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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-09-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 10,405
Posted By Lilserenity
I figured a few years ago I'd rather suck trying...

I figured a few years ago I'd rather suck trying than suck being plagued with what if. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Bob, that really spurs me on, hopefully to...

Thanks Bob, that really spurs me on, hopefully to come up with some more valuable advice!

Vicky
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By Lilserenity
How you (might) go about running a photo-project and publishing a book - blog

Hiya,

I decided to try and put some of the things I have learnt over the past few years on running a photo-project and publishing a book on to a new blog which I will update regularly with the ins...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 8,384
Posted By Lilserenity
I agree. Having a hidden camera does nothing at...

I agree. Having a hidden camera does nothing at all for me and I find it a bit weird, if I am taking candid pictures then I have nothing to hide and if someone wants to have a pop at me for taking...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,374
Posted By Lilserenity
So sad about this news, I hope I have Portra to...

So sad about this news, I hope I have Portra to feed my Autocord in the future but we will see...

Top new Portra 160, bottom new Portra...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2012
Replies: 251
Views: 36,964
Posted By Lilserenity
Depends how I'm approached and how persistent the...

Depends how I'm approached and how persistent the approaches become :D

V
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,878
Posted By Lilserenity
Elite Chrome 100 and 200 are dead. Elite Chrome...

Elite Chrome 100 and 200 are dead.

Elite Chrome 100 Extra Colour is still alive but who knows for how much longer.

I wouldn't be surprised if Kodak is still around at the end of the year, if E100G...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,789
Posted By Lilserenity
Just started using a D90. Having come from...

Just started using a D90. Having come from pulling every trick out of the bag to get usable ISO 800 colour on film even, the D90's low light performance is fantastic.

Yes pixel peepers there's noise...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-15-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,735
Posted By Lilserenity
Hahahaha, you couldn't make it up could...

Hahahaha, you couldn't make it up could you.

Self confessed Olympus lover extraordinaire (well not in terms of gear owned, but in terms of love for the small camera, fantastic finder, great lenses)...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-19-2011
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,392
Posted By Lilserenity
Wow, thanks Tom. I put so much into that book,...

Wow, thanks Tom. I put so much into that book, I'm glad others are enjoying it and are happy with their purchase.



Awww thanks again Brian, I'm just so pleased it arrived so quickly around the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you :) It's been a lot of fun! and hard...

Thank you :) It's been a lot of fun! and hard work....! But all worth it.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-12-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Jeff, really hope you enjoy the...

Thanks Jeff, really hope you enjoy the book!

Vicky
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-12-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you your book has been despatched today! I...

Thank you your book has been despatched today! I hope you enjoy it :)

Vicky
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Hi Jan, Thanks! Yes a lot of people have said...

Hi Jan,
Thanks! Yes a lot of people have said they weren't expecting quite as much text as there is, I still think in the main its about the pictures but the feedback I got from the first draft was...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-08-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Tom, I hope you enjoy the book. Hehe, yes...

Thanks Tom, I hope you enjoy the book. Hehe, yes being on top of a cow seemed a fitting 'author' photo!

There are still lots of roundabouts, but as anybody who lives in MK says, they'd take those...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lilserenity
Broken even with Impression Milton Keynes, last posting dates

Hiya,

Good news for me, thanks to the support I have found on RFF for this project too, I have just about managed to break even with the book (http://vickylamburn.com/milton-keynes)

Of course...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-24-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you Jan! You have marked it as a signed...

Thank you Jan! You have marked it as a signed copy so that's fine. I'll make sure it goes on the order.

It will despatch airmail today so you should have it next week sometime.

Really hope you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lilserenity
Wholeheartedly agree, I have been a bit quiet...

Wholeheartedly agree, I have been a bit quiet here of late but then I have been so busy but the generosity and friendliness here is quite something else. I don't belong to too many internet forums,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-24-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Philip, Apologies :) I hope you enjoy it. Vicky

Philip, Apologies :) I hope you enjoy it.

Vicky
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,392
Posted By Lilserenity
Yes the whole "proper photography" and "not real...

Yes the whole "proper photography" and "not real photography" thing is a joke. I don't shoot digital myself at the moment but I know lots of people who do and they're good photographers, so such a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,392
Posted By Lilserenity
I think it's probably best if you can, to...

I think it's probably best if you can, to leverage the strengths of each process as ultimately it should make your work all the better for it. It's good news that hopefully Ektar and Portra will...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-22-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
That's wonderful, thank you so much for the...

That's wonderful, thank you so much for the purchase. I really hope you enjoy it.

Books should be despatching today and tomorrow if the packaging I ordered eventually turns up (a bit of a saga in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-21-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks! It's been a tough going process to say...

Thanks! It's been a tough going process to say the least.

If anybody else pre-registered please please if you can, pop an order for a book together on my website http://vickylamburn.com/book-store...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-21-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Roger, the film used did vary but all the...

Thanks Roger, the film used did vary but all the early photos were taken on Kodachrome 64, views of Campbell Park, the housing at Oxley Woods, Bradwell Common, Emerson Valley being examples of that....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-19-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you! It really means a lot to have that...

Thank you! It really means a lot to have that support. The book will ship very soon and you will receive confirmation when it does. Hope you enjoy.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-19-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks again Jeff for the support, hopefully it...

Thanks again Jeff for the support, hopefully it will be a good talking point. Orders despatching very soon now :) Just waiting for the book mailers to arrive to ensure the goods are nicely...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-19-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Book launch/signing went well and things are...

