ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 19 November 2015

HAPPY DAY. (19/11/15)

Yesterday I could have happily curled up and died. The weather was awful and so was the news. Today is a gorgeous spring day in autumn. The van doors are open and so are the windows and everything is drying out in the sunshine. I am just back in from a short wander, I took the medium format camera but didn’t use it. The light is reasonable but not astounding. I got a couple of images that given a slightly lower angle of the light may make a decent black and white negative. The weather is mixed but with some sunshine for the next few days so hopefully with strong winds forecast there may be some good landscapes to be snapped.

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I am going to have a go with the enlarger and printing malarkey tomorrow. I have given Ian a memory stick with a negative on it so that he can print it for me onto film. The ink has to dry for a day apparently. I will then have another go at contact printing a bromoil mess. He has also purchased a UV lamp to use for exposing the image. Last time I just sandwiched everything together and left it in the sunshine for half an hour, this should speed things up and be controllable. I forgot but ought to have printed a load of those strips that go from white to black so that I could do a test run across the bromoil treated paper with different exposure times. It has all the makings of an entertaining afternoon. I have also got some of those gloves that mechanics wear. I have only just lost the black on my fingers from the stuff that I used three weeks ago.

30 comments:

  1. beautiful landscapes ! I like when there are clouds in the sky !

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    1. Marty, yes it makes for a more interesting image.

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  2. In the fourth picture down I see you snapped Postman Pat tootling around Greendale. I bet you wouldn't tell him to piss off!

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    1. YP, no I wouldn't but the dogs do.

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  3. Glad you are feeling better today! I love all your landscape photos.

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  4. These are lovely. And-- I am glad you be feelin' mo bettuh.

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  5. I'm glad both the weather and your mood has lifted a little. The images are stunning and can't help thinking what a gorgeous area you've settled in, this must be the longest you've been in an area, isn't it?

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    1. Douglas, It is great here. Yes since May now. I'm semi settled.

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  6. Great! We've got the old Adrian back amongst us again - baffling us with technical stuff and presenting us with beautiful images! Keep up the good work.

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  7. I like all the lines in these. And the shadows in the last one. Glad to hear whatever ailed you has gone and you are back speaking in tongues.

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    1. Pauline, I'm going out as soon as it gets light as there is snow on the hills today. It's a bit chilly.

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  8. Adrian, good pictures. If you are ever near Bournemouth we must share a whisky.

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  9. Awesome landscape photos. You have all kinds of color and shape in your photos. You've also found some altitude so that you look down on things.

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    1. Red yes a bit of height but these were shot with a 135mm lens so it is a bit deceptive.

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  10. Lovely countryside series of images Adrian

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  11. Beautiful peaceful captures, Adrian. Perfect timing.

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  12. Lovely photos could be enhanced by two cute dogs, hope yhey haven't been blown away.

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  13. Sunlight on the scenery makes everything look more cheerful.
    Blowing a gale cold and wet here.

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    1. John, it has all the makings of a good day here. It's not light yet but there looks to be a sprinkle of snow on the tops and it's cold -2.5°C. I'll go and see what's what and then I have to take the dogs ratting as the back of the grain store is getting over run with the bloody things.

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  14. Buenos paisajes !!! Que dure ese buen tiempo Adrian y disfruta haciendo fotos ;)
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Laura, que era un buen día.

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  15. I love the countryside you show us. The photos of course are excellent as always!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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