Lake Placid

When it doesn't quite go to plan

Things just weren’t going to plan, all I could do was hope that at least one opportunity would present itself, if it did I’d be ready to squeeze every available image from it. Eventually, in failing but favorable light we approached the shores of Lake Wanaka.

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Film Heaven or Hell.....?

Film Heaven or Hell.......?

Well, the postman arrived this morning bearing gifts, so I made a decision to delay the post I had prepared and publish a little bit of Film Heaven instead. Several scans in to the process and I was prompted to extend the title of the post to include the word “Hell”……..

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The Remarkables

Ramblings Down South

So, I finally managed to take some time out and made the journey to the South Island, just me and the camera. Not only was this something I’d been hoping to do for some time but in light of my intentions for next year it was also a dummy run of sorts.

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Ground Zero

The Reluctant Tourist

“The Reluctant Tourist” – I’ll elaborate on my chosen title for this post later but for now at least let me say it’s great to be back home and enjoying the remainder of our Kiwi summer. Includes my first impressions of the Sony A7R.

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t’s ironic really that I’m posting about the VSCO FILM presets at a time when all I’m thinking about photographically is working harder to reduce the amount of processing I do to my own images.

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Off the Rails

The Japanese Summilux

The Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM first caught my attention quite by accident, whilst researching my purchase of the Leica 50mm Summilux f/1.4 Asph FLE I stumbled upon references to a lens some referred to as the Japanese Summilux.

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Just a guy and his camera, well cameras.........

Guest Post – Nasir Hamid


Today I’m absolutely delighted to be able to feature a selection of film work in a range of formats from the very talented Nasir Hamid. I had the good fortune and pleasure of meeting Nasir, albeit briefly on my visit to the UK – HERE Nasir was kind enough to furnish me with a large selection of images, with that …

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Guest Post – Paolo Barzman

Paolo Barzman Feature

It seems my inspiration mojo deserted me over the past few weeks, a side effect of my limited mobility….. therefore a little later than intended I present my second guest feature. I’m delighted to be able to present the photographic work of the extremely talented Paolo Barzman, a true visual artist in every sense. There’s a surrealist quality to many …

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Guest Post – apasz

Apasz Feature

It’s fair to say that for me, one of the most enjoyable aspects of this blog has been the connections I’ve established with other photographers. From the individuals that comment here to those that email daily asking my view on a particular camera or lens, to those that just want to share their own experiences.   “Sharing” insight, ideas and …

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Something you “Knee-d” to Know!!!

Out Of Action

Hi I know the title’s a bit cheesy, it was the best I could do…. I’m having an Op on my left knee this week, ACL reconstruction for those of you with an interest in medical matters….this is my good leg! The other knee was done a decade ago, the price you pay for a misspent youth playing football. As …

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Houston we (I) have a problem….

Leica M3 Kit Title

Ok, so the post title may be a little melodramatic, certainly my issues are not quite on the same level as those experienced by the astronauts of Apollo 13. However, if I carry on like this I will need a budget of NASA proportions so there is a tenuous link!! It’s old news that I love my gear, it’s really …

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Wotancraft 2014 White Title

Some of you will recall that early last year I did a review of the excellent City Explorer 002 camera bag from WOTANCRAFT. Not only did it prove to be a great bag and a popular post but it also lead to a continued dialogue between WOTANCRAFT and I over the past year. Today I’m pleased to announce that I have …

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The Surf Rider – AGFA Vista 200

SR 5 Title

Time for a little more film love!!! Several weeks ago I picked up 50 rolls of AGFA Vista 200, they sell this in Poundland in the UK, funnily enough for a pound a roll!!  Just over two weeks a go we went camping for a weekend, one evening I took a stroll towards the beach, reaching the edge of the …

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VSCO Feature

Introduction It’s ironic really that I’m posting about the VSCO FILM presets at a time when all I’m thinking about photographically is working harder to reduce the amount of processing I do to my own images.  Putting those thoughts aside for the time being and despite the fact that VSCO FILM has been around for some time now it seemed like …

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