Busy bank holiday

I had a busy bank holiday weekend. I travelled around and shot three rolls and two sheets of film. I’ll try and break these photos down into distinct events. First there were a couple of test shots using my new Canon FD 200mm f/2.8 lens. The cranes stand in Bristol’s floating harbour and the other view is across Clifton on a misty morning.

On Saturday we visited Exeter for the day. Hannah was singing at evensong and spent all day in rehearsals, so I occupied myself by spending several hours photographing the interior and exterior of Exeter cathedral.

On Monday, I went out looking for pictures for the natural movement photo challenge. First I visited a weir near my house, and decided to shoot some infrared film to allow a long exposure. Then I called in at Arnos Vale cemetery. The photos of the headstones are quite striking – the infrared filter renders foliage as white and stone as black.

I also took some pictures at Arnos Vale with regular black & white film.

A word on my equipment. Each film was shot on a different camera and using a variety of lenses.

The pictures which appear sepia tinted were digitally split-toned to mimic selenium toning. I decided to keep the infrared pictures as straight black & white.

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