Nostalgia

In the long and pleasurable meander down Memory Lane yesterday, it wasn’t just funnies I found.

I discovered photographs of Norfolk rape fields (Lomo Lubitel II):

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Pottergate. the streets of Norwich I once roamed (Lomo Lubitel II):

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More pictures of Norwich (Comet Bencini iiS on Rollei 80s 127 film):

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Reflections in a shop window

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Retro fashion and an alarmingly good supply of vintage cameras

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Always an interesting find to be unearthed in here

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A rather fabulous Belgian Bistro: the Belgian Monk

I found memories of beautiful walks along Norfolk Broads, and crumbling stone discoveries (Canon AE-1):

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The Norfolk Broads

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Trouble comes in threes ❤

20And I found beautiful memories of family times and much younger children! (Canon AT-1 Fujicolor cross-processed):

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Overhead window making for beautiful lighting on a beautiful boy

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Another crumbling wall on another long ramble

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The days of eye contact – pre autism diagnosis. Same lovely overhead skylight.

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Another skylit portrait

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Canon AT-1 bokeh 🙂

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Once a dreamer, always….?

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A loopy dog, posing beautifully

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“fishing”

But enough looking back!

Time to create new memories, in a new place, with the same beautiful old cameras.

And maybe one or two ‘new’ ones, too 🙂

Forgotten Time

Bert-at-Dunstanburgh-Castle This is rather a sad picture.

I mean, it’s rather a wonderful picture, taken with a very old Lomo Lubitel II on Ilford XP2 Super and home – developed in our kitchen. But it’s a good year and a half since it was shot, and the film sat, forgotten, in a cupboard. This is one of only two shots left on the roll that are remotely discernible.

This is Bert. You have to count to three, but take the picture on two, or else he pulls a daft face. He’s almost there on this one 🙂

And the splendid pile in the background is Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland. An amazing place, right on the sea.

Develop film straight away! Lesson learned…

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

Live and Learn

I was gutted about this shot. I think it would have been a corker.
It was dark in the cafe so the Lubitel was resting on a table. I’d set everything up, but released the shutter accidentally whilst trying to prime it.
I wasn’t sure if I had or not, so I risked it and took it again.
The moral of the story is, of course, that cafes don’t move, but people do…
So I have posted this as a Lomo lesson. If you think you’ve exposed it… you probably have! 🙂

Jem at Wicken Fen

Another shot duplicated from the Canon AT-1, but this one with the Lomo Lubitel 2.

I have to say, in spite of the apparent obsession with film cameras just now, if I had to have only 2, they’d be the Canon and the Lomo. Two incredibly different cameras and incredibly different styles. Perfect.

Double-Exposed Norwich

 

This is my very first double-exposure… which I guess is either an “Ooooh!” or a “Doh!”

It is a photograph of the interior of my favourite Norwich coffee house, the appropriately named “House”, which features fabulous 70s formica-topped tables, lovely comfy sofas, gorgeous lighting (which you can see through the shot) and home-made cakes (which you can’t).

Superimposed is Norwich’s version of the ‘Occupy’ movement – rather subtle and understated, but heart-felt and stoic nonetheless.

Me and my Lubitel

I don’t know if there’s a term for it, but I have long noticed the tendency to photograph oneself with one’s camera. Until I received my ancient Lomo in the post, I didn’t really get it.

I have since termed this tendency “Camera Porn” 😉

This is the third ever shot taken with my Lubitel 2. I’m still trying to work it out, which is plain to see I suspect.