Posts Tagged ‘35mm’

Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!

November 16, 2009

Liz and I went to visit my sister on Bonfire night. The village she lives on still has a very well attended bonfire and fireworks display for Guy Fawkes night although the burning of effigies seems to have fallen out of fashion 😉 As soon as my nephew saw the bonfire he dragged us towards it shouting Fire! Fire! Fire! and then proceeded to tell anyone who would listen that the big orangey thing was a fire.

I didn’t take many pictures as I though it would be too dark to get anything but a few came out okay:

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Maid of the mist (or Preparing for the Feared Banana Cream Pie Wars)

October 28, 2008

Here are some pictures from a film I shot with my toy panoramic camera on Liz and I’s recent trip to Niagara falls. I think these look best as a slideshow (there are also some extra pictures here)

The center of Niagara is tacky beyond belief – the automated voices that blare out incitements to come and see a wax work of the world tallest man etc. were a first for me. The falls themselves did not disappoint though and the Maid of the Mist boat trip really is a lot of fun.

I shot 2 rolls of film on the short boat ride – this one and what thought was a roll of tri-x pushed to 1600 with a deep red filter on it. Unfortunately I had actually loaded that camera with portra so the results are terrible – 2 stops under exposed and red coloured! Oh well at least I am pleased with the toy camera pics.

Actually one of these pics got a comment that really tickled me, hence the title of this post 🙂

An Afternoon in the Garden

August 7, 2008

It has been raining more or less non stop for the last 24 hours here in Edinburgh. So to remind myself of happier (…and drier) times here are some photographs I took on a sunny day a few weekends ago. The square ones were taken with my Holga and the other ones with my Leica (witha deep red filter).

More Clan Sinclair pictures are here ….

Flushing

June 25, 2008

During my recent trip to New York Liz took me out to the Flushing area of Queens. It was pretty cool – the China town there is really lively and the nearby park is great. The park was the site of the 1964/65 world fair and so it has things like the Unisphere and assorted other strange and cool 1960s futurist buildings.

The Unisphere is a 12 story high globe. When it was first built the bottom was a fountain designed to hide the base and make it look like it was sort of floating. I would like to see this but I prefer how it is now because its a cool place for kids and skateboarders to play in.

You might recognise this from Men in Black where it turns out to be a spaceship.

This is the Terrace on the Park which is no a banqueting hall / function room. It was also built for the World Fair – as a heliport! How cool is this building? An optimistic 1960s vision of the near future where we would all fly about and heliports would be part of everyday life. I think its spectacularly tacky and wonderful at the same time. We tried to see if there was a public bar there but they wouldn’t let us inside 😦

The glamour of international business travel

June 21, 2008

When I travel to the head office of the company I work for I always stay in a motel in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It is a wholly unremarkable small town and I pretty much only sleep there but here are some pictures I took in grabbed moments between working. Slideshow is here…

Drivetime…

My motel.

Nightlife.

The park behind the hotel.

The local nuclear power station.

I do like to be beside the seaside…

April 4, 2008

Every time I hear that song I think of the time my Dad shattered the silence in a big posh hotel in Cyprus by playing it with gusto on the big white grand piano in the austere reception area 🙂

Anyway these were all taken on Easter weekend on a trip down the coast with Rob. We didn’t stay too long cos it was freezing. Also I somehow lost my panoramic camera when we were there which is a pain. I have another and it only cost me 2 quid in the first place so its no big deal really but I do miss it!