In this waltz through the archive of September pictures we’ve now arrived at 2009, a mere 14 years ago. In the course of this archival stroll we’ve advanced from a 5MP digicam to a 6MP DSLR (Konica Minolta 7D) and now to the 12MP Nikon D300. At the time, each one felt an important step, now I find it hard to pay attention to each new year’s technical refinements.
Nothing much going on here. I was struck by the sharp shadows and the combination of modernist shapes and lines with the wood grain and plant shadows so, of course, I had to see what it would look like in a photograph.
Edinburgh was packed with tourists Our first popular stop was the Church of St Giles (the High Kirk of St Giles). Outside it you can also find the stature of Sir Walter Scott, or to give him his full honorific as the plaque beneath the statue does, “Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleugh and 7th Duke of Queensberry, KG.” Click any image (and maybe the post title first) to see all the pictures full-sized.
While in Ghent, we visited this historic cathedral. Click any image to see them large (click post title, above, first if that’s not working).
The notorious Dartmoor Prison maintains a museum!
HM Prison uniforms. Note that women are not issued shoes.
The prison camera and the sitter’s chair for keeping bums in seats, requires the patience of the Buddha. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
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with apologies to Joseph Kossuth
Kirk Tuck’s Visual Science Lab pointed me to an interesting site the other day, Fuji-x Weekly, who list a series of “recipes” for creating a range of particular film looks (that aren’t already included out-of-the-box in my X-series cameras). Kirk was having fun with the Tri-x 400 recipe and, since that’s the film I shot the most of for a few decades, I thought I’d at least create the recipe and store it to one of the custom banks of my XT-4. This is my first test shot after creating it. Nice tonal range. More later, perhaps…
The light is different here and the colors brighter. It’s a whole new way of seeing.