Days 246, 7 & 8~366

We went up to Edinburgh on Friday to go to the Scale Scotland Model show at the Hilton near the airport, Phil was displaying his models and also judging in the competition.  We stayed overnight in a Travelodge and went out with 2 modelling chums Lester & Steve for dinner and a few sherbets at the nearby Weatherspoons. We had a fab time, laughed most of Friday night and had a great day at the show on the Saturday. I’ve taken lots of model photo’s for our clubs Facebook page but was hard pushed to do my 366.  I managed…

Day 161~366

What exciting times here. Skye saw off an ‘intruder’ in the middle of the night. A neighbourhood cat came in through Skye’s cat flap, and Skye charged off downstairs and cornered the interloper in the lounge. Phil got up to see WTH was going on and when he got downstairs saw Skye hissing and spitting and growling at the other cat, Phil said it looked terrified, then it shot off back to the cat flap with Skye in hot pursuit and all fired up and ready to rumble glaring at the cat flap! Phil calmed her down and she’s probably…

Day 90~366

I recently shot a couple of rolls of film on my Holga, and await their return with bated breath. It’s always hit and miss as to whether the photo’s will be in focus, exposed correctly, ruined by light leaks or accidental double exposures. There isn’t much control over the Holga! So I had a little look about the whole Lomo thing, and found out the next step up from a Holga would be a Lubitel 166B TLR, which has settings for aperture and shutter speed and looks like a poor man’s Rollieflex.  As I am a poor woman, it fits…

The fraggle’s ‘hood report

Had to walk over to Pelaw today to pick up a prescription for Phil, and though it was a blustery day, the sky was blue in a lot of places and everywhere was all coloured up. It’s officially Fall here as of yesterday, and it’s a great time of year for photography.  You’ll notice I use the term Fall, even though I’m English, but… (edumacation bit coming up 🙂 ) The word autumn comes from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and has within it connotations of the passing of the year.It was borrowed by the neighbouring Romans, and became autumnus. After the Roman era the word continued to be…

65/365 ~ black beauty

  Maybe not as visually engaging as my previous vintage camera’s, nor as old, but this black beauty holds a special place in my heart. She was my first ‘big girl’ camera, way back, when I didn’t have wrinkles and love handles, and the one I had got damaged beyond repair by orange juice during a trip to London with my ex boyfriend.  Several years later and I married that guy, and now I have my first love too 🙂 Gotta love ebay. AM scared to use it, as I haven’t had time to buy a battery for it, so…

43/365

  One of my old/vintage film cameras. This is a Russian smena 8m lomo camera. Not sure how old it is but it’s got a ‘Russia’ stamp on it rather than USSR stamp so it’s pre 1990. Don’t know if it works, but there’s a film in it and I take a shot now and then of no importance, so when I get the film developed I won’t be heart broken if it doesn’t come out.  It has the original leather jacket with strap too and whenever I use it I feel like I’m a spy in a film noir…