Saw this interesting piece at a flea market this weekend. It’s not your typical typewriter with the letters on the end of arms that hammer down on a ribbon. This has a wheel which rotates and tilts to the correct letter as you press the key and the brushes over a small inkpad before making its mark – clever engineering and similar in some ways to IBM’s electric ‘golf ball’ design many decades later.
I don’t know why but industrial architecture and landscapes always interest me. I recently took my Bessamatic out with a 50mm lens and some Delta 400 and shot these of my local power station (perhaps as a homage to Willard Van Dyke?).
Not sure they came out quite how I saw them but I am very happy with the Bessamatic; the image quality is excellent.
I took this a while ago of one of my friends throwing stones into the sea whilst we were at the beach in Santa Barbara. I decided to defocus completely as an experiment. This remains one of my favourite pictures.
I’m adding this as my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge which this week is Satisfaction; both because I am satisfied by the result also the action of tossing stones into the sea is a very satisfying if slightly pointless activity.
Can’t decide whether I like this; I was trying to capture bubbles blowing past me whilst I was waiting at the Disney park recently, it was getting darker as the evening was approaching so I was limited on aperture settings. It was also busy with people walking about, not sure if they add or take away from the image.
There’s lots going on; the bubbles, people walking past, a boy dropped his water, other people are sitting in the background.
I decided to go with a Street Photography look and make it black and white.