Happily, I’m finding the post new year period less awful this year. Normally, right up to the start of March, I’m feeling listless, fatigued and more than a little blue. Not so much in 2016 – no idea why. Maybe its all that vitamin D I’m guzzling…
Or maybe its because I’ve deliberately made arrangements to get out and shoot this Winter. Something/s to look forward to during the cold weekends and evenings. Literally, something to shoot for…maybe that has helped too.
Case in point, last night. I had booked a ticket to the opening night of ‘The Hateful Eight’ at the Odeon Leicester Square. Its one of the few cinemas showing it in full 70mm glory, with a program and interval (what they used to call a ‘Roadshow’ back in the day) and overall, a bit of an occasion. Especially for me, I’m a huge fan.
I’m using my Nikon V1 as a go-to everyday camera at the moment. The light can be a bit too naff for film shooting, and despite what you see written about the Nikon 1 series, I love to shoot this camera. Its small, built well, REALLY fast and the one inch sensor, while small, is actually very good. Especially with a prime lens.
Anyhow, I figured I would walk around Piccadilly and Leicester Square, grab a bite to eat and snap off a few. Glad I did. There is a bit of shake here and there in these – I’m rarely bothered by that – as the light was poor, but I caught an event that will no doubt mean something to me later on in life.
And yes, see The Hateful Eight. In 70mm. Its really rather breathtaking….