Wedding season starts again soon, and my diary is already filling up really nicely. July and August are pretty much full, although September is pretty sparse. This is especially odd, as it was my busiest month by far last year. I'm really looking forward to getting back into the wedding photography swing - in fact, I've recently bought a new (nerd alert!) 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM lens, which was perhaps a bit too expensive for me at the moment, but it gives really fantastic results.
The first wedding is at the end of March, so I'll post some results soon!
Thursday, February 10
I haven't ever been someone who takes landscape photographs, but I've been thinking a lot about the landscape that I inhabit recently. The area where we live is still being developed, and is in a constant state of change. Added to this, the (mis)guided busway passes close to our flat. It's a project linking Cambridge and the surrounding towns using a dedicated route for buses, and has been stuck in project management hell for over a year. The route is finished, but no buses have ever passed along it, as far as I know. It's basically a ghost road, used by cyclists and joggers, dog walkers and commuters, but not by buses. And I love it.
It's also unusual for me to shoot in colour, but I've been looking at a lot of Joel Sternfeld's work recently. He's not a photographer I've ever really paid much attention to - I know he has great skill, but I don't think I ever 'got' his images before. Now I've tried taking landscape photographs with a modern twist, I can see that he makes it look easy, when it really isn't.
Oh, and by the way - I've changed the design of my blog - I was getting quite bored of the blackness of the last layout.