Having taken a good rest, just over 3 months, I’m ready to start writing again on “Say It With A Camera”. I’ve finished the project I’ve been working on which was taking up all of my time. Well almost, one church to go, but that’s looking a bit doubtful at the moment. Now I can go back to what I do best. Landscapes..
And what about the camera. well that’s changed too. After years of using Pentax DSLR cameras, I’ve gone mirror-less and switched to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens. The lens is small, compact and one of the best pieces of glass I’ve ever had on a camera. Sure I won’t be able to capture wildlife or aircraft any more but when you are walking up that steep hillside in the Snowdonia National Park you do appreciate how light the camera and lens combination is.
Finally, what about those churches I have been so involved with. I have taken thousands of photographs for this over the last six months. Not all will be used, but on average I was spending about two hours in each church taking photographs, once or twice per week, usually doing two or three churches each time. As an example of what I have been doing it has ranged from interior photographs of the churches
through to photographing the ancient records.
This particular set was held in the County Records Office and I was allowed access to photograph them without flash and only natural light. At first I thought the language was Welsh but on closer inspection it appears to be Latin. Look at the date, 1613. That’s over four hundred years old.
So there you have it. I’m back, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle blogging again. I hope you’ll join me as I start to revive “Say It With A Camera”.
At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands before our camera, to honour what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect–a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us, and is part of the biography by which we want to be known. – Robert Adams