Week #09 : Three Train Stations

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A couple years ago I found a cardboard box full of film on offer at a flea market.  It is color negative film, 24 exposures, 400 ISO and expired since… 2002.  A cheap rebranded film (I don’t know who made it, the brand is France-Loisirs).  I bought the full box for a fairly cheap price and got myself more than 60 rolls after I did the inventory.  I didn’t expect nice results but this film actually still worked fine for me, when I exposed it at 200.  Until last week, when I used it in a point & shoot camera but could not adjust the ISO setting (the camera uses the DX code) and got pretty bad results.  So this week I went the opposite side and as an experiment, I brutally overexposed one roll of this film in my Trip 35, setting the meter to… 25.  At least I…

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Week #08 : Tourist at my Own Place

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You’ve seen many photos of Brussels, Belgium in my previous posts… that’s the place I work.  But I live outside of the city, in a village called Villers-la-Ville.  This place has the remaining ruins of an old abbey and these can be visited for a small fee.  Most of the old buildings are ruined, almost no roof remains so it’s mostly only walls but the place has character and a long history.  So this week I’ll take you to a tour over there.  The weather had been rather cloudy if not rainy for the last weeks, but on that day the Sun showed up and the sky was blue.  I had an hour to spare so I headed up to the abbey with the Olympus XA3 and a roll of Polypan F.  Here are some of the results… I tried to play with the theme of the Sun coming back contrasting with…

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Week #07 : A Walk across the Park

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Week 7 Week #07

This week was pretty rainy.  I did manage to get out a couple of times, but not taking very many photos until today.  Both my cameras and myself agree on one point: we dislike rain.  Wind is OK, snow we can manage.  Cold isn’t a problem, neither is hot weather as we don’t get any over here anyway.  But rain, sorry…

So no rain today: off we go.  I had my small Olympus XA3 and a roll of Polypan F with me.  This is slow film but not too bad in such a quiet camera as the XA3 with its sweet shutter release.  I headed out of Brussels Central (train) station and first got a picture of this decorated café window. Kind of picture in a picture, with some painted people enjoying their drink on the window and some real ones doing the same behind it.

Good Moments Good Moments

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