Choosing a pocketable film camera to join the Olympus OM SLRs for my next trip to Romania

In my most recent post here I left open the question of which pocketable film camera I might choose to go along with the SLRs, Olympus OMs. One I pulled out is the… Continue reading

Olympus OM1 and OM1n look like winning the SLR contest, joined by a Zeiss Ikon folder for 6×9

When I wrote the previous post I was just beginning to think about what film cameras to take on my forthcoming trip to Romania. I was then thinking of an SLR, the OM2n,… Continue reading

Where have all the film photo bloggers gone? A solution to ‘scanning’ film using a digital camera?

A single blogger who I followed from my other, non-photographic, blog (grumpytyke) has persuaded me to open this other blog of mine and think about beginning to post on it again. It was… Continue reading

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

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