Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LK 11

On the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal by Kingsbury Swing Bridge.
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Monday, February 25, 2013

New(?) 110 Photo

I took some new 110 format photos with my second Kodak Instamatic earlier in the month (the camera is nearly as old as me!) The photos turned out great, i used a Lomo red filtered film which has given everything a bit of a period feel. Here is Bancroft Basin in Stratford. The photo was taken on February 1st but looks like it could have been taken in 1890. Slight double exposure adds to the ancient feel... You can see the rest of my 110 photos here.
110 Format Scan

Friday, February 22, 2013

Inland Waterways 1950 (video)

An interesting film i have found on Youtube. Made in 1950 this film shows a canal boat travelling from London to Birmingham. A very different world to now, back then the canals were used to carry goods but now they carry holiday makers. Its fascinating how much has changed in the last 63 years but in rural areas how much has stayed the same. What i found most interesting was the board which was used to track boat movements and positions and how much bureaucracy was involved, some things never change.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

C64 trip

I was playing around with the Camera C64 app on my phone (see a post on my personal blog about it) and took this photo on the Tame Valley. The effect reminds me how TV and movies tried to depict psychedelic trips in the 70s and 80s.
Tame Valley Canal (Camera C64)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Parkside

The Digbeth Branch Canal as seen from the new Parkside BCU campus building.
Digbeth Branch Canal seen from the Parkside Building, new BCU campus

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Towards Town

On the Birmingham & Fazeley in Aston, in the distance is the city centre.
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal @Aston