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Monday, 27 December 2010

MONOCHROME SUNSET

The sun is just about to dip below the horizon, whilst vapour trails and clouds flitter across the late evening summer sky.

Cromer, Norfolk, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2003-.

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Friday, 24 December 2010

BABIES

I think it rather appropriate that I upload and post this particular image today (considering what tomorrow is all about). It is a number of newly born puppies, wrapped in a towel. They were helped into this world due to their mum suffering complications.

The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Animal Treatment Centre, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my For the Animals Project, 1989.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

HOOF PRINTS

Horse Riders leave an impression in the sand.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2003-.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

EVENING SHADOWS

A young lad plays on his bike as the low evening sun casts shadows. He is one of the Lifeboat crew member's son.

The RNLI Humber Lifeboat Station, Spurn Point, East Yorkshire, England.

From my In the Wake of the Bow Project, 1994-95.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

AT TILLY

A British WWII Veteran stands close to the final resting place of some of his former young Infantry comrades from the Lincolnshire Regiment who landed at Sword Beach on the morning of 6th June 1944.

From my Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.

Tilly-sel-Seulles British Military Cemetery, Normandy, France.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

LIFEBOAT

The RNLI Humber Lifeboat (Arun Class) on the slipway in the docks, whilst it receives a bi-annual clean of it's hull and keel. Once the high-pressure water jet clean is complete it gets a thorough repainting.

Alexandra Docks, Grimsby, South Humberside, England.

From my In the Wake of the Bow Project, 1994-95.

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night at the RNLI Humber Lifeboat Station. A crew member lets off a flare, whilst the bonfire burns in the background.

The Royal National Lifeboat Association Humber Lifeboat Station, Spurn Point, East Yorkshire, England.

From my In the Wake of the Bow Project, 1994-95.

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AT SWORD BEACH

A British WWII Veteran, who served in the Royal Welch Regiment, stands on a section of 'Sword' Beach, not far from where he and many of his former young Infantry comrades landed on the morning of the 6th June 1944.

Colleville Montgomery, Normandy, France.

From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

WET STEPS

A result of salt spray residue, a series of stone steps glisten in the cold November sunshine.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2003-.

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

HISTORY LESSON


French School Children on a field trip to the beach. A section of the circa 1944 'Mulberry Harbour' is seen here very close to the shoreline. The first (top) image is a straight-forward monochrome photographic print (without any toning). The second (bottom)  image is a monochrome photographic print that has had sepia toning applied.

Arromanches, Normandy, France.

From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

SEPIA SCENE

A sepia toned photographic print, of a picket style wooden fence and marriam grasses blowing in the sea breeze.

Gibraltar National Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire, England.

From my Next Wave Project, 1996-1998.

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

INDUSTRIAL RUINS

Part of the remaining ruins of a smelt mill, high up in the Yorkshire Dales.

Old Gang Smelt Mill, The Yorkshire Dales, England.

From no specific project as such, 2009.

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Monday, 29 November 2010

MORE BEACH HUTS

Beach huts on the concrete promenade.

Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2003-.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

MULBERRY

A section of the circa 1944 Mulberry Harbour is depicted here close to the beach.

Arromanches, Normandy, France.

From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

LEARNING TO FLY

A good old-fashioned photo montage.  Produced by just cutting out various relevant magazine images of 'flight and/or flying'.  Than fixing these to a piece of card (complete with limited use of letra set letters). For those of you who have not twigged yet what this image is all about, it's based on the title of a track/song from the great British Progressive Rock Band - Pink Floyd.

Kigston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From a City & Guilds 9231 module - Constructed Images, circa 1993-94.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

PADLOCK

A high contrast photographic image. Made by using lith photographic paper. Basically making a positive from a negative (in the truest sense of the word).

Old Warehouse Door, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From a City & Guild 9231 module - Constructed Images, circa 1993-94.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

EXPRESS TRAIN DRIVER

Some wonderful shadows and reflections in this photograph.

Paragon Railway Station, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Chasing Shadows Project, 1998.

