London: Little details

I love London - I don’t share that much here but we lived there for a whole year when we were younger so a piece of my heart is always there. Nowadays we go mostly to visit family and see friends - which means I get to play tourist in a city I just love!

This visit I got to meet the amazing Dawn(!!!) who some of you may know and remember from Candidly Cylde!! Dawn and I have known each other in blog land for over 8 years - I’m not entirely sure of the exact number but its definitely been at least that long and I must tell you that she is as amazing, funny and delightful in person!! I love it when blog friends become real world friends! Though now she is stuck with me as a real life friend haha, sorry Dawn :)

Anyway, we met at Hyde Park and ended up having a very touristy photo walk around, chatting away and taking photos happily as we went. It was the most perfect afternoon and just what I needed. I also got to use some of my first rolls of Kodak’s Ektachrome film which I’ve been very excited about since it was first announced. As I had never used it before, London seemed like a perfect time to put it through its paces.

How lush and crisp are the colours from this film - I’m glad I managed to get a sense of those colours with these scans but honestly - they look even more glorious in person. There’s something magical about holding slide film negatives up to the light for sure and this Ektachrome film, its got the magic!

Like the Ektar film in the previous posts I found this film really easy to scan, so I’m excited that I have another roll yet to put through the scanner, hopefully that roll turns out as well.

Film: Kodak Ektachrome - sent to me by
Kodak Alaris, developed by AG Photolab and scanned by myself - a truly collaborative effort!

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Location: London baby, England

12 for 2012 - Camera 2

As part of my 'take more photos' goal for this year - I decided that I wanted to use more of the cameras that I haven't actually used before in my collection.


February's camera (this post is a little late... oops) is an Exacta 135 that I got from my friend Adam. I probably could have used it in better lighting conditions but it was February and it snowed. Overall I'm happy with the results and honestly, just glad that more photos came out than the first 12 for 2012 camera. These photos were taken in Manchester as part of the Lomo meet up.

I still haven't started my camera for March - how bad is that? I took so many photos last month that I haven't really felt the need to take any in the last two weeks - I still have half a roll in my Yashica and Diana Mini to finish too. I've found it is best if I don't force myself to take photos if I don't fancy it though - I just end up taking bad photos and that's worse than taking none...

Camera: Exacta 135
Film: Kodak Elitechrome iso 100
Location: Manchester

A Lomography Meet Up Video (plus nerd alert)

So... I'm pretty sure to serious video makers that sliding titles and swishing video animations are considered to be a bit like Word Art in Word and the animations on Powerpoint... but I just don't care. I've never played with Windows Live Movie Maker before and sometimes you just have to have a bit of fun right?
So here's the video I shot for the Leeds Lomography Xmas Meet Up, complete with Star Wars soundtrack hahaha. So fun!
(you can always mute it if you want, I won't be offended)

Have a great weekend!!
This time next week I'll be getting ready to go home for Christmas, hurray!!
p.s. you can see another video from the meet up by Darren here... 
it has his own music on it, which means....
he's much cooler than me.