Lanterns On The Lake. Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees. 25th July 2014
I’ve been dying to see this band since I picked up their album (by pure chance, I took a risk because I liked the cover art). They’re amazing.
They were playing the warm-up show for the Stockton Weekender festival that takes place this weekend so I took my camera. I took plenty of normal pics but decided to experiment with a Cokin spot filter that I found in a box of miscellaneous camera junk. I think the effect works pretty well on this occasion.
Light Painting on Saltburn Beach
Another attempt with my homemade Hula Hoop/LED contraption. I was trying to loop over the moon but I missed!
Light Painting. Saltburn Pier. 15th July 2014
Experimenting after seeing a feature in one of my mother’s gossip magazines.
Light source was a hula hoop with two battery powered strings of LED “dragonflies” attached by tape.. ISO 800 at f/22 with a 30 second exposure. Hula hoop thrown around at random. Lens is a manual Sigma 24mm f/2.8 on Pentax K5. .
I’m linking my Tumblr in with my website (in effect, using it as the blog section of the website).
2econdary Character was a tenuous link to another online pseudonym that I used to use. As a child I was a big fan of The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton and a character that appeared in one of those books was called Sooty Lenoir. It wasn’t that I particularly identified with him but it always struck me as odd that Sooty (a friend of The Famous Five) appeared in one book and then was never mentioned again. He was a plot device; a secondary character. Easily replaced and never thought of. I sometimes see myself a little like that. Not particularly important but someone who is there and has a minimal effect on the people whose life he orbits.
So, as I try to earn a little money from my photography, it’s perhaps time to put my real name out there and be myself.
Au revoir, Sooty Lenoir. Bonjour Nick Wesson.
Similar to a previous photo I did of my dog but the light was different this evening :)
Saltburn Pier 6th July 2014
Summer evenings. Walking the dog. Enjoying the beautiful coast where I live. The sun was out but the skies were ominously dark following a thunderstorm a couple of hours before.
Sound It Out Records. Stockton on Tees, UK. 21st June 2014
Sound It Out is my local (and favourite) record shop. There was an independent documentary film made about it a few years ago and if you like music, records or even just like watching interesting people and seeing into their lives a little, I would highly recommend it.
Today, I went to pick up some old school hip hop records on vinyl. For some reason, I also had an idea to try and make a panorama using a Fuji Instax 100 that I picked up from a junk shop a few weeks ago. The film cost me more than the camera. I don’t know why I did this. I would have got equally good panorama by using the app on my phone! Because I could, I suppose :)
The gentleman on the right of the picture is Tom, the owner of the shop. He’s a really nice guy and is incredibly knowledgable about music.
Eight-Legged Death Machine
Damn, these spiders are quick and efficient!
Black Hole Sunset. Saltburn by the Sea, UK. 18th June 2014
A bit of an accidental shot but I’ll take it! There was an amazing sunset tonight and I was trying to capture movement in the waves in the sea toward the west where the sun was setting. I misjudged the shutter speed and ended up with this straight out of the camera. It also reminds me a little of the cover to Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ album (one of my favourites!)
Attila the Stockbroker, Orgreave Mass Picnic. 14th June 2014