MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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St.Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay Northumberland UK 2018
Hasselblad 503W f16 4s +0.6ND Lee filter 50mm Kodak Ektar 100
Hasselblad 503W f16 4s +0.6ND Lee filter 50mm Kodak Ektar 100
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Quote of the week – John Blakemore

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John Blakemore talk, Nottingham , iPhone 6plus
John Blakemore talk, Nottingham, iPhone 6plus

Technique and vision are inseparably linked.

Any decision which one makes at any point in the process can significantly alter its expressive qualities, its meaning.
John Blakemore

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Lumsdale falls near Matlock , Peak District 2018 UK
Hasselblad 503CW f11 1s no filter 50mm Kodak TMAX400
Hasselblad 503CW f11 1s no filter 50mm Kodak TMAX400
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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Higger Tor morning, looking towards Carl Wark, Peak District  2018 UK
Hasselblad 503CW f16 1/8s +0.6ND 50 mm Kodak Ektar100
Hasselblad 503CW f16 1/8s +0.6ND 50 mm Kodak Ektar100

Older summer morning shot from Higger Tor in Peak District.

I have been quite lucky with the light.

The golden light lit up the rock and mist gave the picture multidimensional feel… I’m quite pleased with this one.

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Elements - The Making of Fine Monochrome Prints by Barry Thornton

Photographer’s Library : Elements – The Making of Fine Monochrome Prints

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A book by Barry Thornton.

Hardcover Second edition 1997 (c)Creative Monochrome Ltd, Printed in England by Saunders&Williams Ltd

Photographer’s Library: Elements

Author Barry Thornton was regarded as one of the most technically accomplished photographers in the country. Also, he was known as bestseller author of books Elements and Edge of Darkness. Although Barry past away you can still find his articles on the internet. The link is  HERE.

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Quote of the week – David Bailey

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David Bailey
David Bailey

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

 David Bailey – In “Face,” (London), Dec 1984.

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Early morning at Surprise view, Peak District 2018 UK
Hasselblad 503W f8 1s +0.6 ND Lee 50mm Kodak Ektar 100
Hasselblad 503W f8 1s +0.6 ND Lee 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

Early morning light on Surprise view at Peak District.

I love how Ektar handled sunrise red light. It was a good shoot.

Have you got a favourite film stock for landscape photography? Let me know below!

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The Photography Show 2019

The Photography Show 2019

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Every year it’s like a tradition. In March there is a big show in NEC Birmingham UK focused on photography. Like every year, I attended the show this year again.

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Peter’s Stone, Peak District 2018 UK
Hassleblad 503CW f22 1/4s +0.9+81A 50mm Fuji Provia 100
Hasselblad 503CW f22 1/4s +0.9+81A 50mm Fuji Provia 100

Peter’s Stone is a circular limestone dome in the Wardlow Mires, northern end of Cressbrook Dale. This is where the last gibbet in the county stood and local legend has it this was the last gibbeting. A gibbet was a gallows used to display the bodies of criminals after their execution and this is where they were left until long after execution with their bones rattling against the iron cage serving as a deterrent to other would-be criminals.

I have used Fuji Provia slide film for this shot. I like slide film colours. Although Provia is not my top favourite stock I like to shoot it when I can.

Do you have a favourite film stock?

What it is? Let us know below!

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Running , Olympus 35RC Lomo Lady Grey 400

Out with Lady Grey

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I met Lomo Lady Gray 400 by chance, in Boots drug store. It was a 3 film pack on SALE!  3 rolls of  36 exposures films for £2 ( normal price per pack is £16.99).  I bought all the packs they had in the shop. Bargain. I did not know much about this film, but I took my chances.  

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