This post combines several of my favourite things – old black and white films, local history, social history, and photography. The 1949 Ealing Studios film The Blue Lamp (the film that invented Dixon of Dock Green) recently played out on the TV, and having never seen it before I was excited when I noticed many of the locations […]Read more "“The Blue Lamp”: West London Then & Now"
I’ve had the Panasonic LX100 for almost a year. It replaced a Fujifilm X10 which I loved very much, but the physical manual controls and the micro four thirds sensor (along with a smashing £200 cashback offer and unbelievably competitive price from Cameraworld) compelled me to upgrade to the LX100. Unfortunately I’ve never particularly taken to […]Read more "The Panasonic LX100 and the Case of the Horrible Noise Reduction"
In Part 1 I made some “Then and Now” comparison photos for the filming locations in Ealing Films’s The Blue Lamp, mainly on Harrow Road and the Grand Union Canal. In this second instalment, I’ve journeyed further west to North Kensington and areas nearby which were mainly used in the car chase towards the end of the film. This […]Read more "“The Blue Lamp” Then & Now Part 2"
Turn of the century Weymouth seemed an exciting place. Investment was flowing in, the town centre was expanding, and it’d just got it’s first KFC and Whetherspoons – the wonder! I took my trusty old Zenit around town in the summer of 2000 to get a snapshot of Weymouth at the beginning of a new millennium. […]Read more "Millennium Weymouth"
Euston station today presents itself as a unified mainline railway terminal with a London Underground station nestled beneath, connecting the two branches of the Northern line and the Victoria line. Historically though this wasn’t the case – the two legs of the Northern line started life at the beginning of the 20th Century as two distinct […]Read more "Hidden London: The Abandoned Euston Tunnels"
It was my birthday yesterday and I thought I’d do a bit of a photo audit of all my analogue cameras, as my collection seems to have been quietly growing out of control over the last few years… So, no less than FOUR Zenits now, although I only use the one I was originally given, […]Read more "All My Film Cameras"
Just a handful of pictures taken on my iPhone 6 between Christmas and New Year.Read more "Shad Thames to St. Paul’s"