Spot the Difference

Where: Mentmore, Bedfordshire
What: Mist and trees
When: October 2015
With What: Canon M2, 18-55mm lens, f8, 3 sec, iso100, tripod.
Hasselblad 500cm, 80mm f2.8 @ f11, 3 secs, Kodak Portra 160 converted to B&W, cropped. Devved at home. Then Scanned on an Epson v750.

Now this is interesting, well maybe only for me. One shot here is done on film and one was done with my digital camera. Both were shot using the same tripod and both were shot in colour then converted to B&W within Lightroom with the same treatment.
I scanned the film on my Epson v750 which I feel does not do a particular thing to my film shots which I would like, never the less I had to down scale the 6×6 film shot and crop to match the digital shot, which is only 18mp.
I then printed them out on glossy photo pape…

Bluebell Wood Watch

Bluebell Wood Watch

The Bluebells in Ashridge are starting to emerge.

But it’s not just the Bluebells which are changing the scenery.
Things are definitely afoot there, and for a while there was a branch fence created which was a little perplexing but passed this off thinking it may have been some new form of volunteer fence creation or just dog walkers creating a make shift fence much as there are sometimes little huts made in the Forest by people walking by with branches and resting them up against a tree.
Over time a semi hut appears.
I also thought It could also be survival groups making these makeshift fences for some reason or other.

Yesterdays trip however saw a much bigger change to the Bluebell wood.

A new fence and (very stiff) gate which leads you into the branch corral with…

Messy Bedroom

Hi All,

My daughters bedroom is a mess!

There I’ve said it and I can’t take it back. Actually so was mine, when I was her age, so I suppose she’s just following tradition, so to speak.

I remember when I was her age I was given new wallpaper and for months afterwards I tidied up my bedroom and felt proud to have the Aristocats across my wall. So as an experiment we offered our daughter the choice various different pictures to put on her wall in a vague attempt that she would be proud to keep her room tidy too. She chose one of my pictures so I set off to find some wallpaper to print it on.

I’d just like to say at this point putting up wallpaper when you’ve never ever done it before is actually a lot more fiddly than it looks. My father who is very adept at it …

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone (bit of a cheat really) a Happy New Year (When it comes) and a prosperous 2015.

As usual I’ll not see in the New Year (As it’s too late for me to wait up) but when it comes I hope you all have a good night out, or in and enjoy the 1st of January and onwards.


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