Whoda thunk it. Another tree!

I’ve got several photos of trees from a recent outing, so you might see a few more yet… 🙂

FILM - Out on the wiley, windy moors

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 January 2019

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Skeletal tree

As much as summer is nice, and autumn colour is glorious, the naked skeletons of winter-time trees tend to make for the most interesting photographs I think.

FILM - Waiting for the flesh to return

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 January 2019

Bleakness

White Edge Lodge is perhaps a half-mile from the nearest road, from where it can be seen peeking out over the heather. This shot was taken on my first ever walk up to the lodge itself. I think I picked pretty good conditions to do so.

 

FILM - Bleakness

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 January 2019

And this thing I saw!

How can I describe it? A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from under it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of thunder.” H.G. Wells. The War of the Worlds.

I was out taking photos at White Edge in the Peak District the weekend before last. There was a thin skim of snow on the ground and the conditions were damp and foggy. From the footpath I noticed some interesting trees poking out of the mist across the heather so I made my way over to get a clearer shot. After firing off a couple of exposures with the Yashica Mat 124 G, I decided to get some 35mm pictures with my F80 (on it’s first outing – with me, at least), so left the TLR on the tripod while I found a nice composition for the SLR, When I finished and turned aound, the tripod made for a striking image and the first thing that popped into my head was “Horsell Common!”, the place where the first Martian invader strikes earth in Wells’ novel.

FILM - And this thing I saw!

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 January 2019

St. Paul’s traffic

It’s tempting to avoid venturing out for photography on rainy days, but it’s often very worthwhile. The reflections and sheen of the surface water can add whole new dimensions to a scene.

I’m not sure that the water adds that much to this shot beyond a bit of haze, some puddles and a vague reflection of the two cars. but I think it still does its bit.

FILM - St. Paul's Traffic

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford XP2.

Taken on 17 October 2018

Balloon slaves

The way these balloons were pulling on their strings in the breeze made it look very much like they were attempting to escape from their trader, who looks like he’s about to tell them what he thinks about their plan.

FILM - Balloon slaves

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Kodak Portra 160.

Taken on 28 October 2018

Mega-pickle

The Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe as it’s otherwise known), one of the more distinctive building on London’s ever-changing skyline.

FILM - Gherkin

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D & Kodak Tmax P3200.

Taken on 18 December 2018