If you have an hour or so to spare around Southsea Esplanade, pay a visit to Canoe Lake, and rent a pedalo that looks like a swan and enjoy!
Not too far behind the sea front at Portsmouth will you find some lovely green space, beside the model village. There is a lovely little lakeside cafe, crazy golf and children’s play area in the huge green space but as always, I had my heart set on boating!
I am a bit confused as to why this is called Canoe Lake as there was not one canoe in sight. The lake however dates back to 1886 so perhaps canoeing was its original purpose. There are however, some magnificent pedalos shaped like swans and ducks, which had me all daft. We chose a lovely white swan and headed out around “Keep Off” Island a few times in the sunshine.
The whole area is very picturesque with kids feeding ducks (real ones, not the pedalos obviously!), old men sailing remote control boats and people sitting on a long line of benches just watching the world go by. It was an inexpensive afternoon (about £7 I think) and we had a lovely time, although pedaling can be hard work when your companion is in the back napping!
I went with my fiance and we had a right giggle though I am sure this is somewhere you could take your mother too (especially if it means more piggies, lol).
Abandoned locations are often surrounded by an air of mystery and beauty that beckons the adventurous ones to venture into them and have a look around. A few years ago, hodachrome and his friends had the opportunity to visit one such facility in Fukushima.
Beijing is a ready-made template for panoramic shots. Tourist baits like The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace stretch for miles. Those who walk from end to end will have more to say. For instance, that the ground goes on to infinity. Or that they have never been so tired and amazed all at once.
The LomoWall at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. Has been removed and this unique artwork will be transferred to private offices of the Hotel. If you didn't have the chance to visit, take a look at our competition winners
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
If you are looking for some lomographic entertainment this month in your home city or if you are traveling the world and want some insider tips from our lomography teams, here’s a selection of what is going on in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world.
Ever since she started working late hours Tammy had inevitably acquired the habit of staying up into the wee hours of the night, doing nothing but catch up on her favorite websites, eat, and watch television. When nothing good’s on TV or in the Internet, however, she liked to hang out at her room’s balcony, sneakily smoking a cigarette or two while musing about all sorts of things.
Portraits are always interesting to look at, even more so when you discover stories behind them. On a hike up a mountain in Seoul joycejoyce and her pals were able to meet an elderly lady whom they were able to chat with. She calls her harmoni, or grandmother.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.