A few weeks ago I wrote about converting an old 116 format folding camera to accept 120 film, and using it to take (almost) 6×12 format panoramas. My modification with card strips moved the film plane too far back and caused focus problems. And then the glue came unstuck and the film gate came loose. […]Read more "Another attempt at panoramas"
I’ve fancied a 6×12 camera for a while, but they are expensive. Right now I don’t have the spare cash to buy either a dedicated 6×12 camera or a 6×12 back for my Horseman 45HD, so I shelved the project for “the future”. … Until I saw a 1925 Zeiss Ikon Icarette 500/15 for about […]Read more "Converting a 116 camera to use 120 film"
These panoramas were taken with a medium format film camera (a Mamiya RB67) loaded with 35mm film. I’ve taken panoramas in this way before, but this time I used a 3D-printed spool adapter. I managed to squeeze 11 panoramas onto a film designed for 24 exposures. These are my favourite two – scanned without the […]Read more "Panoramas"
A couple of weeks ago I visited the Eden Project. I haven’t been for a couple of years, and it was interesting to go in winter this time. Although the biomes are still heated, it is still winter for the plants and they are at different stages of their life cycle. It was slightly disappointing […]Read more "Eden Project"
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"
Tonight found me on top of Troopers Hill, which overlooks the city of Bristol. It’s about three miles from the centre, so it affords pretty spectacular views. Click this image below for a somewhat larger version, or inspect the really huge version. I also took this long-exposure shot of the chimney on the top of […]Read more "On Troopers Hill at night"
Yesterday I shot a panorama of east Bristol from a vantage point in north-east Bristol. It turned out OK, but it didn’t show the characteristic landmarks in Clifton and the centre. So today, I went to south Bristol and found a vantage point in Nover’s Common that overlooks most of the city. This panorama starts […]Read more "Another panorama of Bristol"
Today I went to Stoke Park, on the outskirts of Bristol with the main intention of photographing Dower House. Once I was there I noticed there was a great view of much of east Bristol spread out beneath me. The lighting wasn’t great, but I decided to make a panorama anyhow. I’ll likely go back […]Read more "A panorama of Bristol"
Today, Hana and I went to Weston-Super-Mare. I’ve been craving a proper photo session all week, but livened by the thought of the beach, I couldn’t decide which camera to take. So I took three. The photos on this page are from my (digital) Canon EOS 450D, because I haven’t yet used up and processed […]Read more "An afternoon on the beach"
My dad is the webmaster of St Paul’s Church and has been working on a prototype for the new website. He wanted a banner-shaped image for the site header, and so we went for a walk around the churchyard to find something that might suit that format. There was nothing particularly suitable due to the […]Read more "St Paul’s Church"