Saturday, September 13, 2008

storm bathers


storm bathers
Originally uploaded by Paul Grand
Autumn arrived,
with it came stormy skies and huge waves, though the sea is warmer now than during mid-summer!
This mostly happens when we get the grec wind, or the 'mad wind' as the locals call it, because its so very warm and horribly humid.
The sea current also changes from the west and we get the warmer sea current from the east.
The bathers shown above were risking their lives because of a dangerous undercurrent. The danger multiplied because a thunderstorm was approaching with no available life guards!
They close for the season on the 1st of September..

The image is an example of Holga camera photography following on from my last post.
I believe anybody who's jaded by today's smooth, high quality digital photography might learn to love the photographic medium again by returning to basics, with a toy Holga or Diana camera and trying the wet process again.
I continue to develop my own because, here in France, I was quoted 10 USD to develop the 120 film negatives only, with a waiting time of two weeks!

5 comments:

Borealnz (Jill) said...

A classic holga image Paul -they are fairly unpredictable cameras but you look like you are getting the best out of yours -will look forward to more from it.

paulgrand said...

Thanks Jill! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very cool Photo, Paul

Bill

ycmtz said...

Wow! Holga was a camera! :( I'm sorry, I'm ashamed I didn't know. By the way, great photograph. I couldn't help to continue reading and watching all your photos. They're quite catching. I'm also sorry about your fortunate accident., fortunate because it would have been definitely unfortunate if you hadn't been able to come again and tell us about it. :D Lovely blue eyes ... it seems I always forget something to say, therefore, expect more comments from my part :p

paulgrand said...

Thanks so much, I think my eyes are Blue/Gray, but i'll settle for blue! :-)

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