Visual Diary – October 2014
245/365/2014 – Dainty Daisy
It’s time to say goodbye to the last of the Summer flowers – October has started and there is a bite in the air.
246/365/2014 – Make the Print
Is it possible to teach the basics of darkroom printing in 1hr? The surprising answer is yes! My first session with the DUPA crowd in TCD. It is a fun way to spend a Thursday evening and it is nice to see people taking an interest in the process.
Computer games, robot making and a walk along the cliffs filled my weekend when my nephew came to stay. What a great kid!
When I look at this picture of him it is like traveling back in time – he looks so much like the older brother that I remember from my childhood it is really strange to see that guy again. We have both changed a lot in the last 30 years.
A magical walk in an enchanting forest was organised by the APUG guys. I snapped a few shots with my iPhone and spent the rest of the morning hauling my tripod and Mamiya around the woods – great spot worthy of a revisit.
252/365/2014 – DUPA Printing
DUPA darkroom session 2. I am trying to give a very, very basic introduction to darkroom printing in the space of an hour. So far everyone has left with a print they made themselves. It is refreshing in the era of digital photography that a university photographic association is still interested in the darkroom process.
256/365/2014 – Reds
The train stations of Ireland have some real beauty spots if you can look beyond the barbed wire.
259/365/2014 – Brewed
A sneaky pint on a school night to have a look at the new decor in the all new Cock and Bull pub.
260/365/2014 – Boobless
I don’t often use a calculator but when I do I try a bit of creative typing. It’s a classic.
261/365/2014 – Artisan Camera
Inspiration and ideas, “Artisan Camera – Studio Photography from Central India” I ordered this so long ago (June 2014) that I forgot it was on the way. The portraits are great and each one is a beautiful vignette. Well worth a look if you are interested in portraiture.
262/365/2014 – ISPG
Irish Street Photography Group ready to descend on Dublin
Once a month Des Byrne organises a street photography meet up – It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and there is always a nice bunch of people.
You can find the results of some of these outings on the groups flickr page – this is heavily moderated so the standard is pretty high.
263/365/2014 – Henna
I had never seen anyone getting Henna done it was incredible to see such an intricate design being hand drawn.
Film: Neopan 100 Acros
Lens:Nikon 50mm 1.8
Dev: Rodinal R09 Special
Paper: Ilford Multigrade IV RC
267/365/2014 – Deepavali
Life is a funny thing, two years ago I did not know much about India, Sri Lanka or Singapore and now I find that i am filling my house with people to help them celebrate their festivals.
We made a Biryani and Kuzhambu – Stuffed again!
269/365/2014 – Lough Dan
If I could I would take this stroll every day. It was a nice time of year to visit. From where we park you can trace the route of the river and see where it joins the lake. This is the route we walk and it seems a bit further than it feels when you walk it.
270/365/2014 – Bat Chapati
It is nice to know people with the talent to make this food but being able to fashion it into the Bat signal was a nice bonus.
271/365/2014 – C41 Home Development
Anything bigger than 135 colour film I develop at home. I pretty much have my system down and get consistent results. Here my chemistry is having a water bath to get the temperature right.
272/365/2014 – Witches Abroad
A spooky photo session with the Smena group tonight. It is always great when people get involved and play along.
Loads of people brought props and many where happy to pose. I took a lot on my phone but liked the humour in this one the most.
273/365/2014 – Packing
Looking through the stash to see if I need to buy more film for the India trip. I have decided that I should have enough but still I have a few days left to fully decide so no panic just yet.
274/365/2014 – The Things we Do for Love
I am currently transporting a mint lemonade from the city centre to my home in the suburbs – This is because my wife really likes this drink and I ate my dinner in the one place in the city that i know sells them. Arriving home without it was not really an option.
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors die of fright
It’s our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween