Tag Archives: Landscape

Success with the antique camera and shutter

Well, some success and still some failures(learning opportuntites). Saggy bellows have caused a shadow on the negative and one or two film holders have small gaps – now filled. ┬áBut the ones that workd I am very pleased with.

The big challenge is metering correctly to set the exposure. I realised that in trying to increase the exposures I had been getting, I had been metering the highlights instead of the midtones.

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River Axe – set up for the shot
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F8 1/30s print and negative – Focus not great
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Cornwall F8 1/100s print and negative – Bellows drooped causing shadow
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F8 1/30s print and negative – Just right ­čÖé

 

Glorious Stourhead as the sun goes down

Noting the clear sky and thinking the stormy weather coming this weekend would strip trees of leaves, I thought it would be good to head down to Stourhead to catch the low sun illuminating the autumn clothed trees.

Using a neutral density filter I was able to use a very slow shutter speed to smooth out the water ripples and clarify the reflections.Stourhead