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Photography Poetry

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#Octpowrimo #Photography #Digital

I remember when

photos were stored away

on rolls of brown film

and getting the picture

required alchemy

Magic paper

bringing scenes of colour

to life onto

white backgrounds

with square borders

Trips to the chemist

a necessity

for those precious memories

of a warm summers day

to be brought to life

computer succeeds the chemist

speeding up the process

chemical symbols changed to 0s and 1s

delivered in a day

Smile!

you’ve got more pics in your hand

more memories to store

more smiles to save

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Poetry

Old & New

#SoCs #Old&New #OldandNew #Photography

When it comes to the Old and the new, i always go to the subject of photography for a comparison.

When i was little i used a Kodak Extachrome camera to take photos of Mum and Dad and my little sister it had a cartridge that looked like this

You knew what frame you were at at the film because the number in the cartridge changed each time you turned the dial. Later i’d get my hands on a Miranda 35mm camera , which had a counter on the camera.

You might get an extra frame of film from these, but you ran the risk of snapping the film – and losing your images.

Kodak brought in a new system called Advantix – and i got my hands on one of these through an offer on a cereal packet. This system gave me three formats of film to play with…”Classic”, “High Def”, and “Panoramic”. I liked the Panoramic – as i got more into my pictures

In addition the camera gave us an index shot. However despite all the whistles and bells, i had to wait for the processor to get the prints of the film. With the Advent of the Digital Camera – all this changed.

This little card could hold much more than an Advantix Cartridge could, and transferring the images was reletively easy. Holding 20 or 30 times more than my original roll of extachrome film.

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Poetry

Special Delivery

#Fowc #Delivery

A Knock on the door

there’s something special

waiting for you

at the front door

Not just any missive here

it’s wrapped up in fancy paper

metallic and shiny

with one great big stamp where its gathered on its bottom

For someone special

things to draw and paint and colour

and create things with

a “Thank you” card to the sender perhaps?

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Poetry

First day cover

#Octpowrimo #stamps #art

A First Day Cover - this one contains six stamps with pictures from the Tale of the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

Thursday 10th October 2019

Falling flat on the floor

Five…No…Six….colourful creations on a theme

Fixed to their very own envelope and

Filled with a card

For you to find out all about them

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Poetry Romance

Mislaid Valentine

Salford 15th February 2019

Charlie Brown

waited for the postman

for a response to the card he sent

to the red haired girl – across the field

unfortunately

he missed him

as Snoopy was dining on the card

that fell on the Brown’s hallway floor

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Acrostic Art Arts Cats Poetry

Craft

Craft

christmas-card

culmination of

raiding the scraps and material boxes

and producing something special

for the loved ones in your life

that mean so much to you

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Art Arts Colours

Create!

Create

crackercard

Creativity brings a blank card to life

Reds Greens Yellows and Blues combine, hiding in an

Envelope with

A happy Message

To a little girl or boy (or their mum and dad)

Everybody likes recieving something made especially for them

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Life Poetry Prose

Hidden Intentions

Conceal

A piece of prose by the author, in response to the Prompt

 

What is that hiding behind your back ?

Something you do not want seen – hidden away

Who’s that for ?  What’ve you bought now?

Your face reveals nothing but a beaming smile

Clues abundant – around the house

Icing sugar and poster paint all over the kitchen

and hiding away in a colourful box

A special surprise – is under the stairs.