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"
I finally laid my hands on a camera I’ve wanted for ages – a Canon Pellix from the mid-1960s. Mine is the QL edition from 1966. It’s like most other manual focus Canon SLRs except that it has a fixed pellicle mirror, rather than a moving mirror. It diverts 1/3 of the light to the […]Read more "Getting to know the Pellix at sunset"
I spent most of the day around Glastonbury, photographing the Tor from various areas outside the city and exploring the former Glastonbury canal. I took four cameras with me; the digital one stayed in its bag and I shot lots of pictures with the three film-flavoured cameras. Unfortunately I didn’t finish any of the films […]Read more "Another sunset at Troopers Hill"
This weekend Fraser (my best-man-to-be and arch-enemy friend of old) visited so we could go wedding suit shopping with my dad, my brothers, and Hannah’s dad. Success – we found some suits in a suit shop! Who’d have thought? I dunno why women make such a fuss about shopping 😉 So with time to spare, […]Read more "Severn Beach Sunset"
I took this photo of Hannah and me holding hands at the top of Troopers Hill, overlooking Bristol, just as the sun went down. It’s my entry into the Valentine’s Day Photo Challenge.Read more "Sunset romance"
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"
This week the Photo Challenge is Leap, inspired by the leap year. There’s a lot of superstition around February 29th, but I’m going back to the astronomical basics. Leap years occur to nudge the Gregorian calendar back in sync with the solar year, and I’ve taken a picture of the sun setting over Bristol on […]Read more "Big, red sunset"
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"
Bit of a mouthful, but the title says it all. This week’s Photo Challenge is to take a picture of a sunset. The weather has been a bit iffy this week, and last night we had a rain storm. But in the middle of the storm, I spotted a glorious sunset and a rainbow. The […]Read more "Sunset with a rainbow in a rain storm"
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, and […]Read more "Some pictures in colour"