Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Something old something new

Two places that I absolutely loved this week. Both right on my doorstep but unknown till now!

First off we have the wonderful Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum. Their website is HERE. Its situated just outside of Westonzoyland in Somerset. Close at hand but a little known gem. On each first Sunday of the month they steam up and you pay a little, every other Sunday it's free! It's run by volunteers and a lovely bunch they are to. One thing I must mention is the little cafe is brilliant. Run by the ladies of the museum with cake to die accompanied by a proper cup of tea. It's a small outfit but packed with lots of lovely static engines, workshops and the most famous outside law in Somerset!

I tried a few long exposures to get the blur of the motion along with a few sharp shots. Lenses were the 105 f2.4 and 55mm f4. All on Provia 100

The famous leaning toilet of Somerset

And a Fisheye for good measure

Heres a little segue into Glastonbury Abbey. Delta 100 pushed to 200 and Provia 100 105 f2.4 lens

And now on to the new stuff. This one is a little further afield but still close at hand. Its just outside of Castle Carey and called Hauser & Worth. Their website is HERE. It's a wonderfully transformed old farm thats now an art gallery, garden, sculpture park and restaurant. Whats more its FREE!! Again its the 105 f2.4 and 55 f4 all on Delta 100 pushed to 200

Couple of really good locations this week. They get my juices flowing. More to come!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Mull by film


This is the third and final Mull trip post. There was an earlier one for the digital pics on here plus the four posts over on our sister site with all the wonderful birdlife. Check them out. As a note on the digital post they often came out better. Thats me I suppose but also the film as I was trying to take shots not suitable for Provia. Too much contrast and your in trouble. All shot on either Provia 100 or Delta 100 using the usual mix of 100 f2.4, 35 f3.5 fisheye or 55 f4. But anyway here they all are. To start the show a lovely picture of a dead.... erm.... we weren't sure. Possibly a porpoise  but it was a bit far gone to really tell.

I do like the depth of field in this one. Those mountains are really creamy smooth thanks to the Wonderful Pentax 105 f2.4 lens.

House for scaling purposes

This one was close to the limit of the film

Ah! the classic three boats of Mull. Has to be done I'm afraid

Cocked the sky up on this one - damn!

Now I am well chuffed with this one

Good old fisheye at its best

Now for the Delta 100 stuff

Ansel would be spinning in his grave

While travelling around we came across these thousands of logs stacked high along a road. They had just felled most of a mountain side of its forest

Back to the scenery again.

We're in Tobermory, can you tell?

This was a very nice seaworthy sailing ship mored.

There you go. More in a week or so a bit closer to home.

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