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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

THE FINAL POST FOR 2014


This is the final post/photograph for 2014. A stream (known has a 'Clough'), flows slowly through the woodland.

The Lower Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

SHADOWS ON THE STEPS


The summer afternoon sunshine creates shadows on these steps, in this monochrome photographic print.

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

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

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

SEASON'S GREETING'S

To all my blog, Google followers and all visitors to my blog. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2015.

Take care, stay safe and keep warm.

Trevor David Betts.

Friday, 5 December 2014

SHADOWS UPON THE SNOW


The early winter's afternoon sunshine casts shadows of a metal fence onto the snowy ground.

Near Walkington, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project, circa 2009.

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

REFLECTIONS ON A BEACH


The white chalk cliffs in this monochrome photographic print are in the water and sand of this beach.

Sewerby near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from Along the Edge Project 2003-.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?


In this monochrome photographic print is a dead tree along with some live ones in this very chilly image. Snow is on the ground, and it was has I remember a really cold day.

Burton Bushes, Westwood, Beverley, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Friday, 21 November 2014

GRASSES AND SAND DUNES



Mariam grasses and sand dunes in this monochrome photographic print.

Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

MORE ROOTS


More from the previous posting (from a different angle and perspective).

Teesdale, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

WIND SWEPT


A minor sand storm is happening in this photographic print, the sand was blowing towards me from the middle distance in this photo.

Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Friday, 7 November 2014

MANY ROOTS


Many tree roots can be seen in this monochrome photographic print.

Teesdale, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

LIGHT ON THE FAR BANK


A stream (clough) runs through the middle of this monochrome photographic print. Whilst sunlight blazes through the trees, on the far bank.

The Upper Derwent Valley, The Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

Monday, 27 October 2014

WINDOW - FRAMED


Silver Birch Trees are reflected in this modern office block windows and framed by the large metal window frames.

Europa House, Ferensway, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

THE CO-OP PLOT 1-2-3


In this monochrome photographic series of prints, young saplings are featured in this plot at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Co-op Plot at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

GALLEON 1-2-3


A sea front fun ride photographed through a perspex screen.

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

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

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

LONE TREE - APPROACHING STORM


A very moody shot in the Yorkshire Dales. Lone tree, stone wall and gate.

Malham, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

CANOE


In this monochrome photographic print a canoe lays upturned on the river bank.

Gibraltar Natual Nature Reserve, Gibraltar Point near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

TREES IN AN URBAN ENVIROMENT


Trees close to Hessle Road (Daltry Street Flyover).

The Hessle Road area of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Friday, 3 October 2014

TREE SHADOWS


The early afternoon sun creates and casts shadows of some trees onto the ground.

Dane's Dyke, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

SAND-ON-A-ROPE


Sand on a rope (slightly different from soap-on-a-rope). The rough texture of the abandoned rope matches that of the sand in this monochrome photographic series of prints.

Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

ON THE EDGE OF THE MARINA


The shadows from some trees casts shadows onto the grass, close to Hull Marina.

Commercial Road, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BARK DETAIL ON AN OLD OAK TREE


Detail on this old Oak tree can be clearly seen in this monochrome photographic print. In the forest once (apparently) frequented by the legend that is 'Robin Hood.'

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

THE ABBEY - 3 DIFFERENT ONE'S


A Triptych of monochrome photographic prints of this wonderful old place.

Fountains Abbey, Near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such. Date not known.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

TIDE PATTERNS


Patterns on the sand caused by the tide. Very abstract and totally natural.

Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

CONTRAST IN GRAIN AND TEXTURE


This monochrome photographic print shows the lovely grain and texture of the wood in contrast to the more harsher and less subtle texture of the slate paving.

The National Memorial Arboretum. Near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

THE SHOT AT DAWN MEMORIAL


Perhaps the most poignant set of monochrome prints from this particular project. In the First World war over 300 British soldiers were sentenced by a Military Court to be shot at dawn for cowardice. The Firing Squad was selected from the unfortunate soldier's own unit. We now know that the vast majority were suffering from shell shock (now known as Post Traumatic Stress).

Each wooden post has a number on it, along with the name, unit and age (if known) of all those poor souls who met their end in this way.

In 2006 all of those shot at dawn where given a posthumous pardon by the British Government.

The Shot at Dawn Memorial, the National Memorial Arboretum, Near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

SHADOW ON THE WALL


The shadow on the wall in this monochrome photographic print is of a tree lit by street lighting.

Beverley, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2003-.

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

'Y' TREES


Trees, a meandering stream and dry stone walls, can only mean one place - The Yorkshire Dales of course.

Malham, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Monday, 4 August 2014

DON'T FORGET

To light a single candle at exactly 10pm this evening. Then extinguish it at 11pm.
If you are British then you will know what I am talking about.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

ROCKY BED


The rock and pebble strewn bed of this stream can be seen in this monochrome photographic print. Another rather peaceful and serene scene in The Peak District.

The Upper Derwent Valley, The Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 2 August 2014

PEACEFUL SCENE


This peaceful scene is a 'Clough' or small stream in the Peak District. Where the sun shines through the trees in patches.

The Upper Derwent Valley, The Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

BETWEEN A ROCK AND AN HARD PLACE


Silver Birch trees (between a rock and an hard place). The rocks from this area of the Peak District used to be made into mill stones to grind the grain in flour mills.

Near Hathersage, Derbyshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Friday, 25 July 2014

DARK SKIES


The dark skies in question are over the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, and the River Steeping where these boats are moored up. Sadly the Visitors Centre was very badly damaged by floods in December 2013. On the East Coast just south of Skegness.

The River Steeping at Gibraltar Point near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

'Y'


In the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, the sun casts a Y shadow of a tree onto the traditional stone wall close to where you cross a stream, and follow the public right of way up to Malham Cove.

Near Malham, North Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

GALLEON


A sea front fun-ride, photographed through a murky opaque screen.

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Traces from along the Edge Project, 2002-.

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Sunday, 13 July 2014

FREEZING DAY


In this monochrome photographic print can be seen an Oak Tree. At a place known as 'Burton Bushes' I believe. One of the most coldest day's that I have ever ventured out to take photographs (freezing).

Beverley Westwood, Beverley, East Yorkshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

SAND DUNES AT REDCAR


Foot prints in the sand. Mariam grasses in the far distance. The full texture of the sand dunes comes through in this monochrome photographic print. This was one of the locations for the film: 'Atonement.'

Redcar, Cleveland, England.

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

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

ABSTRACT II


Abstract pattern and shadows on the snow laden ground.

Near Brantingham, East Yorkshire, England.

From a personal project about Shadows (on-going).

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

RESTING PLACE


In this monochrome photographic print, is the final resting place for a number of WWII Luftwaffe air crews. This cemetery is located close to the former base of 617 Squadron of the RAF (The Dam Buster's). The 'Red Arrows' now call this base their home.

Scampton, Lincolnshire, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 2004.

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

PEBBLE ON THE STEPS


Shadows on these stone steps are very graphic.

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England.

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

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

FACE IN TREE II


In this monochrome photographic print, you can clearly make out a face in the trunk of the tree on the right. Reminds me of something from 'The Lord of the Ring's.'

The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, England.

From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

REFLECTIONS ON A BEACH


Reflections on a beach. The beach in question is in Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England.

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

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

ABSTRACT ?



Sunlight drifts in through the window, creating abstract patterns in the bath.

Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 1998-00.

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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).

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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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