It’s Saturday, right.
Today has been a struggle but always a silver lining.
Life, right now is all about trying…
We could all be in this for much longer time than we all think…
It’s all about the exercise right?
Social distancing is such a lonely business…
Sunday it is then.
Technically it’s Saturday so…
This morning has been a weird one.
Working from home IV
Day 3 of a working from home plan. I’m guessing this is going on for quite a while. A quick trip to our local supermarket involved standing in a cue to get in and when in, a very quiet almost eerie silence. Scary thing is no evidence of lots of basic essentials (pasta, rice, tinned […]
So, Boris has locked us down here in the UK and we’re only allowed out for a walk, unless we meet the criteria of essential travel or we’re a key worker off to work somewhere. In fairness, it’s a measure that could be seen coming, however this shitty coronavirus bollocks is really not great for […]
It’s going to be a long, hard road ahead for the next few months. We need to keep things simple, take the advice on offer from government and scientists, stay at home, wash your hands regularly & thoroughly and be kind to each other.
You can’t help but feel things are going to get a lot worse before they start to get better. Social isolation is the keywords for the day…. wonder how long before all our towns and cities are empty. Shot on my new Fujiflm X-H1 | 23mm f2 | Classic Neg Preset —
It’s been a few mad days…
An hour or so with the Ricoh GR2 in Broadway.
We’ve recently been on a desert island holiday
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!
New Blog Post: Popping reds with Kodak Ultramax 400 #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead
I’ve never been one for the JPG Simulations available on any of the Fujifilm cameras I’ve owned
NEW Blog Post: Make no bones about it my Leica M6 is turning me into a bit of a fanboy. #believeinfilm #leica #filmisnotdead
I am a sucker for black and white.
Week 6 Weekly Challenge
New Blog Post: Does Film Speed You Up. #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead
Went over to Banbury last week
Leica Summicron 40mm f2 – perfect when you love 50mm and adore 35mm and can’t decide if you are a 50 or 35mm man!
Monte-Carlo Historique in Banbury – a fun thing to do on a Thursday morning!
This weeks 52 week challenge photo is a free hit, where a topic is not drawn out of the hat, it’s whatever you want to post! Having had a morning at the Historique Rally Event in Banbury yesterday, I decided on this photo – love an old Jaguar and all the chrome that goes with […]
Looking through the listings of a well known selling site shows just what a bargain the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera has become.
Week 4 of the 52 week challenge.
A few notes on the Olympus XA2
Week 3 – Tools OK, I’m cheating here as it’s a phone pic! We’re currently having our bathroom re-done which is taking far too long.
Week 2 – Pleasure My guilty pleasure – photographing classic cars. Taken at a recent car meet. It’s also a Porsche, one of those things I’d definitely buy if my numbers came up!
Week 1 – Local A bit of a throwaway as it’s an alley close to where I live, but it is local
I’m all for a bit of a project when it comes to photography. In fact I seem to be constantly on the lookout for a bit of inspiration to make me go out and shoot more
Had a wander round the Gloucester Quays area on Sunday.
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 always think classic American cars look great when you see them in the UK. Their presence is undiminished and their size always makes them a crowd puller. Easy to see why with this beautiful example of a Dodge isn’t it?!
Thought it would be fun to convert a few of the recent photographs to a square format.
How I use my Fujifilm X-Pro1 in manual focus mode
I’m a GAS addict, there I’ve said it.
Had a few frames left at the end of a roll of Tri-X 400 I’d pushed to 1600 in the Leica M6 and as I was off to a car meeting last weekend thought I’d take it along to finish the roll off. I don’t normally shoot cars on black and white film, I leave […]
Porsche 912 from 1965-1969
A recent Twitter poll I put up quite surprised me with the results. I asked the question ‘how do you shoot your film’ with a choice of 3 answers
Probably the best looking Volvo ever made…
First Scramble of the year!
First Scramble of the year, bring it on.
One of my all time favourite cars, the Lotus Talbot Sunbeam was the car of my dreams when I was just a kid and seeing one last year at a meeting at Bicester Heritage transported me back to those days. I should have taken a few more photographs of it or sought out the owner […]
Classic car action with this beautiful Lotus Cortina. It could almost be the 1960’s couldn’t it, particularly somewhere as atmospheric as Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb is.
Loading a Leica M6, Leica style!
Classic Alvis looks. There’s little better in my humble opinion. Shot on Nikon D750 with Sigma 35mm f1.4
Quite a rare sight on UK roads, big American muscle cars. This looked pretty sweet and of course being a muscle car sounded pretty good too!
Recently picked up a Honda CRV and for comfort it’s hard to beat. It’s also big enough to swallow 5 people and all their luggage and travel pretty much anywhere you need to get to in relative comfort. OK, it’s not for everyone but I’m super impressed and really like the Black Edition styling and […]
I’ve always been a fan of black and white photography
I really like this Ford Mustang photograph captured at Bicester Heritage sometime last year. The low angle helps to accentuate the aggressive stance of the car and of course, the Ford Mustang is a classic.
I’m a huge armchair Porsche fan. It’s one of those iconic brands that never fails to excite me and seeing new and old Porsche cars always sets the heart beating just that little faster.
Iconic seems such an under rated word for the VW Beetle, however this particular beauty had the wear and patina to really match it’s age and condition. What a great looking car with such character.
A year on film. Can I do it, well it depends on a few things…
Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to ISO1600
For some reason film photography draws me in and I’ve struggled to put my finger on it for quite some time now.
I had been looking on rather longingly at Leica M6’s for quite a while now wondering if all the fuss and attention they garnered was really worth all the thousands of words that have been written about them over the years.
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.
Last December (2018) we spent a few days in New York. I shot a few frames of Tri-X on my Nikon F3 at 1600ISO. To be honest at the time I was disappointed with the results, but since then having thought more about it, I don’t think I explained to the lab how I had […]