ARCHIVE KENYA 97 – HOUSE ON A FARM

 

 


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House on a farm near Akala, in the far west of Kenya; April 1979.

These are Luo people who live in the immensely fertile far west of Kenya, not far from Lake Victoria – a vast body of water that supplies them with vast quantities of fish, and with frequent thunder storms which keep their land totally green.

The structure consists of mud walls, above which a conical thatched roof is mounted on a great mass of wooden poles. There is quite a gap between the roof and the walls but, in this hot, equatorial area, cold weather is not an issue. This hut has at least two rooms: the doorway to a second room is to the left of the people. The mud walls have decorations drawn straight onto them, and there is an oil lamp hanging up. Notice how everything, including the chest of drawers and some of the pictures hanging on the walls, has cloth covers.

Food and water are not an issue for these people, they live in a wonderfully fecund landscape. But there are diseases – it was here that malaria first got its claws into me, despite my using mosquito nets and prophylactics.

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Technique: OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide film, rated at 64 ISO.

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ARCHIVE 533 – WINDOW, ABERAERON

 

 


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Beside the harbour; Aberaeron, west Wales; 24 Sept 2014.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO.

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OUTER SUBURBS 246 – MODERN HOUSING 12

 

 


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There are earlier Modern Housing posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11. Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 26 Apr 2020.

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OUTER SUBURBS 235 – WALL OF A HOUSE, EARLY LIGHT

 

 


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Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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Technique: TG-5 at 65mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Modern 01 profile; south Bristol; 1 June 2020.

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ARCHIVE 508 – LANDSCAPE NEAR NEWQUAY (MONO)

 

 


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Landscape near Newquay, Cornwall; 23 Oct 2012.

The lines of windblown trees first attracted me to this scene, and then there were the partly seen house and the bold, dark lines of the field boundaries.

Letterbox is an ideal format here, and I’ve used a pale vignette to suggest mistiness around the frame edges.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Full Contrast and Structure preset as a starting point.

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BRISTOL 172 – STREET SCENE 12

 

 


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Gaily coloured houses and many parked cars in the steep, narrow streets of fashionable, middle class Totterdown.

Other images in the Bristol Street Scenes series are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .  Searching on the “street” tag (below here) will also find these posts.

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Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Totterdown, south Bristol; 21 Jan 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 223 – MODERN HOUSING 11 (MONO)

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown.

There are earlier Modern Housing posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 . Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 400 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 3 preset and adding a light Coffee tone; south Bristol; 5 Apr 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 221 – HOUSE WITH TREE IN ITS DRIVEWAY

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown, and seeing shadows on walls, and a house too – half glimpsed – with a small tree in its driveway.

I’m not at all sure about this image.  To me it looks rather jumbled, with too much in it perhaps, but then its showing several layers – the wall + shadows in your face in the foreground, the tree + more shadows in the driveway, the decorated wall and larger tree beyond, and the barely seen house of course = ??? a series of overlapping and interlocking spaces or (even) realities???  I don’t know, but in any case I’m posting to see what you think, I’d welcome any views.

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Technique: TG-5 at 32mm (equiv); 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 5 Apr 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 220 – PHOTOGRAPHING A TREE’S SHADOW ON THE WALL OF A HOUSE, AT SUNRISE

 

 


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Walking in the lockdown, no one else about, the streets quiet and empty.  The rising sun threw the really quite beautiful shadow of a tree onto a house beside a dingy car park, and I stepped into the scene and photographed it.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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Technique: TG-5 at 38mm (equiv); 320 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Portrait profile; south Bristol; 10 Apr 2020.
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OUTER SUBURBS 219 – EARLY MORNING LIGHT

 

 


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Walking in the early morning, walking in the lockdown.  The rising sun inches up behind houses across the road from me and, finding gaps between them, shines through onto the houses, still in shadow, beside me.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

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Technique: TG-5 at 80mm (equiv); 320 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Vivid profile; south Bristol; 5 Apr 2020.

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