Avon Gorge and other stuff

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 […]

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Infrared photography

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 […]

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Salisbury Cathedral

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, […]

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Bristol dockside

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 […]

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Passport photos

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 […]

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Rivers Frome and Avon

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 […]

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Canon AE-1 Program

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 […]

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Evening in Oldbury Court

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 & […]

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