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Honiton Carnival 2014

Luckily the weather was quite good for the honiton carnival this year – i hear that it was pretty awful last year.  There was a handy pub called the holt which served an amazing FIVE otter ales!   we went with an otter head which was pretty good.  This is k9cc spooks
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a clown with a cart
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some majorettes
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a glowing costume
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a devil – this reminds me of tenacious d with dave ghrol
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peacock by lilly comming (thanks to http://heikoworld.com/2014/10/26/honiton-carnival-2014-devon/ for some of these entry descriptions
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more majorettes
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carnival princess
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sid vale phantom of the opera – the chandalier reminds me of the film “next floor” http://vimeo.com/75251217
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st trinians (ottery st mary)
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2 skeletons
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this was quite cunning with playing card characters
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these look like tribal costumes
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these were very good – everything is lego by homiton round table
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budleigh salterton carnival club – a wild west bar
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a+a mr & mrs – they had a nice glow to them
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work rest play
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poppe inn cc
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this was the grand finale “big” float – transformers the cube by gemini cc
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after the carnival we went to watch the culprits playing at the volunteer
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arcade

looking at some of my old 35mm films

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This is a small arcade of shops at the plymouth bus station – scanned at 1200dpi on an epson 4490 – with holga i can get away with 600dpi with the huge negatives – have selected 90% jpeg quality rather than 100% to avoid massive file sizes – as far as I can remember it was shot with cheap & cheerfull fuji superia 200 film on my nikon fm2 with 50mm 1.8 E series lens (silver version not the plasticky black version) – the e series came “free” with the fm2 that was an ebay purchase, but it could do with a cla service no doubt

Brixham 16/3/14

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Brixham Harbour
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Brixham Harbour Port Authority
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Wall Mural
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Admiring the sea view across Torbay
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Brixham does not have much in the way of beach
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Houses on top of the cliff
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Lighthouse at the end of the long breakwater
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Colourful harbourside houses as the sun sets
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Harbourside mosaic
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Bankksy style stencil
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smuggling animals is illegal
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i hope this cliff does not erode

Elevated Passageway

This is an elevated passageway in Plymouth – it is an unusual design in that is passes through other shops but at a raised level and totally separated and closed in.

It links the Western Approach Car Park with the Plymouth Pavilions leisure centre.

This was taken with a Holga medium format film camera using Fuji Astia 100F slide film that has been cross processed using chemistry designed for colour print film.

Astia negatives typically look very green once cross processed and when reversed to form a positive this translates to a red/pink/brown hue.

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Concrete Car Park by Holga

I have always thought that concrete buildings seem to come out quite well on a Holga Camera – here is an example of a concrete car park in Plymouth.

In fact there is no shortage of concrete buildings in Plymouth!

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Yet more velvia 100 (rvp100) cross processed – the negatives have a nice green look to them that translates to a nice red/pink once scanned on vuescan

An evening with The Culprits

The Culprits are a 4 piece rock covers band from East Devon, and it was almost exactly a year since they did their first concert.

Yesterday they returned to the same venue, the Port Royal, which is the clubhouse of the Sidmouth Sailing Club.

Last year they played indoors in the bar, but this year they were actually playing at the front of the clubhouse, literally on the street facing the sea front.

The evening was part of a 2 day “regatta” event which included fancy dress raft racing and beer luggers.

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The Culprits took to the outdoor stage at about 7.45pm while it was still quite light.

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It soon got dark by the time they had been on stage for an hour or so

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At about 9.30pm there was a break while the crowds were moved to make way for the grand firework display.

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At about 9.45pm the band took to the stage again for a few more songs to round up the evening.

After all the fireworks the crowds were certainly in a party mood as they were dancing in the streets.

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The band finished playing at about 10pm and the evening was certainly a success, with large numbers of people watching the band from along the sea front.

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The band’s website is www.theculprits.co.uk