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Saturday, August 4

The Carse - quick update





It's been a while since I posted anything about the Carse and when I realised I still had some unpublished snowy shots I thought it was time to bring you up to date - before the next winter is upon us.

These are all 35mm negative scans dating back to February. One or two might look familiar since I've covered some of the same subjects before but they're all new pics. I've not spent much time on the Carse project for a couple of months having, it has to be said, begun to tire of repeatedly shooting the same or similar subjects.

Maybe the old enthusiasm will rekindle of it's own accord or perhaps I just need to work a bit harder at finding new subjects, locations or viewpoints in the Carse.













12 comments :

jazz fan said...

In my opinion you have a very good eye. Thank you for posting.

Herman Sheephouse said...

Just keep going at it Bruce - these are all binding together like goosegrass on a compost heap . . and I mean that in the nicest way - very rural indeed.

Elliot said...

These images are very nicely printed. Thanks for taking the time to share them.

Elliot

John Carter said...

They look fresh and good to me. Don't be to hard on yourself, I love your Carse shots.

Martyn Lacey said...

Bruce we all struggle at times to keep the momentum of a project going but now and again you will see your familiar patch in a new light, literally. That one moment when the light is different or the subject has changed in some way from the familiar, or you see something you have passed by a thousand times before for the first time. This is where we gain our inspiration and move forward with renewed vigor.
I enjoy reading your posts and viewing your photos every time and the Carse shots are well presented and printed when sometimes taken in difficult light. So keep up the good work.

DavidM said...

These are very nicely done, but think how they might have looked with the lovely Mamiya. It feels as if we'll never see snow again (31°C forecast here today) so they are probably valuable records of a bygone age.

andy nutter said...

That's some bloody good black and white photography Bruce. But for us(me) who are always seeking to do better can you please include film and dev information. Obviously a request from a photographer whose bottle of perceptol/xtol/d76 is always half empty :-)

Bruce Robbins said...

Thanks for the all the nice comments. Maybe I should start putting the Carse shots in a separate gallery on the blog so people can get more of a flavour of the place instead of having them scattered all over.

Andy - not being a note taker I'd have to dig out the negatives to be certain but I'm fairly sure they're nearly all Tmax 400 developed in D76 stock. I really like Tmax 400 - a great combination of speed and fairly fine grain.

normusarms said...

Picked this book up last week in a charity shop https://www.amazon.co.uk/Highlands-Islands-Photographers-Britain/dp/0750901594/ref=sr_1_89?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533913097&sr=1-89&refinements=p_27%3ADavid+Paterson the photographs in the book reminded me of your work.

Are you familiar with David Paterson's books ?

Bruce Robbins said...

Hadn't heard of David Paterson before. Is the book worth having?

normusarms said...

Yes, it has good variety of B&W photographs with interesting descriptions of the places they where taken. Not your usual scenic shots of Scotland, most of the photographs are taken with a Pentax 6x7 on Agfa 100, Linhof 5x4 on Fp4 or on a Hasselblad on Pan f. David Paterson has published several books his most recent https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glens-Silence-Landscapes-Highland-Clearances/dp/1841583251 I'm not sure if this book has anything to do with film photography but it may also be of interest.

Bruce Robbins said...

Sounds interesting. I'll check him out.