Category Archives: Urban

Street (Light) Photography

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Lampus Vulgaris – Minature Variety

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Olympus OM101/(OM88) #1

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Another camera for the collection, well two actually ! I always fancied one of these even though they don’t seem to get mentioned very much. This one came with a 35-70mm zoom, manual adapter, and Olympus T18 flash all for £9.99p. The only thing missing was a 50mm standard lens, so when another camera came up with a 50mm I put in a bid for £9.00p and won it, a lens on it’s own was more expensive. The camera is pretty much auto everything with little information in the viewfinder, add the manual adapter though and you can set the aperture and or shutter speed. Focusing is by a wheel at the back of the camera which I found very intuitive.

I loaded the camera with Rollei Retro 400s, a film I hadn’t tried before, the camera is DX only but goes from 50 – 3200 asa, and the shutter runs from 2 – 1/2000 of a second. I took the camera with me on my walks and a couple of train trips.

Bark
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35 – 70mm lens.

Blossom
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35 – 70mm lens.

Twiglet
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35 – 70mm lens.

Grippy
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35 – 70mm lens.

Most of the shots were taken using an Orange filter, and I developed the film in Kodak D76.

Thursday Doors

20-04-17

I’ve not really been anywhere for photographing doors over the last week. The weather apart from a few days has been cold and dull and when the sun was shining I was catching up on garden chores or going to see some bands playing, which inevitably involves drinking beer :>)

Here are a few doors for Norm 2.0 ‘s excellent “Thursday Doors” blog. I’ve been collecting examples of original domestic doors, there aren’t that many left nowadays, most being replaced by plastic or aluminum. The one I forgot to take a photo of is my own !

Columns, Portholes, and Stained Glass
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Plain But Original
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The One On The Left I Think
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1930’s I Would Guess
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As It Was Built
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And A Grand One To Finish With
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A few images from my trips to town over the last few days

I took my Sigma DP1 with me on my walks to town over the last few days. It’s amazing what you can find left on the pavements and roads. I’ve gone all square for these images they just seemed to suit the format.

Solid Fuel and Me !
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A load of Rubbish
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At least they left it by the bin ! It was gone when I returned on my way back to home.

Back to Nature
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So Green
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A sign of good air quality so they say.

Tails
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Daff’s in the Park
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Spring Blossoms
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Thursday Doors

02-03-17

Been thinking about future projects for the excellent “Thursday Doors” Blog at Norm 2.0 

One idea is finding houses with their original doors.
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These two are not far away from where I live, there are some lovely houses in the area, Victorian and Edwardian, lots of roads to explore.

Another Theme Garages
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The grottier the better. 

Neglected Industrial Doors
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Plenty of these around the city. It was the brickwork that drew me to this one.

Electricity Substations 
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I have this thing for electricity substations, not sure why. Found this lovely one not far away at the beginning of this week.

I think there should be enough there to keep me busy for a while.

A couple from this week :-

Leicester London Road Tram Depot (History)
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Hopefully they will get funds to restore the building and put on some events.

Wrought

Wrought Iron Finials
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Olympus OM1n, Zuiko 50mm, Kodak Gold 200 asa, Expired 2006

This gate is quite close to where I live, you can only see a bit of the house at the end of the driveway, it’s really grand, probably built in the early 1900’s. The grounds have lots of trees and is quite a wildlife haven amongst the surrounding suburbia.