I took these two pictures with my Horseman 980 view camera on two separate trips to Somerset. The first is a view of the ruins of St Michael’s Church which sits on the top of Burrow Mump, overlooking the village of Burrowbridge. The second is a view of St Thomas à Becket Church in the village of Pensford. It […]Read more "Churches in Burrow Mump & Pensford"
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"
I took these photos of Oldbury Court Estate in October but it’s taken me a while to get round to processing the film, as I have moved house. The good news is my new darkroom is much larger and better equipped. The first film to emerge from it has come out perfectly. These photos are […]Read more "Misty morning"
I’m no stranger to medium format photography. I’ve owned a few box cameras, a basic folding camera, and a cheap TLR for a while. Last year I started to take it seriously by buying a Mamiya RB67 outfit. I’ve been using it mainly for landscape photography and perhaps inevitably, I ran into the need to […]Read more "Horseman 980 technical camera – some thoughts"
If you read my blog, you might have seen that I recently posted some pictures from my new camera, the Horseman 980. One of them was a photo of the last few rays of evening sunlight shining through trees before the sun dipped below the horizon. The picture was shot on black & white film, […]Read more "Sunset in sepia"
No, not a man on a horse. My new Horseman 980 field camera! For geeks: it’s a view camera with movements. For normal people: it’s a complicated and fiddly camera, excellent for landscape work. I ran a film through the camera to make sure it was more-or-less working before taking any hard-to-repeat photos. The camera […]Read more "First go on the Horseman"
Released 1968 This Horseman is my first foray into the world of camera movements. As much as I love my Mamiya RB67 (which is another professional grade medium format camera), it wasn’t always the right tool for every job, and sometimes I needed perspective correction or detailed control of the plane of focus. The Horseman […]Read more "Horseman 980"
Today my latest camera arrived – a Horseman 980. It’s what you might call a field camera. The body of the camera can be adjusted in all sorts of ways to control perspective and focus in the photo. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet since it’s dark outside, but I hope to […]Read more "Horseman 980"