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24 January, 2017 (20:23) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

We’re going to Skye and Harris later in the year for a couple of weeks. I haven’t been to Skye for a long time and have never been to Harris and Lewis. I’m looking forward to it immensely. As far as I can recall, last time I was on Skye I was using my old […]

Scanners (Don’t) Live in Vain

11 July, 2013 (10:47) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

So the scanner I ordered was delivered, very quickly, from eBuyer and I have been playing with it. The main thing to say is that it works. The scans aren’t perfect (it isn’t a professional scanner and you get what you pay for) but they are certainly good enough for posting on the web. The […]

Snap, crackle and pop

6 July, 2013 (23:25) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

I had an entertaining afternoon taking a couple of SLRs for a walk. I had the Contax 139 with a 135mm lens and the Canon AT1 with a 28mm lens, both loaded with Ilford HP5 The walk was a favourite wander of mine along what used to be the railway line out to Corstorphine via […]

Tramps and Hawkers

7 January, 2013 (22:27) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

I’m away for a couple of days but I thought I’d put a note here about a wee bitty excitement over breakfast. As long as we’ve been here there have been occasional sparrowhawks flying through the garden but they usually stay well at the back or don’t hang around long enough for me to grab […]

But instead it just kept on raining…

22 December, 2012 (21:22) | Bah! Humbug, Music, snap! | By: Ian Burdon

It has been a miserable run up to Christmas – wet and chilly. We have had it a lot better than parts of England which are approaching seriously catastrophic conditions after months of near continuous rain. It has been a bit bitty for me but my holidays have now started and I am happy to […]

Cameras and stuff.

15 December, 2012 (00:26) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

In February Kirstin and I are going over to visit Amy in China. We’re flying to Hong Kong then going up to Hangzhou and thereafter to Beijing from which we fly home. I have been toying with buying a DSLR to take with me. I love my wee Leica but I’d like something with more […]

December, I’ll remember..

3 December, 2011 (20:34) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

It is getting chillier; no great surprise in December of course but a shock to the system after an unusually mild November.  This time last year we were on the cusp of the heaviest snowfall Edinburgh has seen for several decades. It was nice to be out though, and nice to be over in Morningside […]


26 November, 2011 (23:42) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

A couple of weeks ago I popped some film into Jessops to be developed.  I didn’t know anything about them except that they were black and white and had been in the back of a drawer for a long time.  I got the pics back today and am really please with what was there. For […]


11 November, 2011 (23:07) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

A quick update on my last post: it turns out that it is easier and cheaper to replace my SLRs from eBay than it is to get them serviced and sorted.  So a replacement AT1 is coming for around half the price I was quoted to service it.  An A1 has been, er, separately sourced.  […]

Snap Happy

6 November, 2011 (20:19) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

Since a post back in May I have commented off and on about the Leica D-Lux 5 camera which I keep pretty much permanently in my pocket.  Every picture that I have posted since then has, I think, been taken on it and I have waxed lyrical about the joys of stealth photography and having […]