The return of an old friend part 2

After getting my old Pentax ME Super fixed last week i had an opportunity to take it out for a shoot last week. It was the first time i had used it in over 32 years and it was incredible how everything instantly came back to me. I knew exactly where all the controls where, … Continue reading The return of an old friend part 2

The return of an old friend

This is my old Pentax ME Super. My first 35mm camera bought as a 21st present a long time ago ! It was the start of everything for me. Then in 1989 i upgraded to Canon EOS because they had auto focus ( that i badly needed ) and a motor wind. I shot motor … Continue reading The return of an old friend

Pinhole photography, back to basics.

I've had a chance to get out with my pinhole camera lately, basically a wooden box with no lens. I loaded it up with a roll of Ferrania P30, a beautiful rich and very fine grained black and white film from Italy. A Christmas present. I love shooting with my pinhole camera, an Ondu 135 … Continue reading Pinhole photography, back to basics.

What was on that old roll of film ?

I found this part exposed roll of film in a camera i recently bought Last week i posted about the 110 Halina camera i had bought and was testing, inside of which was a part exposed roll of Boots film probably dating back to the 1980's. Curiosity got the better of me and i sent … Continue reading What was on that old roll of film ?

What is on this roll of film ?

I bought this 110 Halina camera, along with quite a few more, for £5 a few weeks ago. When i came to inspect it i noticed that there was a part shot roll of film inside. Seventeen out of 24 frames had been shot so, not wanting to waste anything, i took the other6 photographs … Continue reading What is on this roll of film ?

Infrared photography comparison – film v digital

June 2nd 2020 Shot on an EOS 500D DSLR using an R72 IR filter I have been shooting some infrared film recently. I've never shot with it before but thought the current cirumstances lend itself to self learning. I made a number of mistakes and am passing the lessons i have learned on to you. … Continue reading Infrared photography comparison – film v digital

Words and pictures from my part of the UK during the C19 crisis

Greetings from a cold Britain. Today's lunchtime stroll took me to my daughters school. She was dropping off bunches of flowers for her fellow teachers. They in turn came from a Tesco employee who was allowed to take them rather than them being wasted. And it was all accomplished by still keeping 2 m distance. … Continue reading Words and pictures from my part of the UK during the C19 crisis

Corona, Street Photography and history

  We're living through strange times. This C19 pandemic is changing the world we live in. These future days, however we see them and whatever happens, will go down in history as the most important of our lives. I have decided to use this blog to document how my community and part of the world … Continue reading Corona, Street Photography and history

No more politics..Back to the pictures.

I'm currently in 7 day self-isolation. Nothing wrong, just precautionary. And it has given me the time to go through my backlog of pictures i have recently taken as i still try and recover from this inter-costal muscle injury. So todays helping comes from an old cemetary on the Wirral called Flaybrick. Over the years … Continue reading No more politics..Back to the pictures.

Living by nature’s clock

As mainly an outdoor photographer and keen gardener, my life is dictated to by the seasons. We can only do certain tasks or shoot certain pictures at set times of the year. There's no point planning to shoot leaf fall in June just as you can't grow tomatoes in December. And that's a really good … Continue reading Living by nature’s clock