Book launch/signing went well and things are looking hopeful for making reasonable sales.

Plenty of stock available now to place all those orders! Shipping available to abroad! :D

Please note the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Jeff, I have just emailed you...

Thanks Jeff, I have just emailed you back.

Everybody from outside the UK hoping to get a copy -- owing to my own naievty I thought Google Checkout was really simple to implement. It is. It gets more...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Rats! Not at all. Email me on...

Rats!

Not at all. Email me on [email protected] for Paypal details. I'll fix the US/Abroad situation this evening, might explain some of the problems with orders from abroad (in so far as one...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Just also to add you can purchase via Paypal if...

Just also to add you can purchase via Paypal if you contact me [email protected] or from...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-12-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
The book is now available to purchase...

The book is now available to purchase online!

http://vickylamburn.com/book-store/

Please note I can only accept Visa or Mastercard (Credit or Debit) card payments through this method, for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Available to purchase NOW

Thanks for correcting that, not sure how I ended up with the wrong link. Maybe Amazon changed it, maybe I got it wrong which is more likely!

Anyway, the book is now available to purchase...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
A fairly hefty preview of the book is now on...

A fairly hefty preview of the book is now on Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impression-Milton-Keynes-Victoria-Lamburn

I would ask though if you're going to be ordering online, if you can hold...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 10,634
Posted By Lilserenity
I found Portra 800 worked best at an effective...

I found Portra 800 worked best at an effective ISO 640, never pushed it. But, I have got extremely acceptable results from Provia 400X pushed to 1600. So good in fact one of the images is on the rear...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
I forgot to add the book is available NOW from...

I forgot to add the book is available NOW from Waterstones in Milton Keynes, both their branches in Midsummer Place and Silbury Arcade. Priced at £14.99

Although if you want a signed copy and what...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
You'll be able to order online very soon, very...

You'll be able to order online very soon, very soon indeed! Thanks also for your support Tom, people's support has kept me going when you start wondering, really, should I do this? :)



Thanks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,305
Posted By Lilserenity
I think the terrible communication is part of the...

I think the terrible communication is part of the problem for Fuji and it is all of their own creation. I know the Internet can spread rumours like wildfire but the rumours only came about from...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you

Hiya,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to RFF as a whole and those who have supported this crazy project of mine. Well, the first 100 books turned up today, they won't be available for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 10,634
Posted By Lilserenity
Made a decision today. I'll still shoot medium...

Made a decision today.

I'll still shoot medium format colour, Portra pretty much exclusively and shoot the odd bit of colour in the OM2n's but mostly my film cameras will see service for black and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,163
Posted By Lilserenity
Well that's just gutting news. I won't be moving...

Well that's just gutting news.

I won't be moving to E100G/VS, too expensive and little certainly on how much longer those will stick around for. Especially as including processing and mouting, the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-02-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 4,529
Posted By Lilserenity
I thought it was odd being wished happy...

I thought it was odd being wished happy birthday.

I was sure my birthday was on the 1st of July, but I'm always willing to have a second birthday if someone provides cake and wine. :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
Hehe no need to clarify, there's no need to feel...

Hehe no need to clarify, there's no need to feel obliged that you should like the photos :)

Vicky
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
Very much Vicky, Lilserenity is a stupid 'thing'...

Very much Vicky, Lilserenity is a stupid 'thing' I've been using for about 8 years, sort of Little Serenity but it means nothing, except I still use it as I can remember it :))

London is a huge...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
I have read it, it's a highly recommended read to...

I have read it, it's a highly recommended read to anybody else. But my ambition with this next project is place the people back into the edgelands, I don't really want to blab about the next project...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
Wow thanks Paul. I like your thoughts on the...

Wow thanks Paul. I like your thoughts on the white posts, I think they're probably some form of reinforcement as this is an old toxic spoil heap (which has been landscaped, a little...) and was prone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
The Kodak Ultra Max 400 looks fine to me! sure a...

The Kodak Ultra Max 400 looks fine to me! sure a bit grainier but the colour is fantastic.

Voclu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lilserenity
Closer to home just north of Uckfield (East...

Closer to home just north of Uckfield (East Sussex) is Protech repairs (they used to next door to MXV in Uckfield if you used them) http://www.protechrepairs.co.uk/

They did a great job on fixing my...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm sure they do, but that's part of the...

I'm sure they do, but that's part of the exploring this landscape that I shall be delving into. I think I still feel closer to understanding life in these parts than the craziness in Central London...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Love them! Love the colour too.

Love them! Love the colour too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Glad you like the pics, it's exciting as it's the...

Glad you like the pics, it's exciting as it's the beginning of the next project. Crawley isn't far away and a few people were wondering if my next project would be on Crawley! As it happens, it's not...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-29-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Lilserenity
The view less seen, London

I posted this one in the OM thread but well, sometimes you take a picture and you like it, it works as a photograph and it ticks all your boxes. Sometimes I think you take a picture and you really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,410
Posted By Lilserenity
I could be completely wrong but the 2n I think...

I could be completely wrong but the 2n I think has an easier way of curing mirror lock up (up from the auto position) and I think it has a better flash system (TTL-Flash?) I think the AE system is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,410
Posted By Lilserenity
I'll have to go with my OM2n's. I used an OM2SP...

I'll have to go with my OM2n's.

