Tough decisions ahead



Tough decisions ahead, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 203 / 365

Kinda reminded me of a certain friends 365 shot from a while ago. It’s funny how much we’re affected in what we shoot by our sub-conscious.
Left or right, you choose, but one thing is for certain, you can’t carry on this way.
As I say my sub-conscious is trying to remind me of a decision I promised I’d make this year. Those who have been with the blog for a while may know that this year I promised a year of refinement and focus. To really figure out where I’m headed in this life as a photographer, to shoot the things I really yearn to shoot and not rely on some of the jobs I’ve come to rely on in the past. Sure these jobs pay the bills and provide some giggles, however they also distract me from committing 100% to my dreams by giving me a safety net upon which I always know I can fall. They make me lazy in going with my ideas and as such I’ve realised have had me just floating through the last few years. This realisation came to me around about this time last year and so I decided to do something about it. Time to man up and take charge of this whole thing, this project was just one part of the process. I’d say personally this year has been my most creative, my hardest but also my most enjoyable. I’m starting to feel in charge of my own destiny again, a while back I wrote that although I wasn’t on the path to my goals yet I felt sure I knew where that path was. Well now I’m darn sure I’ve just caught a glimpse of it and I’m close to setting foot in a new direction.

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Man Vs Nature



Man Vs Nature, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 202 / 365

The dull straight edged concrete & steel provided by man, the vibrant soft edged leafy bokeh by nature. Pretty much sums it up.

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Just playing catch up on my posts for the 365.

I’ll be waiting



I’ll be waiting, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 201 / 365

The light was particularly beautiful as I walked from the car park to the studio early this morning. I spotted this lonely little fella hanging around waiting to guard his owners stead should it return. I just loved the tones and colours so out came the Fuji and bingo the days 365 was in the bag by 7am.

Result!

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I should be back to regular service next week with the 365 and the blog. The posts have been rather brief of late due to time constraints, so sorry for those who enjoy the odd rant or spillage from my mind. Trust me I have plenty rumbling around in there at the moment, I just need some time sit and think before trying to form it into a coherent stream.

Face Off



Face Off, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 200 / 365

Day 200!
Another peek into this weeks life. David Vs Goliath (well David shooting with a customers camera whilst his looks on in dismay).

iPhone – Shot on Hipstamatic and then fettled with Flare on Mac.

You may have guessed I’ve found a little time to quickly upload the photographs I’ve shot so far this week inbetween work. It’s been rather busy with little gaps of time in which the hunt for food and coffee takes place all the while I’m hunting for 365 subjects.

Viewfinder



Viewfinder, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 199 / 365

Welcome to my world for this week.
Using the 50mm with exposure 125th @ f8, iso 200 shooting Jpegs and plenty of them (lets just say Monday started at 0001 today ended at around 1300 something).

iPhone through the viewfinder of the 1D mkiii

Gathering Clouds



Gathering Clouds, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 198 / 365

Stormy day makes for stormy photographs. Foreboding clouds gather over the city as I turn my gaze upwards into the falling rain. A second later I’m running for cover, a smile upon my face knowing my shot for today is made.

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There is no cake



There is no cake, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 197 / 365

So another little sight from my recent travels whilst working. This just reminded me of a certain little something which has brought a smile to many a face. A certain couple of friends should get where I’m coming from with this one, this one’s for you guys. You have no idea how much I want to find one I can call “I’m in space!” to complete the set.

iPhone – Camera+

So that’s me up to date apart from todays shot, I might actually get out with a “real” camera today although it’s pouring with rain at the moment so we’ll have to see about that. Next week I’m back into the thick of it with five loooong days of repetitive shooting, the kind that crushes the creative within. However it pays the bills and gives me the freedom to be able to work on some of my personal projects, so it isn’t all bad. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something interesting to photograph for this project somewhere in the week. If not, I fear it’ll be more iphone shots of signs.