Series of Images as part of my ‘documenting the seasons’ photography posts. Usual ‘gear’ – iPhone 8 Plus and various apps.
Also, a new video of the track ‘Sada’ from my ‘Sylvi’ album released last year – graceful swans in slow motion.
In the spirit of striving to continually create, I have two musical projects which I plan to finish and release in 2018.
One, is based around sequences and semi-generative pieces, with more overt guitar playing (than I’m used to including in my ambient work) and an element of rhythmic (sequenced) interplay.
The other, is a darker affair, based around spatial field recordings with a significant amount of spatial processing. I’d like to see it as a development of my 2010 album ‘Orcus’ – with a more modern production.
I have already worked on these projects quite a lot and have a substantial work-in-progress pool of material for them, but (currently) they are still at an earlier stage. More developments will follow.
All the best for the new year !
Late Autumn Images, taken locally with an iPhone 8 Plus.
Also, to update as to my musical activities – I’m currently experimenting with a more overtly guitar based project. It’s still fairly nebulous, but expect some kind of electronica / EM / full-on rock solos hybrid ! It’s still fairly early days with this one, as well as another much darker project, which will be based on spatially processed field recordings.
Ruby our rescue dog has been with us for almost two years now. She’s come on a long way, but still has some issues which are deeply entrenched. She’s a great, affectionate dog and is very friendly with people, but still problematic with other dogs.
It shows how important a dog’s early life experiences are in shaping the way they are later on in life and unfortunately (from what we can gather), Ruby’s earlier life was a difficult one for her. She’s not the ‘easiest’ dog to look after, but she’s a great lass, nonetheless.
Here’s some recent Images of her, out and about, enjoying herself. They were taken with a iPhone 8 Plus.
A selection of some Images highlighting some of the camera features in the iPhone 8 plus, which is considered (by some) to be the best cameraphone, currently available. It may well be, but it’s still not a match for a ‘real camera’. Saying that, I do like it and I hope to get better results when I’ve figured it out a bit more.
These shots aren’t great, (apart from the inclusion of Ruby, the rescue dog !) but I thought some people may be interested in viewing them. They are a mix of RAW files converted to JPEG and JPEGs using the Apple camera app (pseudo long-exposure and portrait) modes.
The files are full resolution (quite large !), just click on them to view them full size: