While we were in Exeter I tried rephotographing my text images again. I’m not sure this worked any better than at Golden Cap. (Click on any of the pictures to see them all bigger.)
Dorset to Devon
We started the day at a Donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth with a renowned breakfast restaurant benefiting the donkeys.
Next, we drove on to Exeter, a cathedral town. Click any of the images below to enlarge them and see the captions.
Lyme Regis – Architecture and Shape
That same evening (as the last 3 posts, May 15th) we walked down a steep hill from our AirBnB into the town for dinner and I snapped a few shots of buildings where the contrasty lines and shapes struck me. Click any image to see them all enlarged to full size.
Some initial impressions of Lyme Regis. Click any image to see them all enlarged to full size.
Don’t Look Now, but
Gray Thames Day
20 x 3
Colorful on a Gray Day
Shoebox Camera Obscura
We had a fantastic camera-building workshop with Peter Renn a couple of weeks ago. I had bought a cheap 135mm, f/4.5 projector lens in a charity shop for £10 and brought in a shoe box to mount it on. The first two pictures show the final product. The cardboard flaps in the first image allow one to slide the imaging screen backwards and forwards to focus. The next picture shows the inside, a focusing screen which is simply some tracing paper in a cardboard frame. The next 2 pictures I took with my phone through a hole in the back. I made the hole the size of my Fujinon 23mm lens so I can photograph what’s on the focusing screen and maintain a pretty good light seal. The 5th picture is a shot my classmate Marilyn took of me using the camera and the bottom right picture is the first image I took digitally. Click any of the pictures to see them all full-sized.
I’m a bit backed up on posting. These shots are from May 6th.
As part of a workshop in alternative cameras I took a few shots with an old Canon Powershot A570 which had it’s infrared filter removed and a piece of orange gel taped over the front of the lens. This yielded some interest color IR effects. Click any image to see them all enlarged.
More Space, or is it a Place?
Came upon these colourful people at the beginning of our walk. I asked a bystander what was going on and he told me these were past mayors of Farnham. His wife, he said, was the current mayor.
Five Piles of Dirt
Even More Pubs
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Next we walked down Church Ln to Stour St. Christopher (Kit) Marlowe was born in Canterbury (for an excellent historical novel, read Anthony Burgess’s A Dead Man in Deptford), passing through Beer Cart Ln by the Marlowe Kit to Greyfriars Gardens. Passing through the gardens we came out into St Peter’s Grove, a street that looks like all those English ’60s movies. Click any of the pictures to enlarge them all.
Ancient Roman Wall
… rebuilt in the 1950s
Like many seaside towns, Margate has some slightly run down areas. Click any image to see all 3 enlarged.