Couldn’t believe it, yesterday (Friday) was beautiful and sunny, so many dull days here in my part of the UK lately. Thought I’d make the best of it and take a walk to the University Botanic Gardens. I needed the exercise and wanted to get some images of the autumn colours, I packed my Sigma DP1 digital and Olympus OM101 film camera.
Here are some of the digital images from the Sigma, I’ll be getting the film shots processed next week.
These were just in from the entrance.
Lovely Greens again, this shot was an HDR.
While I was admiring this lovely Maple a women came and stood next to me and commented on the beautiful colour. I turned to speak to her and was immediately stunned by her lovely Grey eyes, I was lost for words, if you knew me you would laugh as I am not noted as being the quiet sort, even though I think I am.
I even managed to get my Fungi fix !
and Blue skies.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the film images will look like.
The skies turned a soft Orange colour today, it’s the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia. Fortunately the wind speeds are not too high in my part of the UK, but other parts of the country have not been so lucky. The Orange skies are apparently being caused by the debris and dust from forest fires in Portugal and Spain.
I had just cut the lawn for (hopefully) the last time this year, the camera’s white balance had a bit of a job getting it right.
The fungi are quite orange in colour anyway but the light gave them a lovely glow.
It’s dull, grey, and blowing a gale in my part of the UK today. Was thinking about going out and taking some autumnal images, oh well. Plus side is that Mimi one of my lovely cats is curled up on my lap purring, keeping my blood pressure steady, and my legs warm, symbiotic. It’s also given me some time to have a good look at the Sigma X3F software for processing images from the Sigma DP1 camera. I’ve always just imported them into Lightroom and processed from there but never been totally happy with the results. Here are a few images put through the Sigma software, I still have a lot to learn, but the results are encouraging.
These were taken on October 3rd on a quick walk to the town.
Taken on a Canon “Sureshot Classic 120” film camera
Hadn’t used this camera before so decided to take it along on my visit to the Botanic Gardens earlier in the week loaded with Fuji superia 400. Most of the images were taken with a Chinon 50mm f1.7 and a Chinon 28mm f2.8. The 28mm is beautifully made, the 50mm is a bit plasticy but very good optically, a 70 – 150 mm also came with it and I wish I had brought it along. The camera and lenses cost me £4.99/$6.99/5.56 euro about 2 years ago. The Chinon was good to use, bright viewfinder but the shutter button is quite sensitive. Overall I was quite pleased with the results, especially as it wasn’t a particularly bright day.
It was a lovely bright (chilly) autumn morning here in my part of the UK. I needed to get the usual cat food supplies and also some decorating materials for the loo, I foolishly decided it needed a make over. My house is quite old (1929), so any attempt at redecoration always brings unforeseen problems. I took my Sigma DP1 and a film camera with me, here are a few digital images from the walk in.
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.
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.
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