Gloucester cathedral

Still playing catch-up with the backlog of films! This trip to Gloucester took place weeks ago but I’m extremely pleased with the photography. Many large churches and cathedrals don’t allow tripods so I’m forced to shoot handheld and to use fast Delta 3200 film, which brings its own set of limitations. Gloucester cathedral is welcoming […]

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Hereford cathedral

It’s been weeks since I visited Hereford and these pictures have been waiting in my queue to be reviewed and published. I’ve finally found the time to have a look, and I’m pleased with the results. These shots of the cathedral were all taken with my Mamiya M645, mostly with the ultra-wide 35mm f/3.5 lens. […]

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Gatecrasher

OK, so this isn’t a gate, and it isn’t so much being crashed as crushed, but I stand by my title. This metal fence was bent by a large branch that fell from a tree. It is a huge branch – larger than the trunk of most trees. The tree from which it fell is just out […]

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Severn Valley Railway

It seems an age ago now (June) that a group of us visited the Severn Valley Railway for Fraser’s stag do. It basically consisted of a group of overgrown man-boys drinking beer (responsibly) and riding trains all day. We did some sightseeing at some of the stations and the following day we took a walk […]

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Sherborne Abbey

We visited Sherborne Abbey almost a year ago, and enjoyed it so much that we went back again this year. The real point of the visit was to hear Hannah sing at choral evensong in In Ecclesia Exon. If you came here for the photos, then please enjoy. For more photographic rambling, scroll down 🙂 The […]

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645

645 is probably a mysterious code to most people, but to film photographers it represents the smallest of the medium format sizes, 6×4.5 cm. I’ve always overlooked 6×4.5 in the past, thinking that if you’re going to shoot medium format, you might as well do it “properly” and shoot at least 6×7. To me, 6×4.5 […]

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Mamiya M645J

Released 1979 I dearly love my Mamiya RB67 but sometimes it’s just a bit too big and heavy to lug around all day. I decided to buy this M645J for “travel” use. Its 6×4.5 format has most of the benefits of the 6×7 format, while the camera is significantly smaller and lighter. At a glance […]

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