In your bag No: 1105 – Dan Coburn


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1105, Dan Coburn
Well, looks like we have to do that again. Guess where Dan is from, the Bru might be a giveaway.

My name’s Dan Coburn and I’ve been getting slowly but surely obsessed with photography over the last four years.  I work in IT and have always been fascinated with all things electronic and gadget, so digital photography has always been a good fit for me.  Lately, however, I’ve been slipping into the world of film photography.  I can’t help thinking that they’re actually separate art forms in their own right, and my own shooting is probably about 50/50 at the moment.  Street and urban photography are my preferences.

For digital days my Fuji X100S gets an outing, which is probably the best digital camera I’ve ever used.  The film simulation modes are a real bonus (ironically for Fuji) and I love using such a small and light camera.

If it feels like a film day then it’ll be my Canon A-1 in the bag.  This one is in fantastic condition and works like a dream.  I’m getting a wee collection of Canon FD lenses together – I’m still looking for that 85mm f1.2 junk-shop bargain!  My three most used films to be found in the bag are Kodak Ektar, Ilford Pan-F, and Kentmere 400 when the budget is tight but I feel like burning through a few rolls at once.

For refreshment there’s usually a bottle of my favourite fizzy juice in the bag.  Also the weather is usually cold round here so the fingerless gloves are a must (hiding under the bottle).  Finally the bag itself is a John Rocha canvas messenger bag, although this one is falling apart and might need replaced soon.

So where do I live?  Well, I’m leaving that as a puzzle for the In Your Bag readers – the clues are all in the picture, especially the fine example of Victorian engineering looming out of the mist in the background!

My photo blog’s at:

Many thanks for all your hard work with the JCH blog, can’t help but find all these other people’s bags fascinating.


Thanks again, Dan. Second time lucky, eh?
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6 comments on “In your bag No: 1105 – Dan Coburn”

    Robert January 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm / Reply

    Bonnie Scotland.
    In fact, I think it is Glasgow if the bridge in the picture is the Forth.


    Mike January 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm / Reply

    Easy. San Francisco. The bridge and Karl The Fog are unmistakable.

    James Jackson January 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm / Reply


    Robin January 22, 2015 at 12:18 am / Reply

    Hmm, the Forth Bridge is the big giveaway, the photo is taken from North Queensferry, so you clearly live in Scotland, definitely Fife, perhaps Dunfermline (you are a Pars fan), but more likely Rosyth given your Camdean Photography blog…am I close? If so, I live approximately 1 mile from you, near Limekilns.

    I have bookmarked your blog and will have a closer look later.


    joshua January 22, 2015 at 5:40 am / Reply

    Where is the Haggis? From and American who is proud to have Scottish blood, nice bag. I’ve always been interested in the X100s, it is a beauty.

    David Shire January 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm / Reply

    Irn Bru – made in Scotland, from girders.

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