So! Today I got back around 30 rolls of film that I've been stocking up all this year so far. Running a photographic workshop business doesn't mean that I get to take photographs. Far from it, I find that conducting photographic workshops is very demanding on me. If I have clients that are receptive, it's very satisfying to see them take stock of what I'm showing them and see their photography progress. But it means that I don't take many photos myself (which is not a complaint - the workshops are intended for me to tutor others).
But as the week long workshops progress and people start to get into looking at things with their own 'vision' I tend to have a little bit more time to do my own stuff.
So, I've been building up a number of rolls of film since January, mostly off the cuff, when I have five minutes spare, to make some images and thought I'd show you one.
This was taken in Glencoe in March during a week long workshop. We started out the week with frozen lochans and zero reflections. As the week progressed things started to thaw and on our second last morning I spied this amazing little curve of ice. It almost looks yellow, but the ice has been tempered by the peaty water (If you don't know what peat is - check it out on wikipedia). We're used to peaty water and we also like to drink lots of it here in Scotland.
I had found my participants were busy taking their own photos and felt that I needed to take a step back and let them get on with doing their own thing. So I went for a wander and came across this little shot. We ran out of time and had to start heading back to our hotel for our morning breakfast, but I keenly told Henk and Fred about what I'd found. So I made a point of taking them back there the following morning to explore the same location, only to find that the ice had completely melted.
I've found a few crackers in my contact sheets so far, so I think I'll be posting some more over the coming week or so :-)