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So when I talk about my little rangefinder I am talking about the wonderful Olympus 35rc. Now I do like this camera but it is not without faults! the rangfinder viewfinder is not the clearest, it quite often gets the film stuck and tears the film. And the closest focusing is painfully far away! It is also in shutter priority mode. However I still love its size and the lens is smashing.

Note the self timer leaver is missing on mine(this is the camera I tend to just shove in my bag so it gets tossed about)

Anyway these next pictures are from this camera taken in Jesmond dene(anniversary). They are shot on ilford hp5+ that I shot at 800 iso so a one stop push. Developed in rodinal at 1+50 for 16 minutes. Scanned with minor tweaks in lightroom.

first up actually isn’t in Jesmond but is us waiting for the bus.

Next up is Emma playing with her food( a babybell if you need to know) at her age really tut tut!

Next up is the happy accidents. Basically the film got stuck on the last few frames and created this awesome double(quadruple)  exposure! So happy about this. I do love double exposures and this is a feature not normally available on the 35rc…unless it malfunctions 🙂

Anyway I have a few more I would like to upload from this roll but that will come another day!

 

 

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I awaken today with aching legs and a grogginess that can only be applied to the body of someone who had a great filled day!

Yesterday was mine and Emma’s first year wedding anniversary, the day started with an exchange of gifts. I had made a book of images of Emma on blurb which she loved(thank goodness!)

I was treated to a book of images by the late Francesca Woodman, the book is beautiful and very very inspiring. What a body of work in such a short time…..I really need to up my game!

When traveled(by bus) to Newcastle, and after buying some picnic food. We went on the metro to Jesmond (after sampling some jerk chicken at the world market that is on at the monument) We walked to Jesmond Dene(after getting a little lost haha) Jesmond Dene is where I proposed. So we sat and a little picnic and enjoyed the sunshine and surroundings. Lovely!

Jesmond Dene has some great spots for pictures, I had my little rangefinder with me. I finished the roll so that will be coming up soon once I process it!

But I also took some pictures with Emmas little Samsung point and shoot(shock horror!) yes I broke the none digital rule(for shame!) I will post them up there not bad actually.

They were taken with a vignette filter on the camera and I have put a vcso ilford hp5 effect in lightroom. The grain(haha noise) is terrible but they view alright on the laptop screen.

Great location!

After this we walked through Heaten park and found the shoe tree(look it up it is pretty cool!) then we walked back to Jesmond and to as you like it for our romantic evening meal. Which was lovely! Then a walk back to the bus station and an hour back on the bus home!

Great start to a our holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So me and the missus had a day in our local city today. We had a look in the Baltic (in Gateshead of course), not massively impressed with what we saw (and heard) but we did have a nice chat with one of the guides about the complicated task of changing installations each time. This was brought on by a massive brick wall that was from the floor to the ceiling, turns out it wasn’t really a brick wall. It was more like tiles…anyway moving on. I took a few snaps when we left there (trying my hand at street photography).

We also popped into Side Photographic Gallery link, bizarrely this was the first time I have been here and I am truly glad we popped in. There is an exhibition by Lynsey Addario (Veiled rebellion: Women in Afghanistan) A terribly moving exhibition. I really encourage anyone nearby to not only support this marvelous Gallery anyway, but it would be worth your while to see these pictures and read the stories along side them. The exhibition is running until 13 October 2012, also Lynsey Addario will be talking about her work at the side gallery on Saturday 15th September, 2pm FREE entry!  http://www.lynseyaddario.com/

Anyway I will leave you with a couple of my older street shots, I hope the couple I took today come out well..still a while to finish the roll though. Bloody 35mm!(I can never finish the roll)

These were all taken on my little Olympus 35rc rangefinder(what I had with me today) and were probably shot on Ilford hp5.

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