Rain (Cee’s black and white challenge)

Rain An experiment: Olympus E-PL3 with manual Contax Zeiss Planar 50mm at f/1.4, 1/125 sec. Raw file desaturated and contrast manipulated using ‘curves’, etc in Gimp. I recently came across Cee’s challenges through… Continue reading

Views and pictures on my blogs in 2014 – WordPress report: an interesting lesson

Originally posted on Grumpytyke:
Fascinating to read the stats produced by the WordPress monkeys for views etc of my blogs in 2014. I had not realised just what an effect my bout of…

Beauty; and I found another photographer who writes something!

I’m not too bothered about whether my posts on this blog get a ‘like’ or persuade people to follow; what is exciting and rewarding for me is when the ‘liker’ has been so… Continue reading

Why do you blog?

Originally posted on Grumpytyke:
A recent post on a forum of UK freelancers to which I subscribe asked “Why do we write?”. Not surprisingly, given the context, most answered “To make money” but…

Back with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 legacy lens on Olympus digital to supplement film on classic cameras

I’m back, hopefully for a while, after a long absence.  I owe my many friends and followers here an explanation so I’ll just pick up a para from grumpytyke, on which I began to… Continue reading

Menston Francais: Voigtlander Bessa T (does it matter?)

Driven mad by trying to decide which to cock his leg on – presumably 🙂 Not that it matters, but for the record: PanF+ at 50 ASA in Voigtlander Bessa T, 35mm Color… Continue reading

Through new to old Leeds – Voigtlander Bessa L + Color Skopar 35mm, Agfa APX 400 S, D-76

I’ve been having a love affair with Olympus OMs, SLRs of course, recently but picking up the rangefinder Voigtlander Bessa L and T reminded me just how easily they sit in the hand,… Continue reading

Portraits – Olympus OM4, Tamron Adaptall 90mm f/2.5, Kodak RS200

A couple of posts ago I wrote that I was becoming increasingly interested in portraiture, specifically informal portraits in black and white. For this purpose I have a Tamron 90mm f/2.5,  which is… Continue reading

Cute in Whitby – Olympus OM4, Cosina 20mm, Agfa Vista 200

This little guy, barely an inch long, was found on the paved path at the top of the steps to Whitby Abbey on Monday 2 September, desperately trying to scale the side wall… Continue reading

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