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  1. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

  2. grebeman

    Stroll Old apple varieties in an old orchard

    Wow, Adam's Permain is lovely, slightly dry and nutty, very reminiscent of a favourite apple of mine, Egremont Russet. Barrie
  3. grebeman

    Stroll Old apple varieties in an old orchard

    My landlord, Graham, who formerly farmed the land following in the footsteps of his father and uncle still maintains the old award winning cider orchard attached to the farm, replanting any windblown or dead trees with new ones of similar old varieties. He's just started labeling them so now I...
  4. grebeman

    Finding my way back into things (monochrome)

    With virtually no photography under ny belt in the last few months I've been experimenting with the jpeg settings in camera, initially on my Leica D-Lux typ 109. These are some results from the monochrome photo style setting with some tweaks to contrast. They have had minimal processing in GIMP...
  5. grebeman

    Finding my way back into things (colour)

    The only photographs I've taken in the last few months have been of rodent remains (skulls and jaw bones) from Barn owl pellets. Having experimented with in camera jpeg settings I took my Leica D-Lux 109 out this afternoon set to jpeg only. The results have had minimal processing in GIMP, levels...
  6. grebeman

    UK coastal photography

    I live about 5 miles from Start Point Lighthouse and have got lots of photographs of it, but non like that! Barrie
  7. grebeman

    Show: Clouds

    I noticed these clouds from my cottage late morning today. They actually got a mention on the weather forecast just before the 1:00 pm news on BBC Radio 4 having formed this morning over parts of Devon and Cornwall. Apparently they are technically called Cirrus uncinus clouds formed at about...
  8. grebeman

    Single In For the keen and relentless: Single in July 2020

    I've left it to the bitter end before making a decision. I did try this afternoon to take a few pictures but my solo lock down has left me bereft of enthusiasm for anything really. I can't see myself producing anything worth looking at nor can I see myself lasting the course, so I'll be sitting...
  9. grebeman

    Daily May 23

    Probably licking up some sort of mineral, most likely salt, as a dietary supplement. Barrie
  10. grebeman

    Daily May 20

    Strictly speaking his name is Dolycoris baccarum but that's a bit of a mouthful. Barrie
  11. grebeman

    Daily May 20

    This bug (Hairy Shieldbug) is on, and so presumably eating, the rare plant (Balm-leaved Figwort) I located three days ago, it might need relocating to dine on something else. Under attack with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 mounted via Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  12. grebeman

    Daily May 19

    The skies are for the clouds with 12mm LTM Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar Barrie
  13. grebeman

    Daily May 18

    This morning early I've taken some detailed botanical pictures to forward to my botanist friend Brenda. I've identified an unusual Figwort growing just down the lane and what might be the only Devon record for another very small plant that one of this countries leading botanists says is extinct...
  14. grebeman

    Daily May 17

    And a grey border, thank you on two counts :laugh: Barrie
  15. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    Sunrise in a hay meadow with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 mounted via Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  16. grebeman

    Daily May 17

    Sunrise in a hay meadow with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 and Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  17. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Foxglove with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 mounted via a Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  18. grebeman

    Daily May 16

    Fallen with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 mounted using a Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  19. grebeman

    Daily May 15

    This image follows on from yesterdays and reveals the source of the "shadow" image I posted then. The shadow was formed by the brass clamping screw in my home made tripod collar that I use for a Kern Paillard C mount Yvar 150mm f/4 lens and extension tubes gifted to me by Adrian Davies who began...
  20. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Red Campion With Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Barrie
  21. grebeman

    Daily May 14

    Apart from being rather windy today I'm also in some discomfort from my untreated bladder stones (at least I'm assuming that's what's causing the pain), so sitting in front of my computer a few minutes ago I saw this "image" which involved me in very little effort. Strangely it's related to...
  22. grebeman

    Daily May 13

    The silage gang are here Ricoh GXR with A12 M module and Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 lens Barrie
  23. grebeman

    Daily May 12

    One from early this morning (pre breakfast) before the breeze got up. Female Goat Willow Catkins shedding seed (with 55mm Micro-NIKKOR f/2.8 lens) Barrie
  24. grebeman

    Daily May 11

    View from the kitchen door Ricoh GXR Mount A12 with Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide-Heliar Barrie
  25. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Herb Robert (flower and seed pods) Germander Speedwell Wood Avens (also known as Herb Bennett) what is it with botanists, two very Different English names All images with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm lens and Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64. All these flowers are no more than about 12-15mm...
  26. grebeman

    Daily May 8

    Yesterday a mass gathering of them, today just one on its own. Buttercup with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 on a Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  27. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    In the meadow with Nikkor 20mm f/4 lens and Metabones Speed Booster XL0.64 Barrie
  28. grebeman

