Saturday, July 30, 2016

What to do with badly kept film!

Put it in a camera, rate the stuff as high as you dare [HP5 @1600] shoot it and develop in PQ universal 1:10 for 3mins. Seems to work.

Gates of the village

Friday, July 29, 2016

All over bar the drinking

By the time you get round to reading this, the big event will be just starting. I called in yesterday to see the marquee going up and take  a walk on the machair - now covered in lovely flowers. I hope it's not raining if you are going over the Barvas for the West Side Agri Show.

And yes The Crofter and 2b will be Mr & Mrs by now.

We wish them many happy whatsits. And things.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

You've seen something similar

Why you ask, are you snapping this again? Well, it's because I like it.
And I cannot find the original neg - and it's different anyway. New peats and all that.

I took the re-discovered Kiev 6c. The camera and it's gaffer tape holding it together. Seems to work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fell at the furst hurdle

It was a fine idea.
I have this stash of 4x5 Ilford glass plates I wanted to expose. Only, I don't get to use sheet / plate film much and I messed up. Mr Windy and his dear wife Deanne both together for ever on glass. It wasn't meant to be thus. Oops. Old age on my part and everything.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Did I tell you there's a wedding soon?

Yes, a wedding. And no, the snap is not related. Well, it is in that the piggies is 'owned' or at least looked after by The Crofter Sir and Mrs2b.

This week is their wedding. Have been searching for something that doesn't require ironing. That's the bane of weddings, one is almost obliged to use an iron on ones' clothes and the iron may or may not work! Have people not heard of Crushed Cotton - quite the latest thing I hope.

Camera to take to said wedding; it's indoors this ere wedding. Hotel and all that - one with a roof so I am preparing well. I have form with photographing these events. Just check here for a few masterpieces from previous matrimonials and everything.

In celebration of this momentous event, I'd love you to send me your fav celebratory snaps to be shown here - soon . wiesmier [at]

Monday, July 25, 2016

OM not G but 1n

Some while ago my little sister who resides down in sunny Cheltenham do't you know, gave me her Olympus OM1n to use. Armed with a Zuiko 50mm lens, I really don't understand why I use anything else. It is, I can safely say, a delight to use. And, amazingly for me, can sometimes, just sometimes help produce some fine images. I just hope Jill doesn't want the thing back!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ere, married etc soon

The kind Crofter is soon to be joined in matrimony to his beau Gemmima. If you don't know about The Crofter, I do wonder what planet you are on. Still, if you need to you can check it here  :-)

I shall keep you updated but first I have to find a hat. And some film to take along !