Sunday, 21 September 2008

Help! Somebody stop the photographer before he disappears up his own ass! That's two B&W images in a row!

Well that was a lot of bleating about nothing. Today's expected rainfall didn't materialize and I got out for four hours in 'the backyard'. I didn't hang about and despite being kitted out for a slow day meandering around the mountain I couldn't pace myself and ended up charging about the place, getting very wet feet, getting covered in mud and generally gooning about like I was in some kind of mountain marathon. I forgot to check the Cybershot's battery level, which I discovered was empty when I took it out of the chest pouch for the first and last time so the photo today was taken on the 3.2 megapixel camera/phone. This image is of the sluice gate to the top reservoir in a line of four that supply Bergen. As you can see its almost empty. This is, theoretically, the end of the dry season.

5 comments:

Nielsen Brown said...

Great photo with the camera phone. Which phone is it? My old Nokia was made in the days before cameras and phones were the same thing.

Holdfast said...

Neilsen - Thank you. Its a Sony Ericson k800i. They've been around for a couple of years now so they should be available very cheaply. As I said, it has it's limitations but with a bit of thought you can get some ok images with it.

petesy said...

That photie should make me think of work, but I'm getting a Metropolis vibe from it instead.
Or is it the video for Radio Gaga?

Anyway, it's all good.

Holdfast said...

ptc* - I get a Metallica 'One' video vibe from it. In actual fact the image should be full of rusty reds, greens and browns but the B&W effect makes me concentrate on the shapes. I like that.

petesy said...

Aye, B/W brings out so much in a shot that's already there, but your eye can't pick it out because the colour gets in the way. B/W is all about the form and textures.