Saturday, October 01, 2016

Happy Birthday Mr Toots


I knew the anniversary of Mr Toots' birth was coming up so I went round and took his portrait. 



Happy Birthday Sir. Hope it's a grand one.



Friday, September 30, 2016

Yeah



More snaps from a recent stroll. Eh?

Argh!
Sorry and all that. Selfie attempt with contemporary 'smile'. Why do peeps do that? Please tell me.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another stroll

I stroll most days as it happens. Most days the rain isn't horizontal anyway. The other morn the sun shone, the wind blew but it was a tad mildish. I found the Pentax P30 lurking on the floor so loaded it with old fogged HP5 film I have and enjoyed the stroll on a village beach [there are 3 here] and snapped happily way.


With crappy old fogged film you can snap at will, this way and that knowing full well it is probably all in vain - but the act of snapping is nice all the same.


Home again I sloshed the film in Bromophen paper developer and you know, it's not too bad although the snaps are kind of boring. Sorry about that.


I enjoyed the stroll though.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A stroll

 Sometimes I go out to play with Mr Toots. He is not always this happy.

This time we strolled past the Woodlands centre - well, into actually. I took some snaps with a camera I had with me - and Polypan film. How good is that?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Barnack

Have I ever told you I actually paid a little bit of money out and traut myself to an old Barnack a while back? No? Well I bought one for a mere trifle really. It's only about 80 years old too - so quite cutting edge I suppose. The twin rangefinder and viewfinder take some getting used to - and the rangefinder is a tad on the dim side. But hey, it is a Barnack :-)

And no, I have no Leica lens but am using either a Jupiter12 of Industar61 I already had. Lovely all the same. I managed to shoot a whole roll of masterpieces with it only to find I hadn't loaded the film right. All lost.

But here is one I made earlier. At the harbour and everything.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Did I tell you about the birds?


Out there on the saltings, flapping about an all. Only this time they weren't flapping about. They were sat sitting and everything. On a little island in the saltings just oop the road. How dare they!

A fisherman came along - all rubber and gore-tex - waded straight through the water, flicked his string-on-a-pole at swimming fish as he stood in that there wet water. The fishes ignored him. Obviously.

I wandered up. flapped my arms in my best birdy impression so the real birdies flew up into the windy wind stuff. Oh, how I laughed. Laughed till I cried. Or it might have been the wind that made me cry. When I say 'cry' I mean tear-up sort of thing.

I snapped the whole scene up with my stealthy camera - a venerable 6x6.