- Leaving for a road trip to Germany on Monday; we were originally going to spend a few days in France and Belgium, but as neither of us have spent much time in Germany and it's only a 4 hour drive through both of those countries to get there we decided to spend the time exploring the Rhineland-Pfalz and Nordhein-Westfalen areas. First we'll be staying in Cologne and then following the Rhine river valley until we decide to stop and go back up to the Nürburgring where we're meeting friends. If anyone has been to this area suggestions as to where to go are welcome. :)
- If any of my San Francisco friends are going to the Flickr Turns 4 party tonight (open to the public) keep your eyes out for my photo which was one of the early photos I posted to Flickr and even commented on by Heather way back when. Take a pic of it on the wall for me if you can!
- I am still obsessed with the new Portishead album, after many listens I think Threads has emerged as my favourite track. Beth's wails and the thundering horn-like sounds at the end gives me shivers every time. I have read that the sudden cut-off of Silence was deliberate and not a fault of the leaked copy, if it is true I think the denial of climax is kind of amusing. If anyone wondered what the Brazilian-Portuguese at the start of the song means here is a translation: "Be aware of the rule of three. What you give will return to you. This lesson you must learn. You only get what you deserve."
- Went hiking in Swinley Forest last weekend which is a thirty-minute drive out of London; not quite the wilderness I'm used to back home, but it still felt great to get out into nature. We're on the lookout for more places to go hiking around Southern England so if anyone has recommendations please share (already been told we should check out the Forest of Dean).
These are beautiful photographs. I'm particularly fond of the close-ups of the dead leaves, and of the mossy one 3rd from the bottom. Thanks for sharing them, and also for sharing the new Portishead songs. I had no idea they were putting out a new album. I can hardly wait to hear the whole thing.
Thank you. :) I hope you enjoy the album when you hear it, I think it is surprising for most people as it's a fair departure from their past work. I am glad of that though, I think trying to recreate what they had before would have been a mistake.
digitsl photography has put editing in the hands of the creator more than ever before. i believe this to be both good and bad. the creative process varies for everyine in terms of execution and with the level of post production now available i think one can rely on certain filters/manipulations too much. also, we as photographers tend to edit the image selection far more than we used to - we are less likey to expose all frames shot to someone - we pick and choose what we think others should see. there have been so many times when a friend is going through a developed roll and they pull an image that i have completly overlooked.
either way, i still don't capture enough images anymore. except of the baby.
shot pic of easter bkfst - thought of you.
Thank you! They are European pines, planted there deliberately as it is a managed forest; they really stand out against the mostly deciduous trees which are native to the U.K.. They remind me of back home in the pacific northwest of America. :)
i saw this during our recent visit to Uganda. i thought it might amuse you...