Monday, September 26, 2011
Here's my shot from yesterday's levitation workshop in Edinburgh with Miss Aniela (also the model in this photo) which was excellent. I think my Photoshopping and levitation skills still need some work, but I certainly learnt numerous incantations and got lots of new ideas ;-)
Posted by Alcluith at Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I wasn't really happy with the previous version of this picture (which probably makes more sense in conjunction with its accompanying poem, hopefully coming sometime soon to a pamphlet near you...) Anyway, the librarian really needed longer hair so that it could hang in "rats' tails" on her neck, so I hired my model friend Heather (who is actually a librarian in reality) who, as you can see did a great job at looking worriedly waterlogged in her spellbound library (played here by the Level 9 Annexe at the Uni Library).
Posted by Alcluith at Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I met up with Morag and Colin at the Govanhill Baths on Saturday for Doors Open Day. We'd kind of assumed they'd just let you in to wander around taking photos and things, but you actually had to join a guided tour which made life a bit harder (though presumably lessened the chance of people falling into empty swimming pools and breaking their legs).
It was interesting nonetheless though, with lots of wildlife creeping through doors...
And around changing rooms.
The Escher-esque sides of the main pool. We did ask if they might arrange to let photographers in to wander around a bit more freely (like they occasionally do at the empty Lansdowne Church on Great Western Road) and they seemed to think that might well be a possibility. So there may be more photos (from less peculiar angles) at a later date...
Posted by Alcluith at Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I'm currently working my way through Thea Gilmore's back catalogue, having downloaded the album this song is on (it's actually "Liejacker" and not "Avalanche" as the video suggests) after hearing Razor Valentine last week. I really like the whole album, although "Icarus Wind" is definitely my favourite track (it also features a cover of "You Spin Me Right Round" which is vastly more creepy when you can actually make out what the lyrics are...)
Monday, September 12, 2011
I'd really like to try some underwater photography, but the cost of the equipment is a bit prohibitive at the moment. However, Photojojo had instructions for making an underwater TTV with an old TLR camera (which is essentially just a box with some lenses and so doesn't have much that can be upset by water) and a Pringles tube (or similar). So I rushed out to buy some crisps and duct tape, filled the bath, then realised I didn't actually have anything very interesting to photograph. So here is
a polka-dot duck
the TLR being waterlogged (I quite like this one)
an amethyst (not very clear). This one was actually completely underwater, which seems to have upset the focus. I think my technique needs some work...
Posted by Alcluith at Monday, September 12, 2011