Stuff I saw in Nottingham

I have been holding off posting this, as some of the images I am using for neopantastic. As its post week, I don’t think it matters now.

The following was taken with my leica m2, voigtländer 35mm f/2.5 + yellow filter, with bergger pancro 400

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Guide dog in training
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Old market square
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Kevin Costner / Robin something
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Dead office plants
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ye olde trip to jerusalem pub – I also took a version on my mju ii for neopantastic
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Hays

The following was shot with fuji acros 100 and a oly mju ii.

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Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle grounds
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Nottingham Castle grounds
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Carrington St
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Swann’s Yard
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Council building

Stuff I saw at Upper Padley

On Wednesday we went to upper padley, in the peak district. Rather than taking my usual hiking setup of a tripod and a pinhole camera, I took my gas stove instead for hot drinks. As a lightweight alternative I took my holga, my m2, and film.

I know the place well enough now, so at times I found myself shooting for shallow depth of field and getting close, something that I don’t normally do. I don’t normally shoot wider than f8 unless the subject calls for it, such as a portrait in a busy environment.

I’m not that happy with the images, but it was a nice walk with the leica.

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Collapsed wall
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Bark texture
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Always a sucker for graffiti
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Trees of surprise view
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Mother cap
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 Hays vs Mother cap 
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Textures of mother cap
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 Stream
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Fiddleheads
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Bridge at padley
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Hays and Majestic doggo
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Tree at owler tor

I have yet to develop the film from the holga, if it comes out okay in development, I’ll share in a second part.

Stuff I saw at York

On Monday we went to York, a yearly tradition; a pilgrimage for coffee, beer, books and trains. This year I took my Leica m2 with hp5 at 1600 for some snapshots and street photography.

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Cold wait for the train
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Wedding shoot on the shambles
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Marching band
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Fog over the river ouse
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Shambles
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Minster poking through
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York Museum gardens
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Train museum
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Mallard
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Tunnel

 

 

 

Stuff I saw at Clumber park with a Bronica

Day after boxing day we went for a walk around the national trust country park, Clumber park, which was packed like Alton towers, but with no rides. It’s amusing to see people with maps walking around lost while I have lived nearby all my life. For fun, I took a few frames with a Bronica etrs. As the images show, the light was poor and it was overcast. I haven’t used it in awhile, I miss the square format. I am probably going to sell it soon.

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Stuff I saw at surprise view / padley gorge

Today we hiked a circle of surprise view, owler tor, higger tor, carl wark to padley gorge and back. Despite nearing Christmas time, and the water logged paths, it was like a spring day.

I took the below with my tiny rangefinder, Olympus 35RC + yellow filter with hp5 rated at 1600, trying to train myself to meter at 1600 without a meter. The Oly 35Rc is just as sharp as the MjuII, but with complete control and no batteries if you don’t use the meter. I am also in the process of editing some 6 x 17 pinhole images from the walk.

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Sun rise over mother cap tor
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Tom and Finn + reel jam crease
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Two blondes and Finn
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View from Higger
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Side of Higger Tor
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Carl Wark
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Dan
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Luke having coffee in padley gorge
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Finn – not knowing his lead is undone