I was looking through my drawer beside my bed on Saturday and found several wallets of old photographs. I must be feeling nostalgic because I haven't looked through them for years. I've decided that some are worth sharing with the world. This is the first, remember that these were all taken pre the digital camera and smartphone era. They were taken on film, there was always that worry that the film would foul on the rails or the sprockets would tear when winding. Later cameras I had actually automatically wound the camera on to the spool first so that you didn't have to worry about winding the film at the end. My first camera used 110mm film, I don't have any of those photographs, they might be at my mom's house. The cameras for 110 film with long and thin and fitted neatly into a pocket, they were slightly chunkier than a smartphone. These photographs were taken on 35mm film, a manual SLR camera.
This first photograph is a shot I took of a town lion in Aylesbury. The picture isn't dated but I think it was taken about 10 years ago. There are two lions in the town square and this is one of them. It's amazing to think that someone sculpted the cast of these great lions, imagine their feelings when the mould was broken for the first time and they were revealed.