Monochrome Monday travels back to the very early 1980s as I continue digitising my slide and negative archives.
This photo of motorcycles in fog was taken in Snowdonia, North Wales as the riders were on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally. A photo taken on Ilford XP1 when I was field testing it. I have posted a different version of the photo previously, this version is the whole negative rather than from a cropped print.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Hatherton, Cheshire in the late 1980s.
A pair of Common Frogs mating in a garden pond one spring evening. This should have been the start of my Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Future post but I skipped a few photos to stop the post getting too long.
Monochrome Monday travels back to the very early 1980s. I was one of the field testers of a new black and white film, Ilford XP1. It differed from conventional black and white film in that it could be processed in the same processing line as colour negative film.
I went for a walk around central London early one Sunday morning as part of my testing of the film. This is the Houses of Parliament from the South Bank of the River Thames with some light mist over the river.
My first thought on reading the Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing challenge was of some shots I had taken in the 1980s.
I used a high speed, very grainy film, Scotch Chrome 1000 and a variety of soft focus and diffusion filters.
The idea was to produce something different from the norm with the hope of getting calender and greetings card publisher’s interested.
A Fuchsia flower.
A Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.
These snow covered trees were photographed in the mist shortly after sunrise.
Or the Eurasian Tree Sparrow as it is now sometimes known, to distinguish it from the unrelated American Tree Sparrow. Slightly smaller than the related and more widely distributed House Sparrow. The chestnut cap and black spot on the white cheek are distinguishing characteristics.
This Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.
A few weeks ago Canadian Tire, a national chain of stores selling a range of automotive, hardware and home products, started running a T.V. ad for their Christmas decorations. It briefly featured what looked like a C.G.I. Tree Sparrow.
Surely if you are going to pay someone to C.G.I. a bird in an ad for a company such as Canadian Tire you make sure that the species is native to North America.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s and is a follow-up to last week’s post.
This is a Redwing, the second Thrush species that arrives in the U.K. from northern Europe to spend the winter. This individual has taken up residence in a Holly tree where it was feeding on the berries.