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Konica Lexio 70W

22-10-17
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Put a couple of rolls of film through this Konica in September for the first time. I bought the camera about 2-3 years ago for £7.99p, It didn’t look as if it had been used very much at all, It came with a case, the instruction manual and original box. 

The weather was really dull when I used the camera, and the film I was using had an expiry date of 2001, so there were some strange colour shifts on some of the shots, but I don’t mind that.

Workplace Plastic Chair & Graffiti 
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Down By The River
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The water wasn’t this colour, but I like the effect.

Footbridge
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This was more like the true colour of the water.

Old Factory
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The factory is still be used

Nature & Water
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On the Turn To Autumn Colours
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This was taken on a brighter day near to home.

I’ve seen a couple of reviews for this camera which really didn’t rate it that much. Well I like the camera, 28-70mm zoom lens, part metal clad body, and you can switch the flash off.

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Milestone

20-10-17

Well for me personally that is. I reached the grand old age of 65 yesterday !!!!! can’t believe it, my brain doesn’t, only the aches and pains and a glance in the mirror bring it home. Today I was in a reminiscing mood, looking through old photographs and negatives, thinking about my mum and dad and old friends.

Mum & Dad (1945)
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Me about 1968 (school Photo)
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Doing my best to look like one of the Beatles, attempting to grow a moustache, and sporting a teenage zit !

 

Orange Skies

16-10-17

The skies turned a soft Orange colour today, it’s the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia. Fortunately the wind speeds are not too high in my part of the UK, but other parts of the country have not been so lucky.  The Orange skies are apparently being caused by the debris and dust from forest fires in Portugal and Spain.

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I had just cut the lawn for (hopefully) the last time this year, the camera’s white balance had a bit of a job getting it right.

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The fungi are quite orange in colour anyway but the light gave them a lovely glow.

Teasel

15-01-17

Went out for a walk with my photo buddies a couple of weeks ago, of course the weather was dull and threatening rain, but we weren’t going to let that stop us. We walked (interspersed with a coffee stop) down to the Grand Union Canal. I was using my Konica Lexico 70W, a nicely made 28-70mm compact film camera. The film was Kodacolor 200 expired in 2001, wasn’t expecting too much, but apart from some colour shifts it was OK.

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I’m guessing the lens was wide open because of the lighting conditions.

Ohhh Err

13-10-2017

Had a very quick walk to town this morning to get a film developed, a copy of my birth certificate (significant birthday next week) and some treats for me and the cats. The weather as usual was a bit dull and blowy, but I managed to get a few images.

Cover Up
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I couldn’t resist !

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Cat Update:-

I popped round to my neighbours when I got back to drop off a box of cat food and see how the cat family were getting on.

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Autumn and the Sigma

11-10-2017

It’s dull, grey, and blowing a gale in my part of the UK today. Was thinking about going out and taking some autumnal images, oh well. Plus side is that Mimi one of my lovely cats is curled up on my lap purring, keeping my blood pressure steady, and my legs warm, symbiotic. It’s also given me some time to have a good look at the Sigma X3F software for processing images from the Sigma DP1 camera. I’ve always just imported them into Lightroom and processed from there but never been totally happy with the results. Here are a few images put through the Sigma software, I still have a lot to learn, but the results are encouraging.

These were taken on October 3rd on a quick walk to the town.

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Mimi
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Taken on a Canon “Sureshot Classic 120” film camera

Mimi and the last Rose

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It’s not often Mimi is still when she’s out in the garden but something had caught her eye and she was mesmerised for a while.

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The last Rose in bloom in my garden, it flowered late because of the poor summer we have had here in the UK. Here’s hoping for better weather next year.

These images were taken with my Chinon CPX film camera with a Chinon 28mm lens, I really like the way film can capture colour and texture.