Day two. The good weather has disappeared, grey sky’s and light rain are the order of the day instead. In the autumn and winter I covered up large sections of the allotment with tarpaulins and weed control fabric. Everything I read said this would kill off all the weeds and made it a lot easier […]Read More Bank Holiday allotmentering, part 2.
First day at the allotment this weekend was hot, sunny and exhausting, the second day was just as exhausting but much greyer. For the moment, here’s the update from day one. I went in with a lot of ideas and a whole list of jobs, all waaaaaaay over ambitious. Once I realised how much work […]Read More Bank Holiday alotmenteering, part 1.
Not much work on the allotment this weekend, mostly watering really, but there is some progress. To start with, the apple tree has gone from a few buds to full on blossom overload! Really hoping for a good crop of apples, it’s one of the crops I am most looking for from the plot. A […]Read More April on plot 48
Okay, I will be honest … I have never got on with ISO 3200 film. I have tried and tried, but it just ends up going horribly wrong every time. It doesn’t matter about the camera, I have just never got good results from it. So, when a roll of Kodak T-Max P3200 showed up […]Read More Smena 35 with Kodak T-Max P3200
I loaded up the build-it-yourself Kamera Baukasten Vecco VC-20 with Fujifilm Xtra 400 and took it out to Islington, mainly in Joseph Grimaldi Park. Here are some results: These were taken fairly early in the morning on my way to work s the light wasn’t brilliant, but it seems to have coped okay. This camera […]Read More Kamera Baukasten with Xtra 400
Away from the seedlings growing in my undecorated bedroom, we have growth at the allotment. To start with we have rather a lot of raspberry plants and a healthy looking apple tree. Then we have a few daffodils and the beginning of some tulips. While the garlic and onions continue to thrive. All looking promising […]Read More Meanwhile, down at the allotment…
So, after a fortnight or thereabouts the seeds were beginning to sprout. Another week later and they’re even further along. Not a lot in the way of herbs but a lot of lettuce, beetroot, spring onion and a few tomato plants – with a scattering of others. All looking good so far but probably not […]Read More Seedlings
Okay, this was the beginning of an attempt to get back into 110 photography – something I remember fondly from the dim and distant days of my youth. Way back in the days when everything was brown or a burnt orange (the real early 80’s, not the music video version) I had many 110 cameras […]Read More The AA Autolite Telewide Drive
At the moment the weather is starting to improve here. We’re getting fairly tolerable daytime temperatures, although we are still getting a few frosty mornings. There are buds on the trees, a few small leaves and even, here and there, a little blossom. I’m not sure if Spring has yet sprung but it definitely seems […]Read More Planting, sort of …
Here we have one of the later camera’s from the Soviet line of Smenas, which all had the T-43 lens. It’s a zone focus camera with shutter speeds from bulb to 1/250 and adjustable apertures from 4 to 16. The body is plastic but once loaded it feels comfortable in the hand, like a good […]Read More Smena 35 with Street Candy Mountain 100