This pylon had a dominant, imposing look about it stood on the ridge overlooking the road and valley, and I think the curve of the foreground road adds to the shot.
Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).
Taken on 25 January 2018
The week before last, the app on my phone had promised sunny conditions. So, looking forwards to some nice, low winter sunshine, I made plans to go out with my camera at the weekend.
Unfortunately, when the Saturday came, the skies outside showed nary a sign of the sun. I was feeling pretty dejected, and considered just staying home and reading, but in the end decided to go out anyway – the app was now showing “light cloud”, so I decided on a trip to Linacre reservoirs, a location not too far away and which I’d not visited before. If nothing else, the walk would be nice, and I could use the visit to recce shots for better conditions.
When I arrived, the “light cloud” had turned to sleet, which further dampened my spirits, and I sat in the car for five minutes considering whether or not to pay for parking, or to just go home. While I did this, I took the following picture from the car window as I liked the look of the chunky tyre in the mud.
In the end, I paid to park and had a very enjoyable walk, and managed to get several nice photos despite the dull and damp weather.
I think the key sometimes (probably ALL times) is to just enjoy things for what they are, and not to get hung up when they’re not the conditions you hoped for.
Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford HP5+.
Taken on 20 January 2018
This is one of those shots that turns out much better than you expected. I took a few shots of the reservoir and reflected trees, but the ones I thought would look best featured some ducks in the middle of the still water. I didn’t really think much about this one until the negatives came back, and it was the best of the bunch.
Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Ilford HP5+.
Taken on 21 December 2017