Monthly Archives: July 2011

Things my cats kill!

Things my cats kill!

I’ve been kicking myself for not starting a series of images like this sooner. We’ve got two rescue cats and every now and again they will …

 

Muttonchops….

Muttonchops….

Great facial hair on this chap and at a guess he’s also a redhead from those freckles etc. On a close up of his face you …

 

Mather Lane Mill overexposure

Mather Lane Mill overexposure

After visiting Butts Mill I popped back to Mather Lane Mill to one of the side streets that look back along the canal to the …

 

Butts Mill, Leigh

Butts Mill, Leigh

I shot 4 clear glass plates here at Butts Mill in Leigh and managed to scratch every one of them, so decided to shoot a …

 

Old man tin

Old man tin

Heres another tintype to add to my growing collection. Looks a real gent. This ones 4.5 x 5.5 inches

 

Mather Lane Mill, Leigh

Mather Lane Mill, Leigh

There are plenty of old mills in Greater Manchester, some in better condition than others. Plenty have been flattened to make way for supermarkets and …

 

Glass strip negs?

Glass strip negs?

I’ve never seen a strip of negatives shot on glass before. Not sure if they were originally captured to glass or copied later on, but …

 

Plate stands

Plate stands

I’ve been looking for a way of showing plates either at home or for other display purposes. Framing seems a little formal and detracts somewhat …

 

Trying out whole plate.

Trying out whole plate.

Visited North Yorkshire again and surprise surprise whenever I took the camera out it started to rain. This is the third time the weather has …

 

Dallmeyer Rapid Rectilinear Wholeplate

Dallmeyer Rapid Rectilinear Wholeplate

Nice little Dallmeyer RR lens that covers whole plate, shame it didnt arrive in time for my trip to North Yorkshire. This is of the waterhouse …

 

Amateur Photographer Mag

Amateur Photographer Mag

Four page article in Amateur Photographer Magazine by Oliver Atwell showcasing the images taken for the Saltburn Victorian Photography Festival. Tech info provided by John Brewer. …

 

Double trouble

Double trouble

Two tintypes of a young boy taken at the same time. I know that some photographers shot several images on the one larger plate and …

 

Ross Epidiascope….. whats left of it.

Ross Epidiascope….. whats left of it.

I picked up a Ross Epidiascope the other week just to see what lenses came with it. It came with three different sizes. 4 1/2 inch …

 

Hot Chemistry

Hot Chemistry

Well the trip to Satlburn for the exhibition opening went well. Great weather again and bumped into an old Uni friend at the gallery.Didn’t manage …

 

Nice little ambrotype in half case

Nice little ambrotype in half case

Got this lovely little ambrotype off fleabay. Its really crisp and clear with nice hand tinting to the face and the sleeves of her clothing. When …