Mad Few Days

It’s been a few mad days…

Well, it’s been a mad few days hasn’t it – and that goes for the whole world, not just for us here in the UK.

I’m not going to say it doesn’t scare the shit out of me and my loved ones, especially when you take a look at the supermarkets and see the lack of supplies to hand available.

However, it’s not going to stop me – I will be careful with my ‘social distancing’ but it’s given me a great idea to finally get off my backside and start a little project.

Quite closeby, certainly in walking distance we have a wood and so to get out of the house whilst trying to avoid people as best I can, I’m going to dust off my trusty tripod and head over there maybe a couple of days a week to document it.

Now, for sure I am no landscape kind of guy, I really have no real clue when it comes to that sort of photography, but it will force me to learn a bit and think outside the box.

I’m going to shoot it all in black and white which should be interesting, but as I see better in black and white it makes sense. I’m going to stick primarily to a prime lens and I’m goi g to try and shoot it all at different times of the day.

So let’s see how we go with this little challenge

Stay safe out there people and be nice to each other, I’m sure we’ll get through this – we just need to have some patience and compassion with each other.

Vacation on Film

We’ve recently been on a desert island holiday

We’ve recently been on a desert island holiday to the Maldives, which is an amazing place. To be honest, it’s totally a photogenic wonderland with wall to wall sun and colour – but in truth the island we were on was so small, there wasn’t that much of real interest to take photographs of.

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Ricoh GR II Impresses

Having spent almost 2 weeks with the Leica M6 & M10-P what struck me was the weight I was dragging about and in truth not enjoying it that much!

Having spent almost 2 weeks with the Leica M6 & M10-P what struck me was the weight I was dragging about and in truth not enjoying it that much in spite of the pleasure shooting either camera gives me!

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Ricoh GR II Impresses

Having spent almost 2 weeks with the Leica M6 & M10-P what struck me was the weight I was dragging about and in truth not enjoying it that much!

Having spent almost 2 weeks with the Leica M6 & M10-P what struck me was the weight I was dragging about and in truth not enjoying it that much in spite of the pleasure shooting either camera gives me!

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Classic Cars in Black and White

I am a sucker for black and white.

I am a sucker for black and white. Digital is great for black and white, film is sublime! I love nothing more than to shoot a roll of Kodak Tri-X or similar, develop it at home and scan it in.

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Does Film Speed You Up?

New Blog Post: Does Film Speed You Up. #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead

There’s a well known saying in the film community that film slows you down. Compared to shooting with a digital camera, film makes you think more about the photograph you are making and in doing so the process slows you down.

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Leica Summicron 40mm f2

Leica Summicron 40mm f2 – perfect when you love 50mm and adore 35mm and can’t decide if you are a 50 or 35mm man!

Since buying both the M10 digital & M6 film bodies, I’ve had a bit of GAS with regards to a Summicron lens.

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Monte-Carlo Historique – Banbury

Monte-Carlo Historique in Banbury – a fun thing to do on a Thursday morning!

Banbury hosts the Rally Monte-Carlo Historique entrants with a sideshow of classic and vintage cars around the market square.

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The Case for the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Looking through the listings of a well known selling site shows just what a bargain the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera has become.

Yeah, yeah I know the X-Pro1 is somewhat yesterdays news in terms of price now but looking through the listings of a well known selling site shows just what a bargain the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera has become. And that shouldn’t put one off from buying one, it still has quite a cult-like following amongst photographers and for some good reasons.

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Gloucester Quays on Tri-X

Had a wander round the Gloucester Quays area on Sunday.

Had a wander round the Gloucester Quays area last weekend. A great opportunity for both myself and the Wife as it’s a shopping centre set in the old quay area of Gloucester. She could do some shopping and I could wander around the old buildings, camera in hand.

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The One’s That Got Away

I have a checkered past with film cameras. Since getting back into film a few years ago now I’ve bought and sold quite a few cameras that looking back I should have kept.

I have a checkered past with film cameras. Since getting back into film a few years ago now I’ve bought and sold quite a few cameras that looking back I should have kept. 

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Manual Focus

How I use my Fujifilm X-Pro1 in manual focus mode

Having gone down the route of a manual focus lens with the acquisition of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 a little while ago, I thought it would be a good idea to lay out how I use the Fujifilm X-Pro1 in manual focus mode and how I’m finding the experience.

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018 – First Scramble of the Year

First Scramble of the year!

Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble happened last weekend and all things considered an excellent day as it always seems to be.

There were some fine cars on show and a selection of them can be seen below!

Roll on the next car meeting…

Adventures in Film

Adventures in film, so what’s that all about then? Well, as much as I shoot digital I also have a love/hate relationship with film photography.

A photo from my first developed and scanned roll of Tri-X

Adventures in film, so what’s that all about then? Well, as much as I shoot digital I also have a love/hate relationship with film photography.

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