Thought it was about time the Holly Tree had a good pruning. With all the rain we have had this year it’s grown like mad and is blocking out a lot of light in my back room. So out came the ladder, and armed with a pruning saw, teetering at the top I managed to reduce it’s height without getting too horribly scratched up. Not quite a work of fine topiary but the room is now much brighter.
A few more film images from the Yashica Samurai.
Street Art With Waste Pipe
Behind The factory
I love the old Victorian factories in the city, lots of them are sadly being demolished to make way for bland apartment blocks, but some are being converted to living accommodation.
This was the central post office, I used to top up the franking machine here in the late 1970’s.
Thought it was about time the Yashica had another outing, bought this lovely camera around 10 years ago, and only ever put 1 roll of film through it. So when I met up with my photowalk buddies a couple of weeks ago I took it along loaded with some Kodacolor 200 that had expired in 2001. The Yashica is an auto only camera but has a 35 – 105mm zoom lens and through the lens viewfinder.
Really enjoyed using the Yashica, and considering how old the film was the results were pretty good. Think it deserves a fresh roll of film for it’s next outing.
Went out with the photowalk buddies today, met up in a coffee shop and then we walked over to Abbey Park, as the name suggests the site of a former abbey. I was using mainly film cameras, and if they come out OK (it was a dull day) I’ll post some of the images. On the way back to town (via another coffee shop) I took a few digital images, unaware the camera was set at 800 asa ! According to my phone app I had walked 8.5 miles, hence the aching feet.
Here’s my contribution to the excellent “Thursday Doors” blog over at Norm 2.0
Met up with my photowalk buddies this Tuesday, and the weather was really good for once. We walked over to the St Margaret’s area of the city and the parish church.
St Margaret’s Church
A Tucked Away Side Door
I have always admired the architecture of this church but it wasn’t until I read up about it’s history(on Wikipedia – Click Through)how far back it dates, parts of it to the 12th and 13th century. I would like to have a look at the interior sometime.
Just around the corner is this lovely old factory building, slowly declining into disrepair.
It has some art deco features, but I can’t find any historical information about the building. A visit to the reference library is needed.
I Couldn’t Resist This One
Not strictly a door in the true sense, but I like the colours.
After the awful weather over the last few days it was great to wake up to a warm sunny morning. I needed to go into town to stock up on essentials, have a film developed, and donate a box of kitten food to my neighbour who’s feeding the feral cats that have camped out in her garden. Managed to take a few photographs on the walk in.
Sunshine & Leaves
A Bit Of Colour
A Bit Of Texture
Renovations In The Market Place
Took this as a 2 shot vertical panorama
Building On The Circle
There’s a lot of building going on in the city at the moment, unfortunately most of it is bland apartment blocks, no doubt this will be the same !
A bit late posting, took all but one of these images yesterday (Thursday) for the excellent “Thursday Doors” over at Norm 2.0 blog, do take take a look.
Met up with my PhotoWalk buddies in town, the weather was really unpredictable as it has been for most of the last few weeks, windy, rain, and a bit of sunshine.
This is one from a couple of weeks ago, spotted on a walk to town.
Pour me a cool one.
This was at the back of some fairly derelict looking buildings.
A Lovely Gate
This building is empty, but it’s a good looking building. I hope they don’t demolish it and replace it with some bland corporate style apartment block. There’s something written on the second step down, but I can’t quite make it all out.
One of my favourite subjects, electricity substation.
Sorry About This !
John on the left, me on the right sporting a fresh haircut that takes the barber all of 5 minutes !!!! The weather took a turn for the worse and we accidentally went into a pub to take shelter.
Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0 Blog.
I haven’t been out on a door shoot for quite a while, but on my walks around the town I’ve been collecting images of random doors that have caught my eye. Some of them are from quite a while back.
Mind How You Go !
Boot & Shoe Operatives Union, Rear Door
The front of this building is really good and can be seen here
Not Long For This World.
Shades Of Green
One Of My Favourite Factory Doors
This is the door to a former hosiery factory of S D Strettons and Sons Limited, fortunately it’s been Grade II listed. The company I used to work for had part of this building as their Personal Finance centre.
At The Other End Of The Strettons Building !!!!
What a shock, the entrance has been glam’d up unlike me and my photo buddies, that’s me on the left. My buddy took this shot on his La Sardinia film camera.