Not so long back I photographed the Globe on her maiden voyage berthed at Felixstowe. By the time she left 2 and a half days later she was no longer the largest container ship in the world. She had been superceded by the Oscar. Oscar made her maiden voyage to Felixstowe today arriving at 1100. Tugs danced and fussed around her and gave her a traditional fire jet welcome.
It was a grim day for lighting and I decided to try my luck from Shotley. There was no one there. I could see many people on the beach at Landguard through my lens. I was a tad disappointed in that she was quite light in the water and not carrying anything like her capacity. I will try again overnight but these vessels have had a huge impact on how the docks of Ipswich, Harwich and Felixstowe operate.
A maiden entry to the port brings out the fire jets
The light was better the closer I was to Walton terminal. Landguard is several cables away.
Arriving at Felixstowe from Rotterdam
Original post November 2, 2014 By: Tom Owens
Debates abound over the use of black & white over colour photography. For me, I shoot both and when I am out shooting medium and large format I have the luxury of being able to drop on a different film magazine or use a different double dark slide that I have packed ready for the shoot, or indeed shoot on Fuji Instant using the adapter on both formats.
This scene was shot for my Edgelands project. A Toyo 45C monorail view camera was used and apart from the metering and thus the change of exposure, no other adjustments were made. There is of course a time difference on more than one plain as the colour image was made on Portra 160 and the B&W on HP5+.
Which of these two do you prefer? My exercise at the time was academic. The entire series is produced in colour but several of the B&W images made do convey a totally different look and feel
Dust removal post scan and curves, sharpening etc have been applied. I do not normally add or remove data other than artefacts introduced during the many processes the processing goes through. Life is too short.
One result of this shoot at Freston was contracting ringworm from a burdock spur that lodged in my sock. It took some 5 months to heal. One of the risks of planting tripods in undergrowth. The camera was approximately 8 feet off the ground for this shoot.
Here are a few more to consider.
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