Archive for May, 2008

Sun, photography & chips

May 27, 2008

On Sunday I went to portobello to take some pictures and clear my head. You can’t beat the beach on a windy day for blowing out the cobwebs.

I hung about taking pictures with my old Agfa Silete and my Leica. The Silette is a 50’s rangefinder which I haven’t used much and got for less than a fiver. I think its the one titled 45mm f2.8 Agfa Color-Apotar on this page. The colour ones are from the Silete – it really can take some great pics and is kind of cool for street photography on a bright day because you can just set it to f22, set the focus dial so everything is on focus and it becomes incredibly easy to use. Its actually has a pretty bright rangefinder patch too. Note to self – use this camera more!

I also had chips from this chippy, one of the funniest pictures on flickr I think.


this one is much better large I think

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New York in Panorama

May 21, 2008

More pictures from my New York trip, these ones are all from my toy panoramic camera….actually this is mark II panoccam after I lost the original. I don’t think it is as sharp as the other so I may try and find one the same as the first one.

Coney Island

May 12, 2008

When I was in New York Liz and I went down to Coney Island the week after passover. It was lovely weather and chock full of Hasidim. I love Coney Island beyond reason and think its really sad that this may be the last year before the corporations move in and ruin it.

Anway here is our visit in slideshow form …

… and here are some of the better pictures.

oh and here is the trailer to my favourite film featuring Coney Island … The Warriors gotta love this film!

Early Summer

May 8, 2008

We are having great weather for a change. I took these on a walk with Rob near his and Claire’s new place in East Lothian….