Spring in Berlin

In May 2018 my daughter Kitty and I made a trip to Berlin.  This was to fulfil a very old ambition of mine to visit the Neues Museum and see the ancient and most beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti – a 5,000 year old marvel.

Here are the pictures I took during our trip

The Brandenberg Gate and Unter den Linden

The Holocaust Memorial

Museum Island

Potsdamer Platz

Look at Life – 2018

For the last three years I have presented my photography at the Worthing Artists Open Houses event – and I do this by producing education film strips.

My first example was in black and white and grungey! You can find it on youtube here.

This year’s filmstrip was called “Look At Life” in honour of the legendary Rank film series of the same name – for those of you who didn’t make to our open house this gallery includes all the images featured in the film strip.  You can make up your own commentary for now while I continue working in the script.

 

Another step in trichromic photography

Here are my second set of trichromic photographs.  I noticed in my previous set a lot of colour fringing where the black and white images didn’t quite line up.  This was due to the camera moving when I changed the colour filter, and the fact that I was in zoom lens which zoomed in or out slightly while I was changing the filter. So this time I used a fixed lens and a lovely Olympus OM30 camera – much more solid results. 

You can’t help but notice the people appear in different colours. They really bring out the time effects these images can produce!

My first colour slides

Here are some shots of the Worthing bus festival in 2016. It’s always a very colourful event, and once again the weather in Worthing was brilliant. These images were shot of Agfa Precisa 100. I think processed them in the kitchen sink using. Apparently colour processing is very sensitive to the temparature of the chemicals. I tried my best with these – and I guess you could call it beginner’s luck – because the they came out with nice punchy colours.

Snow on the beach!