Category Archives: Photography Stuff

Jelly, and the SS Great Britain


A couple of days ago (18/05/12), the self-appointed jellymongers Bombas and Parr replaced the water that normally flows underneath the SS Great Britain in Bristol, with thousands of litres of (vegan-friendly) lime-green jelly.
I went to see (as did many others) and I took some pictures. Here’s a few of the better ones. (Well, in my opinion, that I took. Self praise = no praise.)

First Experiences with a 35mm Camera

As I’ve mentioned in other recent posts, I’ve recently acquired a 35mm camera. Actually, I’ve acquired three of them – all the same model. One of them is a Minolta XG-M (and so are the other two).

Here one is, in all her glory.

Although this photo was taken on a mobile phone in bad light.

The cameras were gifted to me in a camera bag. In there, were three identical cameras, a load of lenses (most in cases), a flash unit, several well-used camera cases, what I think is a shutter release cable, and a load of other stuff I didn’t recognise. Continue reading First Experiences with a 35mm Camera

Digital and Film Photography

I list photography as an interest, mentally (and sometimes on my CV). Despite this, I don’t really know much about it. I like going somewhere, taking a camera, and taking some pictures, but I have no idea what I’m doing.

I’ve been pondering learning more about photography for a while, but never quite got around to taking a course.
A few years ago, I nearly bought a digital SLR, but then I balked at the cost, lost my nerve, and bought a superzoom bridge camera (Panasonic Lumix FZ8) for half the price.

Not really thinking about what I wanted to take pictures of, I was probably partially won over by the 12x zoom lens. Of course, the first thing I did after I got it, was take pictures of things too far away to see clearly with the naked eye. Continue reading Digital and Film Photography

Goodbye Photo-sharing Websites

Yeah, you heard me.

I’m an avid Twitter-user, and have felt slightly uneasy about uploading loads of photos to Twitpic, Yfrog and Plixi for a while now, but it’s taken me until this long to work out an alternate way. I’ve known it was possible for a while, but having seen Stephen Fry tweeting pictures to his own domain, from inside the Twitter iPhone client, was finally enough of a push to make me investigate it further.

I have just deleted the last photo from the sharing sites mentioned above. I’ve been trialling uploading them here for a few weeks now, and from now on, the¬†photos I tweet from @BenPark will now show up (hopefully complete with associated tweets) at:

Well done me.

(Big thanks to the developers of Tweetpress for making the software that actually makes it work.)