Tag Archives: Digital Photography

Monochrome Wednesday

04-09-19

Stranger On The Shore
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Not the instrumental by Acker Bilk (those of a certain age will remember) not even a stranger, but one of my PhotoBuddies admiring the view.

Yesterday me and the PhotoBuddies (and a PhotoBuddies wife) went on an excursion to the Lincolnshire Coast near Theddlethorpe St. Helen. The weather forecast had been less than promising but the sun shone all the time we were there, it was a lovely warm day in a great location. After the visit we went into the nearby seaside resort of Mablethorpe for Fish & Chips and a look around the town, the Fish & Chips were really good. This morning I had to apply aftersun cream as my head resembled a ripening tomato. I took along a couple of film cameras too, and hopefully will have some images from those to post soon.

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PhotoBuddies Day Out 2

01-07-19

Went out with the PhotoBuddies last Thursday (27-06-19) for our second mini road trip, just a few miles from the last one. The weather was just right 22C. – 71F. we haven’t had the heatwave that most of Europe has been experiencing although it did nudge 30C. 86F. on Saturday.

We drove out to Beacon Hill (wiki link), a place I haven’t been to for years.

View From The Beacon
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Looking towards Loughborough and Nottingham. A bit of a panorama shot on my Olympus EPL1.

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Took this one with my phone.

Beacon Marker and Viewpoint
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Another Phone image.

Chainsaw Carving
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I believe this was carved by a local artist, Peter Leadbeater.

Tree & Rocks
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Just liked the natural colours and shapes on these.

Volcanoes
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According to the information board the rocks on this site are about 600 million years old, some of the oldest exposed rocks in England and Wales, David Attenborough (grew up in Leicestershire) mentioned them in one of his programmes.

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That black spec upper left is a Bee !

Weathered 
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Black & White
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Tenacious 
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Sit A While
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Shady
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There’s a nice wooded area as you head down towards the car park.

Yet another place to pay a return visit to. I also took an old 6×6 film camera with me. and last night I mixed up some Ilford ID11 developer, I like to leave it for a couple of days so it’s not so fierce. Will probably develop the film on the weekend, hopefully some shots will turn out.

PhotoBuddies – Day Out #2

25-06-19

This Morning !
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The summer weather seems to be bypassing us this year, though according to the latest weather forecast it should brighten up on Thursday, good job as I’m out with the PhotoBuddies.

#2 of last weeks outing to Bradgate Park, I thought the images suited converting to Black & White.

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This old tree reminded me of a dancer.

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If Summer ever arrives I’m looking forward to photographing more of the park, It would be good to give the old Rolleiflex an outing.

PhotoBuddies – Day Out #1

19-06-19

Now I have my new set of wheels I went out for a drive with my PhotoBuddies to Bradgate Park (interesting Wiki link) It’s been ages since I last visited the park, and I really missed going there.

I took along a film camera and my old Olympus E620 Digital with the standard zoom. We were lucky with the weather yesterday, well it was dry and warm at least. It’s been like late autumn over the last few weeks (it is today) dull and wet, will we ever have a summer this year ?

Tree & Dry Stone Wall
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Bracken
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I suppose the one plus point for having so much rain recently is that everything is very green and fresh looking.

Foxgloves
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Dry Stone Wall Detail
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Wild Flowers
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Old Rocks
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With PhotoBuddy

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Some of the exposed rocks in the park are an incredible 560 million years old.

There are some lovely old trees in the park and I can’t resist photographing them, I’ll put them in the next post.

Painting The Town

28-05-19

Met up with the PhotoBudies last week to have a walk around the cultural quarter of the town, and have a look at the new street art going up. Because of the variable weather we have had recently (I guess) they had only just started their artwork, but it was a lovely sunny warm day and it was great to just walk around. I took along a film camera and my Sigma DP1.

Back Of The Funfair
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Waves
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They were setting up a funfair on the park that I walk through to get into town.

Town

Sticker
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I have no idea what this sticker is about, hopefully it’s not too contentious.

The Look
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Keep Clear
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Be Warned
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Shadow
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Magpie
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Hopefully the film shots will be ok, if so I will post them when I get the film developed. Anyway we have another excuse to visit the town and see the new street art and drink lots of coffee.