one misty morning…

One misty morning, the cloud hung low over distant hills like a soft grey blanket. The October sun infused the mist with a golden glow. I grabbed my  camera, and headed up to the woods, where the sunshine was breaking through one ray at a time: the mist lending substance to the sunbeams. The leaves, on the

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Making Films

I am never without a camera, whether it’s my iPhone, my DSLR, or occasionally one of my vintage film cameras. Whilst I’m always ready to capture photographs, shooting films is something that I’ve been far less comfortable with. Last year, I took Xanthe Berkeley’s amazing ECourse, Creating Time Capsules, and it utterly transformed the way

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to the lighthouse :: postcards from the golden hour

The Golden Hour. That beautiful time just before sunset (or just after sunrise) when the sun is low in the sky, producing a soft, golden glow. The hour when the landscape is touched by magic and everything is bathed in ethereal light. To my mind, there is nothing lovelier than a stroll to the sea on

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the summer on film

I was given an old Canon AE-1 film camera, earlier in the summer. Not knowing for certain whether or not it worked, I loaded it with film and commenced shooting, delighting in the weight of the camera in my hands, the metallic click of its shutter. The photographs that I took captured the last few

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