Mask-Up

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

This is actually close up and personal with a copy of a diving suit designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Rather apt for these strange days we are living in.

Doing the Twist

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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The Twist is an art gallery about an hours drive from my home here in Norway. I have had plans to photograph it for a while now, but never got my act together to do anything about it. Well, what with all my travel plans for the summer abandoned I had to seek inspiration closer to home.

Nikon Z6
Nikkor Z 24-70 f/4.0 S
PP in PS and Silver Efex ProII.

My other tractor is a Porsche

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Here is one of my brother-in-laws restored tractors it’s a Porsche :0) All nice and shiny after a new paint job and a shower of rain.
Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70.

Orchid

Black And White Photography, David, Photography
Orchid

One forgotten post. This was the post I thought I’d posted last week. This new WP editor played a trick on me. Apologies to Joe whom does such a great job on this site.

Anyway here it is a picture of one of me favourite flowers.
taken with…
…Nikon Z6
Borrowed Sigma 105mm macro f/2.8 Ver.1
PP. Silver Efex Pro II

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That was his or her number. Each miner took this token with him each shift and returned it after each one . That way they could check if everyone was out of the mine. If you forgot to deliver your token you were made to walk from the mine back to the town and return the next day. Even in winter. The guide told us you only did this once and never forgot it again.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Just left where it was last used

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

Still in Coal mine #3 this time in the workshop. This looked like the workshop diary or workbook. The page was open at 10.10.1995. Everything just left where it was last used.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Miners Boots Coal Mine #3 Spitsbergen

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

 


One of the things we did while on Svalbard was visit Coal Mine #3. It was in operation from 1971 until 1996. The working height was only 60-90cms Take a tape measure and see for yourselves how small that is,then imagine an 8 hour shift laying on your side.. When the mine closed in November of 1996 all the equipment was left in place. The guide told us that the word came down about the closure half way through a shift so a lot of tools and other equipment was just left as it was. A fascinating few hours well worth getting a little dirt on the camera bag.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
PP. Silver Efex Pro II

…another burst Beetle

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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…kind of continuing a theme from the picture last week, this poor Bug has no doubt been loved at some point in its life, but now rots in peace at this old abandoned Junk yard in Sweden. It was not alone and this is just one from a rotting traffic jam.

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
PP HDR Efex Pro 2.

VW Bus(t)

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Another shot from the archive in these Covid-19 days. I’m afraid that my photography has taken a backseat at the moment even with a new camera to play with. Anyway I hope you are all still well and seeing at least some light at the end of the tunnel.

Until next week then…

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Once Loved Bug

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Maybe this is what happened to Herbie after he found fame and fortune it all went to his head and, he ended up on the scrapheap.

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
PP HDR efex ProII.