I met Elvin today, at his workshop in Liscolman, between Coleraine and Ballycastle on the North Coast of Ireland. He’s been making pens from the barrels of Bushmills Whiskey, amongst other things. Guitars, kitchen cabinets, bowls…, not from barrels, though. He’s a maker of things.
And here’s one of the finished pens.
If you’d like to find out more about his work, check out his website at http://www.ewsw.co.uk
Covered an assignment for the paper today using a wee fuji x100 I’d borrowed for a couple of days. Not sure what to make of it really. It produces a fantastic file, and makes you work for a picture which is a good thing. I’d guess the more up to date versions of the camera would be easier to work with, a little faster in operation etc, but overall, a joy to work with.
Been toying with the idea of switching over, at least in part, to a smaller system, and certainly todays job has helped convince me.
Went a bit ‘JJ’ with the lens flares here. Its due to a filter on front of the lens, rather than any problem with the camera.
A visitor looks at names of veterans from the area who returned home, as part of a new exhibition marking the Centenary of the 1st World War in Bushmills, Co. Antrim.
Oddly enough, in all my years as a working press photographer, i’ve never been sent to cover a motocross event, and have never photographed one before. Despite the mud and cold and rain, i really enjoyed it. Hopefully get out to cover some more in the future!
Well today turned out WAY better than it started… Got a chance to pop into ‘Bushmills live’ at the distillery, see Foy Vance play, and have a whiskey.