It’s been a long time since I posted any personal work. I’ve had the website re-done and that got us into wedding season. I’ve found myself a bit short of time. I’m going to put that right, starting now with these photographs from Plumpton rocks.
Here’s just a few shots that I took last weekend to test out a new lens that I managed to pick up for my Hasselblad. I’ve started to accept that it’s going to be a few years before I can afford a Hasselblad SWC, and so I picked up a 1972 Distagon 40mm lens instead. It basically works the same, it’s just that it costs a fraction as much as an SWC and weighs considerably more. You really know about it when you’ve carried it for a few miles! It’s a beautiful old Hasselblad lens and there’s a ton of glass and brass in there!
Anyhow, we went over to Plumpton Rocks, near Harrogate, for a walk last weekend. Fraser, my brother-in-law, was up for a visit so we thought we’d chance the weather and maybe get to take a few photographs. You’ll see from the photo’s below that I also had my little “helper’ with me too…
I have to admit that Plumpton Rocks came as a bit of a revelation to me. I’ve been to the more famous Brimham Rocks many times. They’re not that far away at all, maybe another 10 miles or so. But then I had a portrait shoot a couple of weeks ago at Plumpton. I couldn’t believe that I’d never been there before. There’s plenty of beautiful rock formations hidden within a deciduous forest, caves, and a lake. From a photography perspective, what’s not to like? If you’re not familiar with this hidden gem in the heart of Yorkshire, have a look at their website, here.
All of the shots were taken on Kodak Portra 400, rated at box speed or Kodak Tri-X and developed in my kitchen. Fraser took the shot of the tree with the broken branch.
Hope you like them. I’ll be trying to catch up a bit with posting some personal work from now on…
For the Camera Fans…
1972 40mm Distagon
Kodak Portra 400 @ Box Speed
Kodak Tri-X 400 @ Box Speed