I used an OM2SP which was loaned to me this summer and it was a good camera, but I dunno, something about the OM1/2 is very pure. Could do with the 2SP/3/4's hot shoe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
I have been playing with Kodak Gold 200 lately in...

I have been playing with Kodak Gold 200 lately in my OM2n. Both on what I am fast seeing as the wonderful 28mm f/3.5, well admittedly I have been using it for 2-3 years now, but it's a stunning lens,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,348
Posted By Lilserenity
This might be risky to say it but I don't think...

This might be risky to say it but I don't think the issue is low contrast here, the pictures to me have a reasonable amount of contrast.

The biggest factor must surely be the use of 8x10" which...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,097
Posted By Lilserenity
Have you looked at what maybe local or regional...

Have you looked at what maybe local or regional printers who offer digital printing might be able to offer? In some cases they can work out cheaper than Blurb if you're buying in a number of books,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-05-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Kully, that's very kind of you to...

Thanks Kully, that's very kind of you to say!
Vicky
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-04-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
A quick update for those who might be interested...

A quick update for those who might be interested and haven't pre-registered on the website.

The book is all going ahead as previously stated and will be out by the end of the month, early November....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-03-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 14,323
Posted By Lilserenity
This is something I absolutely agree with, it's...

This is something I absolutely agree with, it's something I have come to accept over the past few months. I'm still going to go ahead and buy myself an F80 and hopefully if the book goes alright, a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-02-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 14,323
Posted By Lilserenity
If Kodak goes the way of the Dodo, I'll carry on...

If Kodak goes the way of the Dodo, I'll carry on with Ilford for B&W as I have done for some time, but for colour I'll feel sad...and unless I can start getting on with Fuji, I think it's time to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,941
Posted By Lilserenity
Some really interesting responses so far. I also...

Some really interesting responses so far.

I also shoot differently when I am shooting black and white, things that would work in colour just don't work in the same way with black and white. So I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,941
Posted By Lilserenity
For me the hardest 'artistic' choice - Colour or Black & White

Hiya,

I'm just about wrapping up my current project (sorta, the taking pictures is done, the book is done, now I just have to sell the books, no small job in itself) and that was all done in colour....
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By Lilserenity
No, never intentionally. If I have sold out...

No, never intentionally.

If I have sold out somewhere down the line, I haven't realised, and it's best I never know :)

i just take pictures, I have ways I want to improve and up my game but I'm not...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-23-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 6,486
Posted By Lilserenity
Wonderful pictures, the black and white...

Wonderful pictures, the black and white landscapes are exceptional and the colour equally intriguing, with Ektar looking wonderful.

Thank you for sharing, it looks like it was a great trip.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-18-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 16,626
Posted By Lilserenity
Funny how I saw this thread yesterday but had a...

Funny how I saw this thread yesterday but had a busy schedule and thought I'd check that out today...

...well my computer died today! GAH!

Thankfully my brother has left his stuff whilst he moves...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lilserenity
Get the rubber original one for the 50mm, as...

Get the rubber original one for the 50mm, as suggested it works on other lenses too and needn't be expensive. I paid £2 I think for mine. In some ways its better than the rigid metal one (which does...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,801
Posted By Lilserenity
Despite my slightly flippant response (but based...

Despite my slightly flippant response (but based entirely on experience of doing both shooting a camera with no film, and not any old shots either, it had to be the time I was taking the owner of a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,801
Posted By Lilserenity
That when trying to exact the human quandary that...

That when trying to exact the human quandary that is in us all, that when I need to find that exacting summation of my experience, and when I need to explain a deep sense of ongoing loss...

....load...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 8,238
Posted By Lilserenity
I don't like to be mean because really, what do I...

I don't like to be mean because really, what do I know? But if I was looking at a book of this I would be thinking "boring" and probably also "forgettable" -- just a personal opinion.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-07-2011
Replies: 167
Views: 28,782
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm suffering from a raging cold this week and so...

I'm suffering from a raging cold this week and so excuse my spelling, my eyes aren't too good either, but I just have to do something such as reply to this, I'm going out of my mind with boredom and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-04-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Jan, yes I'm looking forward to it too, to...

Thanks Jan, yes I'm looking forward to it too, to see what will be come November the final result of 3 years of my life (but bloody good fun on the way.)

I have had some excellent feedback on proof...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-02-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you :) The good news the book is happening,...

Thank you :) The good news the book is happening, VL Publishing is up and running. Availability is as per the website, from mid-November.

As an update, the book is back on and will be a higher...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you for the further advice. In terms of...

Thank you for the further advice.

In terms of the F80 it does seem to be ticking all the right boxes for me I have to say so far. I still see my OMs being my main cameras, but who knows. I have sort...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Lilserenity
It really does seem to be pointing at the F80...

It really does seem to be pointing at the F80 (what it's called over here in Blighty) and a 50mm (which I would get in any instance) and a AF-G or whatever it is 28-80mm seems perfectly functional...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks for the suggestions so far guys, the Nikon...

Thanks for the suggestions so far guys, the Nikon seems to be fairing quite well, admittedly I had been erring on the side of Nikon. I was never very satisifed with the Canons for intangible and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Lilserenity
Fanciful SLR based questions - Autofocus and Lens

Hello,

Whilst I'm still getting on grand with the SLR kit I have (Olympus OMs) I have this nagging feeling I need to get an autofocus something. I'm pretty quick with the manual focusing but I just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By Lilserenity
Front ring on OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 came loose, now can't get back off...

