Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beside the Seaside

Beside the Seaside
Beside the Seaside, originally uploaded by John the Monkey.

Another favourite from New Quay, this time taken by the F90x on Fujichrome Velvia RVP.

This set of inflatable boats, and the Union Jack dinghy in particular caught my eye. They're set up outside a gift shop near the Mariner restaurant and takeaway. There's something about the optimistic, bright colours of the boats against that foreboding sky that brings back many summer holidays in Britain from my youth :)

Rust, originally uploaded by John the Monkey.

Colour and texture are the keys in this digital image, which is the base of one of the harbour arm markers in New Quay. The concrete, its discolouration by rust, and the sea all seemed to combine to make an interesting picture.

Queen of New Quay
The Queen of New Quay, originally uploaded by John the Monkey.

Lastly, we have another Velvia image, this time from the racks of kayaks (I think that's the correct name) stored just by the lifeboat station. The bright, primary coloured plastic cries out for a highly saturated film, and Velvia is more than happy to step up. It's quite a nice showcase for the capability of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-N, which can be a really nice lens at times.

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