Today I took my RB67 for a walk along the Severn Beach, underneath the second Severn Crossing and towards the older one. It was on my list of potential places for landscapes, and it’s one of the nearer ones to my home in Bristol. It wasn’t as interesting as I had hoped, but I had […]Read more "Severn Beach"
On Good Friday, I went for a walk with my parents along the canal in Mancetter.Read more "Atherstone canal"
For ages, I’ve wanted to make a decent roundograph. I’ve tried on a couple of occasions in the past, but the result has always been pretty bad. On this occasion, I appear to have succeeded in making a decent planet. I will definitely revisit this, and endeavour to find a more interesting landscape than a […]Read more "My first (successful) roundograph"
I’ve been practising traditional silver-based black & white photography for a couple of years but today it occurred to me that I don’t really know what is going on with the various chemicals. It’s just a process of remembering which bottle is which. I had a vague idea of what was going on, but I […]Read more "The chemistry of black & white photography"
Avid readers of my blog will know that I recently purchased a Mamiya RB67 with the intention of using it for high-resolution landscapes, à la Ansel Adams. I’ve posted a few photos from the RB67 on my photo blog already, but up until now these have been mainly for the sake of testing the camera and […]Read more "Cheddar Gorge"
On Thursday, I went for a lunchtime photo walk with Alex. We headed into Royal Fort Gardens, where there were large numbers of students enjoying the sun. I was using my “new” RB67 with a wide-angle lens. It’s not exactly a lightweight camera for a walkabout, but I love using it, and the quality of […]Read more "Spring in Royal Fort Gardens"
This weekend I popped home to see my mum for Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday brought with it a visit to church, where I spotted the sunlight glancing off the bevelled edge of this headstone. Later in the afternoon, the sun went down between broken clouds and formed a very dramatic sunset. Because human eyes have […]Read more "Mothering Sunday"