28 Aug

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Just had a fun weekend with Steve and Tree at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. We didn’t like the fact that our campsite was a very long work from the festival site, we did like the town, we didn’t like the dreadful weather, we did like the New Rope String Band.

I went shopping and bought Ann some new miniature shoes to collect from a ‘vintage’ shop, and I bought a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from an antique shop for ten pounds, a result. Let’s see how the roll of film I put through it comes out!

08 Aug


The best classic camera I have (after my M4) is a Voigtlander CL that has stood me in gr8 stead and it cost so little I am not frightened to lose it, unlike my Leica!

It has delivered a goodly range of colour and black and white images and the scale focusing is no problem. I don’t use the meter but my own Gossen lightmeter. I have a small detachable rangefinder for it that I sometimes use.Pictures here: Flickr Voigtlander CL pics

07 Aug

Zorki 4k no way jose

Well I have now tried 2 Zorki 4s, a 4 and a 4K. One bought from a Ukrainian trader on ebay and one from a Camera Fair in the UK. Both are in the landfill! Crippling seizures, impossible to turn speed dials, film ripping antics and only about 4 pics on a roll of 36 worth even dismissing.

Still, this one came out ok, 4k with a 25mm Snapshot Skopar from Cosina Voigtlander.

01 Aug

Matt Zunder

Matt Zunder
Originally uploaded by tzunder.

Matt and I went to Continuum 2006 in Leicester. This is a full weekend roleplaying convention with table top and freeform (dress up) roleplaying. It was the first time I’ve taken Matt and he and his friend Louis had a great time. NCSoft were there with Guild Wars and so they spent quit a bit of time playing that (and getting given goodies) but they said “it was great fun, people were very friendly and the games were good, even if NCSoft hadn’t been there we would have enjoyed it.”

I played in Newt’s Mythic Russia game, a great game of Savage Worlds set in Darkest Africa, Steve Dempsey’s Cold City game set in 1950s Berlin (gr8 system, gr8 setting, gr8 ref) and I ran my first ever Gwenthia game.

We had put a Gwenthia postcard and a CD with the latest Gwenthia pdf in the welcome bag, but no-one really knows the setting yet, so we had 8 people to the Gwenthia panel… the authors.. I think that the people who go to that Con are likely to like Gwenthia so I hope that it stirs ups some interest.

I met up with Danny Bourne Saturday night and we chatted about cameras and models, I even got to shoot a few frames with his Canon EOS 5D. I feel I managed to get back into the photography loop and I really like this picture of Matt I took there..

Anyhow, gr8 con, gr8 to see everyone, hope Furnace goes as well!

More photos here: http://tinyurl.com/eov53