Posts Tagged ‘film’

Isle of Mull

May 7, 2010

Recently my in-laws visited all the way from Brooklyn. It was great for me to have them here and especially for them to meet my family.

One of the other highlights of the visit was a long weekend in Mull…

Zoe Turns 5

November 30, 2009

My niece Zoe turned 5 recently so we had a party!

More here (I am still scanning so no doubt more will appear over the next few days).

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:

More from the seaside…

January 22, 2009

More pics from Liz and I’s walk along Gullane beach, these ones come from my old Rolleiflex Automat. Its an ugly beat up old thing but continues to make nice pictures.

The seaside, the seaside!

January 6, 2009

Liz and I went for a bracing (in other words bloody freezing) walk on Gullane beach last week. Despite the temperature we saw both man and beast paddling in the water.

These were taken with a new panoramic camera I bought from Ebay – it is a Praktica CM1000 which is a slight step up from previous panoramic cameras in that it has a flash (which I havent been able to get to work yet) and also motorised winding. It also detects the film speed although I am not sure why because I think it only has two shutter speed / aperture combinations! Also you can switch between panoramic and normal modes which basically removes the mask. Anyway from what I can tell the lens is not as wide as the other panoramic cameras I have used so it gives a slightly different look. Also the lens seems a bit sharper to me…

Here are the pics as a slide show…

[Edit]: for the proper camera geeks such as myself here is the lowdown on this camera. Turns out it has 1/125 sec. ,1/60 sec. and 1/6 sec shutter speeds.

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 🙂

Indian Summer

September 25, 2008

Finally a sunny day in Edinburgh…

Arran

September 15, 2008

Here are some pictures from Liz and I’s trip to Arran this August. I liked some of the pictures I got from the trip but overall I was kind of disappointed in myself … lots of the pictures were just not as good as I wanted them to be. Also that the trip over on the ferry presented some amazing opportunities for photographs – out on deck there were a wealth of characters, there were a pack of jet skiers chasing the boat, there where some particularly bold seabirds chasing the ship and swooping down taking stuff from peoples hands. I took a whole roll of film and expected great things … but then discovered my camera had chewed up the film 😦

Also I am kicking myself about this picture (a repeat from my last post I know):

… this was the last in a roll of film and while I was changing it a girl on a horse galloped past leaving the family staring after it … it could have made a really great picture. Oh well maybe digital does have some merit…

Anyway here are some pictures…

Meet the parents

August 31, 2008

These are all photogrpahs from the day I took Liz to meet my family in Penicuik. Actually she had already met my Mum, Dad, Mark, Lorna, Zoe and Robert. I was a bit worried it might be overwhelming for Liz to meet everyone at once but thankfully everyone seemed to really get on.

More here…

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 ….