Friday, April 27, 2018

Davaar view


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Across Campbeltown Loch



Looking across Campbeltown Loch, note the three seagulls in the foreground hunkered down out of the wind. 


Jazz band Rose Room



Evening entertainment in Campbeltown town hall as part of the inaugural Gintyre last weekend.
ISO 3200, 50mm/1.4 b/w with red filter in camera - D800.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sailing season starts



It was all hands on deck as a perfect day dawned for Campbeltown Sailing Club's annual return of keelboats to the water on Saturday. At 8am It was an adult affair. Where were the young Seasports project helpers?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tamron 28-300mm cheap lens


Another image using the bargain basement Tamron 28-300mm lens. Nice and sharp although slow shutter speed is evident from the ball's motion blur. I was so fixated on fast aperture lenses had been ignoring these versatile, cheap former film camera lenses without stabilisation. Shutter was high enough in this shot to counteract shake but not totally stop motion.

Jamie Morris belts a shot in for Carradale but fails to score earlier this month.

Kintyre Express ferry heads into haar


A Kintyre Express ferry, heading to Ireland, disappears into the haar covering Campbeltown Loch on Friday April 20, 2018. Taken with my second-hand, 28-300mm Tamron non-vr lens, £59 and part-exchange of my rough 50mm/1.8 Nikon, have a 50mm/1.4 manual workhorse. 

Provided a minimum aperture of f8 is used the Tamron, made at least 20 years ago for film cameras is sharp. Just need good light and a steady hand.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Rothiemurchus ramble

Just developed a black and white HP5 film to find BBC Scotland's Andrew Black and the late Clive Dennier when they worked for the Press and Journal in Inverness in 2002. It was taken during a walk on the edge of the Cairngorms.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Gormley's iron Saddell sentry

Antony Gormley statue, on Saddell Beach, looking out across Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran, in winter raiment, early January 2018. The iron statue was installed on the Landmark Trust's estate in May 2015. It is on the beach where Kintyre Pipe Band and Paul McCartney recorded the video for Christmas number one: Mull of Kintyre, in 1977.