Hiya,

The subject line is a bit of a jumble but hopefully the post will make sense.

Was screwing a yellow filter to my OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens and noticed the front name plate ring and black ring...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Love the colour in those, what film was that?...

Love the colour in those, what film was that? Looks a bit Fuji-ish but probably wrong ;)

To insert pictures, well I use Flickr and if you click on the Share button you can get the BBCode to paste...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,472
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks for the kind remarks. Scanner wise these...

Thanks for the kind remarks. Scanner wise these were both on a Nikon Coolscan LS8000 I purchased about a month ago, scanned at 4000dpi in VueScan, standard white balance, fine scan mode, light ICE,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2011
Replies: 159
Views: 27,392
Posted By Lilserenity
I'd take being a sociologist with a camera as a...

I'd take being a sociologist with a camera as a compliment any day of the week.

Whilst photography is the medium that best expresses how I see and want to describe the world around me, the driving...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lilserenity
Well done, always liked your pictures Bob,...

Well done, always liked your pictures Bob, unfortunately I don't think I make it to Manchester in time, story of my life on that one, this month has all gone a bit bombastic really.

But I will make...
Forum: Off Topic 08-13-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,495
Posted By Lilserenity
My own reluctance to discuss my own politics is...

My own reluctance to discuss my own politics is not about not wanting to listen to others, in fact I find that much more interesting to listen to other people's point of view, I'm more of a sponge...
Forum: Off Topic 08-13-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,495
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm not one for talking politics, it causes too...

I'm not one for talking politics, it causes too many arguments and usually ends up with ill feeling.

However, I will chip in this.

Social/council housing in the UK is at a premium, there is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 7,808
Posted By Lilserenity
Absolutely Dave, my approach isn't brash wherever...

Absolutely Dave, my approach isn't brash wherever I am, I never try to hide the camera, I always hang about after taking a picture and make sure they see my face, I talk to people usually first,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 7,808
Posted By Lilserenity
Things are only as hard as your mind allow. I've...

Things are only as hard as your mind allow.

I've never had problems street shooting in suburbia, or small towns.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,472
Posted By Lilserenity
Another couple of Elite...

Another couple of Elite Chromes

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/6018754291_2d357be6ea_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/6018754291/)
Biancacamicia, Val d'Orcia, Toscana...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-07-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,244
Posted By Lilserenity
Great photos, especially the first ones, they're...

Great photos, especially the first ones, they're very tranquil, peaceful.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,472
Posted By Lilserenity
Elite Chrome 100 is not the same today as it was...

Elite Chrome 100 is not the same today as it was in the 90s, the the edge-code is now EB3. Fading from Ektachromes from my experience both personally and also from things I have read over and over on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,315
Posted By Lilserenity
Mmmm. I never let it worry me, I look at...

Mmmm.

I never let it worry me, I look at pictures from all sorts of places, I'm sure that seeps in somehow, not always aware of where mind, sometimes I can see where say the style of Stephen Shore...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/6012384338_24e...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/6012384338_24eca5a7e0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/6012384338/)

Really love the new Kodak Portra 160.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 7,718
Posted By Lilserenity
An older one of mine from 2006 when the A27 some...

An older one of mine from 2006 when the A27 some miles to the west of where I live was closed. I was actually on the way to a conference but I had found a detour (over this little bridge) so a sneaky...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-03-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Just a little update on progress. First the bad...

Just a little update on progress.

First the bad news : I got a call from the publisher last week (bear in mind they are very small) to say that the publication isn't off but due to commitments with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,680
Posted By Lilserenity
Yes the UK, just on the cusp of Spring :)

Yes the UK, just on the cusp of Spring :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,680
Posted By Lilserenity
Here's one that I think captures a sense of place...

Here's one that I think captures a sense of place at a specific time (this area is usually quite busy but oddly perhaps it was just after rush-hour) not this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-30-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,680
Posted By Lilserenity
Hopefully (!) I have spent 2 and a half years...

Hopefully (!) I have spent 2 and a half years trying to bottle this myself for the project in the footer.
Forum: Off Topic 07-30-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 6,098
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm sure some people said the same of the new...

I'm sure some people said the same of the new fangled Telegraph at the time, I don't personally use Twitter, but there again I'm not against it, just not for me.

It's a good tool for grouping...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,227
Posted By Lilserenity
Hello, I somehow managed to track down more...

Hello,

I somehow managed to track down more Elite Chrome 100 in Florence, clearing out half their stock of it (I took one of their five packs!) and on their shelves there was Portra 400 (new) but no...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,227
Posted By Lilserenity
I went to Tuscany a little bit more south from...

I went to Tuscany a little bit more south from where you are going but the conditions in August will be much the same. To my mind shooting black and white in such a beautiful country doesn't make...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Everyone has to have their taste! I like that...

Everyone has to have their taste! I like that picture too, the subject isn't original but few things are, I'm just glad to have put my stamp on a subject that has been done before.

Does make me want...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By Lilserenity
Yes these are superb and just to echo what...

Yes these are superb and just to echo what someone already has said is that these pictures are not superb because of the camera really, it's your eye. But that said, the OM system and OM2 in this...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6146/5943523281_591...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6146/5943523281_591a78fa6d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/5943523281/)
Val d'Orcia, Toscana (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/5943523281/) by...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By Lilserenity
Northerners

I caught this on the Culture Show on BBC2 this week, and immediately had to order it, by Sefton Samuels.