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Monday, 22 November 2010

NOTICEBOARD

A WARNING

I have been off-line for a while. This was due to a virus that affected my computer. This particular virus is called Smit-Fraud. This happened whilst I was on a well-known social networking site. The site (that originates this scam) looks exactly like a Microsoft site (complete with logo, design and layout).

The message read: "Your system has been infected with multiple spyware programs. You should consider installing the necessary heuristic module to protect other computers, as well as your pc has repeatedly tried to infect other computers via Internet, and to send spam.  The fact of spamming can result in criminal prosecution, despite the fact you are the victim of malicious software. For the safety of your system it is essential for you to install the necessary heuristic module and perform a full scan of your computer to exterminate malicious programmes from it".

It even asks you for payment and your credit card details etc.  Apparently there is a lot of these bogus sites out there. It disabled all my drives, so that I could not remove it, or access the internet.  There is a very good local computer shop who sorted this problem out for me, cleaned my hard drive and told me about the problem.  I did not lose any important files (because all of these are not stored on my computers hard drive).

But it cost me (in more ways than one). It is high time IMO that a tougher stance was taken with those who hack, infect and send spam to innocent people. Apparently it is two young European based males who are competing with each other, who are the culprits causing computer users this particular trouble.

So please be aware of this scam. Check your pc security on a daily basis, and be careful what you click on and what applications you use.

Yours sincerely

Trevor David Betts
22 November 2010.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

PAINTING THE HULL III

Bi-annual cleaning and repainting of the hull and keel of the RNLI Humber Lifeboat.

Alexandra Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England.

From my In the Wake of the Bow Project, 1995-96.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

MARKINGS

Road markings, and urban decay are depicted here in the Old Fruit Market area of Hull.

The Old Fruit Market, Humber Street, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From a personal project about this area, 2007-.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

CHURCH AT NIGHT

You will have seen this church depicted in other photographs on this blog. It is reportedly the largest Parish Church in England. Lit by spotlights and street lighting, and reflected in the windows of King William House (an office block, opposite).

Holy Trinity Church, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, 2004.

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

SALTBURN PIER

A diagonal view of part of the Victorian Pier in this North East coastal town.

Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2005-.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

THE SPA II

The swirling contours of this building are highlighted by the autumnal sunshine. The two people in the background add a sense of scale and perspective.

The Spa, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2005-.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

SILVER CHAIRS/BLACK AND WHITE SQUARES

Silver chrome chairs and the monochrome coloured chequered squares of the flooring are depicted through the windows of this building near the Spa Complex, Scarborough.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2005-.

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

ROYAL ARMOURIES

A straight forward monochrome photographic print of this well established and popular museum.

The Royal Armouries, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

From an assignment for a National Diploma Photography and Related Studies Course, 1996.

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

SHADOWS IMAGE V

Shadows from a iron fence/gate stream across the cobbled street.

High Street, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, 2009.

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OLD TOWER

This old tower was once used as a ammunition magazine for the British Army.  A sepia toned photographic print (on Kentmere velet stipple paper).

Spurn Point, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Coming at me in Waves Project, 1993-94.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

ROOF REFLECTION

The large glass Victorian roof of Paragon Railway Station is seen here reflected in a wall mounted advert hoarding.

Paragon Railway Station, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Chasing Shadows Project,1998.

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Friday, 8 October 2010

BLUE KNIGHT

A suit of 15th Century English Knight's armour in it's glass display case. Reflections abound from other nearby display cases and the main window.  A blue toned photographic print.

The Royal Armouries, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

From an assignment for a National Diploma Photography & Related Studies Course, 1996.

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

AUTUMNAL SUNSHINE

The autumnal sunshine shines through the woodland canopy onto a spot near a wooden bench.

The Humber Bridge Country Park near Hessle, East Yorkshire, England.

From a City & Guilds 9231 module, circa 1993.

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Friday, 1 October 2010

BLURRED LINES

In the Ticket Office (before the refurbishment).  A couple waiting to purchase their train tickets whilst another person begins his journey.

The Ticket Office, Paragon Railway Station, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Chasing Shadows Project, 1998.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

POLISHED

The neon lit doorway (an inverted U) to the rear entrance of the Royal Station Hotel can be seen reflected in the polished and buffed floor of the Station Concourse.

