Tag: Scotland

Hidden Treasure

Of of the joys that is unique to film photography is developing a roll of film and being surprised at what was on it :-). Earier this week I developed a roll of 35mm Kentmere 400, expecting more Guelph or Alberta images, and it turned out to be a roll from out Scotland trip that I had overlooked. Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R and 15mm/4.5 Extreme Wide-Angle Super -Heliar at the Edinburgh Castle, very happy with the sense of movement.

castle walker

Back to Scotland

While one can get caught up in the vastness of many scenes in Scotland, it is also worthwhile getting up close, as in these moss covered paleolithic building stones.



Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film, developed in Rodinal

Early Evening Light

The Light in the Princes Street Garden at around 7 pm in June is lovely; the low angle of the sun makes for some great shadows!

Early evening in the Garden

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens.
Tri-X film developed in Tmax Dev

View From the Balcony

I meant to post this image from our Scotland trip and didn’t get around to it until now. The sky cooperated on the morning I took this image of the Scottish coast!

Scotish Coast

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Skopar lens 
and 25 A Red Filter

Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Post 750: Thinking About Time

This post marks the 750th entry in my photography blog, and three-quarters of the way to one thousand has a nice, significant sounding number to it. While I on occasion may wistfully dream of more traffic to my blog, I immediately rebuke myself; it’s not the most important thing. It’s about creating a body of work that I can very occasionally feel proud of (although I’m always only one bad roll of film away from scorning myself as a photographer but that’s another issue.)

Today’s image was taken at the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle located in the Orkney islands in Scotland. Older than Stonehenge, this place makes you think about time and permanence.

Stone Circles, Scotland


Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Light and Shadow

The lower angle of the sun lent a certain starkness to the light and shadows of the streets of Edinburgh, and I like what it did to the architecture

Edinburgh Street

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X 400 developed in Tmax Dev 1+4 for 6 minutes @ 20 C 

Outside the Gallery

As part of our recent trip to Scotland we spent a day in Glasgow, and the city looked more interesting than I expected! We had a couple of hours at an art gallery, whose exterior I found quite interesting.

Outside a Glasgow Art Gallery


Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 35/2.5 Color Skopar Lens with 25A Red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C