Before I get to the pictures I would like to comment on a worrying trend.
A few weeks ago I received an email from a well known charity asking for permission to use one of my images. I explained, as I always do, that any images posted are free at the posted resolution but I would appreciate a credit for them. They then asked for a high resolution image. I said it was no problem and they could transfer the money for it into my bank account. I heard nothing more for a couple of days. I then opened my inbox to find a rather snotty email explaining that they were a charity. I replied it makes no difference what you are no money no picture. You may think this a bit mean spirited. I feel it is realistic. If I give stuff away then what is the point of young photographers paying higher education establishments for courses and then being unable to find work because I have given pictures away to massage my ego.
It makes it impossible or very difficult for anyone to earn a living and raise the standard of image production if numpties like me are prepared to give stuff away. Photographic suppliers rarely give me things and the charity concerned certainly believes that charity begins at home; their CEO is earning £180k per annum and they employ twelve people on over £60k per year.
I will bend over backwards to help where I can but it must not be at the expense of someone else's livelihood. This also applies to teaching establishments and any other organisation that charges for their product or services and expects something for nothing.
Here are a few more from the film camera.
Have a good week.