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Archive for ‘August, 2012’

'Street People'

What Bruce Gilden might call one of his ‘Characters’

Of course, he would have shot 3 feet closer with a flash and 21mm lens (neither of which I own)

Leica M3/50mm Summicron

Kodak Tri-X/D76 1:1

Auguaries of Autumn

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Wheat ripening in the evening sun.

We haven’t had what you would call a ‘summer’ here in the North of England this year. It’s been wet, very wet and as I’m sitting here yet another Atlanic low pressure system is blowing in, bringing gale force winds and torrential rain (oh joy). We have had seen the sun occasionally, but the signs of Autumn are all out there to see.

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Crab Apples and Rowen Berries

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Farmer’s bringing in the hay

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Hedgehogs looking for somewhere to hibernate (very sensible and something I’m occasionally jealous of!)

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And wild seeds everywhere

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Project – Around the Harbour (#6 Floating Wreck)

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The fact that this skeleton of a ship is still afloat is amazing.

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One man was busy working away in the bowels of the wreck, watched by an interested colleague.

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At first I assumed he was fixing it up (a truly Herculean task!)

Until I saw him take a chainsaw to the hull. At which point I figured he was probably dismantling it one rotten piece at a time.

Olympus OM2 (n)

OM Zuiko 35mm/f2.8 + 85mm/f2.0

Ilford FP4 Plus/D76 1:1

Project – Around the Harbour (#5 Coming Home)

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A yacht sails slowly back to the safety of the harbour

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Although the harbour provides protection, boats need to access the inner marina to moor up.

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Approaching the sea lock. The sea lock ensures a constant water level inside the marina.

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At high tide there isn’t a lot of height difference between the water in the marina and the water in the harbour. This yacht was safely home just a few moments later.

Olympus OM2(n)

OM Zuiko 35mm/f2.8

Ilford FP4 Plus/D76 1:1

Project – Around the Harbour (#4 Fishing – The Popular Choice)

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Fishing is ever popular along the harbour walls, but mostly, it seems, with the male population. One lady (sitting) fishing with plenty of male company.

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Age is no barrier! This old chap must have known something the others didn’t. I watched him for 5 minutes and in that time he caught 3 Mackerel. Others around him caught nothing!

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Got One!!!

Olympus OM2(n)

OM Zuiko 35mm/f2.8 + 85mm/f2.0

Ilford FP4 Plus/D76 1:1

Project – Around the Harbour' (#3 Harbour Walls)

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The West Wall providing protection from the prevailing weather

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Even at high tide the top of the wall must be 20 feet above the water

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The Lighthouse at the harbour entrance

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In contrast the Northern wall is only a few feet above sea level. Big storms from the North are rare.

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Olympus OM2(n)

OM Zuiko 35mm/f2.8

Ilford FP4 Plus/D76 1:1