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Colour Negatives Half Frame Worthing Life

Locked down with half the family and a half frame Olympus EE2

This is my Olympus Pen EE camera. It’s a great little camera which has an automatic exposure control and low light warning – which work off the power generated by its built in light sensitive cell and does not need a battery. This is a half frame camera – which means it takes images on 35mm film which are half the usual size. With this camera you get 48 images from a 24 shot film – or even a few more.

Olympus EE 2

I bought this camera on ebay from a seller in the Netherlands – in fact in the back of the camera is a label for a camera shop in Amersfoort. A beautiful town!

Anyway – here are the pictures which I tool during May and June 2020 while we were locked down and the weather was beautiful. Shot on Fujicolor 200 and processed in the sink.

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Worthing Life

Beautiful Worthing

Let’s face it. Worthing is beautiful and it’s practically always sunny here. These photos on Kodacolor taken with a Canon EOS 3000 in late summer 2019 – when you could walk about!

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Black & White Worthing Life

Worthing bus day – and a trichromic accident

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.

Click here to see my bizarre leaky camera trichromes

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

Click here to go to the bus day gallery
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Black & White Camper Van Tours Colour Negatives Trichromes

Road Trip to Beamish – Summer 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.

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Camper Van Tours

Chiddingly – a little bit of heaven in East Sussex

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!

Click here to see our trip to the pub

Click here for the trichromes!

Trichromic image of our camper vab – and the dog moved!
Long happy lunch
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Colour Negatives Travel

Santorini – not raining

Back in May we went to Santorini and experienced the early spring rain and chill – but after the rain there inevitably follows some sun – all on Fujichrome 200 and shot with the Olympus OM30.

It’s sunny!
The beach was ready but the people weren’t
That’s the island of Anafi in the distance

Santori is famouse for it’s sunset – I have made a gallery of the sunset photos here

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Proper Holidays for the likes of us Travel

Santorini – Just before the season started

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.

Oia Oia Church Akrotiri Akrotiri It rained Merkel was here

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Colour Negatives Worthing Life

Here & Now Promotion

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!

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Berlin Colour Negatives Travel

The East Side Gallery – Berlin

Whilst digging through my hard drive today I came across some images of the Berlin wall I took last year during a visit with my daughter. There are some lovely colourful images in this set – here is a sample.

An image from the East End Gallery – pictures painted on a remnant of the Berlin Wall

Click here to see the full gallery

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Black & White Worthing Life

Sompting Village Morris Dancers

Here are some pictures taken on new year’s day 2019. It’s the Sompting Village Morris dancers bringing in the new year at the Richard Cobden here in sunny Worthing.

The Sompting village morris men complete their dance with a neat move to collect up their clumping sticks.

Click here to see the full gallery