Tomorrow morning I set off to drive to Holyhead, North Wales (actually on Anglesea) to get a ferry over to Dublin where I’ll meet up with Lana and her folks before the both of us head down to Co. Wexford to spend the new year in a secluded cottage by the sea. As such I’ll be off the grid until the new year which will be a bit strange. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time on flickr over Christmas as some of the London photos have garnered some interest. I’ve a lot of new contacts and am really keen to step up the amount of commenting and favouriting of other people’s work I do. Hopefully as well I’ll be back in the new year with some great shots of Ireland. After reading some of my Christmas presents I should have no excuse:
- The Negative – Ansel Adams
- Learning to See Creatively – Bryan Peterson
- Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera – Bryan Peterson
- Night and Low-light Photography: The Complete Guide – Lee Frost
I’ve only skimmed through them, but there’s a considerable amount of experience and advice which can only help improve my results. There is no TV and no internet in the cottage so I should be able to make a good indentation in them!
On the subject of reading material, I’ve just finished the Peter Kay autobiography: The Sound of Laughter, which was very funny as you’d expect, though it is fair to say he isn’t much of a writer (script-writing aside.) I’m also reading Iain Sinclair’s London Orbital. I’m only about 20 pages in so far but it seems not to be living up to the cover blurb.
So, finally, thank you to everybody who has read and especially commented on this blog, or any of my flickr photos in 2006. Happy New Year and see you in the ’07.
P.S. Finally the English bowling attack are having a good day!