Its true what they say, it is all about the light. Driving back from uni and the light turned really nice, burning all the fog away instantly so we pulled into Copmere End and took a few quick snaps. I only had my old Takumar 50mm f1.4 on my D300 so I was constrained slightly by the fixed focal length but the 50+year old lens flares madly (which I consider a good thing) when shooting into the sun. Below are a few technical outtakes but I kinda like them and they will serve as ideas to work on.
On a personal note I got accepted onto the Student Associate Scheme today so thats a nice £600 for 15days work in a school in the summer. More importantly it will also look very good on my PGCE application.
Well I got the roll of Ilford developed and printed on 6×6 Kodak paper and the prints are fine but for some reason they wont scan!! tried loads of different settings but to no avail!! So here are just a couple of small copies so that you can at least see the shot, albeit with no quality. The real prints are amazing, stunningly clear with an amazing tonal range and perfect details.
I finally escaped from my Uni work and managed to sort some time out with the camera. My friend Tom was also up for shooting so we messaged a few models on Model Mayhem and Becky was available. We headed to Copmere which was still frozen over and has a few jetties but we couldnt reach many due to the mud.
Unfortunately both the weather and the light were not very good…. everything was arranged so we decided to persevere and see if we could salvage some shots from the weather. I was shooting my Mamiya C330 mainly but the shop I get my films developed is shut until the new year so I have to wait to see how they turn out!!! Here are a few from my Nikon D50, mainly used with my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 but some were with the Nikkor 70-300mm. Only using one reflector, no flash.
Found enough time to stop off at Copmere which is a lake near my house. Went for a quick walk around with Naomi and took a few pictures with the 50mm f1.4. It was raining and cold so we didnt stay too long but it looks a good location for some future shoots with some nice features out into the water so hopefully I will be back there soon!!