Totalled Car, Public Transport, and Old Negs

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This was my lovely old passat after a car swiped the front of it, then demolishing a lamp post before finally coming to an abrupt halt by the garden wall of the house next door, fortunately no one was hurt. I certainly wasn’t as I was quietly dozing on the sofa in the backroom of my house at the time ! The insurance company said it would be uneconomical to repair my car so I am now looking for a replacement, not an easy task with what I am prepared/want to pay to be mobile again.

I have never been a great fan of public transport (but needs must now) and as I have attained a certain age I qualify for a travel card which gives me free off peak bus journeys in the city area.
So off I went this morning by bus to the other side of town to have a look at a car I had spotted online, was not that impressed with the car so back to the bus stop where a young women was also waiting, I asked her if this was the stop for going back into town, we struck up a bit of a conversation and she told me she was on her way back from art therapy which was helping her get over depression, I told her that photography kept me occupied now that I wasn’t working (by choice) and being creative certainly helped me keep my spirits up. When I got off the bus I got a lovely smile and a wave from the young women. The bus for the last part of the trip home had a lot of old age pensioners aboard, I guess Thursday must be pension day, they all seemed to be having a good time and were really enjoying their journey. Maybe bus travel isn’t so bad ?

Photina TLR

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Agfa 100 asa – Northamptonshire
I bought the Photina secondhand from a local camera shop more than 20 years ago, only used it a couple of times.
When I scanned in this old negative I was amazed at the detail the lens on this humble camera had picked up.

Rolleiflex 3.5f

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Konica ir 750 – Clyde Puffer VIC 72 Eilean Eisdeal

I took this image about 20 years ago on the Isle of Eigg (west coast of Scotland), it wasn’t ideal weather for infrared but it came out ok. Again viewed at 100% the amount of detail is incredible.

Both of these TLRs will certainly be out and about with me again.

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