Someone left an abstract painting, seemingly executed in acrylic, perched upon a carwash / garage window. Perhaps in lieu of payment for a £10 in-and-out?
Okay, so, I can see what some morning-drunk publican has done here. It just doesn’t work with my head somehow.
Is this a warning not to enter Ravenscourt Park? Or is it an example of post-twitter review terminology? Or did I dream it?
My digital SLR has been in the shop recently. It seems that there is a really annoying fibre stuck in there , and it was really starting to get on my wick.
I have been using the absence of my camera to dip back into the world of analogue photography. I have not used film for many years (before I started taking photography at all seriously), so I was curious to see how the shots would come out.
This period with the film SLR has encompassed the recent deluge of snow which so thrilled us all in London, various visits to the South Bank of the Thames, and a trip to Bristol (which seems to have had a distinctly medical theme). Here are some of the shots from the roll.
I would say that the most obvious difference from digital was in the colour which is not nearly as faithfully reproduced. It adopts the characteristic of the film, processing technique, chemicals and, in this case, the sort of cross-processing involved in scanning the prints. The Images are not as crisp either.
However, there is something quite satisfying about the saturated colours. I think that a camera is is only as good as your relationship with it. Moreover, it is familiarity with the quirks, faults, niggles and inabilities of your camera and the way you deal with them that really gets you creatively engaged. I can imagine with some more rolls I would be really enjoying playing with the colour response of the film.
But, come to think of it, I could go through a few rolls in about five minutes, and with price of film and photo development I would probably have to stop eating before long.
What do you think? Does analogue film still have a significant place?