I’ve got into the semi-final of a Flickr competition (for the second time) called F64. The challenge for this shot was “Film Noir”…I might have taken that a bit too literally!
After 3 days of mobile photographs it was nice to get back to my “proper” camera. We had a camera club meeting this morning and as we left I notice this blue fork in the garden. When I processed it I decided to have a go at that colour popping processing and quite liked the effect…but also really quite liked the full colour so I did one half way in-between, and really quite liked that version…but which one to publish? “Bugger it” I thought – triptych!
I took a quick trot down to Lower Holbrook and my stretch of beach this lunchtime armed with my 2 cameras, one digital, one film and my 16 stop ND filter. This shot took 350 seconds to take..just short of 6 minutes. You then have to wait another 6 minutes whilst the camera sorts out all the noise issues this length of exposure takes – so in all the actual physical taking of the photograph took 12 minutes, give or take. I was going to turn this black and white…in fact I did, but didn’t like its look so reverted it to colour.
Whilst I was waiting for the digital camera to do its stuff I finished off my first black and white film with my new, old film camera. Hopefully this will be winging its way to be developed tomorrow, I can then gaze at a bunch of blank pieces of card as I try and work out what went wrong 😉
Because things regularly go wrong…I took a second long exposure shot after this one…but forgot to cover up the eye piece viewfinder meaning that light leaked into the camera and ruined the second shot…it was then time to pack up and dash back to work…
I popped out to the local Co-Op to pick some provisions up. I was surprised by the number of cats that were around – here’s a couple of them, in the order I saw them.