For Hannah’s birthday we visited Bath, and spent a large part of the day at the Roman Baths. I took my “new” Zorki-4 Soviet rangefinder to try it out. Here’s the birthday girl herself. This Roman chap stands in the shadow of the Abbey. And a few interior shots of the baths, to try and […]Read more "The Roman Baths"
If you want to take photos at the so-called “super telephoto” range, then you have a few options. They have relative costs and relative merits. Let’s go through the main ones. Genuine super telephoto lens I’m a Canon shooter, so I will refer to the Canon lenses – but the same applies to Nikon, Sony […]Read more "Long telephoto lenses"
Today I bought and collected a second-hand Durst C35 enlarger. It needed a new bulb, and the manual says very little about bulbs except you must use a MELAMP 55. Users in some forums, including this one, say that compatible bulbs are difficult to find, or expensive. A little research tells me that the correct […]Read more "Enlarger bulbs for the Durst C35"
I’ve been wondering what to shoot for the Victoriana Photo Challenge. Today, in Bath, the perfect opportunity presented itself as we passed a Victorian-style sweet shop. Unfortunately I was only carrying a Soviet camera without a flash, but I managed to grab Hannah’s phone for this photo.Read more "Christmasses past"
I spent much of today trying to think of things I could go out and shoot, to try out my new Zorki rangefinder. Unfortunately it got dark and I missed my chance, but it also gave me an idea. I used the aerial photo view of Google Maps to try and find pedestrian-friendly bridges that […]Read more "Night traffic"
I posted the other day with some pictures of frost, fog and ice from Oldbury Court. I actually shot most of a second film on the same day, and I’ve only just finished and processed it. I think these pictures are even better than the last lot, and probably some of my favourite photos of […]Read more "More of Winter at Oldbury Court"
In my mind, I conceived standing in the middle of a road junction at night, and taking a long-exposure shot of passing traffic using a fisheye lens, so the traditional streaky light trails would be curved in interesting ways. I headed over to the junction between Fishponds Road and Downend Road and stood by the […]Read more "Fishponds Road"