Ok, I’m back…
…for now at least.
So as promised here is a new post for all those of you that are still with me after my big lull in posts and photography. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t stopped taking pictures. In fact my back log of film to get scanned up gets bigger and bigger. But there have been many things going on in my life right now that have kept me away from the computer.
For starters, life is back to the way it used to be a year ago for the most part. I have the same old stuff keeping me busy and eating up all my time. That all comes with being back home with my wife I suppose. Life is good and busy as it should be.
If you have followed my blog here the past so many months you will already know why I would be so happy to be back home with my wife. It was a very long six months of my life when I was over in the states waiting for a visa. In fact my whole visa troubles, that started over a year ago, are now finally coming to an end. The final application that will give me a whole five years to live a normal, worry free life with my wife and my dog is sitting at the home office right now waiting for that all important stamp. In fact it is sitting there in a bundle along with both me and my wife’s passports so the two of us are actually stranded on this green island for however long it takes. Even if I wanted to leave I can’t. After so much stress, work and tears it comes down to the final wait. Lets hope it will be sooner rather then later.
Now dear readers I wouldn’t let you leave this fresh new post without some tasty photography. I do have a nice new scanner after all and I have been using it. But this offering of visual goodies doesn’t actually come from me this time. Remember that special edition Four Corners Dark Holga that was offered up a while ago. Well I gobbled one of the ten up right away and had it shipped to me when I was still in America. When I finally got back to Ireland I presented it like a cat does a dead bird to my dear wife and she has been burning a few rolls through it.
The black and white shots were on some Ilford HP5 Plus which gave a great soft grey tone to the shots. The color ones are on some Fuji slide film, I forget specifically which kind though. It may have even been expired for all I know. I am not very organized these days.
To my delight she really likes taking pictures with the Holga and waiting for the unexpected results. She especially likes taking pictures of me. The top picture and the next one are of myself. We framed the top one as well and it sits on the mantel above the fire place. Its a great shot in that all she wanted to do was capture something close in the foreground with an expansive background and what she ended up getting was the essence of me: wedding ring, cigarette and camera (if you look closely). Its nice to be on the other side of the camera once in a while.
All these black and white shots were taken at a place called Nendrum at the end of the road near Strangford Lough. Its a great place to go to take some pictures as the light is always amazing, especially at sunset. We go there quite often when we have nothing to do and want a little inspiration and it never disappoints.
The slides were taken just on the beach near our house along Belfast Lough. The same place that I took my first shots with the Holga.
If you want to see more of Susi’s budding talent check out all here shots on my flickr page here.
And as always, I emptily promise to keep the posts coming.