Photography: Rasterbator

You can find Rasterbator here. Rasterbator.net is a website that you can use to produce wall art from your photographs. It enlarges your uploaded image for you to print at home on whatever size paper/ printer combination you have. I have access to an A4 colour laser printer which is ideal for this.  You choose how…

Photography: Slide Film from London, 2001

These were taken on a Canon EOS 300 in about 2001, on cheap Boots Colour Slide film. They were scanned, quite a long time ago, on an Epson flatbed scanner. They scanned quite dark, but I’m guessing slide film would do that because they were meant to be backlit. These images represent some of my…

Out and About: Two Cinemas in Leicester Square, London

Visiting London for a few days over the Easter holiday was great. I was with my partner and youngest son, leaving our eldest son, N, at home alone for the first time. N hates crowds so London is often stressful for him. He wanted the house to himself for a few days and so we…

Photography: Film Photography No. 2, Instant Film

I said in the last post about film that I felt sad that something fundamental goes missing from my experience of photography when I find myself shooting exclusively in digital. Since that post was originally published (November 2018) I’ve  set up a temporary darkroom at home, have been developing prints, using a lot more film,…

Music: Past, Present and Future

Past I started playing violin when I was about 8 years old and I can still remember the day I was given the violin to take home. We’d all been called into the school hall in our PE kit. There were visiting teachers asking us to stamp and clap to rhythms. Then, unaware of what…

Photography: Film Photography No.1, The Story So Far

When I started photography digital photography was not wide-spread. My first proper camera was a Canon EOS 300. (No, not a 300D, just a 300). Apart from my house, my car and my wedding dress, it was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought. To be honest, it wasn’t really very good; I think you…

Photography: A Roll of Fuji Colour Film

Most of these images were taken in November 2018. They were shot on an old Canon AE-1 that I picked up on eBay. I think they were all shot using the 50mm prime lens that came with the camera. The film is Fujicolor C200 and I sent the film away for processing and printing as…

Food: Challah Recipe

For me, Friday is usually the day I spend preparing for Shabbos (Shabbat, the Sabbath or whatever you want to call it). A few months ago I was making Challah most Friday mornings. That stopped when I bought a large freezer – I made a lot of Challah in one go and put it in…

Photography: Spring on the Trailway

These are images from March 2019 and have been taken with an iPhone 8+ or a Fujifilm XT-2 with a cheap Meike lens. These images are part of a continuing series exploring the disconnect I feel from my  environment, in a way I never did when I lived in London. Despite being surrounded by countryside,…

Photography: North Dorset Trailway

First published on Expressing Your Vision, July 2018 I’m really lucky that from my house I can easily access a section of the North Dorset Trailway which runs  between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton. I love cycling and I love photography and so getting out on my bike to take photos is something I really enjoy…