You might think that colour photography has been mainstream for decades, and you’d be right. But for me, I rarely shoot in colour because I only have the equipment at home to process black & white film. Once in a while, I treat myself and have a few colour films developed at a lab, andContinue reading “Some pictures in colour”
Old Sarum is the site of an ancient hill fort, the oldest settlement that is modern Salisbury. It’s a much more interesting heritage site than Stonehenge, and only half the price to enter! This view shows part of the ruined royal palace. I don’t know what this room is or was, but it gave meContinue reading “Old Sarum”
On our way to Salisbury at the bank holiday, we stopped off at Stonehenge. I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed. You can’t get anywhere near the stones and you are confined to a walkway that goes around them. On top of that, it was overcast and grey. Nonetheless, I got a couple ofContinue reading “Stonehenge”
I last went to Hay Tor on Dartmoor on New Year’s Eve in 2008, so it seemed a good idea to revisit with the Mamiya. It’s my second favourite rock, after the moon. On arrival, I was somewhat disappointed with the weather. It was fully overcast so there were no shadow details on the torContinue reading “Hay Tor”
On Sunday I went to Caen Hill Locks, in Wiltshire. In total there are twenty-nine locks, but the most famous ones are the sixteen that are packed in together over a short stretch. I walked up and down the main flight looking for photos, and found these. This is the detail of the ratchets usedContinue reading “Caen Hill Locks”
Recently I posted a roundograph I shot at the stone circles at Stanton Drew. I promised to upload the photos shot on film when they are ready – and that day has now come.
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 hadContinue reading “Severn Beach”
On Good Friday, I went for a walk with my parents along the canal in Mancetter.
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 andContinue reading “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 ofContinue reading “Spring in Royal Fort Gardens”