The Railway Children

This week’s Photo Challenge was titled “at the movies“. We had to take a picture that could be captioned by the title of a well-known film. I frantically went through my DVD shelf looking for inspiration and found little. I scoured IMDb’s top 250 and again found myself short of ideas. Eventually I decided to […]

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Canon FTb

Released 1971 The Canon FTb is a pretty ordinary camera as manual-focus 35mm SLRs go. It’s similar to the AE-1 Program that I already have. So why get this one? The AE-1P is electronically controlled and offers no facility for locking up the mirror. This becomes a problem when I am doing astrophotography, as the […]

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Underwater camera

Last year I bought a Canon underwater camera for a holiday. Unfortunately the boating lake was too murky to use it, and so it has sat on my shelf ever since. Recently, I decided to mess about with the camera in my bath, and then I set the self-timer and put it in the dishwasher […]

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My photo album

Most of my photography these days is analogue – i.e., shot on film, and printed in the darkroom. The only electricity consumed in the entire process is the light bulb in the enlarger. I usually scan the negatives in to have digital copies, so I can post them on my website, but it’s not quite […]

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Canon Demi

Released 1963 I bought the Canon Demi partly for interest – it is a “half-frame” camera. It takes normal 35mm film but instead of the usual landscape-format negative, it takes two half-size portrait-format negatives in the same space. This means you can get twice as many pictures on a film – there is room for […]

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Clevedon pier

Living in Bristol and aspiring to be a landscape photographer, it was inevitable I would one day visit Clevedon pier. When I visited in June, it started to rain just as I got there. I was initially disappointed (and wet) but now I’ve come to inspect the negatives, I think the inclement weather adds a […]

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