Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: Covid Discoveries

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Covid Discoveries.

With a lot of people being stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s an opportunity to discover overlooked or long forgotten things.

This post is a bit of a cheat as part of it involves me digitising my film archives which I started before the lockdown and social distancing. However, I have discovered a few things in my film archives as the social isolation has allowed me to continue digitising film originals.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

I discovered that this favourite photo of the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames from the South Bank was taken in the very early 1980s when I was one of the field testers of Ilford XP1 prior to its release.


Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

I picked up a handful of Pine cones on a walk around the neighborhood and have rediscovered table top photography.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

I discovered this slide of a gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich at sunset. Taken at least 23 years ago, it sat overlooked in my slide archives until recently and is now a favourite photo.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

I rediscovered simple lighting and reflectors when doing tabletop photography. A partially drunk cup of coffee with a small diffused light and a gold reflector.


14 replies on “Friendly Friday: Covid Discoveries”

True, I was still planning on adding one more photo but I haven’t managed to edit it yet so I’m going to leave it as is.

Thanks Amy. I was going to add one or two more photos but got distracted and hit the publish button rather than the save button so I decided to leave it as is.

Thanks Laura. I had completely forgotten that I had been using Ilford XP1 on a walk around central London early one Sunday morning. It was only when I made digital copies of the negatives that I realised it must have been very early in the 1980s as I don’t remember ever using another roll of XP1 after submitting my evaluation of the film at the end of the field test.

Thanks Sue. If I wasn’t photographing Pine cones I was photographing partially drunk cups of coffee. There’s some where the cup is sitting on my light box illuminated from below.

Thank you. It’s certainly been an interesting couple of months. Especially some of discoveries when I started going through my hundreds of black and white negatives.

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