So. Random message on Flickr. Incomprehensible-or-nearly username, and one photo on their photostream. Addresses me as “Occasionally” (Occasionally focused being my moniker on Flickr). Says they would like to “buy” some of my photos to use on a photography website they run (url not given). Use not specified. Say they “usually pay $75” per photo. Asks can I email them, because they don’t check Flickrmail … Continue reading Someone wants my photos.
Last night I posted that I was about to head out in hopes of photographing the Milky Way. That was the first time my k-30, Sigma 30mm, and O-GPS1 astrotracer were all used together: I’m rather pleased with the result (this was processed, using the RAW file, on my iPad in Photogene4; I’m working on it on my iMac in Lightzone, and in Darktable, but … Continue reading Milky Way, Crux, and the Coalsack
Since getting my Pentax K-30, I’ve been participating in the “single in…” Monthly challenges on Pentax forums. These involve taking and posting a photo every day for a month – using just one lens for that month. For my third month I used my Sigma 30 mm f/1.4. It took me about three and a half weeks to cotton on to the fact it was … Continue reading A Siggy month
This is another of my favourite photos, and again was taken with a cameraphone – this time an old Sony-Ericsson. My daughter and I were at the airport, and there was a young lad about her age also in the departure lounge. In an instant they found each other, and they remained inseparable until we boarded. Would that adults were as blind to superficial differences. Continue reading No colours
This is a photo I’m proud of. I took it with my old 3G iPhone, and to get to the shot I wanted I had to trudge a long way through sand and mud and water, with the muddy squelchy mess flying upwards with every step, up my back and in my hair. But it was worth it. That was a few years ago. Recently … Continue reading An old beach
I’m a guitarist; have been for much longer than I’ve been a photographer. – And recently I’ve realised that I approach the technical side of photography, and cameras, in broadly the same way. Synth players are technical and clever folks, knowing all about the oscillators and LFOs and modulating wossnames and all sorts of tricksy stuff. As a guitarist, I just hit the strings. Maybe … Continue reading I just hit the strings…