During a "book binding" class, I discovered a book I fell in love with. It was "The Case of Lady Sannox." By (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle.
Now, it was not particularly the fact it was a non-Sherlock Holmes short story, rather the fact it was "written" in "Moon" - This is a form of writing for the blind. Everyone knows Braille, but Moon was created some 15-16 years after the early versions of Braille, and was introduced to England BEFORE Braile.
The RNIB still produce "Moon" documents, and alphabets, and it is recommended for people who lose their sight in later years, because it is slightly easier to learn.
One of the tutors had discovered the book (In rather poor condition) and we used it as an example. I asked for her permission to take it into the copyroom, as I loved the look and feel of the entire publication. I particularly enjoyed the texture of the publication, and so tried to emphasize this element of it during the session.
I tried a variety of lighting effects, but the one I "think" worked best was a handheld LED light, that I moved around to give the dramatic "Indiana Jones" feel to the images.
The Odeon Cinema. Setting up for a long exposure of the empty streets when I hear a bus approaching. Clicked. F10, 3.2 secs, 24mm 400 ASA
T-Bone in the new complex. F18, 8 sec ASA100. Zoomed during exposure. I like it.
Homeless Guy. Another guy is collecting his bindle from the alcove behind him. F5.6 1/50th 100 ASA 55mm
Woman with Pram. I used the yellow scaffolding as lead-in lines. F5.6, 1/200, ASA800 @ 105mm Cropped from a Portrait format.
Early morning Barber. F5.6, 1/50th, ASA800 @ 40mm.
Rushing. F4, 1/160, ASA400 24mm.
Cloudy weather ahead. Sun blitzing me from behind. HDR Image. F4.5, various exp. ASA400. 24mm. I like the almost brutal shadows everywhere and the isolation the sun from behind gives to the shop and the pier.
"I wish I'd known you Annie." F4 @1/2500. ASA1250 80mm.
Random stranger in a storm. F18, 1/40th, ISO1250, 80mm. I was about to do an HDR shot when she walked past. Permissive shot.
Stallholder@Eat Weston. F4.0, 1/125, ISO800, 70mm. Duped the layer, mono'd the top layer, blended because the purple backdrop was overwhelming. Permissive shot.
Man and Dog. F4, 1/500, ASA800, 80mm. Permissive shot.
Cathleen, or maybe with a K. F4, 1/250th, ASA800, 55mm. A Heartbreaker.
Well. Here goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.