Paula Bailey

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8 Weeks…

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February 19, 2011

Cano Cafenol – how do you take yours?

Chunky Cano Cafenol Cruets

Chunky Cano Cafenol Cruets by Rantz

Today Hipstamatic launched two new films to go with the recent ‘free’ Chunky lens that marked New York Fashion week.  If you missed that one don’t worry, it’s part of today’s release.

I’m not yet convinced about the Blanko Noir film – that will take some more experimentation – but I do like the soft qualities of the Cano Cafenol.  It’s described thus:

Almost as tasty as a cup of morning joe. The mysteriously aged darkness in the Cano Cafenol film is a delightful alternative to sepia processing.

I was expecting a general sepia toning, along the lines of some of the black and white films offered by the app.  I was, therefore, pleasantly surprised to find that it loves colour too.  The sepia is a gentle hint; an atmosphere.  If we’re too hip for rose tinted glasses, we can at least be moody.

Chooks

Chooks by tony_the_bald_eagle

Cano Cafenol subtly alters the colours, giving a general sepia ‘air’ – in some cases almost as if the image has been hand-tinted.  It seems to work equally well with soft and sharp shots and across several lenses.  So far today, most of the shots I’ve seen have been with the Chunky lens as that’s still a novelty.  It’s a good mix.

I particularly like the border on this one.  I’m a big fan of the Kodot (in its former Verichrome and its current XGrizzled state, which is now part of the standard issue) and the BlacKeys B+W borders, so that will be no surprise.

I have curated a gallery on Flickr with some of my favourite (so far) Cano Cafenol photos from today (and in some parts of the world, yesterday).  There’s still room to add more so I’d love to see what you’ve taken and hear what you think of these new additions.  Also, how do you pronounce it? Feel free to post links with your comments below.

 

Kitchen

Quick snap taken in my kitchen

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January 7, 2011

January Calendar

I have been rather neglectful of this blog for a little while – life has got in the way somewhat – so I thought I’d try to make up for it a little with the January page of my calendar.

You are welcome to download the image and print for your own use. It is A4 in size but will work at A5 too.

I’ll post the next page at the end of each month, so look out for them – even better why not  sign up for updates on new posts?

You can download the full size image here, or click the image below.  Happy 2011 to you all and thanks for reading.

January 2011

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March 7, 2010

Welcome

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The first post is always the most difficult.  Where to begin?

I am a graphic designer and photographer based in Portsmouth UK.  I hope to be able to share with you interesting news from the design and photography world, along with my own insights on working within the creative industries.

I hope you will join me.  You can also find me on Twitter (@RealPaulaBailey) and soon on Facebook.

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