This film has been in my Canon AE-1 Program for a while, so this assortment of unconnected photos go back a while. Unfortunately the film curled pretty badly while drying and I wasn’t able to scan it properly. Quite a few of these pictures have Newton’s rings in them – rainbow-coloured splodges across the middle […]Read more "Avon Gorge and other stuff"
I got my hands on some Efke IR820 infrared film recently, and put it to good use at various locations around Bristol. See my geek blog for a discussion of metering and exposure in infrared photography, or just read on for the pictures. Foliage is rendered white, while open water and the sky are rendered […]Read more "Infrared photography"
On our recent trip to Salisbury, we visited the Cathedral. I had set myself a ban on digital photography, and so I took my Mamiya RB67 for landscape shots (such as Stonehenge and Old Sarum), and my Canon AE-1 Program for “portable” photography. Unfortunately, after I developed the four films on our return to Bristol, […]Read more "Salisbury Cathedral"
Yep – it’s Lou Lou again, and this time she’s rolling around on her scratching pad.Read more "Lou Lou again"
Now the weather is looking a bit nicer, in the office we’re trying to arrange a weekly photo walk on Thursday. This week, Paul, Alex and I wandered down the hill to the dockside, and back via the Trenchard Street car park. I was shooting film, and these are my favourites from the roll. Geek […]Read more "Bristol dockside"
This week, in my quest to learn from Ansel Adams, I visited Avon Gorge and the Clifton Suspension Bridge to try my hand at some high-contrast landscapes. I’ve had a wide-angle lens for some time but it hasn’t seen much use. I really enjoyed using this week though, and the third film using that lens […]Read more "Wide angle views around the Avon Gorge"
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"
For those who don’t also read my geeky non-photo blog, I recently discussed Ansel Adams and my interest in his work. With a few sunny days recently, the light from the low sun was ideal to go out and find some high-contrast landscapes. Last week Hannah and I walked along the River Frome (for the […]Read more "Rivers Frome and Avon"
Released 1981 In September 2009, I was given this Canon AE-1 Program 35mm SLR with a 50mm prime lens. It’s actually the first film camera I have ever used, aside from disposable cameras in my childhood. I absolutely love the camera – it’s what started my interest in film photography. Now, I have a collection […]Read more "Canon AE-1 Program"
The other evening I went to Oldbury Court to catch some of the golden sunrays. I used an old lens with a primitive lens coating, so there was plenty of lens flare from the low sun. In the viewfinder it was all sorts of magical colours, but you only get to see the black & […]Read more "Evening in Oldbury Court"