Posts by tag: lrps

Remembrance

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 31st December 1994

Remembrance Title: Remembrance
Location: Dedham Churchyard, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: A cold wintery sunlight was peeking through the clouds when I saw this rather fine Celtic Cross in the churchyard. The low angle of light was perfect for accentuating the relief of the mason’s carving, tempered by the lichen growing on the cross’ surface. The bare tree branches in the background help to give this an extra-bleak feel, reminding us of the cycle of life and death. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Château de Monbazillac

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 10th September 1994

Château de Monbazillac Title: Château de Monbazillac
Location: Monbazillac, Bergerac, France
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This majestic castle sits atop a small hillside near Bergerac. It is surrounded by gently-rolling vineyards, and this well in the main courtyard is a fine example of its type. I used an ultra-wide angle to get it all in the frame (a wall behind me prevented me from going farther backwards). My position was chosen to make the top of the well co-incide with the top of one of the turrets. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Gateway To A Vineyard

Taken by Caz on Tuesday, 6th September 1994

Gateway To A Vineyard Title: Gateway To A Vineyard
Location: Loupiac, near Bordeaux, France
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The Garonne river joins the Dordogne just north of Bordeaux, but to the south-east of the town lies the Garonne valley. It has many pleasent little villages along its banks, and Loupiac is just outside the walled town of Cadillac. The vineyard itself was sited on a gently rising hillside facing southwest, perfect for vine cultivation. The textures on the gateway stone pillar took my eye, and I used a wide angle to accentuate it in the frame. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Keynote

Taken by Caz on Sunday, 7th August 1994

Keynote Title: Keynote
Location: Ingatestone, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 50mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I had the idea of photographing my Clarinet, and thought the background of the sheet music would complement the black ebony and chrome metalwork as well as providing a musical link. I wanted to concentrate on a small section of the instrument, particularly the complex keys, which make an attractive design and hold the viewer’s attention. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

The Tea Party

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 9th July 1994

The Tea Party Title: The Tea Party
Location: Brownsover Hall, Warwickshire
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I came upon this scene in the grounds of Brownsover Hall, a lovely hotel set in a country park. Some other guests had just finished having tea on the lawn, and I liked the way the cups an saucers were left on the table as if they would be back soon. The shadows on the grass made interesting shapes which mirrored the white iron seating. I thought this was a very restful composition. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

A Brace From Portmeirion

Taken by Caz on Thursday, 7th July 1994

Seaside Arches Title: Seaside Arches
Location: Portmeirion, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This lovely archway is right on the promenade by the river estuary at Portmeirion. I was attracted by the texture of the whitewashed walls which was emphasised by the angled lighting. Like most of Pormeirion itself, this has a strong Mediterranean feel, which the bight sunlight lived up to! The shadow under the arch looked like a cool and inviting place to put a seat, and to sit and admire the view over the hills and lapping water. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Bristol Colonnade Title: Bristol Colonnade
Location: Portmeirion, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The lovely warm stonework of the colonnade provided a perfect canvas for the sun to paint patterns of light and shadow. The gargoyle on the right seems to be standing sentry over the scene, and the flagged walkway gives a nice contrast to the smooth stonework above. Another one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Fire Queen

Taken by Caz on Monday, 4th July 1994

Fire Queen Title: Fire Queen
Location: Penrhyn Castle Museum, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This exhibit was inside the castle, but in a well-lit corridor with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Access around the engine was limited, so I had to use a wide angle lens from close up to include all the detail I wanted and still avoid extraneous parts of the surroundings. I liked the design that the central piston made through the frame, which gives it a dynamic diagonal. The polished surfaces and hard textures give the subject the feel of engineering at its peak, ready to unleash its power. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Armadillos

Taken by Caz on Wednesday, 18th May 1994

Armadillos Title: Armadillos
Location: Thames Flood Barrier, Greenwich, London
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This image was taken in May 1994 during a visit around  London Docklands, Woolwich and Greenwich. The impressive structure of the Thames Flood Barrier looked like the armoured shell of a row of armadillos – hence my title. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Lamp And Window

Taken by Caz on Thursday, 20th January 1994

Lamp And Window Title: Lamp And Window
Location: Tower Bridge, London
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 50mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is from my very first roll of black and white film, shot in January 1994 inside the exhibition at Tower Bridge. I developed it myself and used my Dad’s darkroom to make a print. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.