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Back on the Dragon

22 July, 2017 (20:57) | Holidays, snap! | By: Ian Burdon

We’re thinking about another visit to China, probably in February 2018. This is a little unexpected as it wasn’t something that appealed to me just a few months ago, but I got sick last time I was there and wasn’t in the best frame of mind when I thought that. One of the things I’ve […]

Click, Whirrr…

13 June, 2017 (20:21) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

I’m enjoying using my film cameras on holiday, though it hasn’t gone exactly as expected. My original idea was to use mostly 35mm, with medium format being used from time to time when a landscape required it. In fact I have so completely fallen for the Pentax 645N that it has been my main camera […]

I think I’m in Love

6 June, 2017 (09:53) | snap! | By: Ian Burdon

Quick update from Skye: I think I’m in love with my Pentax 645N. I haven’t seen the pics yet, of course, but everything about it feels great. I love the weight of it, the balance, the bright screen, the fact that it just works. I liked the 645; the 645N is different league in terms […]

Back to the Future

1 June, 2017 (20:48) | Sense8, snap! | By: Ian Burdon

As I mentioned back in January, we’re going on holiday shortly, up to Skye and Harris, and I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t been on Skye for a long time and have never been to Harris. From Harris we’ll take in Lewis, of course, and also a day trip to North Uist. I decided […]

Medium format

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 […]