Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. I’m saying the early 1980s as I seem to remember setting down my then fairly new Tenba camera bag in the snow.
I remember being surprised that I had paid so much for a camera bag. Little did I know that 35 years later I would still be using the bag occasionally. I ended up with two more of those Tenba bags in different sizes over the next decade. I still have all three and use them at times.
This hoarfrost covered Oak tree is in the hedgerow of a field opposite the house I grew up in.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.
The Redwing (Turdus iliacus) is a member of the Thrush family. They are winter visitors to Britain arriving in the autumn after breeding in northern regions of Europe and Asia. Wintering birds sometimes form loose flocks numbering up to 200 birds but I seem to remember this being a solitary bird. It’s feeding on a berry of a Holly (Ilex aquifolium) tree.
The photo was taken from a bedroom window so I was slightly higher than the bird but not enough for the angle to look odd. It was used in a field guide to garden wildlife and it was taken in a garden unlike some of my other photos used in the book.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the late 1970s. The trees are growing in a field belonging to a nursery and were ready to be transplanted to customers. As a photography student my summer job was working in the fields belonging to the nursery so I was familiar with what was growing where.
On a foggy autumn day I went for a walk around the fields looking for shots. The original was a colour slide but it was monochromatic so when I copied the slide I did a monochrome conversion. The bright section at the top of the frame means that the sun was quite high when the shot was taken.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England sometime in the 1970s. This shot sat in my slide files overlooked until I started copying some of the slides a couple of winters ago. Since making a digital copy the shot has grown on me.
Probably taken when I was a photography student in the late 1970s. I recognise the location as close to my parents house at the time. If I was taken when I was studying photography it would have been taken with an Olympus OM1, which I still have. If it was taken before I was at art school it could have been taken with a Zenit E, my first serious camera.
This is my second post on this challenge but is actually the first version I put together before changing my mind and rewriting.
A moonrise from the mid 1970s and used in a slideshow which was part of my O level art exhibition. Taken from behind my parents house in Cheshire, England.
Decades later and on a different continent in Ontario, Canada we have a spring sunset. The sun is setting behind Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse with a mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron in the foreground.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is “The Look of Love” which made me think of roses, chocolates and this photo. Taken in the mid 1980s using a soft focus filter on the lens and a little known film, Scotch Chrome 1000.
Welcome to my first post. I am David Meredith, I got interested in photography in the mid ’70s, studied it in the late ’70s and have been a photographer ever since.
Originally from Cheshire, England I now live in Ontario, Canada.
This blog will be a combination of a 52 week photo project for 2018 and other posts covering 40 years of my photos. The 52 week photo project is a challenge to myself to shoot as wide a variety of subjects over the next year as possible.
One of my earliest photos, trees in snow. Taken in Hatherton, Cheshire in the mid ’70s using an Olympus OM1 loaded with Ilford FP4.
And a recent photo from a couple of days ago. Grass in snow, taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
I don’t just photograph flora in snow but you will have to wait for my second post to see if that’s true. As this is my first post there may be layout and design changes to this before a second post.