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I like to take photographs, which I sometimes post about here. I use an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, which is great, but come on, phone cameras are also great.

May 10, 2024

I struggle with the idea of taking black and white photographs, and yet I love them.

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March 4, 2024

An assortment of photos that I took over 2023, mostly around Bath.

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May 8, 2023

We took young Roddy to visit his mum, Maple, and sister, Scout.

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February 26, 2023

A circular patch of trees at the very top of the highest hill for miles around.

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December 11, 2022

Stockholm looked beautiful under frost, brief sun, and long darkness.

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November 13, 2022

A beautiful day. Falling leaves, slanted sunshine. Yellow, red, auburn.

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November 6, 2022

A very long time ago, while I was at sixth form college, I took a GCSE in photography. I loved it. I learned how to develop film, taking out a roll from my camera in the pitch dark, all by feel, and winding the film onto a reel. I learned about aperture and shutter speeds, using an old Nikon SLR that my dad gave me. I learned how to expose photo paper and burn in and dodge areas to make them darker and lighter.

I took a few rolls of film on a First World War battlefields trip and created a highly original piece of coursework featuring a lot of graves. Then I went to a local cemetery and took some more pictures of graves and made a piece of coursework which included the lyrics of the Smiths song, Cemetery Gates. I doubt I was aware of its pointed message about making original art.

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