The South Bank one Sunday morning.

One from the archives taken early one Sunday morning on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England in the early 1980s.

I was living and working in north London at the time, running a photo department during the week and shooting a variety of personal work at the weekends. Early one Sunday morning I headed down to Westminster with my tripod and camera bag.

There was a light mist over the River Thames which added to my decision to shoot black and white. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament were partially obscured by the mist, adding to the atmosphere.

I used my Olympus OM1 loaded with Ilford FP4 which was my regular black and white film.

Early morning on the South Bank.

Winter landscapes from the 1980s.

Some photos from Cheshire, England in the 1980s. As this part of Ontario is currently in a deep freeze and there’s a couple of feet of snow on the ground these photos make me think of warmer winters and much less snow.

Some trees in mist with snow on the ground at sunrise in south Cheshire.

Trees in mist, Cheshire, England

A view over the Cheshire plain towards Liverpool from Bickerton Hill.

Snow on Cheshire plain from Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England

Sunrise over a dairy farm in south Cheshire.

Winter sunrise, Hatherton, Cheshire, England

 

Week 1. GIN

Week 1 of my 52 week photo project for 2018 and something a little different.

GIN, although not the alcoholic beverage. Taken with a digital camera using a high magnification macro lens from my film shooting days. The lens used was an Olympus OM Zuiko 38mm f/2.8. I used it quite a lot in the ’80s and early ’90s photographing subjects for nature photography photo libraries but it has hardly been used in the past couple of decades.

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And for anyone wondering what the above photo is of.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s part of the ORIGINAL on the back of a McVitie’s Chocolate Digestive.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.