Tales From the Kitchen Sink.

Meet my big sister … She’s not that big just a bit older (Blimey am I in trouble).
I thought I’d share this shot. It has a story to it like all other shots we, as hobby photographers take. However it’s about the film, and not my sister.

This was the first roll of film that I’d ever shot with a Leica. I was all excited to get my first roll of Ilford XP2 to the lab (45 mins service) and see the results I managed to get with this legend of a camera.

Being a Leica novice at the time, I thought that I had rewound the film completely. I was wrong. When I removed the base of my MP, I saw some of the film still around the take-up spool. I said a few words not repeatable here and wound the film off,and threw it in my bag and forgot about it for months.

A few months later I was emptying out my bag when this film rolled out and lay on the floor. Well long story short, I got it developed. Lets just say I had a few surprises in store. The film is grainy, and there are lots of light leaks . But to my eyes there were a couple of gems on that forgotten roll.
This is one of them, and is my favorite shot of my sister.

Motto: Love your mistakes :0)

Chain of Office

Chain of Office by Davidap2009
Chain of Office, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

The President Of the Caledonian Society of Norway (Left) hands over the chain of office to the new president.What makes this shot for me is the the two paintings in the background observing the ceremony.

Widow Customs

Widow Customs by Davidap2009
Widow Customs, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

“Enker Toll.” Freely translated as “Widow Customs”

Fast Train Coming

Fast Train Coming by Davidap2009
Fast Train Coming, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Sten Rune

Sten Rune by Davidap2009
Sten Rune, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Taken while we were snowshoeing our way through the woods.


Patrick by Davidap2009
Patrick, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Just to Balance things up.I don’t just take shots of my daughter,here is a shot I took of my son Patrick

Oh! So Cold.

Oh! So Cold. by Davidap2009
Oh! So Cold., a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

One from Easter The snow is nearly all gone now .

Emily (Again)

Emily (Again) by Davidap2009
Emily (Again), a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

The thing I like about this shot of my daughter is that despite being taken with my D800 it still has a film like quality to it .


Geir by Davidap2009
Geir, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Taken whilst on my visit to him this past Sunday.
Check out his work here
Tell him I sent you ;0)