Released 1970 I’ve been shooting medium format for a while, but all of my other medium format cameras have one thing in common: they are inexpensive cameras with poor, fixed lenses. To me, 120 film is about high resolution and precision, and you just don’t get that from a Kodak Brownie. So I saved up, […]Read more "Mamiya RB67 Professional"
For those who don’t know, Ansel Adams was an American landscape photographer who was most active in the 1940s. He was famous for his extraordinarily detailed and high-contrast landscape photographs, mainly of Yosemite National Park, and the Grand Canyon. In more geeky ways, he was a pioneer of some principles of photography that are still […]Read more "Ansel Adams"
Everyone knows that Coke is bad for their teeth. It’s sugary and acidic. The acidity is at least partially caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolved in the water, to make carbonic acid. We also know that if you pour a Coke and leave it, it fizzes away as the CO2 comes out of solution and […]Read more "Is Coke worse for your teeth when fizzy or flat?"
This morning, it rained quite heavily. Soon after it stopped, I headed out to the weir in Oldbury Court because I knew there would be a faster flow of water. I wasn’t wrong. It normally looks like this, with a moderate spill over the weir, and nothing escaping over the sluice gate. I took my […]Read more "Oldbury Court weir"
I’ve been carrying the Zorki with me recently so these photos are from assorted days and occasions. The first two were taken by the coast at Portishead. This is my favourite tree. It’s in Oldbury Court, and I think it’s a chestnut tree because it has spiky things that look a bit like conkers (I’m […]Read more "Some photos from the Zorki"
Today I went to Cambridge to watch the Cambridge Squanderers play hockey against Oxford. I don’t really know much about hockey,but I had a vested interest because my brother Oliver was the captain, wearing number 33. I took loads of photos, and here are the best. You can click for larger versions, or if you […]Read more "Squanderers’ Varsity hockey match"
Recently I read about taking exposures at night, lasting perhaps ten minutes, and using nothing but ambient moonlight or the general glow of the night sky. It’s supposed to give a strange feel to photographs – they appear to be lit as brightly as in the day, but something is “wrong” with them. I decided […]Read more "Night shots"