Thursday, 21 January 2010

One of my photos is selected for the BBC News Viewfinder Blog

The BBC Viewfinder blog has a “Your Pictures of The Week” feature, there is a different subject for submitted photographs to be based on and as this week the subject was “Metal” I felt compelled to contribute this image.

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Monsters of the Deep

Today I looked and there is my photograph amongst the stream

Working as an artist I often think recognition like this is as good as selling a piece of my artwork, of course it is different because job satisfaction doesn’t pay the bills but if I can keep an even balance between the two achievements I very happy.

I have been involved in the 365 project during 2009 the aim is to take a photograph everyday on any subject and then upload it to Flickr.

Number 365 of 365.  Finished

Number 365 of 365.  Finished

On the 31st December I completed the project by recreating the photograph I came across on 31st December 2008 that made me say “I want to try that” unfortunately that original has been lost in the ether of the internet because I didn’t realise the great significance to my future at the time.

Year Two Gets Off The Mark At Midnight

Year Two Gets Off The Mark At Midnight

Year Two began on a freezing cold hilltop overlooking the firework display across the city of Birmingham at midnight. The image itself didn’t work out the way I wanted but the significance of the time, the date and the place made it more meaningful.

During the year I noticed an article on BBC Viewfinder by the editor Phil Coomes whom had begun his own photo a day challenge. Phils project is exclusively produced using Kodachrome 64 film and because of his chosen media he has to allow for the delay between finishing a roll, sending it to the US for processing, and then scanning, he is going through this torturous route to mark the death of Kadachrome, 75 years after its introduction, as the last processing laboratory handling the film will no longer offer the service.

Phil asked on his BBC site for those who are undertaking a 365 project to write in about our experiences and sure enough he mentioned my findings and plugged my Flickr site that contains all my 365 images

 
 

3 comments:

九份 said...

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.............................................

春天來嚕 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩

Kay said...

I understand exactly what you mean about recognition. It feels so reassuring to know that someone appreciates what you do, it's money for the soul. Beautiful photographs, love the textures.