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December with Canon MC

The Canon MC is a great little camera which I find really portable – and has a killer flash gun you can attach to it. This one has never let me down.

Canon MC – Highly recommended

These photos are on Ilford HP5 Plus.

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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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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

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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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A trip to Bere Ferrers Station

We spent Christmas in Bere Ferrers down in beautiful devon.  Amongst the many appealing features there are The Olde Plough Inn and the railway station.

Bere Ferrers station a real station with wonderful antique features

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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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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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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

Taken with a Canon EOS 5 – that came with this awsome zoom lens

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The Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial Berlin

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Museum Island

A column at the Neues Museum with bullet holes

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Dinosaurs

Kitty demonstrating the correct way to use a dinosaur

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Click here to see a sample of the virtual reality displays used at the museum.

A trip to Wannsee

A beautiful day on the Wansee.

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Potsdamer Platz

Mini cars racing on the streets at Potsdamer Platz

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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.

Look at Life – Motor Sports!

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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!

A trichromic photo of the Dome Cinema in Worthing This image was assembled from three black and white negatives, shot through red, green and blue filters.

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