Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OM1n time

Look, the fence is still there down there near a beach and everything.

Had a lovely morning yesterday. Met Mr Toots, Mr Stubbs and Anne in an Lanntair enjoying the sun shining through the cafe window. it's a regular meetup, a chance for me to learn something new and arty from Stubbsy, have a whinge at the glum Toots and admire Anne's latest outfit. What's not to like

Monday, February 27, 2017

Little Leicablad

 Apologies for showing me holiday snaps but until someone tells me what to else to snap, these will have to suffice. I used the little Leicablad camera - just like the real thing only it's plastic, hasn't got any controls and is now broked - a bit. The winding handle thing fell off yesterday. I'm surprised it lasted that long to be honest - it was only about 1mm thick!.
Anyway, it worked OK on our hols - well, the sun was shining a bit.
 Proper glare and everything. Thanks what you get with a scratched plastic camera lens - virtual perfection. Cost me a £1 some years ago that did.

Was a bit too hot this day I seemed to recall. had to spend an inordinate amount of time in a cafe squaffing cooling drinks - and spending the time watching people go by, or not.

Lisbon is nice for that.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

on a ferry

Proper Portuguese and everything looking very smart as we crossed the river - to get to the other side.

Please don't just sit there looking at the snap!
Say something.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I've lost my way

Have a listen to the Late Junction mix-tape while you read this.

I've lost my way.
Have you grasped that?
My photograpitisation is gorn astray.
I know not where to turn.
I'm looking around at things and find little inspiration and everything.
I'm not sure what I should snap up.
Perhaps if I don't think about it, inspiration might re-appear.
I mean peeps seem to like the talkette I gave with my flou/blurry snaps. Not sure if it was the verbage or the imagery they liked though.
Oh, the agony.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Been in the darkroom

Was shining light onto Forte Elegence paper, soaking that in Lith developer and hey presto !
No, it isn't me in the snap but I won't tell you who it is - or whose shadow it is !

The little talk thing went well. I wish I could have heard it

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

the modern gallery goer

By the way, if you just happen to be passing by the island on Wednesday, why not come along to this?

Monday, February 20, 2017

In the Metro

Yes, I was in the Metro there too. With my trusty PentaxEspioMini in my hand surreptitiously snapping here and there.
I know it's hardy a masterpeice. I know that, but I did want to post today.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I'm posting.

Been suffering and everything. Must be the legacey of the holiday. Is that how it's meant to work.

Perhaps it was that I used some colour film while I was away and it doesn't agree with my 'being'. I had to meditate it out of my system,

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

No Pixels

It was just as well I was shooting film here as this man - an obvious visitor - was wielding his pixel-catcher left and right. Up AND down. I can't imagine there were any pixels left for anyone else.

This was there too. a train journey from there anyway.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This is there

Here it is. A snap from wherever we were. Those lightposts are known for that place there as are the stones on the floor. The people are optional in that they are not always there. They were this day and it looks like I must have snapped them up with the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim.

I agonised for moments before I went out there. I wondered what camera to carry around with me. I took the Minolta 505si, the Pentax Espio Mini but used this little gem a lot.
Have I leaned something?
Probably not.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Glass

Not sure how popular Mum was here.
The photographer wasn't that keen on her that's for sure.

Monday, February 13, 2017

This is there too - or near there anyway

We went here on a train. Nice and everything only, we got there to find this boy CHASING THE DUCK THING. It may not have been a duck actually but you get the idea.

The duck thing remained uncaught. The boy was tired and his mentor smiled. I didn't.
I snapped them up with the UWS.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Explorer

Snapped him up the other after he'd just been out doing a spot of wheeled exploring. Posed for my Kodak Cresta 

Friday, February 10, 2017


We were strolling down here, past the building to get up the, the road about when this manboy began to approach. I wanted to ask where he was going and what he was doing. Only my language skills are poor and the manboy may have been able to spreken de Anglais and that would have made me feel inadequate so I just smiled. I guess he knew where he was was going and to do what.

Thursday, February 09, 2017


back on then island after  a week away. You'll have to wait a moment or two for some new snaps though.

I have been known to go here

I mean, I like this track to this beach. We live just oop the road and everything. Only, It's a bit of a drag coming back up ! And there are sheeps.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

rebuilt a pinhole

The pinhole camera I'd built ages ago was playing me up. The images were less than they could be, it light leaked and whathaveyou. So I re made the thing. Made the focal length a little longer. Put some foma100 and took it out for a try - in a force 8 gale.

Here's one of those.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Tuesday Glass

No, it's not me.
It's on some old glass plates I seem to have acquired.
Nice eh?

Monday, February 06, 2017

I like

Yes yes it's an old snap with a touch of Fay Godwin I like to think. I like it for some reason.
Rodal Church if you don't know. Well worth a visit sometime I can tell you.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Italy. A while back.

October it was - warm enough / too warm in the day although the pool was less than hot.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Pease don't tell me the horizon is sloping!

Just go and look at your globe eh? See where I live and all that. Right on a curvy bit of the mappy thing. THAT'S why the horizon is sloping; it's 'natural'.

I must clean the car soon too. Looks like it's getting a bit dusty.

Friday, February 03, 2017

So, tell me where this is ?

And yes, I do know where it is.

I'm asking you!

I am rather presuming there's someone reading this who has at least been in the UK !

Thursday, February 02, 2017

There there

It's just a wall.

I'll be back soon all being well.

Cameras - proper ones

Do you know this site?

Oh, you clicked on that. Now you'll be gone for weeks and then drift back when you have no money left.

What ever you do, don't look here.

You know, I've wanted to visit Tokyo for some time. Possibly not this year though. Might to have to make do with getting to the mainland from here.

Mainland UK.