2017, Roll 5 -Too Much Kissing

One of the downsides to posting individual rolls to the 52 Rolls blog is that pictures will be posted up out of context. If you’re the type of photographer that gathers pictures  into collections over many years, the shots on a roll will often be quite eclectic and not make a lot of sense when…

Week 44: Getting a Sandwich

So for this week I shot a roll of Kodak Portra 400 BW in the Holga.  That’s right Portra but in Black & White a relatively rare discontinued film.  I shot this during a lunchtime walk from the office to get a sandwich, I thought I would document what I saw on the way, they…

Week 42: Foggy

So for this update I was finally back out with the Holga.  I had been neglecting this camera for a while, partly because I needed a change and partly due to dull grey winter weather making it a little less suitable. Anyway I had this camera with me as the day before was the work…

Week 41: Kodak Portra 400VC

So I missed week 40 due to being very very busy. But last week I went out with some fellow film photographers that had met on Twitter.  We went for what ended up being quite a good long walk around London. Some of you may know but recently a lot of Kodak film came back…

Week 44: Lo-Fi Night

Last month, I met up with the good people of Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to celebrate the birthdays of the group and one of their main protagonists. Leicester Lo-Fi was two years old. Steve was… older. After some quality time in Leicester’s best real ale pub (according to CamRA), we hit the streets with tripods, wire…

Week 38: The Beach

I have been a bit busy lately so have lost a bit of traction with this blog post.  So time to get back on track.  One of the reasons I am behind is I was lucky enough to have a trip to Florida. It was for an event but I took my camera with me…

More Week 41 – The Holkham Holga

Last month, I spent a day on Holkham Beach and took a stroll to Wells-Next-The-Sea. I burnt through a few rolls of film and posted the FP4+ results and the various colour shots in previous blog posts. The last film from that day had a couple of frames to finish and so catches up now. It was shot…

Week 41: More Of The Same

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my efforts to simplify by using only one camera and lens combination*. I was trying to avoid the complication that meant that every roll that I produced looked different to the last, and so far the experience has been pretty liberating, allowing me to concentrate on taking pictures and…

roll 41_pumpkins

Last week my husband and I went to the pumpkin patch to choose some pumpkins and also to take advantage of some people photo ops. The problem is that we are having unseasonably hot and sunny weather. So under a bright blue sky and blazing heat I tried to find some interesting subjects. We gave…

roll 40_ sheepdogs

It’s not very easy to take decent photos of moving targets in shadow and light. A couple of weeks ago we went to watch our friend’s Old English Sheepdogs try their hand(or is that feet) at sheep herding. I must point out it was with mixed results. The older dogs, especially the Mom-dog Sophia, wanted…

roll 36_ farm destruction

The farms are going. as my neighborhood in Wilsonville continues to expand it is swallowing up the neighborhood farms. I understand the progress and the homes are selling quickly. I also understand that the farmers who owned the land made a lot of money and are probably enjoying a very nice retirement, but I will…

roll 34_ St Paul’s Catholic Church

According to Wikipedia the Catholic Church in St Paul, Oregon, is the oldest brick-built church in the State replacing the log structure, built in 1836, after it burned down. The present day brick building was erected in 1846 and held its first Mass that same year.  Oregon became the 33rd State in 1859. My husband and I…