rampage in Roper Hall and took some gig photos.
Looks like first impressions of this camera are very promising. Certainly keep it around.
Point and shoot large format camera? Want!
I suppose the old SpeedGrafix were sort of point and shoot in the same fashion though this one looks a lot smaller and tidier.
This camera looks pretty amazing if it comes to be!
Justin Lundquist and Ben Syverson of Wanderlust Cameras are working on a point-and-shoot that shoots on 4x5 film.
If you’re not familiar with 4x5, it’s the equivalent of shooting super high-resolution photos on film. 4x5 cameras are normally huge and heavy, but this guy’s about the size of a DSLR and weighs even less than one!
Travelwide, a Point-and-Shoot That Shoots on 4x5 Film
Gah! The mother of all dolly zooms. 10 seconds of this and you’ll be feeling queesy. Still though, it’s very interesting to see the effect of perspective.
Get a giant telephoto lens.
Start zoomed all the way out.
Step back a few feet and zoom in so the object is the same size.
Or it’s witchcraft and we need to set this photographer on fire.
apollo, 2012 (by p r i m e r)
Just the moon, clear sky and an airplane with trails. Doesn’t anything else.
Some awesome film photography shots here. Narrow DOF, bokeh and simplistic. Click the picture to have a look at more.
They seem a tiny bit telephoto. Not wide but still got a lot of perspective. I’ll have to grab my 35mm Nikon and my 85mm F/1.4 and have a faff.
Those pylons in that featureless snowy field is fantastic. So minimal.