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Bruges with the Brownie Part 2

Posted in Art with tags , , , , on February 25, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

I’ve scanned a few more of the negatives, again with mixed results

Bruges with the Brownie

Posted in Art, Retro with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Here are a few pics taken with the Brownie from a recent trip to Bruges… I’ve scanned them, and inverted + adjusted levels using GIMP…

I really like the image with the little door, although a spot of post-processing wouldn’t go amiss!

Vintage Retro Cameras: Food for Thought

Posted in Art, Cool Stuff, Retro with tags , , , , on February 23, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Having recently inherited an old Kodak Brownie Cresta II camera, I’ve been on a steep learning cliff regarding all things vintage photography. I’ve snapped a few films worth of pictures with mixed results – some images turn out brilliantly, while others have been slightly more disappointing. For someone used to the click, delete and re-take culture of the digital camera, getting the shot right first time has been something of an eye-opener.

So, seeking further inspiration, I came across instructions of Flickr on how to use 35mm film in the Brownie, rather than the more specialist 120.

This produces some very cool images, a certainly given me the inspiration to keep trying with the Brownie!


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Originally uploaded by nefoto…


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Originally uploaded by nefoto…

Check them out Andrius Nefotografas &  Lo-fi Photography–the low down

First Photos with the Brownie

Posted in Art, Retro with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

A while ago I blogged about being given an old Kodak Brownie Cresta II camera from the 50’s… I’ve finally got round to getting the photos developed and scanned on to Flickr. I have to say that for a 55-year-old camera and someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, the results are pretty good

Phil In Snow
Snowy Park
Snow Bench
Family
Saffi
Snow In Park 2
Blackamoor

Snow In Park 3

My new toy!

Posted in Art, Cool Stuff, Retro with tags , , , on December 14, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

Just been and bought some 120 film for the Cresta, found a local photo lab who’ll do the processing so I just need a sunny day to try it out! Can’t wait… Already been pricing up the cost of home processing!