Next Stop Africa


Last week I’m in Spain for our final holiday of the year. I was struck down with a little bout of food poisoning so getting out and about wasn’t ideal.
The above shot from the beach front from Fuengirola to Torreblanca across that sea somewhere is Africa, nice weathered boards made me think it would make a decent black and white image.


A stack of chairs above makes for a decent wee black and white too. This one was in Malaga where they were getting ready for the beatification of Padre Arnaíz who had once performed a miracle. A crowd of ten thousand was expected for the event.

Ilford FP4


Purchased a bag for moving the camera film from the roll to the developing tank and save having to either tape off a room or wait until darkness. I thought this roll was local stuff but once developed turned out to be mainly from Spain.



At full screen you may see some squares across the image, this is from using my laptop screen to backlight the negative I don’t have a scanner that can do medium format film.


Photographing the photographer

The above image is my favourite from the 12 taken although I’ve overexposed the negative I’ve managed to pull something from it.
Below finishing the roll back in sunny Scotland.


All but one of the images were usable from this roll for the first time since I’ve purchased and played around with the wee Isolette. Probably the coolest camera I own, might see if I can pick up another cheap one and have a go at repairing with a view to selling it on.

La Malagueta


La Malagueta


Posters for Marbella


Poster on the Malaga Plaza de Torros

Upcoming corrida at La Malagueta

Someone has written ‘becerros y afeitados’ which translates as ‘calves and shaved’
The poster celebrates 100 years since Joselito and Belmonte began their friendly mano a mano competition which would last until Joselito’s death on the horns of a bull called Dancer in 1920.


Plaza Antonio Ordonez his ashes lie under the ‘toril’ gate which is opened to let the bulls in. His rivalry with his brother in law Luis Miguel Dominguin is remembered in Hemmigway’s The Dangerous Summer

The animals are winding me up









clyde monkey

Going through the old files and having a play around with some shots from our trip to Fuengirola at the start of this year. The Biopark is without a doubt the finest zoo I’ve ever been in.
More to follow in this post as I edit and upload.

Photograph below is by wee mini Blogger Photography Kai my number one daughter.
This little lemur was mesmerized by it’s reflection in her sunglasses and stood staring into her eyes for what seemed like ages. It would have made a cracking photo of the both of them looking at each other but unfortunately I was too slow and it leaped over her head and off to join his buddies.