Paragon Railway Station, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Chasing Shadows Project, 1998.

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Friday, 24 September 2010

OLD DOOR

A old weather beaten door, complete with added text.

Fruit Market, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From a personal project about this area, 2006-.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

KNIGHT'S DRESS

Suits of 15th century armour encased in their glass display cases in one of the upper floor exhibition areas in this splendid museum. Are depicted in this blue toned photographic print.

The Royal Armouries, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

From an assignment for a National Diploma Photography & Related Studies Course, 1996.

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BUSY CONCOURSE

A scene from the interior of a modern railway station concourse.

Paragon Railway Station, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Chasing Shadows Project, 1998.

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

OBER WATER II

'A river runs through it'.  More of a stream actually, in the depths of the New Forest. Fallen trees, shadows and reflections abound in this particular image, in this lovely part of the English countryside.

Ober Water, The New Forest, Hampshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2003-.

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

FROZEN IN TIME

A reflection of a tree in a frozen lake.

The National Forest, Staffordshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2003-.

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HEADLIGHTS

Many varied and unique patterns and reflections are depicted in this still-life shot of a Mercedes saloon car's headlights.

Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From an assignment for a National Diploma Photography & Related Studies course, 1996.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

MUD AND SILT

Mud, silt and debris in the River Hull.

The River Hull, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 1994.

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Friday, 10 September 2010

ROOTS AND BRANCHES


Roots and branches of a tree near the High Force Waterfall.

High Force, Teesdale, Durham, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2003-.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

SPACE NEEDLE


Just like buses, you wait for ages for one then all of a sudden two come along at once. Another colour image.  This time it's of a well known iconic landmark.  The Space Needle in the city of Seattle.

Seattle, Washington, USA.

From no specific project as such, 1984.

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

DAY AND NIGHT


Some of my colour photography for a change.  This time it's an example of a photograph taken from virtually the same spot, and of the same location.  Taken during the hours of daylight and then dusk.

Newquay, Cornwall, England.

From no specfic project as such, 1988.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

LIGHT THROUGH WINDOW


A sepia toned photographic print of light coming through the window of a Chapel in the grounds of a British Second World War Military Cemetery.

Bayeux, Normandy, France.

From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.


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Monday, 30 August 2010

A RIGHT MESS

Unsightly mess on two walls close to an underpass. Image from one of the assignments that I did for a National Diploma in Photography and Related Studies course.

Mount Pleasant, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Barriers Project, 1997-98.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

PUB WINDOW

An image from when I was doing the first of a series of City & Guilds evening courses after leaving the Army.  It's basically an early evening shot of a public house window.

The Olde Corn Exchange, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From a City & Guilds 9231 Photography course assignment, 1989.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

EAST YORKS AND CHEVRONS

This is another still life study set up in the studio.  Featuring white lillies, corporal's chevron's/stripes and two postcard type photos of the East Yorkshire Regiment in training and doing a route march near Beverley.  Apparently Victoria Barracks in Beverley was one of the Training Depot for recruits going to the trenches of the First World War.

Hull Community Artworks Studio, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Remembrance Series Project, 2000.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

SPECIAL STILL LIFE

This still life was set up in the studio using a sand pit that I had constructed then you can see some Star Gazer Lillies. Also featured is a original issue WWII silk map and two photographs which feature the "Yelta Agreement Talks" between Rosevelt, Churchill and Stalin aboard The George V Battleship.  These items were kindly loaned to me (photographed and then returned to their original owners).

Hull Community Artworks Studio, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my The Remembrance Series Project, 2000.

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Friday, 20 August 2010

DUNES AND CLOUDS

Sand dunes and marriam grass with a cloudy summer sky.

Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

From my Next Wave Project, 1996-97.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

POSTERS ON A WALL

These particular posters are pasted onto a wall of the main village Railway Station, that used to serve this Coastal location (in the centre of Juno Beach).  Also the early morning sun casts shadows of a nearby modern concrete bus shelter onto the poster strewn wall.  A sepia toned monochrome print.

St. Aubin sur-mer, Normandy, France.

From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.

