Lomo LCA In Major Tom’s

I have just realised I have not written up about the weekends adventures – it is now Tuesday (Pi Day too).

Most of it was spent trying to sleep and failing miserably – then my Douche Flute broke at 02:30 on Sunday morning. I waited out until I was climbing the walls and, yes I admit it, I relapsed and bought some tobacco.

However, as soon as the Douche Flute shop was open I went out and got a new coil to stop me using the tobacco.

Sunday afternoon saw me in Major Tom’s with a host of camera apparatus – that it turns out I cannot use. I figured that as I can shoot digital I would be able to shoot analogue – they are as different as Rugby League and Rugby Union. But, there the sport analogy stops.

Major Tom’s is an independent café, beer bar & pizzeria based in Harrogate. that was established in 2014. They locally source and sell craft beer and real ale, especially dealing with local breweries in Yorkshire. That is all complimented by their famous stone baked pizzas made fresh on site and baked in the trusty pizza oven. Alongside all this they also serve award winning tea and coffee.

They have have gained a local and national reputation for their range of products, venue and customer service. In our first year they were nominated for “best newcomer ” at the Harrogate Hospitality Awards. Since opening they have also been featured in The Guardian, ShortList and are now included in the “Good Beer Guide”.

Food, Drink, Music & Art are their Passion. A laid back hangout with plenty on hand to keep you entertained and an ever changing selection of quality food and drink to tickle your taste buds, a youth club for grown ups if you will! And, I am happy to call it my local.

I had the beaming presence of Simon G. (pro photographer) overlooking me but I was pissed as a fart and could not operate the camera – but, this was a pleasure jaunt not paid work – I figure if a photo worked out then it would be a god send.

It turns out they have not.

I used a variety of films and here are the photos. They were shot on an old Russian Camera called a Lomo LCA – It is my wife’s camera and actually has a manual in the Cyrillic alphabet.

…. but, I wish I could use it. Although, if I wanted to document the event I would have brought my DSLR. I know how to use a DSLR …. Think of these as artists impressions …

Of three films – here is the second (the first had to be posted away as it is B&W) …

…. and then I had another go with another film – the below is the third out of three films I used – there is also a 120 Film that needs processing but that will have to wait as I only took two exposures.