I wouldn’t call myself a convert to the ways of Instagram by any means. I have an account there and post photos made with my Lumia 1020 phone from time to time (the camera is superb, but the Windows phone experience is banal). In December, I posted a few of my favourites, so here we go again for January 2015! This time, the images are a touch more whimsical.

Heaven or Hell? #portadelaide #southaustralia @liveinsouthaustralia

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Going to the Maritime Musuem in Port Adelaide is always fun. There’s so much history to get your brain into, and no shortage of interesting scenes from the past. I love this photo! It’s the faceplate of an old-time penny arcade machine. Insert your coin and have your future predicted! I’m not sure you’d want to rely too much on the answers though…

Aye Cap'n! #Adelaide #portadelaide #southaustralia @liveinsouthaustralia

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Another one from the Museum. He’s an especially serious looking chap isn’t he? It’s not hard to imagine him looking out to the horizon from the bow of the ship that he once adorned.

BW Tri-X Pan 400 exp 1975 #Kodak #film #oldfilm #lumia1020 @filmneverdie

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Film’s not dead ! Believe it or not, it’s still being made, and millions of people are still using it. In fact, I even contributed some money to a recent Kickstarter campaign to help Film Ferrania buy three huge machines so they could produce film to meet current demands. I’m expecting my first Ferrania Film rolls to be mailed out to me in April 2015. This one is 1975 expired Black & White Kodak Tri-X. In a moment of whimsy, I added some cute buttons.

Kiwi fruit #lumia1020 #fruit #flan

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Can you guess what this is? It’s a fruit and if I eat too many it makes my throat itchy! Yep. It’s a Kiwi fruit. No, they’re not usually yellow! That was just me playing around with some filters.

Package from Ukraine. Finally through the Russian occupation. #Ukraine #fsu #oldcameras

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Ok ok…I can’t post without having something a little serious to say! Several months ago, I purchased some old cameras from a guy on eBay from Ukraine. Of course, we all know the current problems facing Ukraine, with the Russian occupation happening in certain areas. Well, it turns out that Alex, from whom I bought the cameras, lives in a town called Donetsk, which was under Russian occupation at the time, and getting mail out was difficult. Alex was quite prompt in telling me this and offered a refund if I wanted it. I decided to wait.

Some weeks later, Alex emailed me to let me know that he’d driven 89 Kilometres to the nearest town mailing centre to mail out all of his eBay parcels. In fact, he’d had to make a number of trips to make the parcel drops! My camera gear arrived well packaged a few weeks later.

It’s a big world out there, and events like this remind just how much is going on out there in that big world!

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