If you’d like to find out more about the system powering this blog, I wrote a post about it on my main blog, and the source for this photoblog and the processing scripts are available on Github, and will probably get updated every now and again. Feel free to fork them and build your own photo posting thing by adapting them.
I have images in other places (on Flickr for example), and will likely continue to do that for ease of quick posting, particularly from my phone, but I would like this site to be where I gather together the images that I am most proud of, and also write the odd image-heavy essay from time to time.
I mostly use a Fujifilm X100T at the moment, using RAW format, and process the images using Phase One Capture One Pro. I love ths workflow, and I make a lot of use of Capture One’s Processing recipes to format and title images ready for export (both to this site, and to import into Apple Photos).
Finally, you may be wondering about the title for this site. I have had photoblogs in various forms over the years, always called ‘Wings Open Wide’. It’s from a line in a David Sylvian song, ‘Orpheus’:
Sunlight falls, my wings open wide
There’s a beauty here I cannot deny
It’s a lovely song, and I always loved those lines particularly. I don’t flatter myself that the photographs here are always beautiful, but the difficulty of capturing beauty (in all its forms) is what motivates me to take photographs, and is what I’m always struggling to achieve. I post them here because I would like to share with you what I have noticed and found to be beautiful.