General Chunterings

Rubber Ducky


Originally uploaded by rutty.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my photography recently. I’ve joined a group that sets three assignments a week and it’s making me stretch my creativity. I’ve been having to push my ideas that bit further, and it’s been very fulfilling.

I’ve also been taking a few photos “Through the Viewfinder”. I bought a Kodak Duaflex from eBay – only £12! – and there’s a whole photography movement that uses old cameras like these to take photos with a second camera while viewing the scene through the enlarged, bulbous viewfinder on the top. The effects are really quite unusual, and square, and normally infected with the muck and rust from the aged parts of the Duaflex.

Of all the photos I’ve taken this way so far the Rubber Ducky shown here is my favourite so far. My sister bought me the duck – can’t really remember why – but it’s a cute, miserable-looking bugger and really suits shooting this way.

I’ve taken quite a few shots of the little blighter already but I’m aware of not over-doing it, so I’ll be on the look-out for different, strange subjects to take photos of. Should be a fun endeavour!

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