Author Archives: Mike Hessey

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.

Yashica 44 LM

Another camera which uses 127 film. I’ve only had this for a few days, but it seems in very good condition and the first film I put through it has just gone off for processing (a transparency film, so I … Continue reading

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Sunrise

A spectacular sunrise on what was a very cold day. The extra below shows the frozen lily pond in the park. It was so cold there that with frozen fingers I dropped the camera, which fortunately survived, although it nearly … Continue reading

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Morning walk on a misty morning

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Sunshine for a change

Beautiful weather for a change. I went out into the park, but I had to hurry back as my doorbell rang, and I thought it might be a new photographic acquisition, I just got back home before the postman left, … Continue reading

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Dull, damp and dreary

With weather like that, I had to resort in a photograph of my lunch today – fish as it’s Friday.

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Orchid

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Gossen Sixtry exposure meter

When I first started using colour film (transparency) in 1959, accurate exposure became critical, and guessing or using guide like the one shown on the left in the photo was inadequate. As the Agfa Silette had no built-in meter, I … Continue reading

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