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Agfa, Agfa Box 44, 120 roll film box camera. Photograph gallery.
Damp fairground It's bordering on a waste of film to try and take photographs with these old box cameras, but I like to push my luck a bit. Generally speaking these cameras were at their best on a bright day - so naturally I took this one out on a cold drizzly day.

No one seems enthusiastic enough to try this fairground ride, even though it offers a small amount of cover from the weather.

Photographically, well it's sort of in focus. It has a period charm and the exposure wasn't too far out. So, bearing in mind what it is, I feel it's performed as expected

Queen Victoria as she awaits her naming ceremony at Southampton

A slightly choppy sea laps at the hull of the new Cunarder, Queen Victoria as she awaits her naming ceremony at Southampton, December 2007.

This Agfa Box camera was built in the heyday of the ocean going liners. Today's cruise liners lack the lines of their forefathers though, rather too slab sided for my taste. It's a big floating box for the box camera.

Damp fairground in October 2018 I looked again at the negatives exposed in 2007 and decided to see what I could get from one exposed directly into sun, albeit hidden behind Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament in London. It did require a paper mask to burn in some shading into the sky.

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