Le Clic, Revolog Kolor 2020 (1)

Back at the end of 2019 I got a new old camera, the 35mm Le Clic LC21 BV, and popped in a roll of Kevolog Kolor, according to the Analogue Wonderland website Kolor film is “Revolog’s top-selling film and for good reason! When put through your favourite 35mm camera, this film will add a rotating rainbow of different colours to your images for an unique and creative view of life. Β Each roll is hand-made with processes that will create beautiful overlaid colours or shapes on your final images. Based in Austria this small firm (Hanna and Michael!) are passionate about giving film photographers new options and opportunities to experiment and create”.Β Sounded like fun to me so I carried it around with me and took some images with it along the way. Of course we all know what happened next, so I didn’t get to go out as much as usual, so it’s taken a long time to use up the film. I finally finished it and sent it off to Digitalab (THE best ever developers) and got the results back. A bit of a mixed bunch and 3 of them were completely either bright green or red and I couldn’t see beyond so they had to be deleted.

I took these in July 2020 in Newcastle, a lovely sunny day and no evidence of any rainbow colours.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

In August we managed a quick weekend away for my birthday weekend, and stayed in a self contained flat (appartment if you’re my American reader) in Jeburgh, which is at the bottom end of Scotland. Would have liked to visit the Abbey but it was closed because of Covid. Here we go with the rainbow colours. I am thinking it was quite overcast so maybe that’s what affects the film.

Jedburgh Abbey
The Abbey
Phil on our walk around Jedburgh.
Remnants of a Franciscan Friory and too much of the rainbow!

Phil and Shelley clubbed together and bought his son Carl a parachute jump for his 40th birthday (40!!!! 😳 ) and this is a shot of the family waiting for it to happen.

September 2020 ~ The Jump.

That will do for this week, more to come so stay tooned!

Thailand 2001~part 1

In 2001 I was working as an Op. Theatre Sister and became friends with Stacey one of the care assistants. She was such a good laugh and we had fun times. Stacey hadn’t seen her Dad for 12 years, as he lived out in Thailand, with his 2nd wife. Stacey wanted to go and visit him and asked me to go with her as she’d never been abroad before and was all nervous. So I accompanied her out there, stayed for 2 weeks and came home alone, as Stacey stayed another 2 weeks after.

I don’t have too many photo’s considering, blimey if I went now I’d need a stack of memory cards! I have a feeling these are from a one use throw away camera. Eeeek!

Anyhow onto the pics.

The reunion at the airport.

AT our hotel, god knows why I have a rictus grin. But I’m rocking that pink streak in my hair. Groan. What was I thinking.

We only had a couple of days in Bangkok, so after arriving, we got ourselves sorted and headed out into Bangkok. One Night in Bangkok, great song, and I can now relate πŸ™‚

Stacey’s Dad lived on the Island Koh Samui so made the most of coming to meet us in Bangkok, his friend joined us (can’t remember his name) and they took us to some well seedy nightclubs. The ladies working the bars (and working the blokes!) were all stunning and were all absolutely lovely, they took a shine to me and Stacey and we had a great night out. The pictures are rubbish but have to be included.

Stacey’s Dad and his Pal, both were mortal drunk at this point.

The four of us

Stacey pulled πŸ™‚

This is, I think, a shot of Stacey, her Dad & The Friend it’s so bad it makes me laugh.

The next day we went out to see some of Bangkok, and took a trip on a river boat on the Chao Phraya River which runs through the city.

ME & Stacey

Blurry river shot, (didn’t know about panning & a fast shutter speed back then )

At the exit jetty there was a market, and I took this shot of fruits I’d never seen before.

The whole purpose of the trip was to visit The Grand Palace, as it would be a crime to miss this out of a trip to Bangkok. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. They still use it for official occasions.Ade up of several ornate buildings, it’s an amazing place.

WE turned up in shorts, which is not approved of, but they provide sarongs and stuff for tourists who don’t know the dress code! So we were given matching maroon sarongs. Nice. πŸ™‚

More of The Grand palace next time.