Queen opening Fifth Welsh Assembly

The Queen visited the Senedd in Cardiff yesterday, 7 June, to open the Fifth Welsh Assembly. I took my trusty OM-2N along and to take some photos. I usually find at this kind of event the people watching make the most

Queen opening Fifth Welsh Assembly

The Queen visited the Senedd in Cardiff yesterday, 7 June, to open the Fifth Welsh Assembly. I took my trusty OM-2N along and to take some photos. I usually find at this kind of event the people watching make the most

My new darkroom

The last week has been a momentous one for me photographically. I finally have a darkroom at home. So far I’ve been using Ffotogallery’s darkroom in the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff for printing. It’s a great facility but it’s an effort

My new darkroom

The last week has been a momentous one for me photographically. I finally have a darkroom at home. So far I’ve been using Ffotogallery’s darkroom in the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff for printing. It’s a great facility but it’s an effort

Hasselblad film no 174

Fresh out of the developing tank yesterday evening and scanned today, the 174th roll  I’ve put through my Hasselblad. Although actually I’m on my third body – I started with a 500C/M, then a 501C and now a 503CX, but

Hasselblad film no 174

Fresh out of the developing tank yesterday evening and scanned today, the 174th roll  I’ve put through my Hasselblad. Although actually I’m on my third body – I started with a 500C/M, then a 501C and now a 503CX, but

My favourite films

My favourite film/developer combinations change on an on-going basis so this is just a snapshot of my favourites at the moment. 35mm black and white I really like Tri-X developed in D76, but the film I use most is Ilford

My favourite films

My favourite film/developer combinations change on an on-going basis so this is just a snapshot of my favourites at the moment. 35mm black and white I really like Tri-X developed in D76, but the film I use most is Ilford

My daughter’s wedding on film

My daughter was married on 9 April and, of course, I had to take photos. The full gallery from the day is here: http://www.cariadus.com/sian-dom. Now, it has to be said that I am primarily a seascape/landscape photographer; photographing people is not

My daughter’s wedding on film

My daughter was married on 9 April and, of course, I had to take photos. The full gallery from the day is here: http://www.cariadus.com/sian-dom. Now, it has to be said that I am primarily a seascape/landscape photographer; photographing people is not

An evening at Southerndown

Thursday evening I stopped off at Southerndown on my way home from work. Southerndown, or Dunraven Bay as it’s also known as, is a particularly photogenic beach. Just do a search on Flickr for ‘Southerndown’ or ‘Dunraven Bay’ and you’ll

An evening at Southerndown

Thursday evening I stopped off at Southerndown on my way home from work. Southerndown, or Dunraven Bay as it’s also known as, is a particularly photogenic beach. Just do a search on Flickr for ‘Southerndown’ or ‘Dunraven Bay’ and you’ll

My photographic journey

From film to digital and back again… I came relatively late in life to ‘serious’ photography. I was in my mid twenties when I bought my first SLR. Prior to that I’d only used point and shoot cameras – apart

My photographic journey

From film to digital and back again… I came relatively late in life to ‘serious’ photography. I was in my mid twenties when I bought my first SLR. Prior to that I’d only used point and shoot cameras – apart