Large White butterfly (Pieris brassicae)
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 135mm, 1/200s, f8, ISO 200
A much shorter ‘Photography Friday’ today with far fewer pictures taken.
This Large White butterfly (Pieris brassicae) rested briefly on the Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum) growing beside the Chesterfield Canal at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre.
The shot is massively cropped from the original… I was doing my best to not fall in the canal!
North Lane, July 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 59mm, 1/80s, f11, ISO 2500
A view south along North Lane near Belper in Derbyshire, part of an ancient route known as ‘The Portway’ and believed to be of Roman construction… Also a wonderfully cool place to be on a hot summer evening!
Another Photography Friday trip today, this time to the Lumsdale Valley near Matlock in Derbyshire, a scheduled ancient monument and one of the best water-powered industrial archaeological sites in Great Britain.
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 26mm, 1s, f11, ISO 200
Long exposure was the name of the game in the cool shade under the trees beside Bentley Brook and after a little bit of a wrestling match* Rachel got the hang of setting up a tripod!
I’d not been to the area for many years and was pleasantly surprised to see that little had changed since my last visit, the owners of the valley, The Arkwright Society are doing a fantastic job of preserving the site without spoiling its natural charm.
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 116mm, 1/3s, f8, ISO 200
* That is to say, a wrestling match between Rachel and the tripod… I wasn’t involved.
Spring Evening, May 2018
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-S – 1/500s, f8, – Ilford HP5+ rated at ISO 320
Another take on this scene… This time on film.
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Attenborough Nature Reserve
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5~4.8 R LM OIS at 200mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 200
Spring evening, May 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 78mm, 1/340s, f11, ISO 400
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 70mm, 1/70s, f5.6, ISO 200
Another image from the tiny patch of woodland close to my home…