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SLIDE SHOW

HELLO AND WELCOME

To my Photo Blog,

All my monochrome photography is darkroom produced. This portfolio consists of photographs from several of my projects, assignments, personal and course related work. Some of these monochrome photographic prints are then selectively toned.

Take a look at the slide show, or the popular posts. Click onto some of the many excellent blogs that I have listed in my blog roll. I welcome constructive feedback (post a comment).

Click onto the links in some of my posts which will then take you to the relevant website link where you will be able to find out more about that location, charity or organisation etc featured in the post and which is relevant to that specific image.

Also please click onto my links. Join my blog and my Google + followers. If you would like to know more about any particular photograph or project then please send me an email. My email address is at the foot of this page.

Also from time to time I will post videos that are of interest to me, mainly from my military background.

Yours sincerely

Trevor David Betts BA (Hons)

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

All the photographs featured on this blog spot were taken on Canon analog 35mm SLR cameras which included: Canon A1, Canon AE1 (non-programme) and Canon T90. The Canon A1 was rendered useless after prolonged exposure to salt spray residue, and the AE1 suffered a malfunction, and one of my T90s just packed up on me during a photographic shoot.

Most of my camera equipment was initially purchased brand new, then as the years have past I have purchased second-hand equipment. But the vast majority of equipment I currently possess is well over twenty years old.

Canon FD lenses used were: 28, and 35mm wide angle, 50mm standard, 35-105mm short telephoto zoom and a 70-210mm large telephoto zoom lenses. Also used was a loaned Mamiya 645 with 50 and 80mm lenses. My favourite combination is a T90 fitted with the 35-105mm lens with an Hoya orange filter. I use Hoya orange, red, neutral density, and skylight filters. Hoya and Canon lens hoods. A Canon remote cable. I have used a great Metz 45 CT-4 flashgun for many years. I used this for the bounced and fill-in flash for some of the documentary and portraiture work.

Studio flash used was Courtenay brolly flash (just two heads fitted with soft boxes) at Hull Community Artworks studio (sadly this excellent local arts facility closed in 2001). Billingham and Tamrac camera bags (the Billingham is a old model that I have had for years - wonderful bags). The Tamrac one is a medium sized back pack type bag. Slik Black Diamond 88, and 500 DX Pro tripods. A Cullmann touring set (which consists of a light tripod, ball and swivel head, all-purpose clamp, suction cap, and a ground spike). I presently have three Canon T90 and one A1 SLR cameras.

Film used was mainly 35mm (with some 120mm). Ilford Delta monochrome negative print film, 100 asa (a few rolls of 400 asa as well). Ilford HP5 and FP4 (400 and 125 asa respectively). Fuji Neopan 400 asa. Various Fuji colour film. Photographic chemicals: Ilford ID-11 and Microphen film developers. Agfa Rodinal fine grain film developer, and Ilford Hypam fixer.

Photographic paper: Ilford Multigrade IV VC paper, Fibre based VC paper including warm and cool tone. Kentmere Velvet Stipple and Art Document papers. Kodak selenium toner. Barclay and Fotospeed sepia toners, and Colorvir blue toner. Durst M60 and Meopta 5 enlargers fitted with 50 and 80mm Schneider lenses. Kenro negative sheets and Jessops negative folders.

Most of my photography involves the use of the camera being securely mounted onto the tripod, with the shutter set to the 10 second delay. I bracket my exposures (relying on the excellent Canon in-camera meter). My aperture settings are usually between F5.6 and F22. In the vast majority of cases the very first exposure I take is usually the correctly exposed one.

Finished photographic prints (spotted if needed). At the 10 x 8 inch size are then scanned on an Epsom 1660 photo perfection scanner using Adope Photoshop CS2 at the 5.5 x 3.5 inch image or canvas size, 150 dpi and at the 750 x 550 pixels size, and saved as for the web. The only thing that is manipulated is the brightness balance and contrast levels.

DON'T FORGET

"It is the soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to fair protest.

It is the soldier, not the politician, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

From: "Fighting for Queen and Country,
by Nigel 'Spud' Ely. Blake Publishing London, 2007.
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