It's a range of photos taken over quite a long period of time of Northern England, places,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Really happy with this one, thinking this might...

Really happy with this one, thinking this might be the shot I get enlarged for a big print on my wall:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6022/5932652595_545057bac8_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2011
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,805
Posted By Lilserenity
Bag of chips and a new bottle of...

Bag of chips and a new bottle of vinegar

*where's my coat*
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 3,877
Posted By Lilserenity
Summer Holiday in...

Summer Holiday in Tuscany

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6147/5931508748_856845f5d0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/5931508748/)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Well it arrived today, I knew it was big, but boy...

Well it arrived today, I knew it was big, but boy is it a big box of tricks!

I've only done one scan so far (I only have the standard 120 holder but I believe it can be modified to accept glass) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,731
Posted By Lilserenity
£79 (100/2.8). Pretty puny compared to most...

£79 (100/2.8). Pretty puny compared to most folks, but I chase a mean bargain.

In fact my OM kit (2 x OM2ns, 50 1.8, 50 1.4, 28 3.5, 100 2.8, lens hoods for all) only cost me just over £230 and to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Taken with my recently repaired OM2n which seems...

Taken with my recently repaired OM2n which seems to be firing on all cylinders again (or should that be all shutter speeds?! :))

Anyway, boring old Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 with hood, Made in Japan variant...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Sure will! Maybe I could actually get on with...

Sure will!

Maybe I could actually get on with setting up a blog on my website and close down or move some of my old one which I seem to only post to about twice a year now ;)

I have the Nikon...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Nope, no digital camera, apart from my phone.

Nope, no digital camera, apart from my phone.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Wise words Bob, I think I was looking at it...

Wise words Bob, I think I was looking at it purely from the way many others would look at it, spend £1200 on a single piece of equipment or spend that on a digital camera and in their eyes "get the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
I had fiddled with the cables, make sure they...

I had fiddled with the cables, make sure they weren't snagged, loose, tried looking in the lid to make sure the pulley was at least properly in place, even unplugged things from my PC and changed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Sadly yes :( The problem is the scan artefacts...

Sadly yes :(

The problem is the scan artefacts are random, not always in the same place, but on negatives I scanned say only 5-6 days ago, they now have lines down them, sometimes very defined and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
I have tried doing the scan at 4800dpi but to no...

I have tried doing the scan at 4800dpi but to no avail.

48bit is the same as scanning at 16bit, it's just a different way of measuring the same result, a 24bit image is 8bit per colour channel (R, G...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
That's interesting, I did wonder if the computer...

That's interesting, I did wonder if the computer was the issue. It's been fine until now, and I have a 2.6GHz Core2Duo, 2GB RAM (Windows 7 32bit), which should be good enough.

I'm scanning 48bit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lilserenity
Scanning woes continue - now terrible artefacts with Epson 4870

Hiya,

More problems, first with 35mm that turned out to be the camera, and now with my Epson 4870 which I use for 120. I'm close to scooping all the scanners up and throwing them in the bin (since...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 132,811
Posted By Lilserenity
Unfortunately my experience with Fuji Superia has...

Unfortunately my experience with Fuji Superia has been too variable (200 however has been the best of the lot) but I have a feeling this is much more to do with where it's bought from and how it is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,150
Posted By Lilserenity
Elite Chrome 100 (EB3) and 100 Extra Colour (EBX)...

Elite Chrome 100 (EB3) and 100 Extra Colour (EBX) are badged by Kodak as Kodak Professional but are 35mm only.

I fail to see how anybody could look at the results of EB3 and not see it as suitable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By Lilserenity
I used to shoot slide pretty much exclusively for...

I used to shoot slide pretty much exclusively for colour, up until the discontinuation of Kodachrome a couple of years ago.The main reason being that it gave me the colour I looked for in my pictures...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Super quick reply on this one as I am online! It...

Super quick reply on this one as I am online! It was indeed very fast, I can't recall which film it was but it was either FP4+ or HP5+, either way it was a very bright afternoon, and the shutter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lilserenity
I had heard this somewhere else as well but it...

I had heard this somewhere else as well but it appears that despite both of my OM2n's being serviced recently both came back with the shutter ring as stiff as ever. It really is a struggle for me to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Latest news on this one, it's still in the...

Latest news on this one, it's still in the workshop and a good job I have a loaner as there is no cast iron guarantee it will be up and running tomorrow.

They did say though that the blinds were...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Here's a recent one (Thursday last week) that I...

Here's a recent one (Thursday last week) that I am happy with, it was a beautiful evening, I will have some colour ones too, but not from a TLR.

Anyway, the beautiful rolling South...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 5,565
Posted By Lilserenity
I think there is a limit for me somewhere but I...

I think there is a limit for me somewhere but I haven't reached it yet. As mentioned recently in another thread, my loyalty lays with getting the picture and at the moment I prefer doing that with my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,419
Posted By Lilserenity
Well up to now my OM2ns have been really...

Well up to now my OM2ns have been really reliable, bit of a glitch on one of them at the moment, hoping to find out how its repair is going, but bear in mind this is an OM that has been dropped on to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 9,407
Posted By Lilserenity
Think I must have missed all the undertones in...

Think I must have missed all the undertones in this thread, didn't realise there was so much squabbling back and forth about each other's methods and what I'd personally call less than respectful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By Lilserenity
I'd definitely recommend Blurb and they have a...

