Tag Archives: Nature

Monochrome Wednesday

06-11-19

Flowering Ivy
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Pentax MX – Pentax 50mm f1.7 – +2 Dioptre Filter – Fomapan 100

With all the rain we have had in my part of the UK the Ivy has gone into overdrive, this is the first time I’ve seen it flower.

Monochrome Wednesday

25-09-19

Steps In The Woods
Lathkil Dale Step Ladder #2
Olympus OM2n – Vivitar 19mm f3.8 – Konica ir750 film.

This is an old one from the archive, mid 1990’s I think. Taken on a walk in Lathkil Dale  Derbyshire. I was quite surprised to see these steps abandoned in the woods, they were nicely covered in moss. It was quite dark and I thought the image would be underexposed, the lens was wide open (not good for the Vivitar) but the lovely Konica infrared film didn’t let me down.

Monochrome Wednesday

11-09-19

Launde Abbey
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Olympus OM2sp – Zuiko 28mm f 2.0 – Ilford HP5+ – Ilford ID11

Took this image on Sunday (08-09-19) It was a lovely day, and so was the lunch in the Abbey Cafe. Thought I had already used the developer for 2 films so increased the development time, of course I hadn’t ! This over developed the film blowing some of the highlights, with the help of Lightroom I managed to get some reasonable images.

Huntingdon & Mac’s

09-08-19

The times I’ve passed by Huntingdon on the A14 on my way to Stanstead Airport and said to myself I must stop off and visit this place. Well yesterday along with my PhotoBuddies we did. A couple of weeks back we dropped off one of the PhotoBuddies old Apple Mac’s at a repair specialist just the other side of Cambridge (it’s great to have a car again) We collected the newly refurbished Mac and stopped off at Huntingdon on the way home. I took a film camera with me and my digital Sigma DP1, these are some quick snaps from the Sigma.

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It was the sight of this lovely medieval bridge that made me want to visit Huntingdon. The old bridge was built in the 1330’s and was the main crossing point of the Roman Ermine Street. Huntingdon was also the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell.

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The Slightly Less Lovely A14 Bridge !
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The A14 has some major roadworks at the moment and 40mph average speed camera restrictions. It carries a lot of traffic and is one of the main routes to the ferry port of Felixstowe

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This derelict house fronts onto the river (The Ouse) The garden was overgrown and has become a bit of a haven for wildlife, It’s earmarked for redevelopment. It saddens me that so many areas throughout the country are built on without any regard for nature, I fear we might regret this later on.

Overgrown Jetty’s In front of the Old House
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Teasels
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A bit of messing about in Analog efex pro.

Old Town
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There are some lovely old buildings in the old town, it really deserves a much longer visit.

All in all a great day out in a lovely old town. I’ll post the film images when I get them processed.