Thursday, July 06, 2006

Photography













As you may or may not know, dear reader, Alan is holding a photography competition. The theme is ground.

I've just submitted my (shitty) entry. Here, dear reader, are some of the rejects. They're all crap, I know, but I just wanted to share.

Another reject appeared here. Can you spot it?

21 comments:

alan said...

I think the last one is good.

Blog Off said...

The first one is excellent. It's grimy, dirty and threatening. You've really caught something in that image.

A Novelist said...

I think your pictures are really good. You have an eye for photography! :)

Minge said...

LOL!

Thanks for your comments - but they're all shit! I think I'm going to buy you all white sticks for Christmas!

Blog Off said...

well, forget for a minute that you took the first picture and look at it again. Don't you see a sense of danger in it? It creeps me out.

It might have been even more disturbing if you'd taken the shot from the top looking down, but I think you might have lost all that green, unsettling light.

Minge said...

I know what you mean about the first picture - the escalator. The Glasgow subway is all tube lights, orange and brown. It's like a weird 70s trip.

I find most things underground quite scary. There's the sense of being trapped, the roof caving in.

I have this awful fear. Sometimes I can't shake it off. I have to get out from an underground station. The only way out is a downward escalator. I can't run faster than it's decending. Horrible.

That escalator is out of a horror movie, I think.

How many entries have you got now, hen?

Blog Off said...

6 pictures so far. Still got time for the others to get theirs in however.

Blog Off said...

I have to say, mine is fucking excellent.

Can I email it to you?

Moncrief Speaks said...

Minge, I know what you mean. That underground looks especially claustrophobic with the very narrow tunnels the size of the cars and the cars themselves so squat. Not my personal fave.

Minge said...

Yes, Alan, please email it to me! I want to see!

I hope you're clothed this time, though.

Minge said...

Brett, the underground/subway system in Glasgow is very claustraphobic. You're right. It's scary!

Blog Off said...

okay, I've sent it....

Minge said...

OMG! Stiff competition, folks! I know at least that I won't be bloody well winning! LOL!

I think I might have to take adult ed classes in photography. Actually, that's not a bad idea, you know!?

Blog Off said...

photography is a great hobby. You should join a camera club, they normally meet once a week for a couple of hours and they go on field trips and things. I loved being involved in both clubs I was a member of.

http://www.edinburghphotographicsociety.co.uk/CMS/index.php

http://www.edinburghcameraclub.co.uk/cms/

(they're not the clubs I was in btw, just some that are near you)

Juggerpix said...

The first one is very nice, moody.

I liked what you were doing with 5 thru 8 also, using the perspective to draw you in. Especially 6, with the lines seeming to converge on the door. Love the composition on 7! In fact, I like 7 the best!

Despite your comment, these pictures are far from shit! Good work.

Minge said...

Thanks, Juggerpix. I really appreciate that coming from you.

I still need lessons, though, and will take up Alan's idea of joining a camera club.

Framing and shooting may be one thing, but, hell, there's so much more to it, isn't there!? You know, light meters, post production...!

Alan's photograph is amazing. I can't wait to see the rest.

Blog Off said...

Thanks!

Do you think I should publish them all anonymously on Sunday or put peoples names next to them?

Minge said...

I think anonymous is best - but it's up to you, after all. What do you think?

Minge said...

And is anonymous voting possible?

Blog Off said...

anonymous voting? hmmm... room for cheating there!

Minge said...

I guess you're right.