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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.

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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

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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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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.

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Colour Negatives Worthing Life

Autumn In Worthing on Kodak high speed colour film

The autumn season brings some dramatic light, nice shadows, golden hour colours – and a huge tanker topping up the sea with pure sussex water, a giant dog and a trip to London.

Worthing pier on a sunny (obviously) autumn day.
Giant dog spotted at Highdown
Water tanker spotted on Worthing beach – who was filling who?

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Colour Negatives Worthing Life

Worthing Pride Fringe 2018

Here are some photos I took on the day of Worthing Pride – we didn’t get into the Pride gig but there were definitely colourful things going on in town. Even the car park looked excited.

Quote of the day:
“Is this the queue for pride?”

“No – it’s just a queue”

These photos hand processed from Kodak ColorPlus 200 – very cheerful.

Here’s a sample…

It was only later I realised his head spelt Worthing. I was distracted by his flag.

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Black & White Trichromes Worthing Life

Trichromic Photography

These photos were taken using the trichrome technique: each is made up of three black & white images shot through a primary colour filter. Red, Green and Blue.  Then combined to make a colour image.  These are my first attempts – I love the colour fringes when the camera moves between shots, or the ghostly images of people and cars that move between colour changes.

See an example broken down and built up here

A trichromic image of Worthing sea front car park. My first attempt!

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Latest trichromic images – taken in Chiddingly

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Colour slides Worthing Life

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.

Routemaster bus – my first colour slide. A hole in one!

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Black & White Worthing Life

Snow on the beach!

Drone flyers anxiously await the return of their drone – and it’s cold!

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