I had at unexpected bonus couple of hours in the sun today. The organiser of a meeting I was due to attend unexpectedly declared that he’d moved the meeting to outside. He’d brought cake as well. Double bonus. That took us up to lunch where I went for a walk with a colleague – he’d been to this field the day before:
…and wanted to go back and get some photos. Perfect weather – not too hot, not cold in the slightest – early summer with everything bursting and fresh and new. The walk turned into a photo walk..
I’d borrows a camera off a friend. A LOMO Libertel 166B:
At the same time, I’d loaned him my LOMO – the LC-A that I’ve written about a few times here. My friend Andy has been having great fun with the LC-A, I’ve had great fun with this, today. The Libertel is a medium format (120 film) Twin Lens Reflex camera from deep within 1980s Russia. Like the LC-A, this has got a cult following and a produces a unique look, that many digital processes try to emulate. It’s a fun camera. I think I’ve blown it with the roll I shot though (we shall see) as I was calculating it to be a 100ASA film when in fact I discovered it was a 400ASA.
The ‘shoot from the hip’ photography adage is an almost literal instruction with this camera as you look into it top down, to compose – perhaps ‘shoot from the crotch’ would be better.
Speaking of which, today, I’ve been featured on vasectomy.com for my recent accounts of the operation. I read an ace blog on that last night by the way (as tweeted by @VasectomyDotCom) – made me laugh – check it out on Bad Parenting Moments. I especially like the bit where the doctor suggested he dragged his leg behind him when he went back into the waiting room to freak the waiting patients out.
I’m glad though, I’m now in a position where I should hopefully never get the opportunity to crack that gag.