Friday Photowalk

A weekly recurring feature of Neale James’ most excellent Photography Daily podcast is the Friday Photowalk. Rather than recording the episode in a studio, Neale takes his show on the road (on a ramble would probably be more appropriate) through his Berkshire stomping grounds and literally walks and talks and snaps away. He invites his listeners to do the same, that is: listen to the podcast whilst out on a proper photowalk, listening and snapping away. I did this today for the first time.

What a wonderful concept!

I’m fortunate to live close to a park which is connected to a small wooded area that’s a popular walking destination for those trapped in the suburbs and seeking a quick getaway.

So I formatted my SD card, snapped my lovely Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 onto my X-Pro3, and set it for Ritchie Roesch’s wonderful Tri-X 400 film simulation recipe, popped in the Airpods, hit Play on Episode 186 and headed out for an hour’s ramble between two Teams calls.

Oh the joys of working from home!

4/365 : Medium Rare

Day 4… I had two striploin steaks left uncooked from our New Year’s dinner that were just begging to be cooked; getting near their best-by date, and were past the point when I would feel comfortable freezing them. Normally steak isn’t a Monday night meal, but duty calls… so into the sous-vide they went for an hour and a half while I did a HIIT workout on the bike trainer to work up an appetite.

4/365 : Medium Rare

Crisis averted.

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A little under two years ago, my friend and photographic rock star Patrick La Roque posted a short essay over on the Kage Collective entitled Rubicon. Although he didn’t explicitly state it, the essay was all about the U.S. midterm elections which happened the day after Patrick’s post.

Here we are, approaching the eve of another historic election, where the stakes could not be higher. Another Rubicon, to be certain.

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