Love & Hate
Love & Hate
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This is practically on my doorstep on Victoria Road (more affectionately known to all as the “Viccy Road”), the main artery of Govanhill – easily the most racially and culturally diverse communities in Scotland, a district on the south side of Glasgow, home to some 15,000 souls, with people from an estimated 42 different nationalities all living and managing to coexist with each other within one square mile.


Here, you’ll find two mosques, one synagogue, and about half a dozen churches.  Its boundaries are narrow yet its horizons are broad, with community action having a long tradition in the area. On May Day, 1960, thousands marched along the Viccy Road to Queen’s Park demanding better housing, led by Paul Robeson, the radical American civil rights activist, who sang Ole Man River for them.


And this year proved a special one for the community, as the same venue hosted recently the inaugural Govanhill International Carnival, a new addition to the UK-wide summer festival circuit – and to help its launch, it also included a music festival that ran alongside the main carnival, and the political speeches coming from Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Leica M3 & 1.4/50mm Summilux pre-asph v2

Sekonic L-308S

Ilford FP4+ (200)

Ilford ID-11 (1+0 – 10min)

Plustek 7600i & Vuescan



  • Talk to me about the Sekonic in outdoor situations. Strictly incident? Or do you take any reflected readings of your surroundings as you move about?

    And do you generally use Sunny 16 (your scene eyeballs like maybe f/5.6-8) and just use the Sekonic 'rarely' through a day to confirm your Sunny 16 gut?

    I'm just always curious how others do it.

    btw ... I bought a lens from you once when you lived in Seattle. 😉 still shooting it.

  • Good Shot John

    Hate...there seems to be quite a lot of it around
    Is it getting worse or just more apparent with all of Us interconnected via the World Wide Web

    Peace & Love to All