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The Rame Peninsula

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    The Rame Peninsula is the most extreme south east corner of Cornwall and forms the western edge of Plymouth Sound. Although close to Plymouth this is an isolated part of the county with an ancient history.
    Rame Church was consecrated in 1259 and still lacks a supply of both mains water and mains electricity. Evening services are held by candle light. Since these photographs were taken in July 2010 restoration has commenced on the roof.
    On Rame Head itself there is the remains of a 10th century chapel where the monks used to light fires to guide ships in and out of the port of Plymouth. To this day there is a yearly service held in the old chapel.

    Rame Church

    The Lych Gate to the Church

    A typical design of headstone for a person lost at sea

    Rame Head with the tiny chapel visible on the summit

    All photographs taken with a Panasonic GF1 fitted with a 15mm, f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Helier,
    pp in Bibble Pro 5, converted to B+W with Andrea plug in, film simulated is Ilford Delta 3200 with Ilfotec DO-X developer and developing time varied to suit contrast of picture.
    Settings were iso 200 for all.

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  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These are very, very nice in themselves but the processing really makes them shine :smile:
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Very nice and your words complete the story.
    Thank You...
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Barrie, thank you for these. I am with Christina and Don - the photos, the way you've done them in black and white plus the backstory all make this thread well worth looking at and reading.

    I do very much enjoy threads like this - photos and the history or story that goes with them. I hope you'll bring more here for us all to enjoy with you.
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