First iPad monochrome picture, Menston walk

I promised some monochrome pictures from the iPad to augment my, hopefully, future photos on film. A really beautiful day here in Yorkshire today (while, I understand, the South was deluged) so I… Continue reading

A change of heart – adding iPad pictures and Instagram!

I’m back (after a long absence caused mainly by serious health problems) but not with the pictures I expected – black and whites on film taken either on the Olympus XA or XA4… Continue reading

Recording the eclipse – Vivitar ‘legacy’ zoom on Olympus Pen E-PL3

I wasn’t prepared at all for the solar eclipse today, I had no no solar filters, but I decided to have a go at photographing phases of it for Menston where I live… Continue reading

Cee’s B&W challenge: Wheels. Contax AX, stand development

I’ve not been able to post anything for the past two of Cee’s B&W challenges but thought I’d use a determined effort to get back into photography on film, including developing the films,… Continue reading

Contax AX back in service (despite mirror slip), Zeiss Planar, Sonnar, Distagon & Yashica lenses; back-up, Yashica FX-3

My photography, and therefore posting on this blog, being severely limited over the past year by health problems, I’ve been thinking seriously about reducing my ‘user’ camera collection and concentrating on just a… Continue reading

Seats. Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Table and Chairs, seating of any kind

Above: Yashica 24mm, f/2.8 legacy lens on Olympus Pen E-PL3. Colour image desaturated, inverted and curves adjusted in Photoshop. One Victorian mahogany chair and one modern bar stool. Below:  Same seats, same lens… Continue reading

Doorways (Cee’s Travel Theme)

I had decided to limit myself to taking part in Cee’s Black & White Challenges, but having just received an email with her latest posting on her ‘Travel theme – doorways’, I decided… Continue reading

Texture (Cee’s black and white challenge). Yashica legacy lens on Olympus Pen digital

Yashica 55mm (110mm equivalent on 4/3), f/2.8 macro legacy lens on Olympus E-PL3 with VF-4 viewfinder. Focus set at 0.255m, f/22, ISO 200, about 1.5sec. Contra jour natural sunlight. Colour image desaturated and… Continue reading

Wood (Cee’s black and white challenge); classic film cameras

  my long fallen friend hacked down from your majesty  rest awhile with me This picture was previously posted on my first ever blog (grumpytyke) as one of what I call my ‘picture haiku’,… Continue reading

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