Bosvathick – Three Forgotten Crosses

I guess you could say that I am nosy by nature.  I would prefer to be called curious or inquisitive but really I just like to know stuff.  As a child I drove my parents up the wall with endless questions – why this? and how that?  But you see if you don’t ask you can’t […]

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Box Brownie: The Hi-Tech features!

If you have read any of my other posts about my Kodak Box Brownie No 2 you will already understand that one of the many things that attracted me to this camera to begin with was how easy it is too use. Some may say it is basic, primitive even.  I say it has a […]

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My Grandmother & Rope Walk, Falmouth

When my grandmother became too old and confused to live on her own she announced that she was going to move to the Methodist home in Falmouth.  We tried to persuade her to come and live at the farm with us but she was, as she had always been, determined. Falmouth was the town where she had spent […]

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Boscawen-un Stone Circle

The names spin by outside the car, Buryas Bridge, Drift, Catchall and then I see the tiny turning that I need and swing the car in, onto the dirt road.  This is the track to Boscawen-un, one of the first ancient places on the Penwith that I ever came to.  That was probably 20 years ago […]

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Box Brownie: The Perfect Reflection

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, […]

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Box Brownie: The next step

Since I found my Brownie camera in a charity shop I have been on a sharp learning curve as I have got to know it and have gradually built up a picture of how this funny black box actually works.  I plan to do a couple more blogs on the anatomy of my Brownie and […]

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The Raising of Logan Rock

In Cornwall we have a special kind of geological feature that throughout history has given the Cornish folks bucket loads of joy.  It is the natural phenomena known as the Logan Rock. The word logan comes from the Cornish ‘logging’, meaning rocking and refers to a number of rocks which through some a happy accident are on a pivot […]

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Roadtrip with my Box Brownie

Last week I had to go and fetch my nearest and dearest from Gatwick airport.  Now I will admit I really do love an excuse for a road-trip. I have always loved driving and as soon as I learnt I never looked back.  I think that part of that has to do with growing up in […]

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Lady behind the lens

In a previous blog I mentioned that my dear friends find the idea of me traipsing around the Cornish countryside with an antique camera highly amusing.  I am guessing, actually I know, that this is because this is the kind of image they imagine when they think of me: The lady photographer was a bit of a […]

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Adventures with my Box Brownie: Part 2 How to load your film!

I picked up another film from the developer this week.  And as always it is that moment of trepidation that is half the fun, what will the pictures be like, did I breathe and blur, have I managed any double exposures and is that a good or a bad thing? The gentleman behind the counter […]

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