Single frame… Humber Bridge, August 2020

Humber Bridge, August 2020Humber Bridge, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 25s, f167 – Rollei RPX 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 11 mins at 20°c.

An image from the second roll of film through my Ondu 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera…

I’m still getting to grips with how wide an angle of view this camera has, the 25mm focal length of the Ondu pinhole has roughly the equivalent angle of view of a 14mm lens on 35mm or full-frame digital!

Single frame… Grey Seal pup

Grey Seal pup, November 2019Grey Seal pup, November 2019
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5~4.8 R LM OIS at 116mm, 1/125s, f9, ISO 640

This week’s ‘Photography Friday’ saw Rachel and I visit Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to see the Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus) that breed (and give birth to their pups) there every year between October and December.

The area is a salt marsh, used by the Royal Air Force as a bombing range but it is also home to a staggering 30% of the worldwide Grey Seal population!

The public viewing area is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the volunteer wardens do a fantastic job of keeping both seals and visitors safe, the above image was captured from well behind the fencing that separates the two!

Square Saturday… Another pic from the Diana+

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Diana+ – Lomo CN 800

While I’m eagerly awaiting the postie rattling the letter box with an envelope of negatives from AgLab (an envelope that should include two rolls from my charity shop find Diana+), I thought I’d post another image from my first roll with said camera…

Lots more vignetting on this pic and I can only assume that this is down to the wider aperture (the ‘cloudy’ setting) that I used for this, the first shot on the roll.

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

Monochrome Monday… The Sound Tower

The Sound Tower, Chapel Six MarshesThe Sound Tower, Chapel Six Marshes
Nikon FA, Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f11, – CineStill BwXX rated at ISO 250

The Sound Tower is part of The Structures on the Edge (SOTE) project, a fascinating series of installations on the Lincolnshire coast.

Designed by R Cannon and M Springett, London, the tower is ‘a device that focuses people’s senses and amplifies the windy nature of the site.’

I’ve no idea what the pipes in the foreground are for…

Single frame… Anderby Creek

Steps up to the Round and Round House, Anderby CreekSteps up to the Round and Round House, Anderby Creek
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 44mm, 1/80s, f11, ISO 400

An enjoyable trip to the Lincolnshire coast today, starting off at Anderby Creek, north of Chapel St. Leonards. A few hundred metres south of the tiny hamlet is the ‘Round and Round House’ a small building ideal for bird watching and accessible from the beach via a wooden boardwalk and steps… Part of the Structures on the Edge (SOTE) project, the building was designed by Soma Design of Morecambe and is one of a number of architectural installations along the 10 mile stretch of coast between Chapel St. Leonards and Mablethorpe.