In an attempt to explore our new home city we made a trip to the transport museum located in Coventry City Centre. A few of the exhibits were closed off on that day (an excuse to go back) but from what was there it was fascinating to see how various transportation vehicles developed over time – some of the early vehicles do not look comfortable.
We even had a patch of blue sky as we left too.
On another visit to Birmingham I decided to experiment a little by taking a few shots and converting them all to black and white. I’ve missed getting out into the streets for photography – there has been far too much work recently and not enough respite. This is something we are working on and hopefully there will be a resurgence of Oblique Exposure activity soon.
I’ve visited Birmingham more in the last few weeks more than I have in my entire life, and the visits are likely to continue. If you’re a photographer from Birmingham or know the area well, where do you like to explore?
After a couple of crazy weeks (months? year?), we managed to get a few days off work to rest, finish moving home and generally get a break. So we decided to visit the Photography Exhibition 2015, at the NEC in Birmingham. It was a very interesting and inspiring day, from all the camera manufacturers trying to tempt you with the latest and greatest models, plus some really tempting deals) to small companies selling services like printing and framing. Oh, and drones. Many drones.
I shot my Canon 11ooD all day (ISOs between 400 and 800) with the 50mm f/1.8 lens all day. I also avoided to buy any cameras! Well, almost. Jenny will tell you more about that in due time.
Nikon often gets a bad rap where I am concerned, so here’s a shout out for the people in yellow!
We were very lucky to catch up a talk with the great Don McCullin. He talked through his war photography, which was both brilliant, touching and horrifying. A very engaging speaker.Don went on to answer audience questions for well over 30 minutes, often on what were very personal issues, with both clarity and candour. It felt like a special moment; the audience was clearly enraptured.