My Flickr photos are now public domain


I am not a photographer. Just another slob who takes the occasional photo. For centuries I have had a neglected Flickr account.  I used it to hold photos illustrating blog posts. Now I have decided to put the photos I've taken into the public domain.  What that means, to quote the Creative Commons description is … Continue reading My Flickr photos are now public domain

Kataragama Sri Lanka: photos late 20th century


Pilgrimage to Kataragama is a long tradition in my family. Goes back to my grandparents’ time. Perhaps beyond that (one of them is said to have origins in the area). I was taken there countless times during my childhood. The photos in this post are from that era. A Kataragama weekend somewhere in the late … Continue reading Kataragama Sri Lanka: photos late 20th century

How do you see your creative self ?


Thought provoking insightful comments are one of blogging’s few real rewards. Chamira’s comment on my post about film photos is the most recent. I realised the response I was typing as practically a blog post. His points are worth while enough to put this in a post. So here it is. This post is a … Continue reading How do you see your creative self ?

Film Photography : Non Digital Stop On A Photographic Journey


These film photographs are hard won victories from my non digital photography days. A time of despairing struggle. Trying to understand the voodoo of F-stop and aperture. Recorded by piles of over or under exposed disasters. Took me years to realise the cause. Technical incompatibilities between my ancient Nikon’s “semi automatic” settings and its Sigma … Continue reading Film Photography : Non Digital Stop On A Photographic Journey

Ancestral protrait 1938


The photograph is black and white of course. Time has slightly yellowed its lighter shades of gray. Its clearly taken at some sort of party in the evening. The two of them are barely recognizable. She is striking young and beautiful. The sari feels glamorous and contemporary. He has hair, no visible cigarette and wears … Continue reading Ancestral protrait 1938