Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 46mm, 1/105s, f8, ISO 200
All sorts of items turn up in the gutter… Lost gloves are commonplace, odd shoes crop up a fair bit too and I’ve even seen items of underwear the morning after an obviously raucous night on the town but this is the first time I’ve seen a badminton racket!
Christmas Tree, December 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR, 1/110s, f2, ISO 3200
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…
* ‘And to all, a good night…’
‘The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they’ve gone.’
Yousuf Karsh (Armenian-Canadian photographer) – December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002
42 Sidney Street
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P – 1/125s, f5.6 – Agfa HDC 200 rated at ISO 100
‘I think that I first started to shoot naked women because I wanted my father to look at my images and father liked very pretty women.’
Bettina Rheims (French photographer) – December 18, 1952 (age 65)
‘I never expected that. I didn’t aim for that. All I wanted was to get some nice pictures of trains at night.’
O. Winston Link (American photographer best known for his photographs of the Norfolk & Western Railroad) – December 16, 1914 – January 30, 2001.
Christmas lights, Worcester
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/25s, f2.8, ISO 1600
The Kelpies, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f4, +1EV – Ilford Delta 100
Back in October I posted a few digital shots from a fantastic holiday in Lower Largo on the Fife coast in Scotland. I also shot a few rolls of film that week and got some of the results back from the lab a few days ago.
The Kelpies stand 30 metres high, next to an extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project in Falkirk.
Completed in 2013, the sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and are still a magnificent sight on the greyest and dampest of days. The Nikkor 20mm lens allowed me to get both Kelpies in shot from a very close range but I had a heck of a job keeping raindrops off the front of the lens!
Scan by Peak Imaging with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
First snowfall, December 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 36mm, 1/210s, f8, ISO 200
A brief and very cold trip out today (with my Nikon FM, shooting film for Emulsive’s FP4 Party) also gave me chance to capture the first snowfall of winter hereabouts (albeit just a light dusting…)
The forecast is for more snow over the weekend but I’m not taking bets on a white Christmas just yet…
Lower Largo, 25 October 2017
Lubitel 166B, Lomo 75mm f/4.5 lens – 1/60s, f5.6 – Rollei Digibase CN 200 Pro rated at ISO 100