Gulls over Whitby harbour

Gulls over Whitby harbour

While visiting family and friends over the Christmas holidays, my mom and I decided to take a walk along Whitby harbour on Boxing Day. After a week straight of eating and drinking way too much it was time to get at least a little exercise and fresh air.

The wind was a little chilly that afternoon but not too bad. There weren’t too many people out, but a few hearty souls managed to make it out to the lake. There were also quite a few birds seeking shelter from the lake behind the breakwater. I didn’t have taking a photo of them in mind — I don’t photograph wildlife — but as I walked along the breakwater they decided to get up and fly away. Luckily I already had my camera ready to go and managed to get a couple of shots, no easy feat with a manual focus camera, but with some high speed film on a sunny afternoon you can pretty much set the focus to infinity and the aperture on f16 and get a half decent shot no matter what.

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Technical Details

  • Camera: Mamiya 6 medium-format rangefinder
  • Lens: Mamiya 75mm
  • Filter: #15 deep yellow
  • Film: Fuji Neopan 400 rated at 320
  • Developer: Rodinal 1+50
  • Development: Small tank for 11 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius. Agitation was for the first thirty seconds, then five inversions per minute.
  • Date: December, 2011
  • Location: 43.850517, -78.927247
  • what3words: squares.towel.birdhouse
  • Copyright: © 2011 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. More information.

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