Sunday, 12 April 2009
I suddenly realised what a great chance to get some photographs the funfair in Lister Park, Bradford, Yorkshire might be.
Above in the photograph you can see 3 young Polish girls having fun, the machine was spinning really fast and I only managed one decent picture of them. Normally I would name them in this blog, however I had not taken a pen to the fair and between the four of us there was none.
The fair is on 9 Apr 2009 - 14 Apr 2009 in
North Park Road,
off Manningham Lane
I have been interested in photography since I was a boy I used to have a funny little russian camera. Later I got an OM1 and used to develop and print pictures too. My interest dwindled almost to nothing these last few years although I bought an Olympus E-500 2 years back but untill the last few months I mostly photographed things with my mobile phone.
This blog has reignited my interest in photography and I have taken more photographs in the last couple of weeks than in the previous 10 years. I had never before taken photographs like the above with low light and moving subjects before, but I think they are not too bad and indeed quite like the results.
I have been helped recently by my good friend photographer Lorne Cambell whose pictures appear regularly in the national press. Lorne is a very good photographer and he has been kind and encouraged me and shown me how good my camera is when used by someone who knows what they are doing.