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This week I want to share one of my first — and perhaps still one of my best — ultra-long exposures. It was taken at university, in my ‘early years’ so to speak, long before I developed a decent technical understanding of photography. I was just beginning to work out what did work — and what didn’t. For a few months I only took photos that were exposed for 30 seconds or more! Today I am still a huge fan…

While writing something altogether more… meaty… I got a little side-tracked by the thought ‘I bet it’d be fun to look through some of my old photos.’ You see, I was going through some photos I took of a friend (some head shots), and I found a truly atrocious photo of myself, wearing sandals (and socks!), shorts (with hairy legs), a t-shirt, and a hairband. It was pretty bad, made worse by the fact that I was actually posing for…

Sledding is meant to be fun, a flight of reckless fancy down an icy or snowy hill. Unfortunately, a 16 year old from Yorkshire in England decided it would be a wise idea to slide merrily down a slippery incline… with a barbed wire fence at the bottom. Unfortunately, she died shortly afterward — luckily her 3 other friends that also joined her in this stupid spectacle survived with serious injuries. Apparently they used the roof of a car, turned…

All at once the… the birds were everywhere. All at once. She… she pushed me inside and… they covered her. Those fateful words, spoken by Cathy in Hitchcock’s seminal horror-thriller — The Birds. When it was originally advertised it inspired angry letters from school teachers all over the States, as it quite quirkily stated “The Birds Is Coming” — a lot of media experts put down the success of this film to the grammar ‘error’ that caught the attention of…