My Photography Workflow

My Photography Workflow

I found lots of posts about developing film at home, but it felt like they left out some details. I'll, inevitably, also leave things out, but I'm going to have a crack at writing a comprehensive guide to getting as far as having a dry, clean, developed film, and...

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More Film

More Film

I developed a film today, and I don't think I made any glaring mistakes. I didn't kink the film as it went onto the spool. The whole film fit on the spool, so I didn't need to do a random snip of the film partway along. The lid didn't fall off the Patterson tank...

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Gone Analogue

Gone Analogue

A few weeks ago I wrote about doing wet photography again. I'm now two films in, and it's as good as I remember it. My films aren't working out perfectly. I'm making mistakes. A lot of them. Bad metering. Bad film handling. Bad...

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Going Analogue

Going Analogue

It's no secret that I like technology, and I do, if I'm going to be absolutely honest with myself (and what better a place for that than in a place where about 56.1% of the world's population can read it), think that I'm quite good at it. Quite good at software, and...

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2019 – Part 2: Acts of Kindness

2019 – Part 2: Acts of Kindness

This is a follow on from my recent post about what I'm planning and hoping to achieve in 2019, in broad categories of Fitness, Weight and Food, and Creativity. I forgot one category, and it's an important one: Acts of Kindness. The easiest thing for me (it ranks very...

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Pt Elliot – Photo, Mine

Pt Elliot – Photo, Mine

The Pier at Pt. Elliot I really enjoy night photography. I like the standing-around-ness of it, while you wait for your exposure to finish. I like the way the world looks different in an over-exposed night-light. I like the ethereal look of anythign that's moved. This...

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From 1 to 125

From 1 to 125

I recently read the book Crazy Busy by Dr. Hallowell. It's a book that focuses primarily on disconnecting from technology to spend more time with yourself and those around you. It raised some very valid points about taking time back for yourself. Taking time to think....

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Less Tech.

Less Tech.

I really like numbers. I like graphs. I like plots. I like tables. I like SQL queries. It was pretty predictable that I'd like having a Fitbit on my wrist. No surprise that I'd find myself poring over the graphs in the app, checking my resting heart-rate (56-58 bpm...

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Challenging People

Challenging People

I've ridden quite a bit in the last year. Last October I rode more than 600 km as part of the Great Cycle Challenge (which I will probably do again this year). I rode over 4,500 km in 2018. I climbed more than 41,000 metres. 263 hours in the saddle. This isn't a lot...

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Shipwreck

Shipwreck

A hundred metres or so from the beach at Port Willunga is the shipwreck of the Star of Greece. She sunk in 1888 after 20 years of service. 18 crew perished, and 16,000 bags of wheat destined for Great Britain were lost. If the tide is way out you can see one of the...

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2019

2019

I wonder how many thousand posts have been written in the last week about what changes people implement in their lives in 2019. They seem to be quite widely derided on Twitter, which I guess shouldn't surprise me. It's Twitter after all. A place mostly filled with...

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[Enthusiasm rising]

[Enthusiasm rising]

I know it's still a long way away. I know. 4.5-ish years. The kids will be 13 and 15. Me nearly 45. But I'm finding it tough to keep my mind away from planning this trip. What bike(s)? What time of year? What sort of food will we eat? Will we camp every night on the...

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