We all have our own tales to tell of our very first cameras that our parents allowed us to handle!
In my case, it was the family Yashicamat twin lens camera, an instrument that was kept locked up safe and sound and only brought out at special occasions.
Well when I grew up a little and was able to earn my own money, I scrimped and saved to buy my first real camera, and that was a camera which no…
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!
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…
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.
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…
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…..
Olympus 35SP, fully refurbished, for sale
Olympus Trip 35 film camera — rare red lizard finish — refurbished and for sale
Regular readers will recall that the last time we talked about painting and drawing, was some 18 months ago if I’m not mistaken!
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?
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…
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…
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.
For more details, click here…