I was given my first camera aged roughly 8 or 9 years old. It was a Hanimex Auto Grip 110F which took those funny cartridge films. It was small and clunky but I felt so proud that it was all mine! Many of the pictures that I took subsequently, mostly of my cats and chickens, were blurry and at less than arty angles but I kept every one in an album which I still have to this day.
In my teens I moved on to my grandfather’s old Minolta and life became complicated in more ways than one but that’s a whole other story, I digress!
The reason for this post was a different kind of reflection all together. In short, isn’t there something just magical in the perfect reflection? I just developed a new Brownie film and I felt like sharing! I often feel that if you find pleasure in the small things the rest will follow. So here are some of my recent reflections! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking and developing them!
I think I am literally in love with this image! There is something about the scene that I find other-worldly, like many of the Brownie pictures it feels utterly timeless.
This proves that I did go over and sit on the bench in the previous picture!
There is a haze to this one, not really sure why because it was a clear crisp morning in Penryn but I love the gentle ripples in the water.
Not a reflection I realise but its water and I just love this picture. The swans had just been over to investigate my potential for snacks, I had failed to provide them with anything so they left in silent indignation.
I feel that my photographs are just as much as part of this blog as the stories that I aim to tell and those blurry snaps from 30 years ago are as much a captured memory from my life as these reflections above.
For more Brownie adventures try: Lady behind the lens, My Box Brownie camera, Adventures with Parralax Error! or take a look at some more images at Box Brownie Photos