I shoot a lot with my vintage cameras. Many date from the 1950s and have probably never been serviced. I’ve no idea how accurate the shutter speeds on them are. For the mostpart, they are probably acceptably accurate, since they seem to produce reasonably well-exposed negatives. Except for my newest lens, a Horseman 65mm f/5.6 […]Read more "Using a microphone to test your shutter speed"
Getting the exposure right with infrared photography is notoriously hard. Last time I tried infrared, back in Spring, I made a roll of widely bracketed shots and compared them to meter readings of visible light. I calculated that whatever the meter said, I needed to add 9 stops. Having come up with this value I […]Read more "Another go at infrared"
For these pictures of Bristol, I tried a technique called bleach bypass. The images were shot on colour film, underexposed by one stop and then during colour development, I skipped the bleaching step, so you end up with a black & white image superimposed over the colour image. It does really strange things to the […]Read more "Bristol, but hold the bleach"
On the way home from our photo-expedition to Burrow Mump and Berrow Beach, we spotted a golden sunset coming across the road. We stopped at the next possible place, which happened to be the entrance to Long Wrangle Farm. The sun was very low on the horizon and the light was changing rapidly, so it […]Read more "Long Wrangle Farm"
For this week’s Photo Challenge we have to take a mystery macro picture. It’s supposed to be obscure, and then there will be a guessing game before the zoomed-out versions of the entries are revealed. I won’t say what this picture is of, but I’ll say a word about my macro equipment. I have a […]Read more "Super macro"
I went to Berrow beach with my Horseman view camera, in hope of finding the wreck of the Norwegian sailing ship SS Nornen, which ran aground in 1897. I found the wreck at low tide, although the lighting was a bit flat and boring. I think I need to return some time when low tide coincides with sunset. […]Read more "Berrow shipwreck"
Yesterday I visited Burrow Mump with my friend Nathan, for the purpose of landscape photography. Burrow Mump is a hill just outside the village of Burrowbridge. Overlooking Burrowbridge and Southlake moor, St Michael’s church stands on top of the hill. Sheep roam free on the hill. I’m pleased with what I achieved – the architecture, […]Read more "Burrow Mump"