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Posted in Loughborough with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by Dean

Brassed Off

Brassed Off

Latest Series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…

Loughborough in the 80’s – Five of 8ight

Welcome to this weeks theme. Loughcaster my home town.

A new series of 8ight. Eight images captured on film in the 1980’s.

Today’s image of the bandstand in Queens Park was taken from the top of the Carillion.

To see the online exhibition in full then you are just a mere mouse click away. Please click HERE

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Posted in Loughborough with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by Dean
Phy

Physical Graffiti

Latest Series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…

Loughborough in the 80’s – Two of 8ight

Welcome to this weeks theme. Loughcaster my home town.
A new series of 8ight. Eight images captured on film in the 1980’s.

Ah, This image brings back happy memories from the 1970’s.
Prog rock fans that we were. I remember the  local Northern Soulies took great exception to this!
So to coin a phrase from a Led Zep album. It really was a case of Physical Graffiti!

To see the online exhibition in full then you are just a mere mouse click away. Please click HERE

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Posted in Lomonisity with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2008 by Dean
Go well go-Shell

Go well go-Shell

A box of slides.
Yesterdays memories cast aside all but forgotten, rescued just in time from the heat and dust of an Australian tin shed.
Its the year of the megapixel, but wait film is making a comeback.
Did it ever go away Pixel peepers?

Memory rewind.

Blue Skies, an Australia summer, stifled heat. Load the car.
Hot vinyl seats burn the skin, sit on a towel.
Cricket on the radio, England 432 for 1 !!
In your dreams.

Grab the Pentax, a roll of Kodachrome.
A Sunday afternoon drive to escape the rat race of Sydney.
Afternoon tea and fill er up please.

Go well go-Shell.

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Posted in Today with tags , , , on October 13, 2008 by Dean
First Love

First Love

Monday October 13th, 5.13pm TODAY!!

In the English summer of 1978 I bought my then girlfriend a Praktica MTL5 for her birthday. It was a good move on my part as she introduced me to proper photography. Proper photography because this camera had a screw on lens and I came from a two up, two down , Box Brownie family.

Our relationship blossomed, we commandeered a spare bedroom at her parents house and er turned it into a darkroom. What else?

Sadly it all turned sour. She left me and took the Praktica with her.
I was heartbroken for I really missed that camera. What was I to do?
There was only one thing for it! A trip to see Mr. Moffatt at his shop in Baxtergate and buy myself a Canon AV1.

Over the years the AV1 was replaced by a A1, the A1 in turn replaced by a Pentax SFX. It had autofocus, a built in flash not to mention a motorwind. I still have it.

Digital on my part came along in 2000, Sydney’s Olympic year. Film was forgotten. Strewth nearly $2000 for a 3.3 mega pixel Olympus 3030Z.
Next came a Pentax istDS then a Nikon D200 and pro lenses. I had arrived. Now at least I know that if my pictures are crap it’s me not the camera.

They do say however that you never forget your first love.

I never have and today after a break of 27 years thanks to Ebay, my first love has returned.
The years have been kind she is in almost mint condition, better than the original.

A roll of HP5 for old times sake, a love rekindled.

Give that ebayer some extra positive feedback!
For the ex girlfriend I have some feedback for you too.

Thanks