Minor update announcement! I have added a “landscape” category to the right hand side of the page, since that’s become a regular post type it makes sense to allow anyone who wants to look back through older landscape image post’s the ability to do that. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and to be honest should have done it a lot sooner, it took me quite some time to go back through the older post’s and re-categorise them.

Anyway there we have it, click away on Landscape and have a browse through some of the image’s you may have missed from the past 🙂 (more…)

Q&A with the 6 Million P Man

Good Evening all, as this blog has grown over the past year, and in fact grown quite substantially in the last few month’s, it seem’s to have attracted a lot of new follower’s. So I thought I’d write a post that’s quite different to the usual one’s, and by that I mean I’m handing the rein’s over to you guy’s, the reader’s, for a little Question & Answer session. (more…)

Slight Update

So I’ve decided to very slightly update the blog set up, it’s nothing major but I thought it might help for navigation. On the right hand side of the page you can now see a “categories” section, this was called something else, Quick Link’s I think, but I thought categories made more sense.

The main reason I’ve done this is it now mean’s that ongoing project’s or series’ can be relatively easily found and looked back through, so for any new followers who like the look of something and would like to see similar this hopefully make’s that easier. (more…)

Ricoh KR-5: Glamorgan Canal

Finally got around to using the Ricoh KR-5 I’ve had stowed away in a drawer for the best part of a year, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed with the results. This thing cost me £8 on ebay, the body feel’s quite light for an SLR of it’s time, there’s metal in it somewhere but it sure does look and feel mostly plastic. To be honest the reason’s for this are probably because it’s a very basic model, likely entry level, I’d suggest that as there are not many speed settings, the fastest being 1/500 and the slowest being 1/8th. It does have a self timer which works fine and a light-meter which doesn’t. The lens it came with is a Riconar 55mm 1:2.2, so not the fastest of 40-50 ish mm primes you tend to have as standard on camera’s of these type, and it feels very cheap, it practically weighs nothing and like the camera body is very plastic feeling. So perhaps that’s why I’m impressed, it’s cheap and cheerful but seems to do the job nicely if that’s what you’re looking for. Below is a selection of photo’s taken on a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200, all are at F8 and 1/125th sec.

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Cornish Coastline

You may or may not have noticed how often water or the sea comes up in my photograph’s, I think a lot of us are drawn to water in imagery and the sea gives a powerful look when you realise just how small you are in comparison to nature. Or maybe it’s just because I live in the UK, an island surrounded by the sea on all sides and it’s never far away, so it’s become an easy subject to go back to time and time again.

All these are taken around St Ives in Cornwall last year on my Nikon FM with 28mm Nikkor 1:2.8D lens and Agfa Vista Plus 200 ISO colour film. Rugged Coast Agfa Vista Plus f11 500th F11, 1/500th sec. (more…)