It’s not been a particularly productive time for me, photographically-speaking. I haven’t been doing much on the weekends, nor have I been trying as hard as I should to squeeze in sessions before or after work.
Reason being, I started a new Instagram account in early-June, after thinking about it on and off for a few weeks, and as I think I’ve said previously: I’m terrible at multi-tasking. In other words, I’ve been busy taking photos for that feed instead, and sometimes scribbling, fiddling around with paintbrushes dipped in ink, doodling, drawing… and [obsessively] taking photos of my various fountain pens. (And what’s more, most of the photography is being done with my iPhone 7 Plus.)
Anyway, I decided on Thursday that I’d been neglecting my ‘proper’ camera(s), so I packed the X-T1 into the bag in the morning and after work did a bit of a wander instead of heading directly home. These shots were from that session, and I must say, I’m finding the nighttime scenario reasonably satisfying these days (remember, it was one of the things I wanted to do more of this year?). Lights on at night makes for some pleasing bokeh shapes in the frame every now and again.
I also played a bit with the vignetting in these shots. I think it makes the subject pop a bit more, and can be effective. It’s not something I typically do, nor do I think I would apply very much in my regular set-up going forward – but for the purpose of this exercise, let’s just call it ‘experimentation’.