A sad day yesterday.

Juvenile Bass (I think!)

It was a sad day for me yesterday; disaster struck when I least expected it to…

I was having a bit of a snorkel / underwater photo session when I noticed the glass inside my camera housing was steaming up. This has never happened before so I went back to the beach to have a look at what was going on. The small bag of silica gel was soaked but there was no obvious signs of water. To cut a long story short, one of my cameras is now ruined. I can only think that the camera housing had a fair bit of moisture already in it before I put the camera in (held by the silica gel) and when submerged the pressure, temperature change, etc caused the moisture to leach out and wreak havoc.

Thankfully, I have another camera but alas, no longer a spare so I ought to put that right ASAP I guess :-S

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San José – Shadows

San José

San José

Like many other people, I think I have always been fascinated by shadows; how they change shape at different times of the day, how they can add emphasis to any given situation, the sense of drama they can convey – there’s just so much in the concept of light & shade. I guess much of this comes from my love of the film noir and all the classic films like Nosferatu and Metropolis. The darkness at the top of the stairs for me has infinitely more power than any amount of gore or visual plot devices.

I took my camera for a walk yesterday during the middle of the afternoon to some of the more “shady” areas of San José to see what I could find. The light filtering through the trees, sun-shelters and playground equipment was striking, a perfect opportunity of shooting some abstract photos!

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Eco-Friendly Excursions

I’m always interested to hear what peoples opinions on this subject are, e.g. I have in the past spoken to people who think jet-skiing is an environmentally friendly past time – where do they get their ideas from?

So, what do you think? What for you would constitute an eco-friendly excursion or past time?

Back in paradise.

After a whirlwind few weeks in the UK playing some rather nice shows I might add, I’m back in the most beautiful Cabo de Gata. This time round space was very limited, or at least so I thought was the case for the return journey, so I didn’t bring my camera…. oh how I missed it! We drove back in Amber’s car in the end with… wait for it… Chica the cat!! Yay!!!! Though she didn’t think much to being stuck inside a car for two days :-S