Tag Archive: close up photography

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

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

In praise of buttercup

Like the dandelion, which gilded the fields here a month ago, the buttercup frustrates many gardeners as it invades their lawns. There are a lot of frustrated gardeners around here just now! I… Continue reading

May was a little late this year

We usually see the hawthorn in blossom in late April or May. So the popular name for the blossom is May. This year we didn’t see it until June. But when she came,… Continue reading

Out in the snow with an old film and an even older camera (Yashica 230-AF)

I’m not going to do a post about the camera just now, one of the earliest auto-focus cameras and a typical 1980s design, but sorting through my stuff I turned it up –… Continue reading

The amazing Contax AX and ‘forbidden’ photography

I mentioned in a previous post that when I could find some pictures I had been forbidden to take I’d do a post on ‘forbidden photography’, but having been able to finish the… Continue reading

A masterclass in photo technique

A Christmas present I received from my wife was a delightful surprise: a DVD of the film ‘The King’s Speech’. But the ‘bonus’ section was a long interview with director Tom Hooper which,… Continue reading

Travelling light in Dusseldorf – 2: with Olympus XA4

The Olympus XA4, the rarest of the Olympus XAs (it was made for only about a year, in 1985 I think), is in many ways an ideal ‘travelling light’ film camera, though it… Continue reading

DigitaLIZA – a great solution to problems scanning 6x9cm film shots

The DigitaLIZAs arrived this week but, impatient as I was to try them, I couldn’t be at home until today. So far I have tried only the 120 mask but I have a… Continue reading

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