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Sep 2
Seasonal (1): Teasel

I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes.

Seasonal (1): Teasel

I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes.

Decrepitude (0): Lock

Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (0): Lock

Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (1): PSI

Detail of an air-pressure gauge in a disused petrol-station.

Decrepitude (1): PSI

Detail of an air-pressure gauge in a disused petrol-station.

Decrepitude (2): MPG

This pump in an old abandoned petrol-station was enjoying the last few rays of evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (2): MPG

This pump in an old abandoned petrol-station was enjoying the last few rays of evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (3): Surreal

When life gives you bath-tubs… stick to the ceiling.

Decrepitude (3): Surreal

When life gives you bath-tubs… stick to the ceiling.

Some time around March 2007 I acquired an ancient camera, an Ensign Carbine No.3, and took a photo of Perth railway station by night, returning home to develop the film myself. It’s the only photo I remember taking with that camera, but I like it for the Ilford Pan-F tonality and glow from the lens-haze.

Today, on my lunchtime stroll around town, I took a quick photo on the mobile, looking back along the same railway tracks to the station from the other side.

Then and Now, Night and Day Some time around March 2007 I acquired an ancient camera, an Ensign Carbine No.3, and took a photo of Perth railway station by night, returning home to develop the film myself.

Around Dundee Law

A couple of photos from around Dundee Law:

looking south across the River Tay

A view from Dundee Law looking south over the River Tay.

A view from Dundee Law looking south over the River Tay.

The radio transmitter on top of the Law:

The radio transmitter on top of Dundee Law.

Looking west over Lochee, with the Mills Observatory and Camperdown Jute Mill across to Perthshire hills in the distance:

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Sony NEX-7, 2-stop circular polarizer filter, HDR +/-1 EV.

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A few photos from a walk around Portpatrick on a sunny evening, starting with the Royal Navy helicopter practising for Lifeboat Week, taking in some favoured old haunts and seascapes.

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Sundown on Portpatrick A few photos from a walk around Portpatrick on a sunny evening, starting with the Royal Navy helicopter practising for Lifeboat Week, taking in some favoured old haunts and seascapes.
Squaring the Spheres

A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of extension tubes for the Sony NEX-7; today I got around to experimenting with them for the first time.

Squaring the Spheres

A few weeks ago I ordered a pair of extension tubes for the Sony NEX-7; today I got around to experimenting with them for the first time.

Change to Fair

The fisherman’s barometer, corner of North Castle and North Streets, St Andrews. A little experimentation in The Gimp, to create a synthetic “scratches” texture layer - using plasma clouds, old-photo simulation, distortions and other trickery.

Change to Fair

The fisherman’s barometer, corner of North Castle and North Streets, St Andrews. A little experimentation in The Gimp, to create a synthetic “scratches” texture layer - using plasma clouds, old-photo simulation, distortions and other trickery.

Aug 4
…and send it soaring…

I can think of much worse ways to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than flying a kite with friends.

…and send it soaring…

I can think of much worse ways to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than flying a kite with friends.

Colour or Black and White?

Colour or Black and White?

No doubt this is one of the oldest conundrums, generally long-since answered. The conventional approach is that black&white is meant to be an end in itself (a choice made at the time of shooting rather than an option or fallback in processing), in order that the eye be drawn to forms and shapes and textures, appreciated for their own sake without the distractions of realistic colour. As such,…

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A hedgehog living in the parents’ garden – a delightful honour to see the wee thing strolling around of an evening, chomping on the crunchy food left out.

Yay hedgie!!

Nocturnal Visitor A hedgehog living in the parents’ garden - a delightful honour to see the wee thing strolling around of an evening, chomping on the crunchy food left out.

White clouds in blue skies; grass blowing around in warm sunlight; horses that amble across their field to come and say hello as one passes by the roadside.

Impressions of Summer White clouds in blue skies; grass blowing around in warm sunlight; horses that amble across their field to come and say hello as one passes by the roadside.

Wabi-Sabi

Appreciating the aesthetics of brokenness and decay in suburban Yorkshire.

Decrepit Warburton's lorry

Decrepit Warburton’s lorry

Flaking paint textures

Flaking paint textures

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