Hungarian Adventure – Part Two: National Holiday & A Balaton Bumm

For the second day of our Hungarian trip, and the first full day of sightseeing, we found ourselves surrounded by armed guards, police and other emergency services. No we didn’t end up in any trouble, our first full day in Budapest happened to be on a Hungarian national holiday, specifically National Day, a celebration of the (at the time failed but ultimately successful in the long run) 1848 revolution against Austrian rule. Our hotel, being on a main thoroughfare of the city, was surrounded by revellers, police and podiums with political figures giving speeches and rallies. It was a great spectacle of a nation coming out on to the streets to celebrate their heritage, history and pride. What it also meant is that every museum and public attraction was free for the whole day, a major result. (more…)

Hungarian Adventure – Part One: To Palinka Or Not To Palinka?

If you’re a regular visitor or follower of this blog you might be aware that I visited the Hungarian capital of Budapest about a month ago (if you’re not a regular or are new, hi there I visited Budapest a month ago. As you can imagine I can’t go anywhere without having at least one photographic capturing device on me at all times and a short break is not only no different, it’s an excuse to specifically create a project based on the trip itself. So with that in mind, welcome to Part One of my Hungarian Adventure photo series. This was my attempt to document the, roughly, 5 days in the city on film in a similar fashion to my “Nine Days In Italia” project from last year. I aimed to shoot a roll of film a day and then document the results along with the various activities that took place on each of those days. Unfortunately a roll a day didn’t quite work out, mainly because I was not technically there for 5 whole days due to travelling times but also because it’s pretty hard to shoot 36 images a day that you think are going to be worthwhile. However over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you what I did take and what me and my girlfriend got up to, I hope you enjoy. (more…)

Work Christmas Party Part One

As you might guess I have a day job, no one is stupid enough to pay me money to photographs, boo! However what that does mean is that I work with some pretty awesome people and get to have fun at Christmas time in parties and the like, hooray. All the images taken here at one of those, all on Lomography 400 colour film using my fantastically pocketable Olympus Trip. Obviously being a 400 ISO daylight film it was never going to bring out the best results however, firstly I am impressed by how well it did cope with the lighting and secondly, who doesn’t love a bit of grain?

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Night Out

A selection of images taken on a night out with some friends a few weeks back, using my Olympus Trip (as it fits just about into the inside pocket of a coat) and Lomography 400 Colour film. I’ve never used Lomo’s film before and will reserve judgement as, one this is the first roll and two it wasn’t exactly a daylight situation. Some of the images have come out quite well despite the lack of light available.

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UK Photography Show 2016: Part Two

As I mentioned yesterday I took a trip up to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday to visit the UK Photography Show and other than grabbing all the freebies and trying (playing around with) out all the cool kit, I took a few photo’s. The first instalment can be found here so check that out and below are the rest of what I shot, including my favourite of the day (on digital, I shot film as well but need to get that developed). Again all shot on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 with Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm lens, enjoy and as always please feel free to comment below.

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