Thursday, 19 July 2018

Berrington Court Westhey NR and Westonburt Arboretum


A beautiful day out at Berrington Court, Westhay NR and Westonburt Arboretum. Full of sun, leaves and flowers. The first lot at Barrington are taken on Delta 100 via the Horseman VH with a mix of lenses but mostly the 300mm and a green or red filter.

Now heres an interesting comparison. Same rose taken with a red and green filter. Oh what fun you can have and what effects you can get.

Now a bit of close up at Westhey NR

Back at Barrington Court......

Love this one

and this one

And now the rest is Westonburt Arboretum

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Green or Red?


It's been a while as usual but I hope I'm making up for it now. Heres a nice little selection of three different films spread over 2 different cameras. First up we have some of that old faithful Ilford Delta 100. Can't really go wrong can you. Mixed in with that is a couple of rolls of a more exotic flavour. Ilford SFX200 Infrared film. I got a filter for it and waited until there was a bit of green and sun around. What I also did was take some of the Delta shots using a green filter. It was interesting to see the results especially comparing them to the SFX200. I wont tell you which are which as really it's about the end result rather than how at the end of the day. If you want to know then feel free to ask and I'll tell. Even better have a guess and see if you can get them right. They were all taken on my lovely Horseman VH predominantly with either the 300mm or 210mm. Occasionally using the wider 150mm, the odd one using the 65mm and I don't think I've used the 90mm at all.

Next up are some Provia 100 shot using the Pentax 67ii. This is in Wells where we found a nice tent demonstrating stone carving plus a few from the Glastonbury Dragon Parade. All using the rather nice 165mm f2.8 lens. Unfortunately I think my 1st Development mix was a little old and they came out very dark. Managed to get something anyway. People are not my forte.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Glastonbury Carnival 2017


A little late to the party but perhaps the effect will be greater as memories are rekindled from the night. I am a big fan of Carnival in Somerset. The epitome of true culture. It has history, meaning and community involvement with the added benefit of a cracking night out. So where better to rise to the challenge of film photography of bright lights at night. For practical purposes I was using my Canon A1 with the f1.4 50mm SCC lens. Fast lens, easy and compact to use loaded with Ilford Delta 400 pushed to 3200. This let me keep the settings in a sensible zone of f5.6 at 250. This is the second time I've done this at the Carnival and I was really happy with the results. So enjoy a blast from the past at the 2017 Glastonbury carnival.

Santa in a box....... in November!!

My favourite I think

Rather abstract

Always a sense of comedy

These last two are quite scarily surreal with a definite air of 19th and early 20th Century Panto

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