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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two Days in the Riverland-South Australia

This last weekend we spent a couple of days in the Riverland.
We had a great day having a barbecue lunch to celebrate Australia day on 26th January.
The next day we had fun with our 2 nieces as they learnt to catch yabbies.
I took some digital pics but also used 2 of my Pentax 35mm film cameras.
Those shots are still awaiting processing of course.
Below are a few pics.
The tawny frogmouths were positioned on a limb above our picnic spot.
They were wary of us to start with but after a while they spent time preening themselves etc. but still kept a watchful eye on us.

Tawny Frogmouths. Parents and a young one.

We were in Margaret Dowling Park



Yabby. These are called "blueys"





Meat on a string and then when you draw the string slowly up you put the dab net under them.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kodachrome Film may make a comeback!

Have a look at this link in F stoppers and if you remember it, share the love.

Do it please Kodak people!

When I started my  photography journey it was on a Koda Retina Camera with Kodachrome transparency film rated at ISO 25!

Challenging but you learnt what photography was about.

The same stock was used on 8mm Movie Cameras.

The good old days!

https://fstoppers.com/film/kodachrome-might-make-comeback-and-you-could-help-161128







 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hot in Adelaide! 41c

Today's forecast for Adelaide is 41c (celsius).

One of our sons is in Prague where it was -9c.

The birds in our backyard really appreciate  the bird baths in our garden on days like this.

As for me I will stay inside and watch the cricket on telly.

As a matter of interest the Yabbies are "running" in the Riverland.  Hot weather and high river brings then out of the mud where they "hibernate".

Red Wattle Bird


Noisy Miners and Red wattlebird


White Backed Australian Magpie



Monday, January 2, 2017

Magazine Memory Walk No.1



Before the internet aspiring photographers like myself mostly learnt their craft by about 6 ways.

1. A mentor such as a relative or friend giving some guidance.

2. Reading how to books about photography.

3. Regular purchase or subscription of photographic magazines.

4. Joining a camera club.

5.When they became available watching instructional VHS videos.

6. Going to a seminar or training event being conducted by a professional.

Then came the internet and a plethora of opportunities to learn online via youtube and blogs.

I have used all these methods through the journey but I was a prolific buyer of photography magazines.

I have sold and disposed of many over the years as I simply did not have enough room to keep them but I still have a collection that covers many years.

I intend to start discussing some of these and highlight some of the articles and equipment.

They are a treasure trove of photographic history, both techniques and technology.

Many younger people are now keenly following vlogs where their peers are really enjoying film photography and the cameras they have purchased .

I find these very interesting as they are talking mostly about cameras I am quite familiar with.

So this is number 1 in a possible series of articles extracted from my collection.

Time permitting I will hopefully combine these posts with a complimentary youtube video.

The magazine pictured is from December 2000(15 years ago).

I was just venturing into digital as were so many.

Film was still the main event.


This would have been nice back then for weddings.








Talkin' about my Generation 5 -Dion DiMucci

Growing up in the 50's and 60's one of my all time favourite recording artists was Dion of Dion and The Belmonts.
He had rock and roll hit after hit.
I bought most of them as 45rpm vinyl records.
Still have some of them.

Years later when I became a Christian I was delighted to learn he had returned to the Faith of his childhood and recorded some Gospel music.
It is so good when you see God touch people's lives.
A Musical legend in his own lifetime but he gives God the Glory.
Below is a link to an  interview about him and his life journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rh3RkaPqa0

Many who are very narrow in their understanding of the length, breadth and depth of God's love get hung up about denominations.
I have been one of them in the past and there are still doctrinal issues I consider important but as Paul said.  

"Phillipians 3.

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained."