Beauty And The Beast

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The back end of Dundee’s former Post Office building a roaring lion on the right and on the left a femme fatale sporting a pair of serpents around her neck.
Below a grand looking corner to the building, would have made a nice hotel frontage.
Shot these with a 28mm lens which I usually keep on my Nikkormat but should really use it more on the DSLR.

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New Year’s Day Walk

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A wee walk around around the deserted streets today. I had planned for a few more long exposure clouds streaking through the skies but it was a sky full of grey nothingness.
Also on the journey was the Ricoh 500G to finish off it’s debut roll of Ilford FP4+. I’ve developed the film and the negatives look extremely sharp, I might do a review of the wee pocket range finder in my next post. It’s a belting wee camera and over then next few weeks I’ll hopefully have mini BP out shooting with her own Ricoh the big brother the mighty GX!

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York Minster Part II

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Pretty tough to turn up at the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and not take the exact same photograph that every single other person has taken. Here they are anyway.

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Above the view from the top, well worth the thirty quid we handed over for the experience.

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Above the cathedral stretches into the dark night while we wait for the ghost tour to start. Below my favourite shot which is a naughty one because it’s massively cropped. I accidentally zoomed in during the Lightroom process and liked the way the face filled the screen so cropped it was.

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Dundee film noir

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Gritty, grainy film noir photography. Reading about Giacomo Brunelli in this weeks Amateur Photographer and decided to go through the old Lightroom back catalogue and try giving some images a noir look.
Some of the photographs I’ve posted before in the past in colour. The last one of the tree is new, when I had originally taken the photo and checked out the RAW file in LR I wasn’t happy with anything I tried to do with it but I think the recently acquired Silver Efex noir filter has given it a nice darkened feel to it.

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