Holiday Snaps – Carl.

A few holiday snaps from Poland. It’s not all doom and gloom. Contrary to these pictures. I just haven’t had the other rolls of film developed yet! I had a fantastic time over there. Really nice place.

@chappers_ma

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Outside of band stuff – Carl.

So as you may have gathered from our other posts. I (Carl) enjoy a spot of photography. With that in mind I decided to take a picture a day. For one whole year. This year as it happens. A leap year. I am posting them up on my personal WordPress page. http://thebastardtalks.wordpress.com/ with a little story to go along with each picture.
I am enjoying it so far. This first month is on my little digital compact camera. The rest of the months will be film, so there will be a delay. I will keep some of Januarys pictures back to help fill the gap that will be Feb. I am not looking forward to my medium format camera months. Especially the box camera one. They will be expensive months! So far I have a camera a month, for 10 of the 12 months. So I think by the time its finished, I will have bought another 2 cameras minimum!

Anyway. If this is something that interests you then feel free to follow my personal WordPress or follow me on Twitter. @Chappers_ma where I will tweet everytime I post a new photo. Or just follow the band Twitter and every now and then I will tweet about it on there.

I hope you will enjoy my year of pictures and understand my reasons for not posting daily!

Much love. Carlos.

Fisheye – Carl.

So I got my Fisheye 2 plus Underwater case. Very happy with it. Rushed to finish my first roll to see the results. I am very pleased. Can’t wait to go swimming with the little beast and document underwater fun!

I do have some concerns about the build quality though. Does anyone else own a Fisheye2 Lomography camera? If so, please could you confirm if this is normal or not.

Advance wheel issue. When I wind on to the next frame, for the first 5 or so, it winds back a little when I release it. I can also wind the wheeel back as well.

Film winder issue. The arm is loose. I feel like it should snap back down, but it wobbles freely.

Are these normal quirks, or do I have a fault?

 

New Camera High!! – Carl.

So I am going on Holiday next month for 3 weeks to a beautiful country. I don’t really need to buy any new clothes for it really. Got enough shorts and t-shirts to last a lifetime. However, I was given a voucher for lomography.com for my birthday and have been struggling trying to decide what to spend it on. I was going to get £50 worth of film, but felt like it wasn’t really a wise thing to do.

A week ago I had a brain wave. I should get an underwater camera so that I can go to the beach and take sweet shots. I finally got round to buying my camera today. I got a fisheye 2 plus the waterproof casing. I also treated myself to 3 rolls of film. Total cost to me £43. A saving of like £73 as it was a bundle deal, plus I had some piggies to spend (lomography website term)

I have also been playing my guitar recently. I have totally fallen in love with playing CKY riffs. So much fun. Plus, great little finger work outs as they have big stretches in the songs.

I have also got some really great shots back that I am very proud of. I will save those for another day though.

 

One other thing. How do people blog daily!! Seriously, my life is pretty busy and I don’t even do that much!! Madness. I shall re-focus myself on blogging again. I realise that we have had a lull in posts and this is not acceptable! I can only apologise.  :p

 

Catch you on the flip side.

Manchester Graffiti – Carl.

So I had to kill an hour or so the other day as my friend was running late. As usual I had my cameras with me and decided to shoot some graffiti that is up around Stevenson Square. The stuff there looks great. I have a feeling that it is commisioned as it changes a few times a year and always looks top notch.

I also saw a band type mural in the Northern Quarter that I am including. Hope you enjoy the art of Manchester.

Recording. – Adrian.

So it’s been a fairly busy week for me! Fixing camera lenses, studying Physics, getting ill and recording! Luckily the recording bit went pretty well and I can provide evidence in the form of a work in progress demo!

This song is called ‘This Descent’:


We’ve been fairly quiet about what we’re up to as a band but expect some announcements soon!

Adrian. (@ade_ma)