It seems an age ago now (June) that a group of us visited the Severn Valley Railway for Fraser’s stag do. It basically consisted of a group of overgrown man-boys drinking beer (responsibly) and riding trains all day. We did some sightseeing at some of the stations and the following day we took a walk […]Read more "Severn Valley Railway"
Not too long ago a chemistry lab near me shut down its wet darkroom and I was the lucky recipient of a box of Kodak Kodagraph Projection Paper. I’m not entirely sure what the paper was originally intended for, but the fact that it is A4 size rather than 8×10″ and has the same paper […]Read more "Kodagraph Projection Paper P84"
For ages I’ve had the idea of producing a themed set of three black & white prints to display on the wall on my stairs at home. This evening I finally had the inspiration (the three classical states of water) and motivation to take the pictures and develop the film immediately after. I wanted to […]Read more "Ice, Water & Steam"
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 […]Read more "The Railway Children"
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 […]Read more "My photo album"
Today I was visited by a friend from Nuneaton. We decided to enjoy the pleasant (but slightly overcast) Spring weather by cycling to Bitton Station on the Avon Valley Railway. For the first time, I used Efke R 50 film and I took my Conway box camera. It has a low quality lens with poor […]Read more "Bitton Station"
Today I cycled to the Avon Valley Railway, somewhere between Bristol and Bath, and accessible via the Bristol-Bath cycle path. Being a sunny Spring day, the steam trains were running and there were plenty of passengers and spectators. I took a few photos that I’m pleased with – all the better that I was using […]Read more "Steam trains"