Category Archives: Nature

A few images from my trips to town over the last few days

I took my Sigma DP1 with me on my walks to town over the last few days. It’s amazing what you can find left on the pavements and roads. I’ve gone all square for these images they just seemed to suit the format.

Solid Fuel and Me !
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A load of Rubbish
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At least they left it by the bin ! It was gone when I returned on my way back to home.

Back to Nature
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So Green
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A sign of good air quality so they say.

Tails
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Daff’s in the Park
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Spring Blossoms
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It’s only a mile away #3

Here are a few shots on film from my visit to the Botanic Gardens a couple of weeks ago. I took the Olympus OM1n together with 50mm and 24mm Zuiko lenses. The film was  Rollei Superpan 200, first time I’ve used this emulsion, apparently it can have a near infrared look when the lighting permits (sunshine) so ever the optimist I used Red and Green filters on the lenses to see what they would give, of course the day was fairly dull ! I developed the film in Rodinal which due to it’s age has now acquired the colour of a mature burgundy wine, but it worked really well.

Main House (very grand)
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50mm and Green filter

Take a Seat 
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Definitely a touch of the infrared, 50mm and Green filter

Bare Branches
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Got that infrared glow, 24mm with Red filter

Modern Sculpture
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50mm and Green Filter

The Wave
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24mm and Red filter

Arbor
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24mm Red filter

Looking forward to better weather so I can use some more of this film.

Really Want a Car

Missing going out to the countryside, so need to look for a car. These two photographs set me off, they were taken at the Outwoods near Loughborough in October 2014.

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Both taken on a Pentax Super A – Pentax 28mm  2.8 – Eastman Double X – Rodinal

Autumnal Walk to Town

Had a quick walk into town today, it was really busy with people buying Halloween stuff. I managed to grab a few images on the way.

Sycamore #1
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As I was taking a picture of this tree a chap came over to talk to me, he said this tree was part of the Acer family and Date family, not native to the UK but brought over by the Romans. You learn something new every day.

Sycamore #2
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Golden
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That Bin Again !
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My favourite tree
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All is being revealed 
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Misty Autumn Walk

I needed to get into town yesterday, yes more cat food and a film to get processed that had torn in my old Zenith Lomo. It was quite misty and cool, had to put a sweater on.

Red Fruits
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Tiger Stripes
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My favourite tree in the mist
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Fungi Update
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They are coming on quite nicely, thought I ought to find out what they are, Inkcaps, not to be eaten after alcohol  !!!!

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These are Sulphur Tuft, not sure if you can eat them, I won’t be trying them out.