Sunday, April 26, 2015

There they are

Mr & Mrs Toots enjoying the warmth of the spring sun and what have you.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I can hardly ever go past here without taking a snap

Just as well I had a 35mm camera loaded with Tmax400 with me to satisfy the usrge.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Taking a stroll with the Petri7s and the Toots.

Yesterday morning and all that. I am with the Toots on Gress beach drinking in the air, watching the seals and playing with my Petri7s. The camera was loaded with Polypan-f film and I'd taped the lens in the vain attempt to alleviate the flare. It seems to work too.

Had a lovely stroll as well.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Pirate hitting 75

At Girvan in the rain. With Gwyneth and Derek

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An easy launch

This is a MoBo. It has just been launched by one chap on Cuddy Point. I snapped it up. I snapped it up nearish the same time as I snapped it with the pinhole camera and the glass plates. Can you tell? I'm interested. Not because it makes an interesting snap but because of the method that said MoBo man uses - namely a extended pole thing

See, there it is. And I'm interested because we have a little boatee currently sat in front of the house awaiting launching - which in the past has been a right pain I can tell you - even with 6 personages on hand. And the nice MoBo said I might be able to borrow said pole thing too. Nice nice man. If only I knew his name!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dead sheeps in developer

The title of this post may not be entirely accurate to be totally honest. I'm sure the local shoppe wouldn't let that happen but all the same there always seems to be an inordinate amount of crud on the negs from there. Just found the unopened can of developed negs and thought I'd scan them. Even when an infra-red clean is used on the Vuescan software, it barely gets better. Perhaps I need Digital ICE - or better still, Digital deep-freeze.

All the same you can just make out Eve posing among the strategically placed coloured things in the steps of a B&B on the mainland sometime back when we went down for The Pirate's 75th I think it was.

Of course we had balloons. Who doesn't at a party - although not sure what purpose they served bar ensure the visitors were still breathing.

And we visited local shoppes and cafes. Of course we did - here's Eve with Ms Angela .

An yes there was a dog too - when we took a stroll along the beach under Culzean Castle.

Maybe this is why I rarely use colour!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Did I tell you I have glass plates?

Not sure Neipce would be pleased with this one. I mean, it's a lot easier to take a snap with a dry plate than with the method that he used a year or two back. I used an old R25 Ilford plate  - 4x5. Exposed in a pinhole box too. Rather like the effect as it happens. Might have to print this one.

This second one - same sort of plate but taken first is less appealing to me. Talking of which I saw a little book in An Lanntair which was all about what makes good photographs good! I didn't bother to read it as I suspect it has the air of a camera club about it.