Ramblings from the Carrot Room

Unorganised comments about life, gin, artichoke dips, cycling and photography.

Another camera – Contax?

Just picked this up and I’m quite excited about it.


It’s a Contax III (at least it appears to be) from about 1936 according to the serial number. If it’s real Continue reading “Another camera – Contax?”

close up on white flower

Help re: Burke & James Rexo Junior Photo Printer

Does anyone know how it works/what this is as I am intrigued.  I saw this on Ebay a month ago with a starting bid of one dollar and it didn’t sell and now it’s back on again.  I would buy it just to work it out but the postage is a lot (due to the weight/size I guess) and I really don’t have the space for it.

bandJprinter Continue reading “Help re: Burke & James Rexo Junior Photo Printer”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Antwerp

Taken on a trip to Belgium earlier this year; the wonderful Central station in Antwerp.

Antwerp, Belgium
Shot on Olympus Pen-F

My submission of the WPC Wanderlust

Cameras I need! – okay want

As I am unlikely to successfully take and prep many photos during the house move I was thinking what else I could post and due to some other blogs I have been reading my mind wandered to cameras I would love to own. Continue reading “Cameras I need! – okay want”

A safe place?

Spotted these on a walk near the LA river last week; is this where all the safes go to die?

Apologies for any disruption

Due to the unique nature of the LA/California housing market I am moving house during the next two weeks so apologies if service is interrupted.   Continue reading “Apologies for any disruption”



Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Took this shot looking down from Verdugo mountains to Burback where it is very green and colourful after this winter’s rain.

Verdugo in the spring


For the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Taken on Pen-F in Toluca Lake
Cruise ship bow markings
Downtown LA

Easter chocolate fun

As it was Easter this weekend we thought we would have a play with some chocolate. Continue reading “Easter chocolate fun”

Take along a Leica – old advertisement

I spotted this in an old magazine from the 1950s and thought it worth sharing

Old advert I found in a magazine

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