St. Giles’ Fair

St. Giles, Oxford, England, 8-9 September 2015

Early morning

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

Mid-day

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

Evening

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

 

St. Giles' Fair

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Yellow filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Kodak TMax 100 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Three

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It seems that I run into this film crew everywhere I go now. I mean, really, I’m not stalking them. I simply can’t turn a corner in Oxford without running headlong into a scene-on-pause. Always rife with classic automobiles and actors in costume, their sets are usually a photographic playground that I can’t resist. I am so glad they’re good sports.

(Above: From left, actors Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards,
Caroline O’Neill, James Bradshaw, Abigail Thaw, and Roger Allam.)

In this instance, they are gathered in the street (Merton Street) outside the Wessex Bank (formerly the University of Oxford Philosophy Centre) and preparing to stage a hold up.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Two

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

On this fine, sodden, English morning, I was getting rained on from the moment my bus dropped me in town, so when I turned the corner onto Market street, I was unsurprised to find the loitering film crew of the TV series, Endeavour, probably waiting for any moment when water wasn’t falling from the sky. They had another of their fantastic vintage buses in tow, so, of course, out came the camera.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It did come as a surprise when I realized that the bus in my viewfinder happened to be sheltering Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, and other cast members, all stylishly dodging the steady precipitation in which I was, at that very moment, standing. Whether for this fact or just the uncommon appearance of a Rolleiflex twin lens camera, it seemed that I had young Morse’s attention, so I approached the door and asked if he wouldn’t mind a photo to which he affably nodded.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

But this was not my last encounter with the Endeavour crew, for the very next day … continued in Part Three, coming soon.

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter (in too big a hurry to remove it) *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part One

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

I was walking through Radcliffe Square one day when there appeared before me a shiny, classic bus. And people. Classic people! With a bus! All set out perfectly photogenically, as if to test Dave to see if he’s on top of things and carrying his camera today. Well, I am, ha!

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

And, no, it turns out that this scene was actually laid out for a crew filming the TV series, Endeavour, a frequent sight in Oxford, today using the Radcliffe Camera, the surrounding square, and outer wall of All Souls College as stage setting.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

This is so frequent an occurrence, in fact, that there are still more photos to come. Stay tuned … 

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 100 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Sol Samba at Aylesbury’s Roald Dahl Festival, 2015

Sol Samba at Aylesbury's Roald Dahl Festival, 2015

Sol Samba leading the parade, the theme of which was Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Click on the photo to see the whole set.

* Canon EOS 6D *
* CZJ Pancolar 1.8/80 *
* CZJ Flektogon 2.4/35 *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Camera Obscura | The Lunchtime Portraits

Camera Obscura | The Lunchtime Portraits

An Oxfordshire art student outside the Bodleian Library, using a camera obscura aimed at The Clarendon Building.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Tourism | The Lunchtime Portraits

Tourism | The Lunchtime Portraits

Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Lunchtime photography with Nasir Hamid at the Ashmolean Museum.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Kodak Portra 800 *
* Developed at AG Photo Lab *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

A Big Issue seller on the corner of Turl and Broad Streets.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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A Couple of Incidental Still Lifes

I have made a couple of still lifes recently with which I ended up quite happy. Of course, I’m always aiming to like my results, but still life isn’t my usual thing, and, anyway, these photos were different because they had both been created to serve another purpose. Funny as it sounds, they are the incidental byproducts of a shift from Canon to Nikon. I’m not throwing up flags, taking up allegiances, or declaring a winner. My shift, itself, is incidental, too. The Canon was too heavy. The Nikon is lighter.

This transition required that I take test shots, some to test the Canon prior to sale, more later to test the Nikon when I received it. These two photos are from those rolls that were sacrificed to the cause. They picture objects that have a place in our house (or ‘had’ in the case of the fruit), because that’s all they needed to be. Pictures, successfully. I didn’t need to go far afield, I just needed to prove that the cameras worked.

The first still life is from the Canon F-1 which I can confirm, but for the light meter, still works. I looked around the house for a subject, and there was fruit on the kitchen table in a bowl, so I thought, “Why not? Fruit in a bowl!” Classic.

Fruit in a Bowl

* Canon F-1 New *
* Canon FD 50mm f1.4 *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

This next photo is from the new-to-me Nikon which also happens to function as it should. My transition was coming to its completion, plus I had a new camera with which to play, so I was taking the time and having fun with the composition. The dry flowers sit on our kitchen window sill. I wanted a careful under-exposure of the flowers with no risk of any parts of them blown out bright, almost 18% gray but tending towards silhouette. What looks like the sun out in the background is actually a reflection in a window just behind the flowers of the sun shining over my right shoulder through another window. Due to this situation and to the intentional under-exposure, the sun provides both foreground and background light for the subject without erasing the finer details or tonal variation of either the subject or the blurred background.

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* Nikon FM2 *
* Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AI-S *
* Ilford Pan F 50 (expired) *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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