OK, maybe not such a goodie ! Do you think that I overused the polarising filter ? I was doing a bit of cleaning out on my hard drive this morning when I came across a long forgotten folder full of scanned slides, taken in ancient pre-digital times. Looking at some of them I wonder why I kept the original, let alone went to the trouble of scanning them. They were mostly from my first overseas trips, so some of them did have sentimental value and bring back memories but some had no sentimental, artistic or technical values !
Some were quickly deleted, but some I have tweaked a bit in Lightroom and Photoshop and hopefully improved slightly. Here are just a few from my first trip to Nepal, way back in 1994. From memory I was using a Minolta X700 then, usually loaded with Kodachrome.(for Gen Youtube readers, that is not just the title of a Paul Simon song ….ok, I can hear you say “who’s Paul Simon? )
Although sometimes I played around with Black and White film …..
Fancy that, you had to commit to taking a whole roll of 24 black and white photos before you could switch back to colour !
This was taken from just above Namche Bazaar, looking towards Thangboche Monastery just visible on a ridge in centre of photo, with Ama Dablam on the right and Mt Everest peeking over the top, centre left. The second of the biggest recent earthquakes in Nepal had it’s epicentre just near here, so I cannot help wondering what it is like there now.
I think my photography has improved enough since then not to overuse a polarising filter so much !