Project #tardigram

Project #tardigram

I had a feeling it would be fun. I had a feeling it would fit right in with my current attempts at slowing down. So far I have printed 14 postcards. I've sent three cards overseas: One has gone to Anchorage, Alaska in the USA, one to a village near Nagano in Japan,...

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Old(ish) Photography Gear

Old(ish) Photography Gear

Roooooxanne... In passing, I mentioned to my Father in Law that I was hunting on Gumtree for an enlarger and other darkroom paraphernalia. Turns out that he has (or had, now!) a box of such paraphernalia in the garage, and would be happy to get rid of it. Expiry: 1981...

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Project “Opposite-of-Instagram”

Project “Opposite-of-Instagram”

Project Tardigram I don't often have projects. I always have plans for projects, but rarely do I actually get around to starting those projects. I was a bit worried that this "Opposite-of-Instagram" was going to be the same non-starter. But here we are. I just...

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Repairing Stuff

Repairing Stuff

I like new stuff. I think most people do. But I also adore old stuff. Stuff that maybe doesn't work as well as it should, but has the potential to be great again. Archaeological Find Our farm sold recently, which meant that the stuff I had stored there had to...

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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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