Based in Perth. Now retired so finally got time to stand and stare....
Love the details that often get missed. See the funny side. Shapes and patterns catch my eye.
My first camera a hand-me-down Kodak 127 which finally 'died' on my Primary school holiday in Clevedon 1963. Meant some very foggy pics Read more...

Based in Perth. Now retired so finally got time to stand and stare....
Love the details that often get missed. See the funny side. Shapes and patterns catch my eye.
My first camera a hand-me-down Kodak 127 which finally 'died' on my Primary school holiday in Clevedon 1963. Meant some very foggy pics.
After a dalliance with another pocket Kodak ( square photies remember them? ) I bought a Praktica on the advice of the Margate Borough Photographer and began my studies in amateur recording of archaeological finds, with the help of a home-made stand made by my dad.
I truly assumed the camera would last my lifetime so was dismayed when the body failed 25 years on. For some years I had no funds to replace. The lenses went to charity shops in Glasgow.
The next was a bridge Panasonic Lumix and I feel I still haven't learned all its delights. I did attend two sets of classes at the local college which gave me more confidence to explore the settings. Biggest disappointment was no long exposure option as at the time I was living in a 'dark sky' spot and the stars were simply beautiful. However becoming an old lady means it is kinda heavy to take around on the 'offchance' of a sight to record. I can't bear to dispose of it yet but know the battery will die permanently someday - is this the built-in obsolescence we hear about? The local dealer huffed and puffed to find me a new battery and this one is already failing to charge for long.

My ( final? ) purchase is a sweet pocket compact Canon Ixus 285 HS - a purple one :-) The downloaded manual sits on my computer desktop and glares at me for not opening it at least once a week to memorise another page ( 157 of them ) I am a bit blow hot, blow cold at taking it around so joining Blipfoto could be the making of me. It does fit in my winter and summer jacket pockets easily - it's the bi-focals I hate, so grumpily pack them too. They're the only way I can see if the shot is in focus. So many fuzzy images deleted before I got them. Can't walk around wearing them so swapping off and on can mean some good shots missed. Well, that's my excuse. Looking forward to getting to 'know' you via your journals.