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 a very glamorous name, but there is a rail depot there and a good vantage point from St Philip’s Causeway. As it was sunny, I took this picture with my infrared DSLR.Read more "St Philip’s Marsh"
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"
Ed, a good friend of mine is a railway photographer. He often takes trips to various industrial locations around the country to photograph diesel locomotives pulling different freight trains, and on his most recent jaunt to the Midlands he invited me to tag along. While I have no specific interest in trains, I do like big machinery and […]Read more "Chasing the Class 60"
A freight train passes through Pilning station in the evening.Read more "Freighter"
I just developed another film from my trusty Mamiya RB67. These pictures are from “here and there”, not too far from Bristol. The garden wall is in my own garden. As the sun shone down the side of my house, the gate cast an unusual, shimmering shadow on the wall. The picture didn’t quite capture […]Read more "Bristol et environs"
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"
Recently on my blog I posted about using flash bulbs with an old box camera. The photos in this post are taken with said box camera, and the indoor ones are using flash bulbs. This is my first attempt at using flash bulbs, and indeed at any flash photography on film. I had a bit […]Read more "Dad’s retirement"