El Tercer Dia …. ‘imagines’

13913742_1411198365562160_8586392182491217869_oLess than a month to go and I shall be in Mallorca with Super-Dude celebrating my birthday in style.

You may have noticed that I have been incorporating a few words ‘Español’ in recent titles, todays title translates to “On the third day”*

Imagines …. So, the heat is absolutely stifling, 29C, however, just being able to sit under the awning with a gentle breeze compensates. The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range stand high and way back in the far distance behind the town, its cold wind collects the heat off the land en-route before it eventually spreads its veil of warmth over the resort including myself and everyone else praying homage to the golden sun high above ….

With with an old Polaroid camera, a sketch pad, some colouring pens and a notebook, I sit quietly taking in all the surroundings, ideas for a best seller or a TV series is hard work. However, I might add, I am not too far away from sight or earshot of the busy camarero and of course my dear companion who will accompany me shortly with a swim in the pool, followed by a Xocolata frió i Tia Maria.

 

Adios mi amigos.

 

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Retro Day 4 …. Apple Pie

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I thought I would try a little “Still Life” today. Perhaps the amount of apples is far too much, however, I have a little something in my mind for later.

I have been fortunate to keep up with the latest devises that technology now makes available and affordable on the open market. For years I bumbled along with many PC’s running the ever unstable Windows programme and with a constant fear that the blue screen of death was always loitering overhead and at the worst possible time would drop my work off a shear edge into the irretrievable chasm.

If ever watching a television programme or a film at the cinema, and then noticing an Apple Computer appearing into shot, instinctively I would engage the part of the brain known as Broca’s area, a thought from my silent vocabulary .. ‘Oh I wish I had one of those’ would then become public knowledge.

Why the brain reference? …. If you notice in the photograph, there is a Macintosh Classic computer, it was given to me recently by the widow of Christopher Upham Murray Smith, he was a prolific writer and penned so many books on the neurosciences and travelled the world addressing conference and seminars alike, most of his compositions were written in his study which over looks the sea, the same view I am fortunate to have, he was my upstairs neighbour, and most of his notes are stored on this same machine. It still fires up, with a noisy whirr but ever the old faithful.

This brings me onto another subject involving apples ….

Apple pie, served hot with cold pouring cream … Just like the Mac its a great American classic.  …..  Retro enough for you?

Retro Day 1 …. A Constant in Life

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What better subject for the first days Lomo than the ‘Union Jack’

This shot was a hoper, blowing North Westerly onto the Southerly shores of Brixham. Torbay has a natural east facing harbour and is located on the South-West peninsula of England.

However not just at my home, it also flies high atop many a flagstaff across the United Kingdom. A notice to all that we are British and bloody proud of it too.

As the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are soon to begin, you will see more of these displays of pride and delight as we [hopefully] reap as many Gold Medals as possible.

Go Team GB.

Mission I’m Possible

IMG_3102 (1).jpgHaving completed another seven-day challenge and enjoyed every moment of it, I have decided to continue with another weeks worth.

One of my biggest hobbies has always been photography, so in true retro fashion, I intend, starting from tomorrow to try to recreate the past by using the media of Lomography ….

What is Lomography you ask.

‘Unpredictability’

This is what makes lomography so fun–and so frustrating. Lomo cameras are highly unpredictable–like it has a life of its own. That’s why most of the beautiful lomo photos are ‘happy accidents’. So if both a professional and a beginner in photography takes up lomography for the first time, both are likely equal in the field of lomography. Coming up with beautiful photos taken by toy cameras require you to understand your camera, develop a friendship with them and this understanding will take some time and practice.

I shall be using a 1980”s Polaroid SE 635 Instant Camera, cheekily bid from eBay for £25, worth every punt dont you think.

Lets see what developes!