Dragging the Chain

January 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Well the weeks are blurring into each other now.  A bout of ill health and then a week looking after a family property has put me behind and now I'm dragging the chain a bit.   It is now week 7 and I still haven't finalised my self portraits or done my final critique.  In the meantime I picked up some photography work so I will be quite busy.  

I haven't been completely off track.  I have been exploring instagram and Pinterest and have started to post images.  I have even attracted some followers as well as some favourable comments on my images.  I have found some more great inspiration on Instagram.  Symmetrical Monsters is a place to hashtag your best amazing symmetrical photos and Barry Cheeseman whose evocative images of people in Vietnam are beautiful.  I had started to think that I would use Instagram for just  a particular sort of image.  Maybe using the influences of people like Steve Scalone and Art Wolfe.  Here are a couple of images that I have posted.

Chateau de BeynacChateau de BeynacChateau de Beynac sits high above the Dordogne River, across which it faces Chateau Castelnaud. It is a heavily fortified château dating originally from the 12th century and subsequently heavily modified View from Chateau de BeynacView from Chateau de BeynacChateau de Beynac sits high above the Dordogne River, across which it faces Chateau Castelnaud. It is a heavily fortified château dating originally from the 12th century and subsequently heavily modified

On Saturday I was diverted by  entertainer Locky who needed some new photos for a website I built for him. It was a raucous afternoon at Irish Murphy's in Brisbane where a group of crazy cricket fans from all over Australia had been celebrating since 10.30 in the morning. They were all so intent on getting into the photos of Locky that I took some for them too (for a small fee).  The whole crowd were singing and dancing. I Had lots of fun and was asked to post some on instagram and Facebook.  I also downloaded an app called Layout so that I could post a small group of photos to instagram instead of one at a time. Not sure if it worked all that well though as the images are all a bit too small when viewed on a mobile phone.  Now to quickly prepare the rest to put on the Client Images section of my website. Here is one of the images I posted on Instagram.

Locky - Accoustic Rock EntertainerLocky - Accoustic Rock EntertainerLocky playing to a crowd of Cricket fans at Irish Murphy's in Brisbane.

Saturday's events have caused me to rethink the use of Instagram.  I am still determined to try to put up high quality images so will have to give it some serious planning and in future be extremely selective.

 


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