From the Gardens of Augustus

This view alone is worth the 1 Euro entry fee to these small, but scenic gardens high on the island of Capri, Italy.

FILM - From the Gardens of Augustus

Olympus OM-1,  Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 21 August 2018

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Silver birch

Taken a couple of weeks ago in the Peak District National Park, close to Over Owler Tor.

FILM - Birch trees

Pentax P30T, Rikenon 50mm f/2 & polariser & Kodak Tmax 400.

Taken on 7 February 2018

A pastoral scene

Today I present two views of the same scent. One in portrait orientation, the other landscape. I’m not sure which I prefer – the portrait shot has better composition, I think, while the landscape orientation possibly has more atmosphere thanks to the birds in flight (and in the trees), but at the expense of the foreground fence being less well positioned. Anyway, here are both of them.

FILM - Pastoral mist (portrait)

FILM - Pastoral mist (landscape)

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Kodak Tmax 100.

Taken on 21 December 2017

Trees in the mist

The following photos were taken this morning. I’d planned on visiting the flea market at Chesterfield, but on the way there noticed the nice misty conditions and so got waylaid taking some photographs instead. I decided to convert these to B&W and add some gradient filters and vignettes as I felt it suited the compositions. It’s brought out the grain a lot, but I think that works too.

FILM - Sentinel

FILM - On December days

FILM - Across the field

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Agfa Vista Plus 200 (converted to B&W in Lightroom).

Taken on 21 December 2017

Gloom

It’s that time of year where the days seem to alternate between beautiful sunny conditions where the world is full of colour, those where they are overcast, damp, misty and gloomy. To be honest, I quite like the gloomy days, just as long as they don’t have those completely flat overcast cloudy skies that can result in very drab looking pictures if the sky takes up too much of the shot (although, they can work in some circumstances).

Today’s picture was taken last Sunday afternoon, and while it was overcast, there was enough structure in the clouds to add a bit of interest to the skies and make for quite a nice brooding landscape (albeit quite a minimal one).

FILM - Hedge and gate

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 AF-D & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 1 October 2017

Not quite infrared

I took this picture the other week using a red filter, which has really lightened the foreground grasses. It’s not infrared photography, but has a bit of a feel of it perhaps.

FILM - Not quite infrared

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D (with red filter) & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 20 September 2017