April 17, 2011

A Ghostly Trip to the Country....

Well not really but I took these on my Holga on long exposure on B&W film on a sunny walk at home in the country - ok the graveyard was quite apt - turned into quite a spooky looking roll of film. Down home, if you take a stroll, there are quite a few run down old houses, overgrown with weeds and grass with rusty gates. Rather perfect for the medium I thought :)

January 21, 2011

Autumn/Winter in Dublin and a day in Belfast...

My first trip to Belfast ever. Halloween weekend. Lovely city!

Autumn turning into Winter in Dublin...

January 16, 2011

Canon AV-1 Black and White

I've been experimenting a bit with film and such and I really like the B&W with this camera. These are my favourites taken around Dublin in late autumn. The one of the old man is my favourite. I was sitting on the LUAS with Alan one Sunday as we were going into town and he was sitting opposite us and started chatting to us. He was I think originally from Czechoslovakia... I think. He said he bought the Canon AV-1 when it came out and, at the time, it cost a small fortune but he said it's a lovely camera. I think he said he passed it on to his son who he was about to meet in the park with his grandson. When we said goodbye Alan said I should take a photo of him so I ran after him and he gracefully obliged! What a lovely man!


If you're able to, these are best viewed a bit larger if you click on them individually...x

Happy New Year!

It's been months since I've updated this so I have a bit of catching up to do.

First things first, I have delved further into the world of film photography and veered further and further from digital in the past few months. Two amazing presents from Alan for my birthday and Christmas have been amazing me. The first is the Canon AV-1, which I'm in love with. The quality of photos it takes I love. More recently I became the proud owner of an instant camera, which I've wanted since I was young. It's like magic. So I've spent several hours scanning everything in and I'm going to post up the best of.

Hopefully more coming soon.

The first batch was taken in the early autumn...


May 5, 2010

Berries and Cherry Blossoms

Bank holiday Monday in Dublin reminded me how lovely the city can be. For lunch I interviewed the lovely Sorch Gillett where we feasted on some berry delights in Avoca. View her beautiful blog here: http://dandeliondaydreamer.blogspot.com/

Afterwards I went for a stroll with Alan and finally got to take a couple of snaps of cherry blossoms and a clear blue sky. My photo taking is a wee bit off at the moment, must use camera more!