Tag Archives: Arboretum

Infinity, Zits, and Purring #2

09-12-18

Zits, hickey’s (UK English definition !) spots, my negatives had lots of them even though I used demineralised water for mixing the stock developer solution. I think I now know what’s giving my negatives a bad case of acne. Kodak D76 developer is a sachet of powder that needs mixing with water at 50 – 55 deg C, simply the developer isn’t fully dissolving, so I will be using Ilford ID11 from now on, this is virtually the same as D76 but the developer powder comes in two separate sachets (mixed separately) and from a dim and distant memory is easier to mix, and why I used to use it.                                                                                           
The  only upside to all these Zits and spots is that I need to spend a long long time in Lightroom cloning them out, this becomes an invitation for my cats to take it in turns sitting on my lap and Purring.

In The Queue 
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Helios Swirls
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Limb
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Textures
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Symbiotic
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Dangling
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Hanging On
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St Denys
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Infinity, Zits, and Purring #1

06-12-18

After attaching my new (£15.00) 37mm Mir lens to the Canon 500n/Rebel G and half  pressing the shutter button the batteries immediately expired, and I didn’t have any spares. So I dug out my M42 to PK adaptor and decided to give the Pentax Super A an outing. The Pentax is in really good condition apart from the viewfinder which at some time in its life has had water ingress which has left staining on the focusing screen. Loaded it up with Kodak TriX and set off reasonably early to the Arboretum, the Sun was out and coming in at a low winter angle. After a couple of shots I realised the back of the lens caught the mirror if it was focused at anything approaching Infinity, fortunately I had packed an Helios 44-M – 58mm lens, which I used for the rest of the frames.

Low Light 
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Tangles
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After the above 2 shots I switched to the Helios lens.

Spider Webs
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Straight
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Felled
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Swirly
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Tilted
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Part 2 to follow.

 

Silver On Blue

29-11-18

The weather has not been very good over the last few days in my part of the UK, the barometer was well into stormy when I looked this morning. The forecast for tomorrow though looks more promising. So I will set the alarm for early and go out for a walk with a film camera, probably to the local Arboretum where I took the following shots on a lovely sunny October day.

Silver On Blue
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These were taken on my old Olympus E620 Digital with a polarising filter.

4 Rolls Loaded

14-11-18

Well I have 4 cameras loaded with film, 2 of which are nearly complete and 2 just started, the weather has been a bit changeable so I haven’t been out photo walking recently, and I’m busy trying to tidy the house. So I thought I’d post a few images from August taken on a walk around the local arboretum, church and town. I was using my newly CLA’d Olympus OM2sp and experimenting with Rollei Superpan 200.

Long Arms
Fresh Pine
Angel
St Denys
New Block on the Block
High Climber

Autumn Arboretum #2

22-10-18

I was hoping to have posted these images at the end of last week but seem to have been busy doing nothing, to be fair to myself I had a birthday along with one of my photobuddies, a few visits from friends and relatives, and of course looking after the lovely cats.

Yellow Glow
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Russet
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Late Bloomer
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One For The Birds
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Contrast
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Colour Palette 
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Catching The Rays
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On The Brink
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Autumn Arboretum #1

14-10-18

After the walk to the Botanic Gardens last Monday, Tuesday I took myself off to the local Arboretum, it was a really sunny bright day. Took my old Olympus E620 with the standard 14 – 42mm and 40 – 150mm zoom lenses, because it was so bright I used a polarising filter for all the shots to cut down the reflections from the leaves and bring out the colours. I opened the images in Lightroom  and then edited them in On1 Perfect Effects, really like that program, it’s quick and easy. Glad I went early in the week as the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Took far more photo’s than I normally would so will divide the images into two or maybe three postings.

Through The Trees
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Still a lot of Green

Ready To Fly
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Pine Tops
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Show Your Colours
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Old Wounds
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Veil Of Leaves
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Bend With The Breeze
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Olympus OM2sp – Rollei Superpan #1

9-08-18

Had my Olympus OM2sp serviced at Luton Camera Repair last month as the film wind on was misbehaving. They did a great job with it, replacing all the foam light seals, checking the electronics, and re tensioning the shutter. The camera felt really good so I took with me on a walk to the local arboretum. It was a really hot humid day, but there were some nice clouds about.

Path To The Arboretum 
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Most of the images were taken using 24mm Zuiko, and 50mm Zuiko lenses, using a Red or R72 Infrared filter

Trees & Clouds
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Through The leaves
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Fir
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The film has given the Fir a bit of a surreal look.

Step Up
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I’ll post some more shots from this roll over the next few days.