I'd definitely recommend Blurb and they have a new 'Pro Line' which if you want will apparently give you superior paper, and those all important interior cover sheets (I think they are) The only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lilserenity
Ahhh I shan't be carrying another body as a...

Ahhh I shan't be carrying another body as a backup, it was just the thought that maybe just maybe the OM2n has a manual speed but clearly not.

I'd sooner carry a bunch of batteries than another body...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 5,862
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm all good thanks, yep the Coolscans are a...

I'm all good thanks, yep the Coolscans are a whole bunch of money, I still have an old LS2000 (SCSI based) which is fab scanner but every year it needs a bit of maintenance but if that keeps it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lilserenity
That makes sense, I could have sworn it was a bad...

That makes sense, I could have sworn it was a bad Internet 'myth' and you've confirmed it! Life now goes on ;)



John as ever, you are a legend (here in England that is a very nice compliment!) with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 5,862
Posted By Lilserenity
Sounds like you pretty much have most of your own...

Sounds like you pretty much have most of your own answers by reading your posts. Find an M4-P, get it fitted with an old style wind on lever as and when, for the best scans it sounds like a dev and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lilserenity
Yes sorry bad choice of words, I meant mechanical...

Yes sorry bad choice of words, I meant mechanical with no batteries required to fire the mirror+shutter, the OM2S has a mechanical 1/60th speed as well as Bulb. I have seen numerous mentions the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lilserenity
OM2 / 2n - Manual 1/60th speed?

Hiya,

For some years I have seen references on the web to the OM2 / 2n having one manual speed (other than bulb) of 1/60th second. However this is only in some forum postings and never have I been...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 5,228
Posted By Lilserenity
If colour film disappeared, I would have to...

If colour film disappeared, I would have to invest in a digital SLR or something like that because I could not give up photography, my greatest passion of all is for the picture and I love the look...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 32,073
Posted By Lilserenity
I have found Ektar to be excellent on a cloudy,...

I have found Ektar to be excellent on a cloudy, dim day as well:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4913300802_064e35b490_z.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Ahhh I don't know about that, the main thing is...

Ahhh I don't know about that, the main thing is that I liked your pictures and look forward to seeing more.

It is a small world, at some point I'll have to do a bit more photography around the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Will do, received it now and yes lots of...

Will do, received it now and yes lots of similarities to the OM2n, some differences, the fixed hot shoe looks much more rugged but then I tend to not keep the hot shoe on mine (my shoe 4 as with many...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 18,373
Posted By Lilserenity
Here's a couple from a recent party...

Here's a couple from a recent party (HP5+)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/5803572730_2dec5e978d_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Interesting, I think that says I should try both...

Interesting, I think that says I should try both if at all possible before settling on which I might get. In any instance it's a little way off yet! I would certainly look at the OM4Ti since that has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 32,073
Posted By Lilserenity
I have to say I have never had the problems...

I have to say I have never had the problems people have encountered with Ektar, admittedly I have never shot it in medium format (need a decent meter really) but in my OMs it's my favourite film for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
A very kind soul has offered to lend me their...

A very kind soul has offered to lend me their OM2SP which should be fun as I have never used an OM other than my 2n (I do have a second 2n body but I want one with negative film -- and the other with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,055
Posted By Lilserenity
Probably the best bit of advice that one! I had...

Probably the best bit of advice that one!

I had a C330F, no question about it being a good camera, but ergonomically it wasn't for me (I could only liken to to lugging around a cast iron bath tub...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Can't say it's a surefire favourite but a couple...

Can't say it's a surefire favourite but a couple of photos I like none the less (both FP4+ in my Autocord)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5775557806_0467d7db75_z.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
I likewise would like to say those are great...

I likewise would like to say those are great pictures, good to see someone else from Bucks, I live in West Sussex now but I was born in Thame soon moving to Haddenham, and so know Cuddington very...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,320
Posted By Lilserenity
Likewise here, I never really had any problems...

Likewise here, I never really had any problems indoors with Portra 400NC or the new Portra 400.

These were shot with Portra 400NC at f/3.5 1/60th (Manual mode on my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Apologies for the large image that...

Apologies for the large image that follows:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/5805590707_6263a26125_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/5805590707/)

Admittedly I need to rescan on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
That was exactly my thought :) If this can't be...

That was exactly my thought :) If this can't be worked out, an ND2, maybe an ND4 might help if indeed my observation that it has tended to be at fast shutter speeds is correct.

Vicky
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 67,478
Posted By Lilserenity
I'm not one for cowering in my castle (otherwise...

I'm not one for cowering in my castle (otherwise known as the 1st floor 1 bedroom flat...), I think it's such a shame that paranoia gets to such a level that pictures like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
If I recall, that was the 2n which had problems...

If I recall, that was the 2n which had problems winding on, I sold that on as spares and repairs in the end and I got the current 2n for £36 with a lens, I then got this one with the problem serviced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks for the interesting feedback, I have...

Thanks for the interesting feedback, I have dropped it off to be looked at.

I was fairly confident it's not the scanner as when I have scanned the same frame over and over it always appears in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
I have made a couple of calls, I'm going to take...

I have made a couple of calls, I'm going to take it to a local repairer (well, about 25-30 miles away...) to investigate, could be bad seals (probably not) or shutter curtain issues you guys have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
It's doing it only in Auto mode, well, I rarely...

It's doing it only in Auto mode, well, I rarely use Manual mode (only in low light to override the meter.)

