June 19, 2014 § 2 Comments


A few weekends ago I signed up for a photography workshop. The subject was macro lenses, and we were meant to try them out at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Unfortunately, the workshop organiser hadn’t thought to check whether the garden is open on Saturdays… so an idyllic day in one of London’s greenest corners turned into a rather grittier, but still enjoyable, wander around Soho in search of flowers. It was my first attempt at still life, after many rolls of landscape, and although I could certainly do with more practice the results weren’t bad for a beginner.

So here is a little florilegium (in the most literal sense of the word) of Soho in early June…

double exposure 1

double exposure 2

geranium 1geranium 2le parc c'était mieux

(Okay, that’s obviously not a flower. I was just mystified as to why someone slapped a sticker protesting the current state of Paris-St Germain and the Parc des Princes on the side of a building in Soho. Not exactly preaching to the converted, is it?)

peony 1peony 2poppyfoxgloverose

Technical specs: Diana F+ camera, 55mm wide-angle/close-up lens, colour slide 200 film (cross-processed)


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