Monday, 14 March 2011

Spring has sprung! hooray! Finally the grey season, the bane of lomographers, is over! With an imaginary drum roll i switched my aperture setting to sunny and Jake and i were off to the woods to capture springs first shoots! it was a day for experimenting and adventure! Jake has a new camera to try out (with three aperture settings: cloudy sunny and yellow, yes yellow!) i was in the mood climb trees and on a mission to get a decent shot from my splitzer!

Jakes yellow aperture was surprisingly successful as you can see, meanwhile i discovered that by the last quarter of my splitzer photos i have forgotten which way I am going and miss a quarter every time! It was even sunny enough to dust off the spinner so there are some 360 shots complete with sprocket holes courtesy of our very diligent developer at redbox cameras!

I think the few people we saw were a little shocked to see me all my cameras and accessories half way up a tree with a small cardboard man! my vision of bob overlooking an epic spring vista was an epic fail but at least Jake managed to get a shot of me in a tree looking like Bigfoot the photographer!

Monday, 7 March 2011

This Week Jake and I headed to London for our weekly bob adventure. Armed with our Diana's, various other cameras and my newly acquired stroboscopic flash we walked into Trafalgar square. I had visions of a multi flash, pigeon, bob, extravaganza! But yet again the "bird mob bob photo" (new title) has alluded me! it turns out that there aren't any pigeons in Trafalgar square anymore!! How did I miss that! After a little research I discovered that this was a massive thing and that at one stage (according to the GLA where using industrial hoovers to suck them up!! Now they employ birds of prey to keep them away!!! WOW!! the search for the "bird mob bob photo" continues!

Slightly bereaved but not discouraged we pushed on strobe flash firing into a freezing night! Some how bob managed to draw a crowd of Russians and after a few minutes of gesticulations and misunderstandings they left with a bob! Who knows, maybe their bob photos will appear some day! We didn't even manage to get a photo of them!

Then we went to the south bank where bob was run over by quite a few skateboarders and generally got in the way a bit. Overall the big city was a little bit too big for bob but at least he didn't end up in the Thames! (thanks sellotape!)