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The Lockdown Logs #65

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: June 7th 2020

Sunday evening, and I attended my very first ever ‘Drive-In Church Service.’ – with the Fujifilm X-T30 of course!  No-one actually explained that you needed to be in a car!  LOL,

But then, I’m a non-conformist anyway, so I was happy enough to sit on the grass verge outside the car park.


The Lockdown Logs #63

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: June 4th 2020

Traffic Light Photography.

When I drive I keep the camera beside me, usually with a medium range zoom lens fitted. When I stop at traffic lights I wind down the window and look around me.  If something interesting is happening, I shoot it.   So this was the scene today at the bottom of the Limestone Road.

I liked the symmetry of the men’s postures.

Fujifilm X-T30, F=200mm, f/7.1 @ 1/160th sec on ISO400

Removing the colour made the image less fussy and distracting.

The Lockdown Logs #60

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: May 31st 2020

So, anyway, after I’d had a word or two with Angus, the black bull, he invited me to come up the field to meet his missus. (One of them).  Perhaps he thought we humans need some herd immunity…  I declined, and said I would catch her with the telephoto lens instead.  I think he was disappointed, for he let out a mighty bellow.

Fujifilm X-T30 F=200mm, f/4.8 @ 1/125th sec on ISO800


I get really bored in Lockdown.



The Lockdown Logs #59

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: May 31st 2020

Tonight’s socially isolated single permitted exercise walk took me up the Tullygarvan Road, where I was privileged to meet young Angus here.  He was having a cool refreshing drink of water when I arrived at his home, but he happily took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to pose for the camera – with a long lens!

Fujifilm X-T30, F=70mm,  f/4 @ 1/125th sec on ISO800.Angus-Up



The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: May 30th 2020

Comber Spuds

Janette brought these freshly-dug new Comber potatoes home today.  This morning they were in the ground.  Tomorrow, they will be boiled, (Over here, we don’t peel these potatoes, we just scrub them and boil them in their skins – when ready the skins will almost fall off them) salted and served with lashing of butter.  The Comber potato is a waxy, flavoursome food, and a protected brand.

I photographed them in the Studio-Pod, under two Elinchrom D-Lites, with the Fujifilm X-T2, and Nikkor 50mm MF lens, against a green chromakey background.  F=50mm, f/5.6 @ 1/125th sec on ISO400.