Category: Photography

Does the Bronica SQ-Ai have a serious flaw?

love my Bronny – it’s my most used medium format camera I have, well any camera I have, apart from the iPhone. But I have now witnessed two instances of the same problem with the Ai body. It’s the battery holder….


My Sekonic Light meter is dead :-(

Just dug out my Sekonic L-758D Lightmeter out of the storage box only to find that the reflective metering display reads over exposure no matter what the light level. . Read on for a successful conclusion ………


Par Docks

A series of images taken last August at Par Dock. A number of us were very fortunate to have a guided tour of the area for a couple of hours. The Dock played a pivotal role in the export of China Clay from Cornwall, but a decline in the industry and changes in the way clay  is now transported, means part of the dock is now undergoing development into a marina. The guided tour…


Heliopause

Finally got round to deving the film from the Pinhole taken a few weekends ago. While conditions were calm and the wind low, the 30 second exposure highlights the small movement in the trees and water. Taken on yet another sunny day and something that is quite welcome after all this rain we’ve had. The walk to the lake also has us counting the avian wildlife we saw in an hour,  for submission to…


Over the Top

Wayhay. First roll of film taken this year, from a trundle to the sand dunes at Hayle. I left the light meter at home – well the battery was actually flat – and relied on the light meter built into the Rolleiflex.I was quite surprised how accurate the exposure was, despite the cameras age. I’m not sure if the sensor is Gallium Arsenide or Selenium based, but in the bright conditions I was using…


Welcome to 2013

While it is a little late to say Happy New Year, I’ll say it anyway ” Happy New Year” folks. It’s been very quiet on the terrestrial photography front. My last proper outing was in July with a Pola trundle in Manchester, followed by a well deserved break in wild wet and windy Scotland. The reason for the lack of any output has been primarily the completion of work on the ‘Weekend Country’ retreat….