#23 – A ‘Get Carter’ Landscape

I’m a huge fan of the 60’s Michael Caine film ‘Get Carter’, particualrly the cinematography and the bleak northern landscapes it portrayed.  In particular, I have long been intrigued by the final scenes of the aerial ropeways taking coal to the staithes. This landscape has all but vanished, but I discovered that there was one…

#22 – Photography Podcasts

Photography Podcasts  There are an increasing number of  Photography related  Podcasts available, and I’ve subscribed to quite a few over the past two years or so. If you’ve got an IPod, you can subscribe to them through ITunes, but I think you can also download them directly from their hosts websites in a lot of…

#21 – Photopaper Sizes Rant

I was reminded of this particular annoyance of mine by a letter in Amateur Photographer magazine recently- why on earth is there such little correlation between photopaper size and photograph ratio. I’ll explain. 35mm film (and DSLR sensors) are in a 3 x 2 format. This means that the whole image can be printed on…

#20 – Dial ‘M’ For Mining

One I took a while back but I still really like – Clipsone Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Despite being listed, these impressive artefacts of our industrial heritage are seemingly doomed due to a concerted campaign from a local councillor. Shame.