Sunday Project – No More

Well no photo of Sunday anymore. Why? I have been carrying out quite a bit of research and despite it being only the 4th Sunday of the year I have decided to bin it because it is not providing any benefit to me or anybody else. Stats are showing very few hits on those posts and to be honest I can understand why. There is no theme and is therefore completely random and unless I am on another assignment then I am just taking an image just for the sake of it with very little thought behind it. With very little information around the photo, why it was taken etc then why would anybody actually be interested in reading it.

What I should be doing more of is explaining things and why I do them, how I do them etc.

So as a start, I did a small photo shoot this morning. It was only mug shots for the person to send off as part of his profile as part of a competition. It was carried out in a gym, (in the squash court to be precise) where lighting is just awful. And short of getting the flash and umbrellas out it was a case of the ISO at 3200 and hope for the best. I just did not feel happy with the results which prob will suffice for what it was for but I just did not feel satisfied. Which at the end of the day is what it is all about for me. I have to feel emotionally involved in what I am doing and I didnt. Is that true of all professional photographers? I dont want to just earn money and not feel as though I have not done a good job.

So this blog is going to go back to the Swindon News/Photojournalism and I am not going to try to combine other things with it.

Likewise I am going to re-design my website to provide a better experience, better show case for my better images from both the UK and Spain and try to make it more interesting.


Swindon a lovely day for a run

No photos today but I just wanted to make a comment on how friendly everybody was on my run yesterday.

It was sat morning and the weather was just perfect for a run or a bike ride. As I am competing in the Swindon Half Marathon in two weeks time I thought I would go out and run the course again. Firstly the weather was bright and sunny and clear which made the views up on the downs absolutely stunning. It was an absolute joy to be up there. Secondly and I dont know if it was because of the weather, fall out from the Olympics or what but everybody smiled or said hello or at least acknowledged me as I was running. Cyclists and runners all saying hello. Now I have been a runner, cyclist, triathlete on and off for 40 years and I have to say it hasnt always been like that. I have lived and worked in many places around the world and ran in most of them. Not everybody is that friendly, in fact in Saudi I have had rocks thrown at me, cars swerve to run me over and in one case one of the other runners got shot at and took a round in his leg!!!! So, it was an absolute pleasure to run around Swindon with happy people on such a lovely sunny day.