‘If anyone gets in my way when I’m making a picture, I become irrational. I’m never sure what I am going to do, or sometimes even aware of what I do, only that I want that picture’
Margaret Bourke-White (American documentary photographer) – June 14, 1904 – August 27 1971.
Danger de Mort
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 33mm, 1/250s, f4, ISO 200
Little Chester, Derby, January 2019
Contax T2, Carl Zeiss T* 38mm f/2.8 lens – 1/125s, f8, – Silberra Ultima 160
A snapshot taken on a bright but bitterly cold day in January this year. This was my first roll of Silberra film and I doubt it’ll be my last even though the results I obtained from it were less than spectacular…
This roll was shot at the box speed of ISO 160 but I think that my next roll I’ll try at ISO 100, it seems to be a film that would benefit from overexposure…
Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f11, ISO 500
What was I photographing on this day in previous years?
Four years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.
Fishing boats here are drawn up onto the beach by a variety of ageing tractors, this one (if memory serves) is a Fordson Power Major and has clearly seen better days!
We spent quite a bit of time at East Runton between 2012 and 2015, trading dog-sitting a friend’s Jack Russell for nights in a static caravan on the cliffs… it’s a lovely spot.
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 41mm, 1/80s, f11, ISO 200
Morris Minor, Ely, May 2019
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 640
Another classic vehicle today…
Over 1,300,000 Morris Minors were produced between 1948 and 1971, and this one was first registered in April 1970 in Taunton, Somerset.
Although still badged as a ‘Minor 1000’ the ‘Moggie’ (as they are affectionately known by many) had been built with a 1098cc version of the legendary A-series four cylinder engine since 1962… it’s an engine I’m very familiar with, having driven a Mini Clubman for a number of years (in my distant youth).