So – we’re about four weeks into our Corvid 19 lock down and I fixed the light leak in my Olympus OM-30 – I took these photos as a test, but they turned out grand – because if you take a picture of 16 week old Labrador you cannot take a bad picture.
TheWorthing bus rally 2019 was a splendid. Worthing always looks lovely, but when you add antique buses and a big wheel the day promises to be perfect. On the day, however, it was overcast – and I was planning to take some trichromic pictures of the buses and the wheel. Unfortunately I used a new (to me) Olympus OM 30 for the trichromic which had a massive light leak. Naturally I only discovered the leak when I emerged from the dark room.
Here is a nice picture of Kitty and Winifred standing by the Worthing Big Wheel on Bus Day – part of the Worthing Lions Festival 2019
This summer we took our old van and our middle aged dogs on a road trip to meet up with my son and his partner – and to meet her folks.
Our van likes to do about 100 miles a day – so a return trip from Worthing to Beamish took us 10 days. The weather was pretty wet, but we weren’t downhearted and the van behaved faultlessly – the van, Hildegarde, has now gone off for her annual make over so while she is away having her welds welded we can look at these pictures and make plans for next year.
All the photos were shot using an Olympus OM30 and fuji colour negative film – all developed at home in the sink!
As well as visiting Beamish open air museum we also visited the wonderful Yorkshire sculpture park.
Just before the nights began to draw in we took advantage of the late summer bank holiday to take out van and dogs to Chiddingly. The weather was great, the pub was ideal and I captured a few pictures using the Olympus OM 30 – and a roll of Ilford FP4. I also took the opportunity to shoot three new Trichromic images – three black and white images working together to make a colour image – just like technicolor!
I took my Mamiya C3 camera with some Fujichrome slide film because I wanted to capture the moment of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. The space around the war memorial by Worthing town hall was crammed with people, it was a touching moment as we remembered the fallen – and were reminded of the huge sacrifices the world made during that conflict.
Santorini in May 2019 – a present from our children to celebrate my wife’s birthday – I came along too just to make sure there were no problems with the language. Anyway, the idea that there is an off season on Santorini is probably a bit misleading – it’s a very popular Greek island full of history and the historic and imminent danger of volcanic destruction.
The island is probably most famous for the beautiful village of Oia – see below – and the amazing achealogical remains at Akrotiri. Of course the weather is always brilliant, whenever it’s not raining pumice.
Back in April 2019 we were asked to help with a promotion for the excellent Here and Now magazine – a monthly free magazine for Worthing – check out the photo of the Editor, Frances, inside the front page – it’s one of mine!