The festival streets of 2016

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It’s taken a while to process the film and get the pics online, but we are finally here.  Photographs from the streets of Edinburgh during August, the Festival month.

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The Festival season in Edinburgh is a true goldmine for the street photographer, a properly unique event.  It’s hard to avoid inspiration everywhere you look.

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Anyone struggling for inspiration at this time should really just give up – round every corner is guaranteed to be something strange, interesting or downright weird to photograph.

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This year for me was the most photographed yet.  Although I didn’t get as much time on the streets as I would have liked I did manage to get through a healthy dozen rolls of film.

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One of these years I’d love to take the whole month of August off work and spend all that time photographing, alas I have bills to pay and need to work.  Still, with weekends and a bit of leave time can still be made up.

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This year was a mix of Ilford film – FP4 and HP5.  FP4 is the slower film (ISO 125, pushed to 200), which made things a little trickier, and I can’t say I got the best out of it.  The faster HP5 (ISO 400) is much better for street photography and I’ll probably stick to that exclusively next time.

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Although I like the developing process it does take a bit of time.  Combined with other factors (e.g. real life) this meant there’s been a good bit of a delay between August and this post.

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Throw in the scanning and editing processes too, this means I’m only now getting round to adding this blog post.  But then this is the advantage of being an amateur, I can take my time and get things done at my own pace, no deadlines to worry about.

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So that’s it for 2016.  It’s been a terrific pleasure as always and I can’t wait for the Festival in 2017, especially in this cold winter weather!

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