MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – In the dark

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Hasselblad 503 CW f11 85s no filter 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

In the dark.
St.Michael’s Mount, Marazion Cornwall UK 🇬🇧 2019
Hasselblad 503CW, Kodak Ektar 100

Taken in total darkness as a test for a long exposure on Kodak Ektar 100.

Just a few minutes before this 

Have you been to Cornwall? What’s your favourite location there?

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So how was the 2019

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With the year 2019 gone, it’s time to look back.

Here are a few numbers about last year.

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Rainy day

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Hasselblad 503CW, f4 1/60s +0.6ND 50mm

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Rainy day

I walked up to Curbar Edge in hope to catch some interesting light that morning. The forecast was optimistic so I walked. Unfortunately light did not happen. Actually, nothing happened that morning.

There was no view, no light and it started to rain.  I did only one exposure this morning, this one on Kodak Trix 400.

I like it because of the mood of the shot, it summarizes the feeling that morning…

 

Do you shoot Kodak TRIX?

What’s your favourite B&W film?

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Quote of the week – Eliot Porter

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Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defence of the environment…and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival. 

Eliot Porterfrom “In Wildness of the Preservation of the World, Selections and Photographs by Eliot Porter” – 1962

 

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Land’s End Sunset

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Hasselblad 503 CW f16 1/15 +0.9ND Reverse 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

Land’s End Sunset, Cornwall UK 2019

One of the Iconic Cornwall locations. I’m really pleased how KODAK Ektar 100 rendered colour this evening.

Have you been to Cornwall? Which place is your favourite?

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Quote of the week – Robert Adams

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Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.

 Robert Adams

 

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Photographer’s Library : Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film

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A book by Andrew Bellamy.

Softcover First English edition 2017 (c)Princeton Architectural Press edition 2019

Photographer’s Library: Analog Photography

Since my last Photographer’s Library blog post I acquired quite a few books and its time to introduce a few of them to you.

Firstly let me tell you this. Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film is truly for everybody, not just for beginners. This book is beautifully designed and I wanted to buy it since I discovered it on the net.

 

The book is divided into 6 chapters:

  • General nomenclature
  • Lenses
  • Speeds & Exposure
  • Effects of Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Film and Filters

Simple as that. All chapters clearly explain all things related to analogue photography. So if you are new to all this it will be easy for you to get grip on terminology and photography jargon. It does not end here, there is a lot of diagrams and pictures ( all beautifully designed) which helps a lot. If you are an experienced photographer you will still find it fascinating to go through all photography principles.

 

Book is beautifully made and all book lovers will appreciate the textured cover and the slightly thick off-white pages. You will have an illusion of old vintage camera manuals when you list through the book from cover to cover.

Florian Kaps, founder of Polaroid Originals wrote :

“A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for you to be reading these words printed with real ink on real paper,”

I cannot agree more.

So to conclude this review I would recommend this book to everyone. Go and get it while you can. It is a truly beautiful and useful book to have. You will not be disappointed.

This book was published by and can be bought from Ars-Imagio or you can order it from VETRO.

What’s your favourite photography book?

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Quote of the week – Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon, self-portrait, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980
Richard Avedon, self-portrait, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Richard Avedon 1984

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Morning at Over Owler Tor #2

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Hasselblad 503W f11 11 s +0.9Lee ND Rev 50mm,Fuji Velvia 50

 

Morning at Over Owler Tor #2.

Peak District UK 🇬🇧 autumn 2018
Hasselblad 503 CW ,Fuji Velvia 50

I love those crazy Velvia colours.What is your favourite film for landscapes?

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Quote of the week – David Bailey

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David Bailey
David Bailey
Quote of the week – David Bailey

Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.

David Bailey

 Life April 1997, page 92, David Bailey’s Rock and Roll Heroes by David Bailey (Photographer), Neil Spencer, ISBN: 0821223925

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