Grey 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!
Chairoplane – Grounded
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/420s, f11, ISO 200
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 41mm, 1/80s, f11, ISO 200
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.
The 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…
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 38mm, 1/340s, f11, ISO 400
Steps 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.