On the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal by Kingsbury Swing Bridge.
Monday, February 25, 2013
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.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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.