Left of Rouge



Left of Rouge, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 332 / 365

The name is simply the directions to this shot. Just out wandering the city running a few jobs and the light here just blew the saturation sky high. It’s taken on an odd look with the black drainpipe reflecting the sunlight and the orange building opposite. I just loved the almost monochromatic range of hue though.

All being well I have another city shoot tomorrow afternoon. Chance to give the 135L a good test.

On another note I managed to get some of my portrait work critiqued by a fellow photographer the other week. His style is very different to mine which is one of the reasons I thought he’d make a good candidate to ask. It’s always a useful exercise to get critiques as they very often get you asking questions of yourself that otherwise you may not have asked. One of the big things I gained from the critique has me trying out the EF135mm L f2. I feel that it’s too long for my style but I’m willing to try something different and understand that in doing so I’ll be further refining my style.

Hedge Parking



Hedge Parking, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 331 / 365

Otherwise you’ll be in the hedge.
Useful notice for the sat. nav. followers out there.

So Saturdays portrait shoot got cancelled, still I got to have coffee with the man who was going to assist for me. Good to have a chat with someone else looking to move themselves and their craft onwards.

The Call of the Sugar



The Call of the Sugar, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 243 / 365

Hi sugarpie!
The eternal call of sugar and spice and all things nice.
Just trying to keep some colour going on a dark day. Loved the reflections and hint of rain on the chaps shoulders.

Stocking up on 120, Ilford HP5 & Kodak Portra 400. Plus digging out a couple or more rolls of expired 220 Fuji 160S. Anyone sniff a new project in the workings? I’m planning black & white but I really haven’t shot any of the new Portra yet.

6×6 incoming!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon



Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 242 / 365

Peek-a-boo.
I don’t know I just saw it with the deep shadows in the garage behind the car and figured it would make an interesting composition.

5D/50mm

Interesting times here at bang HQ. My normal busy period banging out some less than artistic but none the less uniquely challenging work is just around the corner. It’s the kind of work that pays the bills and allows me the freedom to carryout some of my personal and spec. work. More on this spec. work soon. . . . . .Mmmmmmm film. !?!

Signs of Autumn



Signs of Autumn, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 228 / 365

Mmmmm pretty colours.
Acer trees have to be amongst one of my favourite plants. There’s just something about the detailed yet delicate leaves and the vibrant displays of colour they have. Soaking it all in on an overcast summers day.

5D/50mm

Okay I ‘ve decided to split the post over a few days (although tomorrows shot is an absolute peach). So this is the last for today but hopefully it’ll put some colour into your day.
As for the Oly PEN, yes I’ve been away for a few days but in a last minute decision the PEN and it’s small travel friendly kit got dumped out of the bag and replaced with the 5D & 50mm (plus my old EOS film body and the 35mm, which didn’t get used). Why, I’m not sure but it’s the dilemma I always seem to have when selecting which cameras to take with me when I travel. It comes down to ease of transport Vs shear out and out image quality. The 5D won this time as I felt I might be wanting that depth of field control (and I’m kinda glad it did, although at times I did think I’d made the wrong choice).

Guardians of the Morning Light



Guardians of the Morning Light, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 227 / 365

Worry not, I’m still here.
Time for a quick catch up after a few days away.
Heavy shadows and a sliver of early morning light breaking the frame.

5D/50mm

I can’t yet decide if I should just mass post all five of this weeks missing shots, or give you two a day until I’m all caught up. I really want to drop all five as I like them all but that means some may get missed by those who like a quick scan. Hmmm I guess my decision will be obvious at the end of today.

Window to the sky



Window to the sky, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 219 / 365

A sign that things are looking up? or perhaps just the feeling of being unable to reach the heights we feel we should reach.
Hard contrast, moody sky, stark lines.

5D / 50mm

“Cry freedom, cry”
Yup it’s one of those navel gazing, pondering ones artistic merit kind of days.

Normal service shall be resumed shortly.