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Not the best news

Today has been somewhat disconcerting. While I’ve not, as yet, looked at the news at all today to see what’s been happening, I was nonetheless personally reminded of the current pandemic situation when I found out that my wife will be seconded onto a ward containing COVID-19 positive patients from next week. While the secondment is not unexpected, the thought of her coming into close contact with people infected with the virus is not a pleasant one.

I know that, for most people, the symptoms are mild (and even undetected in some cases), and that the percentage of people developing severe symptoms is pretty low, but that doesn’t make me any less concerned knowing how seriously it can affect others.

There isn’t a great deal that can be done to avoid the situation though, beyond taking the greatest care that we can, so it’s important to make sure I don’t worry about this unduly. Worrying about things I can do nothing about isn’t good for anyone. No-one in our family has contracted the virus (thatwe know of) and certainly no-one has become sick, so I shall continue to hope that this will remain the case.

Another photo of the Humber Estuary and bridge from back in 2017 today. Again, this is a photo that’s been sat on my hard-drive unpublished since I took it.

Out into the estuary

Yashica Mat 124 G & Ilford FP4+

Taken on 30 August 2017.

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Beached boat at Barton-upon-Humber

Got tied up with something tonight that took waaay longer than I had planned, so just a quick upload today. A shot I took three years ago but didn’t really do anything with until yesterday. I’m quite pleased with it. 🙂

Beached at Barton

Yashica Mat 124 G & Ilford FP4+

Taken on 30 August 2017.

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Three views of the Humber

A triplet of photos all depicting the Humber Estuary. The added grain that has appeared due to the push-processing of the Ilford HP5+is readily apparent here but gives the images some grit, which I like.

The first two photos are looking eastwards as the estuary flows towards the North Sea – the first with The Deep, Hull’s aquarium and sealife centre, jutting into the left of the frame; the second a longer telephoto shot from the same location, towards the ferry and freight terminals.

FILM - The Deep and Humber Estuary

FILM - Voyage

The final image is looking west, back up the estuary towards the Humber Bridge which can be seen lurking in the background.

FILM - Distant Humber Bridge

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 75-150mm f/4.0 & Ilford HP5+ (pushed to 800asa).

Taken on 19 October 2019

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Fence & bridge

Not sure if I should’ve used a smaller aperture for this to get the bridge sharp too. It wasn’t my intention to have it sharp, but maybe it would’ve worked better if I’d either gotten everything in focus, or blurred out the bridge more? Also, the top of the fence post obscuring the base of the bride support bothers me slightly. Note to self: Must take more time when composing!

FILM - Fence and crossing

Yashica Mat 124 G & Ilford FP4+

Taken on 30 August 2017.

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Boats moored at Barton Haven

I took a trip to Barton Upon Humber on Wednesady this week. The main reason was to photograph the Humber Bridge to get a photo to use in a contest I’m taking part in (September’s theme is ‘bridges’) and I got several shots that I’m pretty pleased with – I’ll post them here soon. I also took the time to get a few other shots from the area, including the one below of some boats moored on Barton Haven where it joins the Humber estuary.

The film used was Fujifilm Acros 100 (a roll that expired in 2014), the first time I’ve shot this. I’ve got another roll of the expired 120 format left, plus three fresh rolls of 135 to shoot, and I’m looking forward to doing so.

FILM - Moored

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 30 August 2017.