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Pier at Edgewater

Posted by Ed on February 25, 2008

The lake was mostly frozen and covered with seagulls. Trying out the new Kodak T-max 400 in my TLR.


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Photos from Library of Congress on Flickr

Posted by Ed on January 17, 2008

In case you missed it on the Flickr blog, Flickr is collaborating with the Library of Congress to make thousands of historical photos accessible to all. I believe these photos, and many more, are already available on the Library’s own website, but this makes them a lot more accessible. So far there are only two sets, but more will come I’m sure. I particularly like the 1930s-40s in Color, mostly high quality transparencies:

These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.

orange sorting in California

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Trees at North Chagrin Reservation

Posted by Ed on October 24, 2007

From the first roll through my new Kalloflex. Should have read the instruction manual first though, as I only got 5 frames on the roll out of 12 due to improper winding technique!

When winding the shutter and advancing the film the operation is a motion forward of crank (3) until it stops and then a motion back again until it stops.

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Kalloflex TLR

Posted by Ed on October 20, 2007

Just got my new (~1956!) Kalloflex back from Dodd’s Camera after a full service. Shutter now fires as it should and they’ve done a nice job cleaning up the screen too. Looking forward to taking some photos with it (tomorrow hopefully!). Watch this space

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Miles with digital camera

Posted by Ed on July 26, 2007

One from the archives. When this was taken in 2001, Miles was the only person from a group of about 15 with a digital camera.

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Posted by Ed on July 21, 2007

Sunrise in Alishan, Taiwan.


See the whole collection in my flickr gallery.


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Winter at last!

Posted by Ed on February 17, 2007

winter storm

Originally uploaded by Ed Chadwick.

It’s quite warm today though, at -8C.

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Photography Tips

Posted by Ed on June 2, 2006

Two sites that the photographers and photography lovers amongst us should definitely check out are Magnum in Motion and The Photography Channel. They both feature multimedia presentations, or Interactive Essays as Magnum calls them, by some of the world’s best photographers and photo journalists. Highly recommended are The Revolution by Burt Glinn (Magnum in Motion):

When rebel forces ousted Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, photographer Burt Glinn was there for the riotous aftermath, recording the chaos and excitement in Havana’s streets and traveling with a young rebel leader named Fidel Castro.

and Coal Hollow by Ken and Melanie Light (Photography Channel):

Ken and Melanie Light have created a stunning portrait southern West Viriginia, where the coal mining industry has left a human and environmental catastrophe in its wake. Their book, COAL HOLLOW, is being published by the University of California Press. This 3:00 video is excerpted from a longer version, which will be available soon.

The Magnum in Motion presentations are also available as video podcasts that you can subscribe to in iTunes.

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Protest Photos

Posted by Ed on March 22, 2006

As promised, more pictures of the anti-war demo on Monday are now in my photo gallery.

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Tory Photoshopping

Posted by Ed on April 12, 2005

In a fantastic example of political opportunism, Tory candidate, Ed Matts, has doctored a photo of himself supporting a local asylum seeker to fit in with the party’s anti-immigration stance in the run-up to the election. The Guardian Election Blog is inviting contributions from readers to improve the image further.

doctored photo

Oh yes, and apparently they don’t want to be called “Tories” any more.

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