    Daily May 7

    Buttercups with Nikkor 20mm f/4 lens mounted with Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  29. grebeman

    Show Macro

    Green Shield Bug Yellow Dung Fly (with prey item, a small fly) Both with a Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/4 lens mounted with Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 Barrie
  30. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    With Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/4 lens using Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 adapter. Barrie
  31. grebeman

    Daily May 6

    Caught in the act Taken with Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/4 with Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64, obviously cropped to emphasis that this guy is eating, or rather sucking dry another small fly who's wings you can see under its thorax. A handheld shot. Barrie
  32. grebeman

    One colour: Green

    Both images with Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/4 lens using Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64 adapter. Barrie
  33. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Yes, you've correctly identified the plants I was referring to, feathery like and sticking up. How sad that the story ends in the way it does, it's good to know that you have the best memories you can of your friend Ken, it is perhaps all we can hope for. Barrie
  34. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    Hands up who knew I did people, well occasionally. These all date from 2012 and most appeared in the SIJ of that year with the unlikely lens, for people that is, of a LTM 12mm Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar. Some originally appeared in colour but all have been reprocessed in RawTherapee and GIMP...
  35. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Hi Brent, not any comment on the photographs but on the other plant growing up between the lily pads. To me it looks very like something called Parrots Feather which is sold as an aquatic plant but turns out to be highly invasive and the sort of thing that can totally take over and smother the...
  36. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    One from 9th February 2012. Mattiscombe Sands, near Start Point, south Devon Barrie
  37. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    Sleepless nights have a lot to answer for, these images go back to August 2010! Spoil heaps, Haytor Granite Quarry, Dartmoor (with LTM 15mm Super Wide-Heliar) Winch, Haytor Granite Quarry, Dartmoor (with LTM 15mm Super Wide-Heliar) Haytor Granite Quarry, Dartmoor (with LTM 15mm Super...
  38. grebeman

    Daily May 4

    Well I know I suggested I probably wouldn't be posting further but I saw this shot out of the window at the end of my lounge a few minutes ago, so just a shot to nothing. The wind was at my back and was actually trying to blow me off balance as I was taking the shot. Tomorrow's forecast of rain...
  39. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    I trust you'll indulge me with some old images, I'm trawling back through my hard drives to stop myself from going insane, reprocessing to monochrome via mono mixer in GIMP. These were all taken in 2011, the Dartmoor ones on 2nd August and the Prawle Point ones on 4th August. Windblown Tree...
  40. grebeman

    Daily May 3

    A similar photograph to this has been posted in however a different lens was used for this image. Early Purple Orchid (with Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 lens) Barrie Note that from now on I might not be posting images in this...
  41. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    Hartstongue (with LTM Voigtlander 50mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar) Barrie
  42. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    Early Purple Orchid (with LTM 75mm f/2.5 Voigtlander Color-Heliar Barrie
  43. grebeman

    Show "Flowers"

    A few from recent posts on the April 2020 challenge. Ramsons Gorse Greater Stitchwort Dog Violet Dandelion Barrie
  44. grebeman

    B&W: Words/No Words

    (LTM 12mm Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar) Barrie
  45. grebeman

    Daily May 2

    Hi, I first got that lens in my early days with m4/3 and indeed used it on a Panasonic G1 in the SIJ of 2012. There was a degree of smearing at the edges so I did eventually get a Samyang 12mm f/2 but didn't notice a significant gain using it on my m4/3 cameras. However having now got a...
  46. grebeman

    Daily May 2

    (with LTM 12mm Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar) Barrie
  47. grebeman

    Philosophy The Obsession with "gear"

    Oh I think you totally misunderstand me, and I vehemently reject the idea that I will continue firing a question at the forum until I change peoples minds. I do adhere to the idea that that it's the photographer that creates the image, and not the gear he's using. I admit that different gear...
  48. grebeman

    Philosophy The Obsession with "gear"

    Well, this thread has changed it's character in the last 12-14 hours, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Thankfully I can latch onto the last sentence of Matt's comments and say how much I agree with that. I'm just looking at an image in The German Photographic Annual 1970 taken by the...
  49. grebeman

    Philosophy The Obsession with "gear"

    Andrew, many thanks for your very thoughtful response, I'm certainly enjoying the responses to my original question and learning quite a bit about some of you guys in the process, great stuff. Barrie
  50. grebeman

    Film How it all started in 1971

    I guess my interest in photography was started by looking into the windows of The Western Morning News office in Plymouth where beautifully exposed and printed monochrome photographs were displayed from recent editions of the paper. My first purchase was a Voigtlander Bessa 1 folding rollfilm...
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