Saturday, 15 July 2017

Barrington Court in the spring


Barrington Court what a lovely stately home. The gardens are a wealth of beauty at the right time of year. So what better time to go than when I knew what I was doing! This photoshoot was using Provia 100 and at the end some Delta 100 and as usual using my beautiful Pentax 67ii. Lenses of choice were the 105mm f2.4 and 35mm f3.5 fisheye. Gone are the days of shooting into the sun but I was still fixated with DOF so excuse me on this one. Exposure was set using the max / min method with the inbuilt spot metre. Measure the lightest and darkest parts then set to the mid point. Provia has a exposure width of about 5 zones which is pretty tight but it copes well I reckon. It (Its me actually) does have a habit of underexposing the darks but I like that. The Pentax 67ii has an excellent light meter and a match for todays digi stuff. Spot, centre weighted and 6 zone. Great bit of kit.

Three plus three

I like this one. Like decorations hanging down or dark masses rising up

Another cracker with nice DOF

Again it was all about the DOF. Bit too shallow this time.

Fisheye goodness

Was trying something with the path but it hasn't really worked

Ah good old polarising filter

Ever decreasing frames within a frame

Geometry and bokeh

This didn't come out as well as I would have hoped either but still nice

Love it

symmetry and asymmetry 

Still too shallow but cool

I was very happy snapping away with Provia then just as we were giving up hope I spotted the cabbage patch. All that texture in the leaves. I whipped out a chocolate finger of Delta and set to work

Hmm sort of works

Barrington court is well worth a visit. Go explore!

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