Archive for May, 2008

Playing with filters

Monday, May 19th, 2008

A very kind friend of my flatmates dropped by with a chunky roll of scrap filters from the theatre that he works in. Contained within were lots of pieces of four main Lee filter colours, and I decided to stick them up to my window:

Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

Just for reference, here’s the scene without any filters:
Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

This photo is with just the yellow filter. It did appear yellow for a second but the iPhone adjusted, and it came out like this:
Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

Here with just the red filter, pretty cool:
Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

Here’s where it starts to get interesting. I started to overlay the filters, this one is the Red and Blue filters combined:
Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

and this is Red and turquoise, my fave by far:
Lee filters on Edinburgh Castle

I can’t believe how infra red some of these photos look! So much fun, I’m definitely inspired to start playing with filters more. Also, putting filters onto flash heads will definitely be interesting.

A less beautiful site

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008


A less beautiful site, originally uploaded by Jebaloo.

One of the less picturesque sites that I’ve photographed ok my journey
so far.

Mobile workstation on new project

Monday, May 5th, 2008


Mobile workstation on new project, originally uploaded by Jebaloo.

I’m currently camping in an undisclosed location somewhere between
Edinburgh and London. Its my fourth night now, and today was my first
chance to charge my laptop, so i’ve been on a mega photo offload
frenzy. Way too many to go through on the road, so I think it’ll b at
least a week after I get back before I manage to post up any of the
photos.

The project is this. I’ve taken the train from Edinburgh to London so
many times over the last few years, and its a very beautiful journey.
I’ve often wished that I could get out of the train to take photos,
but have always been missioning it home, or back to uni. So now is my
chance! I’ve noted the coordinates of the many sights I’ve often
admired on the journey, and I’m now on the road to visit and
photograph as many as I can. I’m still north of Newcastle though and
am almost halfway through my trip! I’d best speed things up.

So far, 3 days rain, 1 day sunshine, 1 near collission with a train,
25 odd midgie bites, 75cl of Meths and counting: god bless my borrowed
trangia.

The Beltane Fire Festival

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Beltane Fire FestivalThis was my first Beltane festival, and I’m definitely going to have to go again. This isn’t because I had loads of fun, but because I missed most of it through being in the wrong place at the wrong time. About 500 people were crowded around a stage, and being a first timer, my flat mate and I thought that’s where we should be too. Actually, the performers were only going to take to the stage right at the end. Once we realised, we headed off to find the party, but by then it had begun to rain, and I was too scared to have my camera out, this was proper downpour style rain! We were sodden to the core, but had loads of fun. I’m sad that I didn’t get that many photos, but at least I have an excuse to go again next year!














Whilst we were waiting around near the stage, random folk who were bored decided to get up on the stage to provide entertainment. Mostly people either did a silly dance, or wrestled each other.
Their silhouette was quite cool though:
Beltane Fire Festival

Some folk with lampshades as hats:
Beltane Fire Festival

Some of the lads:
Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival