The weather report for today was not great for home or London which is a shame as I had planned to travel into London to take some snaps.
This didn’t happen due to the weather and I have not been 100% since the holiday so decided that it was best to stay in Essex.
I did head into town and had a few things to do but took the Olympus Trip as I thought there may be some chances to take some photos.
It was a grey, drizzly day and I was uninspired. I saw an opportunity whilst waiting for the train and snapped a shot. That’s it. One photo.
I think this goes back to my comments about shooting film as consciously you don’t want to waste the shots and in the end, I only took the one shot. One thing that grabbed my attention. It may have been different if I had my digital camera but possibly not.
I am sure I will be interested to remember where I shot this once the film is eventually developed.
After lunch, I decided to dig out the studio kit and try some lighting experiments and portrait tests.
I had forgotten I purchased a black and silver reflecting umbrella (I have had a white one for some time which I have used a lot). This was the ideal opportunity to test the silver reflective side as I had the time.
I took quite a lot of shots, various poses, different ideas, different lighting. Varied between the 45mm and the Pro 12-40mm lenses. I also added a purple gel to the flash at one point to add some atmosphere.
Most photos were not great but this was an afternoon of experimenting. I did end up with several photos I like which I have quickly post-processed.
Not groundbreaking but a fun way to test my photographic ability on a particularly rainy day.