Horses in field

Life lately on film, July 2019

Life Lately is a snapshot of recent weeks. I shoot a fair few rolls of film but I’m not very good at sharing those photos anywhere, so these posts will be the perfect place for them. And it occured to me that I’ve always kept digital and film separate for no good reason. Time for a bit of a shakeup.

Sash windows

Curtains against window

Horses in field

I always shout “haaaaaay!” and give these horses an overenthusiastic wave. Bit of a Dad joke but it never gets old (for me at least). They don’t care or wave back but I carry on.

Woman with head on hand
Moi

Spontaneous pub lunches on Sundays. Getting up, schlomping around, deciding we fancy a roast dinner, turning up at the pub with no booking, managing to get a free table outside and hoping the weather holds out. The scruff has also come with us a couple of times.

Man and dog on bench
Scott and the scruff
Broken crockery in hand
Buried treasure
Colourful buildings along street
Bristol centre

A weekend in Bristol for WordCamp. These photos were taken on the evening we walked up to Clifton Suspension Bridge and all the way back into the city centre. Defintiely somewhere I recommend add to the list if you are planning to visit Bristol. Clifton has some nice looking restaurants too.

Pavement protected by CCTV sign
Bristol

I’m sure this sign is a serious warning but it just made me laugh. I stepped on the pavement and there were no consquences.

Colourful houses on street
Bristol
View through tall buildings
Shad Thames, London

Two trips to London in one month. One was an overdue catch up with friends over Mexican food and the other was a trip to Kew Gardens (see the photos here and here).

Tall wooden doors
Kew Gardens

And lastly, a few snaps from our town…

Leafless tree on hill

Poppy heads
Poppies

Tables and chairs on street

Church at end of street

One of the best views; it makes me feel like I’ve gone back in time. This photo jogged a memory of being taken up to the church roof when I volunteered at Bishop’s Meadow โ€” I think the tour was arranged by one of the other volunteers.

Extinction Rebellion posters
Extinction Rebellion posters, Bristol

These Extinction Rebellion posters reminded us of the Twelve Monkeys film.

Life has been gruelling over the last few months but having a few normal days has helped us power through. And a new camera has forced me to stop and look for good things, no matter how small. Onwards and upwards though.

5 comments on “Life lately on film, July 2019

  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚I can imagine you stepping onto the pavement, that really made me smile, beautiful photos ๐Ÿ˜

    • Gemma Evans

      I put a foot down, waited for the consequences but nothing happened so I put the other one down ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • > there were no consquences

        Ha! That’s what they all say – you’ll be on The List now ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Great pictures though – I still think B&W is the most evocative, especially on film. Keep it up!

        • Gemma Evans

          Thank yoooou! I also prefer black and white โ€” experimenting with different films at the moment.

          • I have a developing theory (that works for me at least) that I use colour as a documentary medium and B&W as an artistic medium. Looking back at my own pictures seems to bear this out. I need to ponder further and write about it.

            BTW, i smiled when I saw that rather large brick fastened to that sign with a bicycle lock – someone has obviously tried to nick it before … but why?

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