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Another look at an up and coming artist!

Another look at an up and coming artist!

Hi folks! Been away from my blog for a while….reason? Nothing special, just so much to do and so little time to do it in!

Anyways, I thought you’d like to look at some new work by a guy I bumped into at a hotel I was staying at earlier this year.

His name is Miroslaw and I think he has serious talents that need to come to the fore…..have a look  and see what you think, or drop a few comments here!

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Foncie Fotos! No, not THAT Fonzie!

Foncie Fotos! No, not THAT Fonzie!

With a name that still manages to catch everyone’s attention, you can be sure that this person would be instantly recognised anywhere he went!

Foncie at work! (source: http://www.pixmephotography.wordpress.com)

Only thing is, this Foncie was not the same kinda guy that we’re all used to seeing in that old TV show.

I’m talking about Foncie Pulice, Vancouver city’s best known and fondly remembered…

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World famous Rodinal developing kit!

World famous Rodinal developing kit!

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Rodinal.

If you’re a hardened film camera enthusiast, I need say no more!

Rodinal….keeps for years. Pin sharp negatives. Contrasty. Everything. Period!

I have it….NOW!

In a NEW package that eliminates oxidisation due to air coming into contact with the developer. Complete kit has stop bath and fixer as well.

Price: US$48.00 plus US$37 shipping.

Canada: C$58 plus C$45 shipping.

UK/Europe: £32…

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Nothing to do with cameras but…

Nothing to do with cameras but…

I sometimes post completely unrelated items on here…regular readers will know that!

Today, I’m passing on something that may be of use to you if you, a friend or a loved one is suffering from eczema.

My friend was such a sufferer….her skin used to resemble an open sore almost…underneath it all she is a beautiful girl. Anyway, she had tried all the usual creams, lotions and potions that her doctor…

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Make either of these, or both, yours!

Make either of these, or both, yours!

In the world of classic film cameras, no other cameras are such fun to use, and produce stupendous results, than these two here! My own considered opinion of course! I’m way biassed!

Make either or both of them yours TODAY!

Click here to find out more…..

Beautiful olympus 35sp classic rangefinder film camera kit with valuable filter set

Olympus 35SP, fully refurbished, for sale

Olympus Trip 35 film camera -- rare red lizard effect covering -- fully refurbished -- original box

Olympus Trip 35 film camera — rare red lizard finish — refurbished and for sale

 

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Regular readers will recall that the last time we talked about painting and drawing, was some 18 months ago if I’m not mistaken!

Wow!

So finally, yesterday I surprisingly found time to get my watercolors out and try and give vent to my withering creative inclinations.

For the first ten or fifteen minutes, I just sta there like a dummy, wondering what to paint…..so in the end, after not having arrived at a single logical conclusion, I just went ahead with nothing in mind in particular, except possibly a liking for mountains, sea, and scenery.

Dollops of paint and water were liberally splashed onto the paper…without much thought, and what came out is shown here.

Yes, I know…they all look alike….but hey, I’m no artist…not even a budding artist. There is one very good friend I know who I will ask to give me her thoughts on the work I’ve done, and that’s Marina Kanavaki…..what do you say Marina?

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Finally..found time to sit down and get the paints out! Regular readers will recall that the last time we talked about painting and drawing, was some 18 months ago if I’m not mistaken!
Peter Scoones—underwater photographer extraordinaire!

Peter Scoones–underwater photographer extraordinaire!

As a child, I well remember watching documentaries on British tv about the natural world.

This was during the days when black and white tv was the norm..old VHF sets with rotary tuners and those well-known set-top aerials with 2 extendable prongs, which we sometimes had to manoeuvre around awkward places in order to get the right signal!

And one of the best documentaries I can recall were the…

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More interesting books to read…

More interesting books to read…

I usually list new books on my page that deals specifically with this…but people seem not to look a that page, so I’m posting details here as well!

This is a selection of books that I have read recently and which I think may appeal to my readers here:

Cabin Fever — Tom M Fate

Trump 101 — D J Trump

The 4 hour work week — Timothy Ferriss

Think big & Kick ass — D Trump

Ranger confidential — Andrea…

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Another beautiful Olympus Trip on offer!

Another beautiful Olympus Trip on offer!

Yet again, I’m offering you the chance to acquire a superb Olympus Trip 35, as always, fully refurbished, new light seals fitted, cleaned and recovered with a brand new Red lizard effect covering, which gives the camera a very unique look indeed.

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For more details, click here

 

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We’ve talked about pinhole cameras before here….if you recall, I showed you my way of…

We’ve talked about pinhole cameras before here….if you recall, I showed you my way of making one with an empty 35mm film cartridge?

Well, as we’re being bombarded with so many digicams all around us, here’s a nice idea to temporarily convert your digicam into one which will take beautifully authentic pinhole shots.

All you need is a digicam of the SLR type, which had interchangeable lenses, much…

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