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Cenarth, West Wales

On Friday I travelled down to Swansea for some wet plate collodion work for a BBC TV series, unfortunately thats all I can say, it will be aired in January and went very well. I’ll blog about it after its been screened.

Whilst in Wales I decided to visit my Parents in New Quay, Steph got the train to Aberystwyth, so I picked her up from there.

We visited Cardigan, Aberaeron, Newcastle Emlyn etc. A few antique centres, car boot sales and junk shops later and I was the better off with some large Victorian portraits, a paper guillotine and a small brass landscape lens all for less than a tenner!

One place we stopped at for lunch was Cenarth. As I had the wet plate gear in the back of the car, it was a case of “it would be rude not to!” To be honest I don’t think my heart was in it and maybe felt obliged to shoot such lovely scenery. Does anyone else ever feel like that?

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So here you go, three tintypes and an ambrotype.

Quite like this one.
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This was the last plate. Wish I’d taken a bit more time and not cropped so tight to the top of the roof.
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Overexposed/dev’d
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First plate, an ambrotype, under exposed then pushed dev. Looks ok as a plate surprisingly.
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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM | #

    The light conditions look a little dreary in your digital pictures. Maybe that’s why you had to force yourself. Good luck on your new TV career!

  2. Posted September 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM | #

    It wasn’t raining. that was something I suppose.

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