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
a clown with a cart
a glowing costume
a devil – this reminds me of tenacious d with dave ghrol
peacock by lilly comming (thanks to http://heikoworld.com/2014/10/26/honiton-carnival-2014-devon/ for some of these entry descriptions
sid vale phantom of the opera – the chandalier reminds me of the film “next floor” http://vimeo.com/75251217
st trinians (ottery st mary)
this was quite cunning with playing card characters
these look like tribal costumes
these were very good – everything is lego by homiton round table
budleigh salterton carnival club – a wild west bar
a+a mr & mrs – they had a nice glow to them
work rest play
poppe inn cc
this was the grand finale “big” float – transformers the cube by gemini cc
after the carnival we went to watch the culprits playing at the volunteer
looking at some of my old 35mm films
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
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.
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!
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
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.
The Culprits took to the outdoor stage at about 7.45pm while it was still quite light.
It soon got dark by the time they had been on stage for an hour or so
At about 9.30pm there was a break while the crowds were moved to make way for the grand firework display.
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.
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.
The band’s website is www.theculprits.co.uk