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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

HARBOUR


The monochrome photographic print featured here was selenium toned (giving the finished print a slight purple tinge). Selenium toning gives the print more tonal depth at the same time giving it an archival permanence (meaning that the print will never fade).

If you would like to find out more about this location and the county of Cornwall in general please just click onto: Cornwall.

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 1988.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

WATER RUNS THROUGH IT


One of the many water courses that are situated in the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (NNR). It is also known as Humberhead Levels. When I photographed this landscape back in 1993 it was known has Thorne and Hatfield Moors. It is one of the last surviving peat bog habitats in England.

If you want more information on this area just click onto: Peat. 
This will take you to the Natural England web site where you can find out much more about this specific location (and many others).

Thorne and Hatfield Moors, South Yorkshire, England.

From a project about Thorne and Hatfield Moors. In association with the Peat Preservation Society, Hull Community Artworks, Kate Mellor, Patrick Sutherland and the late Fay Godwin, 1993.

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

IMAGE DERIVATION


This monochrome photographic portrait was produced in the studio, taken on Ilford FP4 film. The finished print was then printed onto Ilford matt-finish fibre based photographic paper. A clear opaque liquid mask was then applied to the jeans area and the print was then sepia toned. Then the jeans and parts of the guitar were tinted using photographic dyes.

Once again, the sepia toning as resulted in very natural skin tones. The young man in the above portrait is the father of the young lady and gent in the posts of 2nd January and 23rd November 2012.

Hull Community Artworks Studio, Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.

For a City & Guilds 9231 Image Derivation module, circa 1993.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

LIGHT STREAKS


A colour photographic print, for a change. This one was taken by securing my camera to the inside of a car windscreen via a ball and socket swivel head that were attached to a rubber suction cap (just two items from my splendid old Cullman touring set). Which consists of a small lightweight tripod, wood spike, ground spike, ball and socket swivel head, rubber suction cap and an adjustable metal clamp.

The camera was then set on 10 second delay with my Canon remote switch attached. Exposures were then bracketed with the lens aperture of F8. The film used was Fuji colour film rated at 100 asa. No blue filter was fitted to the camera lens (hence the orange cast from the overhead street lighting).

The A63 near Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.

From no specific project as such. Experimental shot, circa 1989.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

WELL!


This monochrome photographic print of this young lady was taken on Ilford FP4 film rated at 100 asa. Using studio lighting. It was then printed on Ilford pearl (matt finish) photographic paper, then sepia toned (which in this instance gives a very good natural look to the models own natural skin tones and blonde hair).

Her necklace, buttons and ring where then carefully hand-tinted by a small brush using special photographic dyes.

The post of Tuesday 3rd January 2012 entitled: "Painting With Dev Again." Is the same print and model.

Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.

From no specific project as such. Experimental print, circa 1988.

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Monday, 14 January 2013

THAT BRIDGE AGAIN!


It's that bridge once again. This time this renowned feat of engineering and a local and regional landmark is seen through the remains of some wooden fencing close to Hessle on the North Bank. The tower in this view is the South Bank Tower close to Barton upon Humber. A monochrome photographic print. Printed on Ilford fibre based photographic paper.

If you would like to find out more about this Bridge then just click onto: Bridge

Hessle Haven near Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 1994.

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Sunday, 13 January 2013

FRIAR TUCK


An actor taking on the role of Friar Tuck, during the annual "Sherwood Forest Festival."

Edwinstowe, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013

RABBIT


The same one that is featured in the monochrome photographic print: "Bunny." Images from a series of photographs that I took for a Natural History module in City & Guilds Photography (I never finished it).

Near The Humber Bridge, Hessle near Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England, circa 1994.

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

RECEPTION !



The Reception area at the P.D.S.A Animal Treatment Centre, on Brunswick Avenue in Hull (1989). Since then it has been refurbished and updated.

The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals Animal Treatment Centre, Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England. For more information on the P.D.S.A. just click onto: Animals.

From my For the Animals Project, and the Social Documentary module for a City & Guilds 9231 Certificate in Photography, 1989.

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Thursday, 3 January 2013

MR OR MRS HOG


Another monochrome photographic print from the Hull Hedgehog Hospital (circa 1994). A young patient recovering from treatment and soon to be released back into the wild. For more details about the current Hull Hedgehog Hospital and Hull Animal Welfare just click onto: Hedgehogs.

The old former Hull Hedgehog Hospital, Bricknell Avenue, Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.

From no specific project as such, 1994.

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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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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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