A Few Changes Around Here:

I was getting a bit fed up with the paid theme so I went back to the free one.  Despite the extra options, and a lot of playing with the CSS, I could never seem to get it looking the way I wanted.  So I went back to the simple themes.  I will lose the personalised web address but I don’t think it made much difference to the blog.

I am also getting a bit sick of using a fifteen year old version of Photoshop so I have downloaded GIMP and I now need to spend some time on it.  It’s quite a difference and I don’t know where everything is at the moment, but I will persevere.

The big, big change is that I actually went out and bought a DSLR – or to put it another way, a camera that doesn’t take film.  This could change my methods and the resulting photos a lot but in the meantime, I think I still have about five hundred black and white exposures to work through.

I tried a new logo; can’t make up my mind:




This something like yesterday’s post should have looked like.


Instead of this:








The Union Flag

To mark the Act of Union which created Great Britain and came into force on 1 May 1707, here’s the Union Flag:



The new WordPress Android update is very good but has anybody else noticed that their shortcuts and widgets have stopped working or disappeared?

Lomography in the News

The BBC is extolling the virtues of Lomography here.

It’s nice to see some publicity for the cameras although I have misgivings about the article.  It tells you about the famous friends of Lomography but it doesn’t give you the cons of the system which are the cost of the cameras and the amount of film that you’ll need to go through if you want to get a few good shots.  This isn’t a problem for me because my LC-A is about fifteen years old and bought when they weren’t so extortionately priced and as a serial filmwaster, I’m not put off by34 out of 36 shots being bad.

Examples of my own Lomography can be found here.






Here’s two pictures of the same Millennium Bridge at night which I took on a long exposure.  The top one is the better one, but I kind of like the fuzzy, shaky version below as well.  This is what you get for not taking a tripod. What does anyone else think?


Canon EOS1, Ilford HP5+, 400

We’ll Meet Again

During the Second World War, many young men were sent off to fight in foregn lands and many a tearful farewell was said while your girlfriend checked Facebook.

Canon EOS 1, Ilford HP 5, 400