Totality

Back when I lived in East Oxford and could ride my bike to work I developed a special game to play on my commute. It was called Totality. It actually began in about 1986 back in Boston, Lincolnshire when one of my brothers came home once from his girlfriend’s house and told me that he […]

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Photo Chat Vlog – Fuji TW-3 and Half-Frame Photomontage

In season 3, episode 9 of Photo Chat Vlog I spoke about using a Yashica Samurai half-frame camera with expired film, and in this episode I wanted to follow up with some other half-frame experiments with my Fuji TW3. Now this is an interesting camera because first of all it’s a Fuji camera. Now normally […]

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Photo Chat Vlog – Yashica Samurai 35mm half frame and Kodacolor VR film

I think it was in season 3, episode 7 of Photo Chat Vlog when I got to the end of the video that I said that there wasn’t a loaded film camera in my life at that time, and that was July this year, 2019. But I can tell you I was quite busy shooting […]

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Season’s Greetings!

 Feestelike groete!  تحية موسمية!  Mövsümün salamları!  Прывітанне сезона!  Поздрави за сезона!  ঋতু এর শুভেচ্ছা!  Praznik!  Salutacions de la temporada  Mga Pagbati sa Panahon!  Sezónní pozdravy!  Cyfarchion y Tymor!  Julehilsner!  Die Grüße der Jahreszeit!  Εποχιακοι ΧΑΙΡΕΤΙΣΜΟΙ!  ¡Felices Fiestas!  Hooaja tervitused!  Denboraldiaren Agurra!  سلام فصل!  Kauden tervehdys!  Salutations de la saison!  Beannachtaí an tSéasúir!  Saúdos da tempada! […]

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The Cardigan

My friend sent me this video of Imogen Heap demonstrating her musical gloves This is a good video and definitely worth watching all the way through. However, I remember Marillion doing something similar many years earlier, and so I looked that up on YouTube and sent that clip back to him for discussion. My mate […]

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A Strange Collection Of Nostalgia…

…Which probably won’t mean anything to anyone else in this particular clustering. The Ladybird books factory Crazy by Icehouse Auf Wiedersehen Pet Walking home down Robin Hood’s Walk A Walk In The Black Forest Wytham Woods in autumn ’95 Cherry boiled sweets As I put this post together it seemed silly to just list these […]

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Photo Chat Vlog, checking in, Konica Big Mini, double exposures and expired film

I wanted to check in and do a little update on some of my photography activity, because we’re getting over halfway through the year now and though you haven’t seen much here, lots has been going on. I’ve been shooting quite a lot of film, and I started off the year digging out an old […]

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Wine Gummies No More

At 10p per roll, Swizzels Wine Gummies were a favourite of mine. Reminiscent of corner shop sweeties of yore, they were an almost-guilt-free lunchtime treat and just the thing to brighten a bleak mid-day hour out of the office. Earlier in the year I noticed they were missing from my regular near-work-supermarket, and figured it […]

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Top Tips For Climbing Ben Nevis

Somewhat random perhaps for this blog, but having climbed Ben Nevis twice I figured I’d share my top tips as someone who is basically a walker rather than a climber.  “Ben Nev” is a challenge and not for the faint hearted, but it is a heck of a climb and one you should tick off […]

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