Sunday, 25 July 2010

June 2010

Not so many photographs taken during June.

With the ending of tropical summer and the start of the rainy season, the weather started to take on an autumnal feeling, at least when one looked out of the window. Stepping outside into the heat and humidity quickly brought back that tropical feeling.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

May 2010

Cicada hunting

It may seem like I've been neglecting the project but in reality it's just the blog that hasn't been getting the attention.

through May i spent time trying to get photos of the cicadas in the acacia trees. As a result I have a lot of close-up photos of acacia trees.

Cicadas became the big feature of the month as they really started to sing. so much so that sometimes I wondered if I had tinnitus.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

April 2010

A little delayed in posting this.

April has been about the summer weather. Summer comes early here running from approximately the vernal equinox to the June solstice. And that means hot weather and intense sun. Sun of an intensity I've not experienced anywhere else. This shot is actually from one of the rare cloudy days, which gave me half a chance to actually capture the sun.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Interlude: an Easter break

Two weeks back home in the UK. A return like that makes one realise the things missed. The weather, mostly. Tropical weather doesn't really agree with me. And seasons. It's easy to miss seasons in a country that doesn't seem to have them. It was nice to catch signs of spring - bare trees leaving and the blossoming return of flower. and variation in temperature. As cold as 4C, as warm as 16C. All in 2 weeks. Colder than the Philippines, for sure, but as much variation as a whole year.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

March 2010

A simple subject - the evening light coming through the hallway curtains as projected onto the wall. As the evening draws in, there are a whole range of these interesting shadow patterns cast on various walls and surfaces in the house. It is a reflection of the particular quality of light that seems to abound here at this time. Something like late evening light in a n European summer, except much earlier in the year and at an earlier time of day - this was shot at about 4pm.

A new view of light

It may seem I've been neglecting this series but in fact I've just been neglecting blogging in general. march was a pretty quiet month, photographically. What has happened, though, is the slightly longer days have meant a move in the sun's position and a whole new sort of light around the place. just that extra half hour or so each end of the day seems to make quite a difference. Here are a few from around the place.