Journal

Invitation

There will be a preview of my Retrospective exhibition at the People’s Theatre at Heaton in Newcastle upon Tyne – 3 November at 6.30pm to 9pm. I would like to invite all my friends and fellow-members at Redbubble to join me for some wine and a chat, and perhaps have a look at some photographs! If you feel you will be able to attend would you kindly send me a short BM. You can bring a friend if you wish. The exhibition will be officially open to the public from 4 November to 3 December.

Thank you,
David

Digital Blues

For over forty years of my photographic life I have used film (because there was nothing else). I now have a Canon Powershot G6, and I have to say it has a lot to commend it – biting sharpness and the ability to produce large prints. However I am not entirely happy with the dynamic range, which seems a little restricted when compared with film. The highlights are a bit brash, there’s little gradation of tone there. I had the opportunity to do m=some serious street photography with this camera but I was disappointed with the attenuated tonal range. The highlights were burned out.. There were some interesting shots but i despair of making them presentable. Maybe there is a moral there, don’t do any serious photography when you are testing a new camera (or film). On the other hand I have dis…

My image on Front Page

I was amazed (and thrilled) to have my image ‘Charing Cross Road’ posted on Front Page. I am deeply indebted to the editors for this honour. I was quite unprepared for the deluge of comments that followed, all of them kind and encouraging. I have only been her a few weeks and my experience of Red Bubble is totally positive. There are so many wonderful people here producing splendid work.

The response to my image has been wholly sympathetic, such is the humanity of all who have identified with the situation of these two gentlemen. That was 1967. Little has changed in the intervening years.

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