Tag Archives: Park

Rolleiflex and a Coot

06-7-18

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I was out with my PhotoBuddies at Abbey Park (last week) it was so bright and hot we decided to adjourn to the tea room for large ice creams. I did managed to get a few images though. It almost looks like the Coot is walking on snow, but it was a covering of duckweed on a pond in the Park.

I used some expired (2006) Ilford HP5+ for this shot and developed it in Kodak D76 1-1.

Walk to Town

02-06-18

I’m writing this feeling sorry for myself, I have broken a tooth and it aches. If you shook me there would be a rattle from all the painkillers. Hopefully on Tuesday when I go to the Dentist it will all be over, got a feeling it will be an extraction, the penalties of getting old (long in the tooth)

Took a walk to town last Thursday, the weather was a bit dull but I needed the exercise and the cats needed some treats.

Wild Roses on the Way
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Into the Park
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I’m so glad this park is on my route to town, all that Green is good for the soul.

A bit of Variegation
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In The Pink
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One of my Favourite Buildings in the Town
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Palais de Dance
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This was the premiere dance hall in the city from the 1950’s to the end of the 70’s. It’s derelict now and about to be converted into apartments. I only visited it a couple of times (not my scene) in the late 60’s and early 70’s, I remember the ceiling complete with the prerequisite glitter ball had lots of tiny lights that looked like a starry night sky.

Park Keepers Store

I have a thing about doors, I spotted this a few weeks ago on a visit to a city park.

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Olympus 1S2000 – Fomapan 400 asa – Kodak D76

I also really liked the faded colour.
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Sigma DP1 – 3 shot HDR

I wonder what they keep in that store.

Trouble with an Aires

Not a person born under that star-sign but an Aires 111L rangefinder camera. The Aires is noted for it’s shutter problems and when I inherited the camera, sure enough the shutter was sticking. A couple of years ago I sent the camera off for a CLA and it seemed OK, but I had nagging doubts. I found a roll of Fuji 200 in the fridge and loaded up, the wind-on didn’t feel quite as it should, nor the shutter. The lens on this camera is really good a 6 element 45mm f1.9. I lost about 6 shots on this roll, maybe a bit more usage might help.

Autumn Sky
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When it’s good

Shaky Berlin Circus box office
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When it misbehaves

It’s a lovely camera to use, very well made and solid as a brick, If I could rely on it, it would be one of my go to cameras. I’ll post some more images over the next few days.

Olympus iS2000 #2 – Fomapan 400asa

Really must make some sort of drying cabinet for my freshly washed film. Having two cats who bring in bits of the garden and moult a fair bit doesn’t help getting clean negatives !

Monkey Puzzle
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Had the flash activated for this one as it was so dark, couldn’t tell if it fired or not, guessing it did.

The Tree Itself
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In hindsight should have used the spot meter function and metered off a grey part of the wall behind the tree.

Olympus iS2000

On my visit to Abbey Park, Leicester on Friday I took the Olympus with me loaded with Fomapan 400 asa, never used this film before. Developed it in D76 stock solution, and scanned it in this morning accompanied by music from the excellent Sam Baker, and The Lonesome Brothers.

Public Seating
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Quick Walk To The City

16-05-16

It’s a big day for Leicester today, the Football team are touring the city after winning (against all odds) the Premiership League. A lot of the roads were closed and parts of the city were cordoned off. Tonight Kasabian (formed in Leicester) are giving a free concert in the park I normally walk through on my way to town. I am not a big football fan but it’s really good for the people of the City. I managed grab a few photographs on my way into the town.

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Kasabian Stage Sound Check
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Slushy
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Getting a good spot
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Not to be messed with 
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