Over the last couple of weeks I decided to leave the large format camera and move in another direction for a change – colour digital! For the last 10 years or so I have been doing black and white analogue prints but not actually moving forward. The process was getting in the way of the content, even preventing me from acually getting out there to photograph. The thought of lugging the 10×8 or even the 5×4 around was starting to become a pain – in many ways! A change was needed.
Last year I bought a small digital camera to take to Paris for some street photography. I found it, with all it’s myriad setings and dials, to, once again, get in the way of photographing. I sold it a couple of weeks ago. I already owned a Canon 5D Mk2 which I have used for weddings and some commercial work but not really for landscape. The relative simplicity of it, coupled with the fact I ‘know’ the camera well, has been a revelation. It’s strange how these things turn out. My initial images are ok but have given me some ideas for projects which I am in the process of researching – more of those to follow.
In the meantime here’s a couple from recent trips. I’ve been unsure about the ‘snowdrop’ one but feel happy posting it here on the blog. It won’t be included in any projects that’s for sure!
I’ve always liked the railway yard of the NYMR and photographed round there in black and white many times.