Sticking to my resolution of ordered filing cabinet dipping for updates we find these two young ladies. To my knowledge the first model didn’t work with duffers like me so it came as a surprise when she accepted my offer. We got along okay, well I don’t think I upset her, and I got some nice snaps. The second model was one of my favourites and she visited the Chateau de Vaughan several times. Beautiful and a pleasure to photograph but I did have to tell her off now and again for her fashion model scowl.
Well I’ve only got myself to blame. I spent a large proportion of the year in bed, not because I was ill but because I was too fucking lazy to get up. Seeking out models I wanted to work with was demoralising. In the end only 3 turned up at the Chateau de Vaughan. Next year I need to get off my fat arse and try harder but I’m finding myself more drawn to landscape photography than the fruitless search for tattoo free beauties. C’est la vie. My New Year’s resolution so to bring some order to the image content of the website updates. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts. Oh I nearly forgot, Happy New Year everyone.
On Tuesday I decided it was about time I blew away my winter cobwebs and headed out of Rugby for a bit of culture at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. I enjoy looking at the odd painting but most of the collection there failed to inspire me. Just not my cup of tea I’m afraid. The Staffordshire Hoard, housed at the museum, is a different kettle of fish though. With the tools available around 1400 years ago how the hell did they make some of that stuff. When I got home I was knackered. I checked my iPhone and found I had walked over 7 miles! My next trip out will involve less walking and more looking at the scenery from a train methinks.
I seem to be spending an awful lot of time looking at ancient used light meters on eBay. I’ve got it in my head that all of my outdoor exposure problems will disappear if I go back to using incident light readings just like in the good old days. Indoors with flash I have always used a light meter and never, well almost never, had a problem so I’m hoping I can pick up a usable meter for around the £25 mark and put an end to my misery. Dream on Big Ears.