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Becky's Squares

Bright Reflection

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A bright reflection off ice on a frozen puddle in a muddy wheel rut on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

April Squares: Bright Reflection
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Weekly Topics

Ice on a Puddle

This is the first Film Friday where I look back at some of the film shots in my archives.

This shot dates back to the mid 1970s. Judging from the soft corners of the shot I’m guessing it was taken with the Zenit E camera I used back then.

Ice on a puddle in a muddy wheel rut on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. The lines in the ice always make me think of contour lines on a map.

Film Friday: Ice on a puddle
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Throwback Thursday

Last Light on the Pines

My Throwback Thursday blog post this week is continuing my look back at some of the snow scenes from the early years of my archives.

The last rays of the setting sun illuminating a section of a pine plantation in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Throwback Thursday:4th February 2021
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Throwback Thursday

Snow covered farmland at dusk

My Throwback Thursday post this week is possibly the oldest colour slide in my files.

On editing this digital copy I realised that it wasn’t very sharp and that the lens used had very bad vignetting. In fact the corners were so dark with the vignetting that I cropped them out. This makes me think that the original slide was taken in the mid 1970s with the Zenit E camera and a wide angle lens I had when in secondary/high school.

Snow covered farmland at dusk behind my parents house in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Throwback Thursday: 21st January 2021
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Photo Challenges

Blowing Bubbles

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Blow Bubbles.

An art school project from the late 1970s. I had two fellow students blowing bubbles and we were popping any that weren’t the right size or location.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Blow Bubbles

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CFFC

CFFC: Sense of Smelling

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling.

I was stuck for an idea for the prompt until remembering a comment someone made on Facebook after I had posted a photo of a moto cross bike from the 1970s. The comment was about the distinctive smell from a lot of racing engine’s in those days.

It was the smell of Castrol R, an oil that contained a percentage of Castor seed oil giving a very distinctive smell to the exhaust fumes.

A couple of photos from my local moto cross circuit in the late 1970s, Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

 

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Ice, Ice Baby

The new A Photo a Week Challenge is Ice, Ice Baby, a prompt that I have rather a lot of options for.

I decided to go with two photos, the earliest photo of ice in my archives and the most recent.

Ice on the water in a wheel rut in a field gateway. Taken in the mid 1970s the lines in the ice caught my eye and made me think of contour lines on a map. Photographed a few hundred yards from my childhood home. I suspect that it was taken with the first serious camera I brought, a Russian made Zenit E.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Ice, Ice Baby

 

An ice sculpture formed by waves splashing on the branches of a bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. Taken a few weeks ago when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. Taken with my most recent camera, the small and light Sony a6000 with one of my DSLR lenses adapted to fit it.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Ice, Ice Baby