Square Saturday… Craster on the Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera

Craster, August 2020Craster, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 19s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from a recent visit to Craster in Northumberland, this time taken on the ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

Last weekend’s trip north came just a couple of days after I received my camera in the post so I just had to take it!

I’ve not yet got the hang of getting close enough to the subject with the camera’s wide 115° angle of view (and no viewfinder) but I’m sure practice will make perfect!

Single frame… Cove Harbour, August 2020

Cove Harbour, August 2020Cove Harbour, August 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 32mm, 1/300s, f11, ISO 200

A brief trip to the Scottish Borders last weekend gave us the opportunity to explore a couple of lesser known locations on the coast below Dunbar.

Cove Harbour was one such location. The tiny natural harbour was improved in 1831 by the building of a breakwater and to all intents and purposes not much has changed since then!

Access to the harbour from land is via a tunnel through the cliffs that was dug by hand in the 1700s, a tunnel that has a number of side chambers that were used for storing fresh fish (and no doubt a variety of smuggled goods!) The chambers continued to be used as changing rooms by bathers until they were sealed up in 1981.

It’s a location I’m very keen to return to!

Monochrome Monday… Yachts at rest, Isle of Whithorn

Yachts at rest, Isle of WhithornYachts at rest, Isle of Whithorn
Fujica GW690 + Y15 yellow filter – 1/250s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400

Yet another Fujica GW690/Kodak T-Max 400/Y15 filter image from last year’s Scottish holiday…

I really can’t wait to visit Scotland again and my fingers are tightly crossed that the trip I’ve got booked for later this year will be able to go ahead…

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015 (again)

YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 27mm, 1/80s, f9, ISO 800

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.

‘Ellie Jane’ has featured on this blog before but I make no excuses for including another image from one of my favourite spots on our coastline…

Single frame… Biggest Person Sit Here

Biggest Person Sit HereBiggest Person Sit Here
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 46mm, 1/240s, f8, ISO 200

I’ve started tinkering with Capture One Express for Fujifilm and this is the first image I’ve edited with it…

It’s too early to tell if I’m going to get on with the software or not but one thing I definitely don’t like is the lack of any way to add a watermark to images! (I used GraphicConverter 11 to do that here…)

Monochrome Monday… High Stacks, Flamborough Head

High Stacks, Flamborough HeadHigh Stacks, Flamborough Head
Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko Auto-W 28mm f/2.8, Y2 yellow filter – 1/60s, f8½, – Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6½ mins at 20°c.

An image from a sheet of negatives I’d misplaced until tonight…

High Stacks, Flamborough Head, photographed during a ‘Photography Friday’ outing in August last year. Flamborough (and nearby Bridlington) is an area Rachel knows well and we’ve had a few excellent days up there.

My Olympus OM-2N started to suffer from a sluggish shutter towards the end of this roll but I’ve since had it serviced by the excellent PPP Repairs and can’t wait to use it again!

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Miniature folly

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f11, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

In the current situation I’m struggling to motivate myself where photography is concerned but I’ve decided to post images here that evoke happy memories, if they have any artistic or technical merit too then that’s a bonus!

This miniature ‘folly’ is only a few inches across and adorns the wall that separates a holiday cottage from the sea in the Scottish village of Lower Largo.

We had glorious weather the week we stayed there in October 2018 and enjoyed a few al fresco breakfasts even though the cold waters of the Firth of Forth were only a few yards away.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.