Time to take the camera out ?

Denzil Washington ‘if you don’t read the news you are uninformed, if you read the news you are misinformed’ – interesting thought eh? So I. am going to be a reporter who gives an opinion that hopefully informs readers with helpful insight that we are experiencing.

Today is a bit of a mixed bag day, due to LOCKDOWN it’s pretty tough making appointments, yet there is an urgency to get Troy into a school and the girls registered into a University, as thats the trigger for them to get their residency. The other challenge is that we need the courses to be in English, so it’s no easy task sorting this out. This adventure is on-going, I cant wait till we close this with a tick.

Today we decided would be a good day to say, let’s just have fun and explore. There is so much beauty here, so much history, so many contrasts. Its a photographers dream palette. How on earth they built these houses on these mountainous hills, heaven knows? The colours, the shapes, the architecture, the water, the sunrise, what an amazing place visually.

So now its Time to take out the Hassleblad H4D50 and grab some images! Even though its pretty overcast, – let’s see what we can capture.

Wow, this Hasselblad, does make pretty pictures! Pity about the dirt, but i’ll fix that tonight, capturing the beauty here, is going to become a hobby, and a pleasure. I have two Hasselblad camera’s and a Canon 5dm4 as my friends, and then of coarse a trusty IPHONE which seldom fails.

The obvious starting point to capture images has to be by the river, there are beautiful cafe’s and restaurants, places to hire bikes, etc… — pity but in LOCKDOWN they are largely shut, but I can imagine the energy when they open. The bustle of people and music was all that was missing.

Anybody who appreciates creation and beauty will fall in love with the sites in this city. Porto has a real charm about it, not only is the place beautiful but the people are friendly and helpful and go out of their way to help.

Finally for the day : Thanks for all the encouragement from those who are enjoying the BLOG, this has been experimental for me, but a great joy, and to have an audience is thrilling.

As a film director I have had millions of eye-balls watch my trailers or films, which has been a great honour, and now putting one’s pen to paper has been somewhat daunting and humbling as the machine is me, my computer and camera.

Cheers from Porto – its going to rain here tomorrow, our first since we have been here:

Published by brucemacdirector

Telling meaningful stories whether they shorts or features is what gets me out of bed every day. Passionate about those captured in slavery. Biographical films (The Perfect wave with Scott Eastwood) and (Biblical epic Samson with the late Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane and Taylor James) My recent short films Beat The Curve, Sex Tourism Labour have been awarded best shorts across the globe in 2020.

2 thoughts on “Time to take the camera out ?

  1. It is the camera operator that counts! Stunning pictures of the hillside overlooking the river. A day of exploration it seems and good thinking to enjoy in good weather.


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