Starting again? Reboot?
I've not published anything here so far this year. However let's get back to it!
New Substack App
I am really pumped about the app, in fact it’s come at a time when I’ve got tired of everything else in some ways. So it’s jolly nice to have an app. Only for iOS at the moment but they are working on the Android version as we speak. So I am sure it won’t be long before both platforms are supported.
You can find out more via https://substack.com/app I have been playing with it today and there is a lot to love about it.
I’ve been fighting with my email inbox of late and to be honest most of the emails I’ve not been able to stay on top of have been newsletters, not all Substack but quite a big proportion are. So splitting the two apart may turn out to be a good thing.
I have exciting news to share: You can now read Rambling Photographer in the new Substack app for iPhone.
With the app, you’ll have a dedicated Inbox for my Substack and any others you subscribe to. New posts will never get lost in your email filters, or stuck in spam. Longer posts will never cut-off by your email app. Comments and rich media will all work seamlessly. Overall, it’s a big upgrade to the reading experience.
The Substack app is currently available for iOS. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can join the Android waitlist here.
I’ve recently been testing out a new thing. Yep, like a new shiny thing from time to time but I’ve become less inclined to sign up for things in recent years than I used to be.
The new library is Wirestock and I’ve a little portfolio there that is in it’s absolute infancy when compared to my longer established collections online such as Alamy.
Talking of Alamy, I’ve seen a little bit of a pick up in sales, I’ve sold images each month of 2022 so far. A good start, shame about what they sell for though. However I’m not really in it for the money where stock photography is concerned. I see it as a way of making money out of files that would sit on my hard drive for all eternity and never see the light of day otherwise.
Exploring the blockchain and NFT world
These topics warrant more of a detailed analysis but recently I’ve delved into the HIVE and Tezos chains respectively. I’ve been doing some blogging at https://peakd.com/@nicklewis and the community there is great plus building my Hive investments slowly but surely. I’ve got fingers in other pies also with Rarible and Opensea.
So much to learn about but anyway, let’s get back to picture taking, exploring interesting places of heritage…..
I have been playing around with photos taken on my iPhone and then converting them to pieces of art with apps such as (in this case) Oilist. It is a lot of fun and you can come up with some really great effects.
Whilst on the image manipulation theme, how about this one. It is an ICM experiment, once again using the iPhone but this time using the Slowshutter app. Yep, you can alter the shutter speed on smartphones, even if you have little to no control over aperture, other than lens selection of course. ICM or Intentional Camera Movement is something I wish to explore more. Check out the work by Andy Gray, oh my word, is he Turner reincarnated?
Some time back I visited a tin church in Hampshire, or Tabernacle as they are called. This one is St Mary’s Mission Church in Warren Row, Berkshire, right on the edge of the glorious Chilterns. Check out my video on Youtube I recorded about the other one I found. Maybe I will record more in the future?
A photo I took this past weekend when we visited the Outlet in Swindon. Ditcheat Manor is located in the main entrance area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_7800_Class_7821_Ditcheat_Manor