A couple of photos from the Foire des Hérolles poultry market this morning. A somewhat surreal and overwhelming experience waking up at 5:00am and ending up surrounded by literally thousands of squawking chickens, ducks, geese, guinea hens, quails, turkeys, and every other imaginable fowl… (all squawking in French.)
The road to my little village though four seasons.
Lena and I took a short trip to Sarlat-la-Canéda this week. It was good to get out and break away from the computer screen, even if just for a few days. The weather was terrible, and I didn’t have too much time to spend on photos as we were there on other business. I did manage to dust off the camera (only after eating ourselves poor at the morning market) to grab a few shots between rain-showers.
The small chapel near the village of Mas Saint-Jean. The building with its graceful stone walls and pitched roof with flat tiles, was built around 1115, when the Earl of March donated the land surrounding the monks Aureil. Many will tell you Joan of Arc came to pray in the chapel during a ride with Jean de Brosse, on her way to battle. Some even say it was her who planted the magnificent lime tree which seems to protect the little building with its gnarled arms. The trunk, some centuries old, has a circumference of more than 7m.
This is not a review. This is simply a hands-on account of the Fuji x100 based on my very limited use during the first 24 hours using this camera. I am willing to lay all the chips on the line right from the start and go ahead and say that this just may be the most fun digital camera I have ever used. Period. I’ll tell you why after the jump, along with plenty of snaps from my first few hours using this camera.
I have finally been getting some of the images from Peru online… I’ve gotten most of the kinks worked out of the archives now and they seem to be functioning as desired so far. So, to test it out I have uploaded the first few batches of images from the Peru trip: Lima and also Cusco. More to come soon.
I spent some time at out at night is these cities and am really pleased with how some of those shots turned out. I think it’s really nice to see these locations in a little different light than most tourists’ photos tend to capture. There’s something really pleasing to me with the combination of the lights, colors, run down buildings, and most of all- the emptiness of what would at most times of the day be very crowded places.
Most of the portfolio content is now online, and I am pretty pleased with the result so far. I will be adding new work there from time to time, but for now I will begin to focus on uploading my archives. I hope that in the future I will have most of the archives available for viewing as well as adding the possibility for directly purchasing prints and configuring licensing options on the website. That will be a longer-term project though, since I’ve now spent now over a week getting the website up and running, getting the portfolio galleries online, and working out all the coding problems. Now, I have to get back to working on some other things for the moment and will have to let things here rest as they are for now- Hopefully not for too long though, since the new system will allow me for much easier updating and workflow once it’s all smoothed out.
It was a long time coming, and quite a big undertaking, but Reciprocity Images finally has a fresh coat of paint to catch it up to the 21st century. After a few sleepless nights tweaking the code and setting up the new galleries, the site is now live- If you come along anything out of place or something that doesn’t work quite right, please let me know so I can look into it. I’ll be slowly adding to the galleries and fixing a few small bugs that are still running loose over the next few weeks, but perhaps from now on the site will be kept better updated in the future- That means no more looking at the same photos from five years ago! So, be sure to subscribe via RSS, or sign up for email updates to stay in touch and be notified whenever there’s new content.
Along with the new redesign, I will also implement the possibility to purchase prints and license images directly from the website as well as view a larger number of images in the archives. It’s something I have been considering for a long time now, so I hope that the effort and costs will be worth it in the end. So if you happen to have a blank space on your wall, or are looking for something for your next design project, check the galleries and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific needs.