9 March 2011

Mattiscombe rock

Mattiscombe Beach rock 2

Minolta X-700 with 17mm f/4 | HP5 plus @ ISO 800

I was lucky enough to have use of a fabulous 17mm Minolta f/4 MD lens while on this break: more to come.


8 March 2011

Hallsands: ruined coastal village, Devon

Filed under: Activix 200, APS, coast, Devon, film, Hallsands, Minolta Vectis S-1, outdated, ruins — Howard @ 12:00 am

Hallsands 1

Hallsands is a ruined coastal hamlet near Start Point on the south coast of Devon.

The village was devastated during a storm about a century ago, and a few ruins remain along with a couple of houses that are still inhabited.

Hallsands 2Above HallsandsHallsands 4

First four pictures taken with a Minolta Vectis S-1 and 80-240 APO lens with rather outdated film (hence the poor image quality)

Hallsands gate

7 March 2011

South Devon: Mattiscombe Beach

Filed under: Apple iPhone 4, coast, Devon, Mattiscombe Beach — Howard @ 12:00 am

Mattiscombe Beach

I’m a huge fan of North Devon, but this South Devon beach took my breath away.

Mattiscombe Beach rock

6 March 2011

South Devon: Kingsbridge and Start Point

Filed under: Apple iPhone 4, Devon, dusk, Kingsbridge, rivers — Howard @ 12:00 am


Kingsbridge estuary, 31 January 2011


South Devon coast, looking east from Start Point

Looking east from Start Point


A month ago we had a short break in Devon, catching both coasts in a couple of days. We started in the south and on a glorious day enjoyed a walk from Hallsands to Start Point and on to Matticombe Beach.  There was a lovely light at the end of the day. I took these pictures on my iPhone, but most (in the days that follow) were on film – in black and white and colour.

30 July 2009

Rosa Sweet Juliet (Ausleap)

Rosa Sweet Juliet (Ausleap)

Sweetly delicate; RHS Rosemoor gardens, Devon

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