five favourite films

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Hobbit/LotR Ask Meme: Elizabethswnn, Jezunya and Anonymous asked 11. Where would you live in Middle-earth? 

The Shire was divided into four quarters, the Farthings already referred to. North, South, East, and West; and these again each into a number of folklands, which still bore the names of some of the old leading families, although by the time of this history these names were no longer found only in their proper folklands. Nearly all Tooks still lived in the Tookland, but that was not true of many other families, such as the Bagginses or the Boffins. Outside the Farthings were the East and West Marches: the Buckland and the Westmarch added to the Shire in S.R. 1462.“ 

"The Shire at this time had hardly any ‘government’. Families for the most part managed their own affairs. Growing food and eating it occupied most of their time. In other matters they were, as a rule, generous and not greedy, but contented and moderate, so that estates, farms, workshops, and small trades tended to remain unchanged for generations.”

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Five Favourite Myrna Loy Films

→ The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

“We never had any trouble.” How many times have I told you I hated you and believed it in my heart? How many times have you said you were sick and tired of me; that we were all washed up? How many times have we had to fall in love all over again?“

To The Zodiac Signs,

Dear Scorpio, you never cease to amaze me, the amount you love and care for others is remarkable. Please look after yourself though, in helping others you’ve forgotten to let yourself heal. 

Dear Sagittarius, it isn’t worth stressing about, I promise. Everything will sort itself out if only you give it enough time. 

Dear Capricorn, don’t count yourself out before the race has begun. You have magic in you my dear.

Dear Aquarius, the type of snow that swirls peacefully and freezes time. The final five minutes of your favourite film. Coffee with a loved one. You too are the very best the world has to offer, don’t let anyone make you feel you’re worth less.

Dear Pisces, with a running start nothing is impossible. Take a deep breath, swallow your fear and go get them. The world if waiting for you. 

Dear Aries, this is not permanent. Everyone stumbles when climbing a mountain. Things will get easier and the storm will pass. 

Dear Taurus, your smile is infectious and the world could use a few more reasons to smile right now. Let yourself be comfortable and grateful for the love that surrounds you and others will follow. 

Dear Gemini, nobody likes to be criticized, but you cannot go on the defensive every time anyone points out a problem. A little spilled milk is not worth an argument. Apologize and move on. 

Dear Cancer, find joy in the way the world is beginning to light up around you. Take the scenic route to enjoy the view and find time to breath a little. You deserve it.

Dear Leo, I hope your bones have finally begun to feel like home. Be kind to yourself. 

Dear Virgo, it’s wonderful to see you so happy again. I’ve missed your laughter and the warmth of your company. You have no idea how wonderful it is for the people who get to call you a friend. 

Dear Libra, don’t let insecurity make you petty. You get to decide where you stand with people, should you choose to walk by without glancing in the way of familiar faces then there may be no going back.

Five favourite films

1. Memento (2000) dir. Christopher Nolan

2. The Lovely Bones (2009) dir. Peter Jackson

3. Shutter Island (2010) dir. Martin Scorsese

4. Pulp Fiction (1994) dir. Quentin Tarantino

5. Good Will Hunting (1997) dir. Gus Van Saint

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It is no secret I Love Gray-Cards’ inclusive photographic events.. For their fun year end Top 5 extravaganza, I thought I would do something different and share five of my favourite film photos from this year. I love film and need to shoot more. Because developing film is expensive,  I have found that it has made me a better photographer as I need to make each shot count! I love the slow process of waiting to shoot the whole roll and then waiting for it to e developed before you get to see the results. Sometimes I forget what I have shot and get a pleasant surprise when the film comes back!

Here are the descriptions for my images.

Thanks Gray-Card and keep up the great work!

matthew.

1- ‘Flowers at Fed Square'  (late 2013)

35 mm film photography (Kodak Etkar). Scanned negative

2- 'new works #07, 2014.'  (scanned 29/06/14)

35 mm scanned film negative.

This image is from a series of experimentations with failed film negatives, acetone and watercolour. In these experiments I cut up previously effected negatives (by acetone and watercolour), doubled up/overlapped film in the scanner, and did some photoshop manipulation of exposure, brightness, contrast etc. Often the scanner produced unexpected results, which was very exciting and dare I say ‘collaborative!’.

3'Melbourne Skyline'  (early 2014)

35 mm Film photography (Kodak Ektar). Scanned negative.

4- 'Life in the margins’   

 (early 2014)…in all of its raw and dusty glory!

35 mm Film photography (Ilford FP4 plus). Scanned negative.

5- 'Negative space #15'  18/05/2014

35 mm scanned film negative.

Thank you to Thierry Facon, for often reminding and encouraging me to get into my studio and experiment! This image is from a series of images where I experimented with failed film negatives, using acetone and watercolour.