Sunday, August 8, 2010

Oh where, oh where has my traveling toy camera gone?

I am looking forward to the toy camera arriving safely back across this side of the ocean!
It's been so great seeing everyone's photographs and knowing that the camera is making it's way around the world! I believe that now we have someone from nearly every continent ready to welcome the camera to their city! This is a very exciting prospect!
I'm also toying (no pun intended) of seeking everyone's input into making some kind of book or memento for all the participants so that we can share our favorite photos with the others in a more permanent way. I got this idea when I received a postcard in the mail with my favorite image from the camera's visit to Vancouver - I was so excited to get this lovely postcard thanking me for setting up the project and being able to put it up in my home.
Thoughts participants? Would anyone be interested in this kind of idea?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

First blog in anticipation of the travelling toy camera project. But this pix was taken with something else.

Friday, July 2, 2010

and the last three.

and more...

After what seems a lifetime of scanning, here are the results from the film I put through our little travelling friend.
It was fun to view the world through rectangular eyes instead of the square format I'm used to.
Thanks again to Emily for the idea and the organisation of the project.
All the best

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Winging its way to Wally

One roll of colour through the camera.
Expecting the results back tomorrow.
Fingers crossed.
Camera in the post.
Good luck Wally.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Last things first

I have begun the painful process of scanning the images and I am almost done with the last of the three rolls I shot.

I realized that I had about 15 frames left in camera the evening before I was going to pass it on to the UK. So, I went out and shot these in a haze, chasing the last light of the evening.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Camera now in Oxfordshire, England

Thanks Henric. The camera has arrived. Thanks for the Polaroid too. Fantastic.
I have to say that I'm quite nervous of taking photos with the camera - the pressure is on to keep up the great standard posted here and on Flickr. I'll try and get some film in and get out and about in the next couple of days.
All the best

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The camera is now in Sweden!

Thank you Charles for passing it on! The camera turned up this afternoon. The weather forecast for this week is very uncertain, it will most likely be rain. So, I guess that I will shoot B&W just as my fellow Europeans. That's all for now!

Some More From Broxbourne

My final shots. This project has been great fun!


My father in law calls this jewel of 60s urban planning no me Hoddes don.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One more! CVNP

Thanks to Emily for putting together this project. I enjoyed trying out the new camera!


Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Here are my shots from NE Ohio, taken in and around the CVNP.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Thanks everyone for you participation so far - all the photos have been amazing to see!
We have started a Facebook group if anyone is interested in joining, here is the link:!/group.php?gid=123312644357136&v=wall&ref=mf

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Bayford is a village in Hertfordshire set in some very pretty countryside. It also has some great pubs which serve a mean lunch. These photos were taken after a couple of pints and a gammon steak.

The New River

This was taken the same morning as the River Lea shots. The New River is a canal built in the 17th century to take drinking water to London, which it still does. Having seen some of the things that float down the river, it's a wonder anybody survives there.

Still it's a peaceful spot. I live in one of the houses to the left of the river; I'm right at the end.

The River Lea

So here is my first batch of images. These are photos of the River Lea at Broxbourne taken on a sunny Saturday afternoon and shot with Kodak Tri X which expired many years ago.

I hope they do this blog justice.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Aloha Broxbourne!

Pleased to say that the Vivitar arrived safe and sound in Broxbourne (in England) yesterday. Already shot a couple of rolls though it so will upload these shortly....hopefully the shots will be in focus and won't have my finger blocking the lens!