Sounds like it could be complicated. Rats!

What to do is the question!

Vicky
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks guys that confirms more or less what I was...

Thanks guys that confirms more or less what I was thinking (well not the curtains thing, I have no idea about the technicalities!) that the shutter has issues. Gah! Ok, now to find someone who can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lilserenity
Olympus OM2n problem - Vertical lines on exposures

Hiya,

One of my OM2n's has started producing some not too clever behaviour and just over 1 week to go to Italy this is the worst possible timing.

On some exposures (different films run through it)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-05-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 11,259
Posted By Lilserenity
I've often wondered that myself but then, I don't...

I've often wondered that myself but then, I don't really care what people use either, it's up to them.

Personally the smaller and the lighter the better works for me, not that I'm some feeble little...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,099
Posted By Lilserenity
Just stunned, and I'm not all the way through it...

Just stunned, and I'm not all the way through it yet.

Puts things in perspective.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 67,478
Posted By Lilserenity
Hear hear.

Hear hear.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 5,934
Posted By Lilserenity
I've been thinking Tuscany, Italy for a long...

I've been thinking Tuscany, Italy for a long time.

So much so I am finally off there in just over a week for about 10 days.

I know it's a cliché but not all my photography has to be deep and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-30-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By Lilserenity
Oh crikey, I'm just down the road in Worthing,...

Oh crikey, I'm just down the road in Worthing, but often in Brighton so will ask around.

I would have thought a scrupulous cab company should surely have a record of the driver who picked you up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lilserenity
I can categorically say that any flatbed not...

I can categorically say that any flatbed not designed to scan film will be awful unless you are pleased with lo-fidelity results, in which case I would question why spend all the money on the film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 3,999
Posted By Lilserenity
I use both for what it's worth although at the...

I use both for what it's worth although at the moment I'm mostly using my SLR or my TLR. The Leica hasn't been used much over the past 6 months but that will change.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By Lilserenity
Sirkka Liisa Konttinen - Byker Revisited

Hiya,

After a chance comment on my Flickrstream I was intrigued about Sirkka Liisa Konttinen's Byker Revisited book, and bought it off the strength of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2011
Replies: 3,267
Views: 567,561
Posted By Lilserenity
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/5754148098_945...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/5754148098_9459b2f863_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilserenity/5754148098/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5752118132_bbfb8967c3_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,216
Posted By Lilserenity
Also to pick up on the point of location, and...

Also to pick up on the point of location, and "Crowd Funding" if it has to have a name, there has been nothing except in some cases the lack of skills of the person trying to get funding (i.e. not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,215
Posted By Lilserenity
From Karl Bryan working on my Autocord, it...

From Karl Bryan working on my Autocord, it appears some of them have a steel focus lever rather than a pot metal one. Mine was a 1965 model looked at apparently in 1977 by Minolta.

So you might get...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,215
Posted By Lilserenity
Gonna have to agree with a lot of folks here,...

Gonna have to agree with a lot of folks here, Autocord.

Sharp, small, bright focus screen, great colour rendition, superb for black and white, I love the tab based focus mechanism.

The Mamiya C's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By Lilserenity
Near to where the lens mounts around the lip as...

Near to where the lens mounts around the lip as it were is a little thumb screw, unscrew the lens first and set aside, then unscrew this little thumb screw this will drop the lens and the lens board...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,531
Posted By Lilserenity
If it's hurting a bit too much, just make...

If it's hurting a bit too much, just make yourself feel better that in the country where HP5+ is made, Harman/Ilford are happy to not offer this special offer, and through their website charge more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 4,652
Posted By Lilserenity
I'd say my greatest weakness is that I tend to...

I'd say my greatest weakness is that I tend to hurry, not impatience -- I can wait for a picture to happen for a long time (I've been known to sit in a spot for an hour until it happens...not often...
Forum: Other RF 05-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Lilserenity
I was going to but I have decided not, this is my...

I was going to but I have decided not, this is my first weekend at home in about 2 months, so I need the rest, and I don't need to shoot more film, I'm hoping to make some headway on my backlog today...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-21-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Tom, I will be emailing everyone now and...

Thanks Tom, I will be emailing everyone now and then that signed up and will post updates here in case, as well as making sure I keep the website up to date.



It took a while but having put so much...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lilserenity
Great stuff as ever, inspiration and makes you...

Great stuff as ever, inspiration and makes you want to up your own game, not in a competitive sense, but in realising there are so many things you want to capture in life, and the best way to see...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-19-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks everyone for your nice messages, I can't...

Thanks everyone for your nice messages, I can't deny it definitely adds to the feeling it was all worthwhile. Now just the small matter of putting the book together, writing a foreword etc., getting...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By Lilserenity
Received my Autocord back from Karl Bryan today,...

Received my Autocord back from Karl Bryan today, first class service all round (Except for the UK Border Agency that didn't read the customs form and I now have to file for a VAT refund) but the work...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-07-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
That's great thank you ever so much. In good...

That's great thank you ever so much.

In good news....
The book has the go ahead

Registrations are still welcomed so I can keep in touch with you on the process but the publication is expected to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Well I made a clanger last weekend. I had my two...

Well I made a clanger last weekend.

I had my two OM2ns.

I finished the roll in one of the cameras and when I got to my next scheduled photo-shoot of sorts I unloaded that camera and re-loaded one....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,345
Posted By Lilserenity
I love Elite Chrome 100, I find it personally...

