Image of the Week (W/C 4th February 2019)
Nothing came close to this image last week, taken post Christmas, at Barry Island. The beach was well visited that morning, with low winter sun.
Waited to capture my wife and Alfie, alone in the shot , then really worked the dynamic range in processing to ensure what is presented reflected the drama of the sky, and calmness on the beach. Very similiar to the image taken at the same location taken in 2014 (See Left)
D2X used with Tokina 11-16 zoom set at 11mm,F8,1/1000thSec and iso 100
10th Febrary 2019
January Image of the Month
Iconic beachscape image of an amazing location Phu Quoc Island Vietnam. Taken on a hot hot December late afternoon, I love the composition and colour, from a memorable holiday
Taken with the a Nikon D2X and its go to partner the Tokina 11-16mm zoom lens . Set at F8, 1/90thSec, 11mm and 100 iso. Also fitted ND2 Filter
1st February 2019
Image of the Week (W/C 28th January 2019)
A Black and White image of Tredegar House Lake. Visit prompted by an advert from the National Trust listing Tredegar House as one of their top 10 Christmas Walks. Taken on a very bright December morning in between showers there have been a number of images in the set taken and there is a colour version planned to be posted in the near future.
Taken with the Nikon D 3200 , kit lens set at 18mm,F9,200thSec and Iso 100
4th February 2019
Used 35mm Film Camera Prices Rocketing
Dipping into Ebay to see what's on offer in the world of photography, I've noticed a notable increase in "Aged" 35 mm Film camera's.
In the last two year there has been and increasing coverage in the media that Film photography is making a slow but steady come back, the desire for authenticity, and soul of 35mm images, is well apparant.
#filmisnotdead, hits the social media platforms in ever increasing numbers.
I conducted a survey today of the cost of 3 Camera's on Ebay ,all Buy only and UK based below are the results measured against my purchase price in prior years
A 10 Camera sample used for average price
Fed 4 £39 , 2017 acquired in mint condition £13 , (Check Blog 23rd July 2017)
Voightlander Vito £30 , 2018 bought for £4.99 (Check Blog 2018 Hf 1 18th Jan 2018)
Nikon F55 £26, picked up in 2017 at £10 (Check Blog 12th Aug 2017)
I believe there is a bit of an "Hipster" factor with the Fed 4 and Voighlander, with demand rattling the price up, but even the plastic body Nikon is showing a solid 260% increase in 18 months
NB I'm testing the Fed 4 currently following a repair on the shutter
8th January 2019