All the passport photo machines these days seem to be digital. There’s no flash, it only takes one photo, you get to see it first, and then it prints all four the same. Not to mention that it charges you a fiver. How boring! I miss the machines that produce four bright flashes and then […]Read more "Passport photos"
This week I loaded some Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film into my AE-1. It’s the slowest film I’ve used to date. I took a few photos around the campus of Bristol University but before I had a chance to shoot many, I lent the camera to my mate who visited for the weekend. He […]Read more "More Bristol architecture"
This week I shot another roll of black & white film in my SLR. Last night I developed it, and tonight I’ve scanned and uploaded the highlights for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately I think I overdeveloped the film a little, so some of the brighter areas are burnt out. Never mind. First of all, here […]Read more "Shots of Bristol"
I shot a roll of black and white film over two snowy days on the 6th and 7th of January, 2010. I wasn’t sure how it would come out, given that black and white film can only “see” the colours black and white, and the snow is white. As it turns out, I’m very pleased. […]Read more "Pictures of the snow"
This feline statue is in my parents’ garden. I love its rough texture after years of weathering. It’s not the first time I’ve enjoyed a rough, stony statue either. It would probably be suitable for this week’s Photo Challenge, on the theme of textures. It’s certainly on my list of candidates.Read more "A stony glare"
I’ve just got another roll of film back from the developers. This time I had it done at ASDA, where I was delighted to find that they don’t treat my films like junk. Predictably, as it’s Autumn outside, the photos largely reflect this. Here are my favourites from the roll. Most were taken on Brandon […]Read more "Autumn on film"
I must say, I’m delighted with the results from my first attempt at developing my own film. This is the uninspiring view from my balcony that I’ve shot time and time again, mainly as a tester… A slow-shutter view across Clifton Triangle, Bristol. Some mushrooms in Royal Fort Garden. A couple of shots of Hereford […]Read more "My first shot at developing – results"
I took these photos with a 35-70mm lens, using an additional macro lens. A pink lily Cotton reels A crystal of aragonite Unfortunately the developing lab treated my negatives pretty badly, as I wrote about on my blog earlier today. Here’s a close-up of some of the scratches on the second aragonite photo, which I […]Read more "Some 35mm macro shots"
Nothing like a hot cup of coffee as you watch the sun rise on an Autumn morning.Read more "Good morning!"
The light just before sunset was beautiful and golden today. What’s more, it was streaming into our balcony doors, so I got my camera out. Hana took one of me, too.Read more "A nice evening for portraits"