Archive | October 2012

Reflections Ilfracombe Harbour Jubilee Day 2012 – Number #2

The image above is of a worked over screen printed canvas (the painting below is the one I have reworked). It is important to remove all the noise from an image to get to a meaningful statement – too much clutter, too much overkill detracts the eye from the real deal. Read more…

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Olympus Trip 35, another film camera I was searching for

My rummaging around in junk shops sometimes reaps great rewards. On my recent hunting expedition I found an Olympus Trip 35, another film camera I was searching for.

The Trip 35 is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus. It was introduced in 1967 and discontinued, after a lengthy production run, in 1984. This camera makes use of a selenium photocell to select the shutter speeds and aperture let novices use the camera as a “point & shoot”, unfortunately this does not work on mine.

The Trip name was a reference to its intended market – people who wanted a compact, functional camera for holidays. During the 1970s it was the subject of an advertising campaign that featured popular British photographer David Bailey. Over ten million units were sold.

Olympus Trip 35. (2012, August 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:03, October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olympus_Trip_35&oldid=507702469

Pentax Spotmatic

My blog has reach number 1 in the top printing blog charts today. Image taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Camera - August 2012. Here is another photograph taken with vintage Pentax camera I purchased of ebay on the 15th July 2012. The Pentax Spotmatic takes M42 screw-thread lenses and was introduced by Asahi in 1964, it was the first SLR … Continue reading ?The image above: After Lunch by 35mm_photographs on Flickr

Image above taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Camera – August 2012.

Here is another photograph taken with vintage Pentax camera I purchased of ebay on the 15th July 2012. The Pentax Spotmatic takes M42 screw-thread lenses and was introduced by Asahi in 1964, it was the first SLR … Continue reading ?

The photograph: After Lunch by 35mm_photographs on Flickr

Top #printmaking blog

My blog has reach number 1 in the top printing blog charts today.

Methodology doesn’t describe specific methods; nevertheless it does specify several processes that need to be followed. These processes constitute a generic framework. They may be broken down in sub-processes, they may be combined, or their sequence may change … Continue reading


Painting out is painting in. #printmaking

I have begun to work over a screen printed canvas (the painting below is the one I have reworked) in the studios of West Buckland School, to illustrate/show a student how to edit a painting. It is important to remove all the noise from a image to get to a meaningful statement – too much clutter, to much overkill detracts the eye from the real deal.

The image above is a photograph I took with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera using ‘old stock’ (March 2000) Agfacolor HDC 200 film. My current preoccupation with 35mm film photography as taught me to look at things again – capturing the odd moment or peculiar juxtaposition. The colours and layout are similar to the painting I have created from the screen printed painting below (I will post the finished painting image soon).

“Reflections Ilfracombe Harbour Jubilee Day 2012?

The composition of this painting is based on a Union Jack and is a combination of screen printing and painting.

The reflections in the harbour in Ilfracombe always amaze me – the dirty sea water mixed with the vivid colours of the reflected boats, the bobbing flotsam and jetsam, the sunlight and oil spills.

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Woolacombe (darkroom error) #ndevon #art

Woolacombe (darkroom error) by 35mm_photographs

The photograph above (Woolacombe (darkroom error), a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr) was taken looking down on Woolacombe using a Pentax Espio 120mi and Ilford HP5 Plus a 35mm black and white film. More on HP5  here?

View 2 PutsboroughAcrylic and oil paint on canvas. Painted Sept. 2002

The horseshoe of sand that is Woolacombe Bay, constantly changes. The summer and the sun bring the tourists, the winter brings drama to the seascape. The surfers and hang gliders, brave the seasons’ changes. The one end of the beach is the town of Woolacombe, to the other is Putsborough  and Baggy Point…Read more

Falmouth boats – film jam

Falmouth boats by 35mm_photographs

Occasionally the film jams in my Pentax K1000, this has happened ever since I first had the camera from new, sometimes this is really annoying but the sometimes you get great accidental results

I took this image in September 2012, on the water front, in Falmouth, Cornwall. Falmouth boats, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

Travel – 35mm images go wrong in Venice

View to St Marks Square

This gallery contains 4 photos.

I haven’t used a 35mm camera for years. I recently decided to take my old Pentax K1000 with me to Venice. I took some great black and white shots from our hotel window, looking out over the Grand Canal towards … Continue reading ?

Towards Morte Point #ndevon – Pentax K1000

Towards Morte Point by 35mm_photographs

I love film cameras – how unreal are these colours?

Taken with my trusty Pentax K1000 35mm camera – September 2012. Towards Morte Point, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

The Pentax K1000 is an almost all metal, mechanically (springs, gears, levers) controlled, manual-focus SLR with manual exposure control. It was completely operable without batteries. It only needed batteries (one A76 or S76, or LR44 or SR44) for the light metering information system. This consisted of a center-the-needle exposure control system using a galvanometer needle pointer moving between vertically arranged +/– over/underexposure markers at the right side of the viewfinder to indicate the readings of the built-in full-scene averaging, cadmium sulfide (CdS) light meter versus the actual camera settings. The meter did not have a true on/off switch and the lens cap needed to be kept on the lens to prevent draining the battery when the K1000 was not in use.

Pentax K1000. (2012, May 31). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:26, June 8, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pentax_K1000&oldid=495230110

 

Tubes of Oil Paint cost a lot

Tubes of oil paint by 35mm_photographs

I cant believe how much oil paints cost – I’m going to have to charge for my paintings by the square inch (or centimeter) from now on.


The photograph above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera in the studio of West Buckland School in the 150 building – September 2012. Tubes of oil paint, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.