31 October 2011

Wings For Wheels

Hamburg, Germany.
35mm film (cropped).
December 2009.

Now the season's over and I feel it getting cold
I wish I could take you to some sandy beach
where we'd never grow old

I'm no prince and I can't 
lay the stars at your feet
But I got this old car and
she's pretty tough to beat

(Bruce Springsteen - Wings For Wheels)

This evening, I published three blog posts featuring photographs from my archives. There are no more old pictures left that I know of and that I would want to upload, neither from the days when I still lived in England and used medium format film, nor from my trips to the United States, nor from my travels through France and the Netherlands, nor from the three years and four months I've been living in Germany now. All of my future blog posts will feature new photographs, unless I'll stumble across an old photo that has escaped my attention.


- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

Those Berlin photographs were very striking and eye catching, I thought. I haven't commented much on blogs in the last week or so because I was away.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Jenny!
I watched the latest film starring Liam Neeson recently, "Unknown", which is set in Berlin, and although the film didn't live up to what it could have been, it reminded me that I hadn't visited one of my favourite cities in Europe for almost one and a half years!

T. Becque said...

It's kind of a scary feeling when you don't have any back up photos and you have to "perform" with new stuff. I've got lots of back up with my European photos, but I said my series had ended but I keep wanting to go back!

Dominic Doherty said...

Well... that'll be a challenge then! I might publish less photos in November and probably December, too, but the ones that I'm going to upload will have to be really good. I feel like the work I published this year was of mixed quality - some photographs were stunning, others were a desperate attempt to reach the standards I've set for myself... I've taken some amazing long exposures of both cityscapes and landscapes, but it's not always easy to produce another such photograph.

Eaton Bennett said...

How amazing, you have come to a new beginning photography wise...I can't wait :-)
I love Bruce Springsteen! And that photo beneath this blog is awesome.

Eaton Bennett said...

no, it's not always easy to produce fabulous work...but what you see from behind your lens is individual and special for that. :))

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much Eaton!
Yeah, he's my favourite musician, no one writes songs like he does. Glad you like the picture, too.
I'll keep trying to produce great photographs, although I might not have much time for the coming month or two - I'm working five evenings a week delivering pizza, so there's not much time for long exposures :-(

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Dom:
Rather than 'Running to the Light' we have rather stumbled here following where possible the torch of Genius Ben. But now that we have finally arrived and emerged into the glare of your blog, we are absolutely delighted with what we see.

The sequence of images which you publish are wonderful, covering such a range of subject matter and each one so suggestive of a story. They, and your own tale of life in Europe proper, have intrigued us greatly and, as a consequence, we have signed as Followers in anticipation of the new photographs which, when not delivering Pizzas [although for all we know you may now be driving around in a gleaming new motor car], you have promised.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much for your kind words, Jane and Lance!

Emm said...

Heh. We've had such a mild season here that I have to keep reminding myself that we may well have snow in six weeks! I doubt I would ever be up to date with my photos. I currently have three major trips that I have barely begin uploading photos for, nevermind numerous outings. I'm a bad blogger.

But just think, everything will be fresh, new and exciting for you from this point on!

Dominic Doherty said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all of those pictures! :-)

Yes, it will be - there are some locations in and around Hamburg that I need to take long exposures of.
Also, I'm still in the planning phase of a trip up to Denmark, Norway and Sweden and a trip around Germany - there's so many places I still haven't been to.

moi said...

i wish! it's my mans familys house up in the mountains. it sure is a beautiful place.

speaking of beautiful,
this photo and that song. yes.

Dominic Doherty said...

It is a beautiful place indeed! :-)

Thank you! And I love that song... took me a long time to find that early version of "Thunder Road", and as much as I love the song as it was recorded for the album, "Wings For Wheels" would've been equally amazing.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Came in through Siddhartha Joshi.Beautiful picture of the car submerged in heavy snow. Pl visit my blog.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much!