RattleBrainEd

musical washboards, rhythm bones, t-shirt designs, Swamp Train & the blues...

28 April 2015, 09:47
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Am Back, Maybe..

Be warned that I am in the process of updating this blog to HTML5 and now have over 600 articles to check…

So to be upfront about it, if you end up on an error or blank page I’m very sorry. Just know that I’m doing my best to get it all working…

One thing that needs to be done is having small images for folks on their mobiles. For the moment that is not the case so beware of large image files!!!

14 September 2013, 11:29
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Blues Rules Crissier 2013

Already September, sheesh, where does time go… I’ve been wanting to write about the one night I was able to attend of this years Blues Rules which took place last May, but insomnia and various other things have kept my bloging to a minimum; you may have noticed.

The first three editions of what is IMO one of Switzerland’s best blues festival took place on the grounds of the castle of Crissier, just outside of Lausanne. But it seems that didn’t work out this year so the festival’s two founders, Vincent Delsupexhe & Thomas Lecuyer, had a great idea: they organized 4 tour dates European tour for some of their American bluesmen friends instead!


Robert Belfour - Blues Rules 2013
Left Lane Cruiser duo Brenn Beck and Joe Evans (far left) take in Robert Belfour

Always on a tight budget, I chose the first of these evenings since…

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Pinhole lens front & back: 0.12mm, 0.15mm, 0.20mm

25 August 2013, 10:24
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Pinhole Bis

This is an unpdate to last June’s Pinholed Nex5n post, so you may want to read that first.

At the beginning of July I found the Pinhole Shop on Ebay which not only sells pinhole cameras but also just the pinholes; and also has a very convenient chart as to what the distance between the film/sensor and pinhole should be. I ordered the smallest: 0.12mm (that they don’t seem to have for sale at the time I’m writing this), which if I remember correctly, should be place 13mm away from the film.

Pinhole lens front & back: 0.12mm, 0.15mm, 0.20mm

After receiving it and comparing it visually to the pinhole I had made – and the first one I had bought (Rising pinhole, 0.2mm) – I estimated mine as being around 0.15mm. So I replaced mine by the 0.12mm in my homemade lens after sanding of as much of the bodycap as I dared to prevent vignetting from the cap itself. I also made a second bodycap lens for mine, placing it at approximately 17mm from the sensor, as well as made one for the Rising lens, placing it at 30mm…

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