When last Friday I found myself struggling to complete a creative task for a writing course I’m currently doing, I resolved to walk to a nearby coffee shop whose right level of background noise always helps me concentrate. In the bargain, I knew I’d have been able to kill the two proverbial birds with one stone if I had brought along one of my cameras. But I didn’t want to bore you stiff with the usual views of the bay and the area where I live, so I promised myself I’d have looked for unfamiliar angles.
I initially played with shadows and light.
I then paused to admire St. Mary’s Church, whose Moorish Gothic style will never stop to amaze me.
Just before reaching my destination, I fell in love with a few of these birds’ cottages, barns and townhouses.
And then I went home along the road that goes by the sea front.
All in all I believe that but for the last shot (I couldn’t help myself from shooting the bay with the two chimneys in the background), I did quite a good job in giving you a fresh perspective. Didn’t I?
Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M
Film: Lomography Earl Grey 100 (developed in Ilfosol 3, 1+9, 5 min, 20°C)
Location: Monkstown and Seapoint, Co. Dublin