I love Elite Chrome 100, I find it personally much better than Fuji (personal opinion, don't get offended) and it turns out some glorious neutral results.

In terms of differences between it and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
No way, £111 for a 21mm f/3.5?! Not sure what I'd...

No way, £111 for a 21mm f/3.5?! Not sure what I'd do with such a wide lens but at that price there is no way I could say no, I'd find a use!

I have come around to the thinking that all my OM gear...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lilserenity
I shall have some colour pictures on the way...

I shall have some colour pictures on the way 'soon' (not sure when, need to check the bank balance, but probably later this week when I send out the Portra 400NC)

Not tons of pics but enough.

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2011
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 125,330
Posted By Lilserenity
I picked up a Rolleinar 1 this week myself after...

I picked up a Rolleinar 1 this week myself after posting about getting a higher + closer view point with my TLR, an Autocord (which I like very much indeed) but sadly the aperture has jammed on it...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-23-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Well I certainly couldn't ever claim to be that,...

Well I certainly couldn't ever claim to be that, but support for the book is always welcomed! Thanks for the kind comment, don't say it too much, it might go to my head!

Vicky
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-23-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Yep, 49 now! In theory that is actually 39 as I'm...

Yep, 49 now! In theory that is actually 39 as I'm just waiting for MK Museum to register there 10 copies they are ordering for their shop, plus I have an exhibition at Milton Keynes City Discovery...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-23-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 612,047
Posted By Lilserenity
Recently took this on the new Kodak Portra 400 on...

Recently took this on the new Kodak Portra 400 on my Autocord (about to be sent off to Karl Bryan, needed a service and on the last roll I was going to use the aperture lever has jammed, coincidence...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,697
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks Keith, as I say I appreciate Simon pops...

Thanks Keith, as I say I appreciate Simon pops his head up on APUG (which I visit now and then but I find it all a bit technical there so I don't often post!) which is great but there is some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,697
Posted By Lilserenity
I don't buy my HP5+ from Harman/Ilford UK...

I don't buy my HP5+ from Harman/Ilford UK directly, either ag-photographic.co.uk or my local shop where it runs about £3.60-£4 a roll of 36exp.

I think I'll email a polite note to Ilford of how in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-20-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Not not at all, although the extra support could...

Not not at all, although the extra support could be very much welcomed.

I have a number of meetings lined up with museums and so forth to buy batches of books so I am confident that I will make that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,697
Posted By Lilserenity
Always amuses me how a roll of film can be...

Always amuses me how a roll of film can be shipped across an ocean and end up almost half the price of it in the UK for 2 rolls vs. 1, when in the UK where it is made, seemingly its trip down the M6...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,700
Posted By Lilserenity
Thanks for this, I always wondered what that was...

Thanks for this, I always wondered what that was for! (Pops a little hat with a backwards-scrawled D on it...) :D

That might help a good deal.

Thanks to all of the other suggestions. I'm severely...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,693
Posted By Lilserenity
Excellent stuff, really enjoyed these. Hopefully...

Excellent stuff, really enjoyed these. Hopefully there may be some more!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,700
Posted By Lilserenity
TLRs. Portraits and being short

Hiya,

Here's a fairly unique question!

I've been using one TLR or another (started with a C330F which had its own issues, namely it was like carrying a cast iron bath tub around my neck! Now...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 11,072
Posted By Lilserenity
That makes sense as I will always remember my dad...

That makes sense as I will always remember my dad trying to get the Skoda to go before leaving for the car auctions, "Damn b*tch won't start as usual" or something.

All these years I thought it was...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 11,072
Posted By Lilserenity
Well the moment I'm driving mine around in the...

Well the moment I'm driving mine around in the pinnacle of style, the very essence of speed and acceleration, the finest of all craftmanship, the engineering prowess of a world beater, the bodywork...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2011
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,119
Posted By Lilserenity
Good to see another OM addict from Sussex (East...

Good to see another OM addict from Sussex (East Sussex, I'm in West Sussex, used to live in Brighton though...)

Nice also to see familiar scenes which I end up mooching around in most...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-02-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Thank you and so far, 111 to go. So come on...

Thank you and so far, 111 to go. So come on anybody who is interested, the book will only be around £10 if published, available on-line if not in the local area, and will come with some nice pics...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-01-2011
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,779
Posted By Lilserenity
Mooch around Brighton for most of the day with my...

Mooch around Brighton for most of the day with my OM2n and Autocord, likely do a lot of black and white until the evening when with some good light I want to take some nice golden candid shots down...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-31-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Hehe, I had to look up what Spruiking was! Yes I...

Hehe, I had to look up what Spruiking was! Yes I wasn't sure what the outcome was as I didn't know if they'd take it as an advert or what, or if it would read like a bad infomercial. All publicity is...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-31-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
Great! If you click the little "X" to the right...

Great! If you click the little "X" to the right of your spouse's name in the name box, that should give you an option to clear the form.

She must be logged into Facebook on her computer :)

Let me...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-31-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14,431
Posted By Lilserenity
How's it going, it's going OK. Things have slowed...

How's it going, it's going OK. Things have slowed up a bit now but on good news, I did make it into the local paper this week and I am really hoping that it gives it a boost, although yesterday the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-27-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 14,078
Posted By Lilserenity
I have given this some thought by thinking about...

I have given this some thought by thinking about what I do, and what I see others do (or rather the results) and the equipment used doesn't seem to bear any correlation to the success of the work. I...
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