Monday, 25 January 2016

The death of a whale

Maybe it's just part of their lives. 
The natural selection process. 
Life's shit and then you die.

For humans it's both sad and a spectacle; Whilst you stand there in awe touching the giant beast thinking 'wow this thing is massive'. 

Much like everyone else I had to go and visit the Sperm whale that washed up at the weekend. There have been beeched whales before, 1 in the last 5-10 years in my home town too, but I've never been to see one with my own eyes. 

For many of us this is the only opportunity we have to come close to such a creature. So it becomes a tourist attraction; a selfie magnet!

The whale in Hunstanton was not the only whale death this weekend, I've heard 3 were beeched in Skegness too, the opposite side of the wash from Sutton Bridge and Hunstanton and reports of some washed up in Europe too. 


The spectacle

As the blood trickles away

The Skeleton of a ship wreck and the body of the beast. 

This is the 1st blog post I've ever created without the use of a computer. No computer has been used to edit the photos, instead the Jpegs images were transferred to my iphone 6 from my Fujifilm X100T via built in wifi, a feature that I've used and love since my recent new purchase of the legendary Fuji. 

The blog has been been typed via the iPhone and Blogger app. 

The future of the whale tourist attraction is almost certain. 
iPhone blogging for me is currently not going to see a return. You can't beat a proper keyboard and mouse.

Carry on living your lives with open eyes 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Being a kid and the ghosts of pigs

Its funny that ive just explored a building once owned by members of my family.

I remember going to this place as a child with my dad, I think he used to store things here.

Everytime I drive down this busy road, I see the old Piggery and think of long ago walking into this cold, dark and dirty place. Im not sure how long its been 'empty' for, im not sure who now owns it, im now 30 years old and my memories of the place probably date back around 25 years.

I was itching to go exploring December 30th, I woke up and its all I could think of, I didn't go, a little bored I was that day. So New Years Eve I climbed out of bed, put my exploring coat on; its just a dirty old duffel coat, and drove to Long Sutton with 2 locations in mind; both locations approx. 1 minute from each other on the same road.

For this explore I used my newest camera; Fujifilm X100T and the WCL-X100T wide angle lens converter. Since buying the X100T a couple of weeks ago, I haven't had a real chance to use it. I would usually explore with my Canon but I thought id see how this lens Fixed Lens Compact fared in a low light situation.

Image quality from Fujifilm cameras are known to be superb, a statement I agree with since previously owning an X20 and X-Pro 1 cameras. My X-Pro 1 is usually my carry everywhere camera but I think the X100T will now replace this title.

Urbex means low light, for me, its either a 'tripod day' or a time for high ISO, large aperture usage. I don't like tripods; they're too restricting so ISO ranged between 400 and 1600 and apertures typically around F2-2.8.

Muddy track led the way; a job for wellies
Early worm catches the early sun

A little dangerous this one


Mouse hole


Love the shadows on the door


My next blog post, coming soon, will be the 2nd location from this explore session.
Keep shooting!