'photography' Tag

  • rollei b35 sample images

    April 17, 2013

    a few samples from my rollei b35. these are from a roll of kodak royal gold 200 which expired in 2001. kept the shutter speed constant and changed the aperture to adjust for different lighting conditions. great, wee, camera….rather good film.

  • reversing the lens on a vivitar pn2011

    March 6, 2013

    got this camera very cheaply and thought i’d try a little mod on it. nothing too fancy. i’m just going to reverse the lens to produce a fisheye-type effect with plenty of distortion. all you should need is a small cross-head screwdriver and, maybe, a tiny blob of blu tack. before i started… firstly remove […]

  • the kraken rum

    February 24, 2013

    the kraken rum. black spiced rum. bit too spiced for my liking but it isn’t too shabby. great bottle and styling.. two different shots (pun intended)…two different treatments (using gimp 2.8).

  • lightroom 4 preset – covered

    September 27, 2012

    a free lightroom preset that i made to boost the brightness and colour of shots taken indoors or in low light. it’s called ‘covered’. see instructions at the bottom of this post if you’d like to try it. first image is donald campbell’s bluebird car (original from 1935…this is a replica at the lakeland motor […]

  • blackpool

    September 27, 2012

    took a trip to the lake district and while we were there decided on a drive to blackpool. all this with the worst rainfall the country has seen in a good while (the roads were awful). had never visited blackpool before. it was off season so many of the ‘attractions’ were closed. seems like a […]

  • light seal replacement – part two

    August 23, 2012

    in the last post i prepared the ricoh 500 g so that i could replace its decayed light seals. in this one i’ll show you, briefly, how i did it. i bought some 1.5mm thick sticky backed foam (in fact that’s the seller i used…she was most excellent), a steel rule with a cork back […]

  • lightroom 4 preset – weathered

    August 17, 2012

    another lightroom preset. this one’s trying for a summery lomo feel. all tones lightened…some colours boosted…some muted. all the things that i wished summer brought, here, in scotland. saying that i’ve only provided one outdoor sample… you can download the file here. extract it and when you’re in lightroom’s ‘develop’ module right-click ‘user presets’ and […]

  • lightroom 4 preset – rift

    August 14, 2012

    another lightroom 4 preset. this one’s called rift. heavy on the black & white. contrast’s boosted as is vibrancy. if you’d like to try it follow the instructions at the bottom of this post. first…some examples of before and after. click an image to start a gallery feature… down­load the zip from here, extract it […]

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