Sunday, 7 February 2016

Taking the Mump


Bit of a big day today. You see it was the first time I would be using my big bugger of a Pentax 6x7 medium format camera. Where to use it though. Looking out I saw my favourite weather, clear and blue skies peppered with fast moving heavy cloud. Lots of ever changing light and dramatic leaden skies with high contrast awaited. I fancied somewhere high with wide vistas. Where else but Burrow Mump. Off I sped all packed up.
As you know we had lots of heavy rain over night so lots of flooded fields were expected. What I wasn't expecting was having to climb a greasy pole of a hill that looked all innocent covered in grass but hid a deadly secret of very slippy mud underneath. I went ass over tit a couple of times. Luckley only one person was around and he was fully engrossed in his scope. I think I got away with it. Here's the results of that climb.

See what I have to go through for you lot!!

But on to the days work. A mixed bag of Takumars consisting of the 58mm f2.4, 50mm f1.4, 17mm f4 fisheye and 100mm f4 macro

The old twist and shoot effect

I darkened the sky on this one

I have a thing about old graffiti. I find it fascinating with all the intriguing scenarios that led to it. Years and years of kids leaving their mark, lovers sealing their futures even marks left by the craftsmen who made anything or a scratch or chip left hundreds of years ago by what ever inocuious act like carrying a table through a door.




OTT processing (Or a WWII RAF target reconnaissance photo)


They age buildings using Lichen don't you know



The high waters at Burrowbridge

Rather lonely and poignant gate

I was aiming for the geometry here 

The Tor

On the way to Grey Lake for a spot of EFRSing I stopped at Blind Mans Gate Sluice to get the drama of the water again using just the 50mm f1.4

Funny one this but I like it

Oh! I nearly forgot here's the results of the Pentax 6x7 from Burrow Mump............

You'll have to wait until I have them developed and I've scanned them I'm afraid. Hee Hee!!

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