Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Yeovilton Airshow


Oh oh oh what fun. I was on a mission. You CAN take action shots with a big lens on medium format. The kit was the Pentax 67ii with the 165 f2.8 lens coupled with the x2 converter. The film is Ilford Delta 100 pushed to 400 and Fujicolor Provia 400. That gave me a speed of 1/500th which seemed to work out well. Damn the Red Arrows are just magnificent. Almost as magnificent as my equipment for the day! The only down side was the sun which was high and directly in front of the display. Bit hazy but you can't have everything. I was expecting to run into a friend of the EFRS @robinmmorrison who is an avid aircraft botherer. Alas amongst the crowds I could not tell him from the other hundreds of front line troops with their rapid fire drainpipes. I was at the back with the mighty blunderbuss popping them off at about a rate of about 1 every couple of seconds if I so wished however due to the fact I would be using a three rolls up every minute I took it a little easier and went for quality over quantity.

The kit set up

And the results....... enjoy!

The fisheye interlude......

I have to say I was a little disappointed with the Provia 400. Very grainy and rather soft for action. Ok for portrait I suppose. I only have a couple of rolls left and will keep them for very special occasions.

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

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