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Friday, 31 August 2012

UNDERNEATH THE PIER


The Pier in question is "Cromer Pier." With the summer evening tide coming in.

Cromer, Norfolk, England.

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

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

WRITING ON THE WALL


I guess you could call this "Seaside Vandalism." Writing on the wall of a shelter close to the sea front in this monochrome darkroom produced photographic print.

Near the Spa, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.

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

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Sunday, 26 August 2012

REMEMBRANCE SERIES TRIPTYCH II




Three monochrome sepia toned photographic prints from my The Remembrance Series Project. The first (top) one features an original letter of commendation to a British Soldier serving in the Second World war, from none other than Field Marshall Montgomery. The second (middle) print features an original rear wheel from a Spitfire. The bottom and final print features an original 1939 issue Gas Rattle.

For more information on this project then please look elsewhere on this blog spot. Just type in "The Remembrance Series," in the search box, just scroll down the page until you come across it.

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

From my The Remembrance Series Project, 1999-2001.

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Saturday, 25 August 2012

MONOCHROME THEN BLUE ...



The top photographic print is a straight-forward darkroom produced monochrome print. The second and bottom print is a monochrome photographic print that has been blue toned. Blue toning is a fairly simple process involving just a two bath (tray) process. The first tray (bath) is the blue toning chemical solution and the second bath (tray) is a plain water with salt added to the wash. After this process the print is then properly washed and dried as per a normal print.

You can see the difference to the overall tonal quality and depth that toning brings to a print.

Cleethorpes, South Humberside, England.

From my The Next Wave Project, circa 1996.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

JOINER


My rather poor attempt at a photographic joiner. Apparently made famous by David Hockney, with his 1970s Polaroid colour snaps of swimming pools and desert highways etc.

This is of a well-known Hull landmark, The Hull Tidal Barrier on the River Hull close to where it joins up with the River Humber at Sammy's Point/Victoria Pier.

The Hull Tidal Barrier, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From some experimental photography for a City & Guilds 9231 Photography module (Constructed Images) circa 1993.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

RIPPLES


"Ripples," after the effect that the sea water has upon the sand of the beach. In the near distance featured here are heavy concrete blocks that were put in position in an effort to limit the damage that high spring tides do to this narrow spit of sand and shingle that reaches out into the Humber Estuary and North Sea for nearly 3 miles from the Holderness countryside.

This particular monochrome print was printed up on Kentmere Velvet Stipple photographic paper.

Spurn point, East Yorkshire, England.

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

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Monday, 20 August 2012

STORM DAMAGE


Part of the sea defences, which have taken a battering over time on this isolated part of the East Coast.

Spurn Point, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Coming at me in Waves Project, 1994.

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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.

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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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