Foggy trees.

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.

Foggy trees.

Autumn leaves in the mist.

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.

Autumn colour in mist.

Moonrise, sunset.

The new Weekly Photo Challenge is Rise/Set.

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.

Moonrise, Hatherton, 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.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunset, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada

An introduction.

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.

Trees in snow, Cheshire, England

And a recent photo from a couple of days ago. Grass in snow, taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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.