I'm very new to Instagram, but do like looking at other peoples Multiblitz related pictures. So I've been posting some of mine there as well, but just started adding #multiblitzuk as well as #multiblitz to my posts, so come on other UK Multiblitz users get adding that hash tag to you Instagram pics...
Did another 'session in the Shed' today, this time more orthodox (no smoke or liquids (other than tea being consumed) just a number of chillies, peppers & garlic plus a few props.
Made a nice (and very hot) lemon, onion & pepper chilly dip afterwards, so nothing went to waste.
I was looking around the meetup.com to see what else was happening 'down' here and was really please to see that Heidi Joubert had re-located to Cornwall and had started a Meetup Group to teach the Cajon so instantly signed up for that group & hope some others do so soon. If you don't know who Heidi Joubert is, a quick Google will provide loads of interesting links like the one from Tom Tom Magazine from 2013.
I really enjoy listening to a good percussionist and have always wanted to play something - be great if I could sing, the voice perhaps being the purest instrument of them all, but my singing only sounds good in my head, others are always less than impressed and I really do know I sound awful!
I'm don't feel I've really any inherent musical ability I've always owned a guitar of some description, but I don't have the will power to set aside the time to practice, so it spends most of it's time hanging on the wall. I also own a couple of percussion instrument, one being a Cajon ('ka-hon') but this tends to get used as an occasional seat or table. I've also got a custom built (courtesy of Brendan White) tuneable Bodhran ('bo-ran') or better know as a traditional Irish frame drum. Either way being rhythmically challenged I'm hoping some good tuition on the Cajon, will be transferable to the Bodhran as well...the beauty if instruments like the Cajon & Bodhran is the are not space intensive, don't require high levels of investment - though as with all things you can spend a fortune if you wanted to - can be played without amplification and can be used in many musical genres, especially true of the Cajon.
Anyway lets hope Heidi has better luck with her group than I've had with my Studio Photography one!
...or not quite in this case, but loads of fun and mess anyway - yes water and electricity ! I had already decided to do these shots outside as it was going to be far too messy for my little studio space. Again this was going to be one of the Meetup sessions (following on from the Smoke Trails and the previous Water Trail Sessions) and once again no one seemed interested so this was initially a solo session. However thankfully a friend popped in to see me so it became easier with one of us behind the camera whilst the other dropped the glass or (fake) ice cubes - thank you Neil. A few other images can be found in the At Play section of my Galleries.
I've only got a couple more sessions planned for the Meetup Group before my subs' run out and the group is closed down, these are however back to more familiar ground for Product/Still life type shots. Oh, I can confirm that no alcohol was used or wasted during this session ;-7
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.