Summer in my part of the UK has really kicked in this week, the thermometer in my kitchen was reading 30deg C. 90deg F. not that hot compared to many places, but UK houses are built to retain heat. Consequently I didn’t get much sleep last night, so having a lazy day today, just waiting to see the first proper images from JWST and watching the Tour de France live on the TV.
All this heat prompted me to dig out some Infrared images I took in 1992 on the Isle of Eigg. When we arrived on the island it was quite cool, but the next day the temperature really rocketed. The film I used was Kodak HIE infrared with a red 25A filter on the lens. The film was quite difficult to use, has to be loaded/unloaded in total darkness, I do like some of the results though.
I have some Rollei infrared in the fridge, think it’s time I loaded some up and gave it a shot.
A few doors shot on film during a walk into town in April, only processed the film last month. I was testing out my repaired and serviced Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens, not that impressed with it, I’ll be trading it in for an Olympus Zuiko 21mm f3.5 if I can find one.
Wasn’t sure if I was going to post today as my lovely cat Mimi suddenly stopped eating. After what happened to her Mum earlier this year It was really worrying. Took her to the vets on Tuesday and they gave her a blood test, got the results late yesterday, she has an overactive thyroid, fortunately it’s treatable and should settle in a couple of weeks. She ate some Tuna in spring water today.
Haven’t been out photographing much lately, and my Laptop has broken. So it’s the old desktop PC for this post, which took absolutely ages to update. This door is one of my favourites, I have printed a copy of it on a lovely textured paper and put it in a frame.
To see some Doors from around the world check out Dan Antions excellent “Thursday Doors” blog
Taken in 2007 in Salies De Bearn, Aquitaine, France, with a Nikon F601 on Kodak Elitechrome 200 slide film.
Just watched photographer Ben Horne’s latest YouTube video photographing in Utah with an 8″ x 10″ film camera. He mentioned the desert varnish on the rocks and the scents and sounds in the area. It took me right back to when I visited Capitol Reef in 1992 (my first visit to the USA) We camped at Fruita N.P. for a couple of days in a very small tent, I was hardier then. I recently scanned in a roll of film from that time, I put off scanning it for so long because it has a lot of dust marks, but with the aid of Lightroom’s healing brush and a lot of patience and fan whirring on the lap top I managed to get some reasonable images. I can vividly remember the scent of Pine and Sage, and the heat reflected from the rocks.
Olympus OM2n – Zuiko 24mm f2.8.Plus X Pan I think.
I thought coloured graduated filters were the thing.
Took this in 1989 on Agfa slide film, (the date was imprinted on the slide mount) on my Jenaflex AM1. I have been having a bit of a sort out of my photo bits and pieces and found a stack of coloured grads, might actually give them another go !
At the beginning of the year I sent my Nikon Af 20mm lens off for repair as it wasn’t stopping down, wondered why the photos were soft and sometimes overexposed. The lens is now working as it should. I must say I’m not that impressed with the lens, it’s very soft in the corners even stopping down, I think I’ll be trading it in for some Olympus glass.
Having said that I quite like this chance image, especially as it was a dull overcast day.
Saw this makeshift post box outside a church that was having some renovation work carried out. It was really dark and I really didn’t expect much of an image, Fomapan 100 and the little half frame Agfa (and my focus guesstimate) did well here.
Still suffering with the cold/flu but it’s easing a bit. Going to risk visiting the music pub tomorrow, perhaps a whiskey or two will help ease the symptoms. Consequently I haven’t been out and about taking photo’s so here are two from early last year. For more images of doors from around the world take a look at Dan Antion’s excellent blog.
I’m still suffering with a cold (it’s getting better) so haven’t been out and about to capture any door images. These are from last November/January in my local area. Check out Dan Antion’s blog page for lots of amazing Thursday Doors and stories.