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Pitstop Open Day 2013

In between hot dogs and coffee I managed to shoot a couple of plates…

A great day with some great looking bikes, something for everyone. Pitstop Motorcycles of Lowton. Website

Just a bit of fun on the day. Exposures were all over the place, a quick one second to 6 seconds, as the sun was out and very bright. We’re just not used to it in the North West. And boy does my chemistry need a good going over. Must get the studio finished next week!


Favourite plate of the day.


They nearly dropped her!




This is a crop of a 5×7 plate. The dog was in focus but her owners weren’t!

Some of the Pitstop crew…

If you need a decent bike mechanic and parts you can’t go wrong with these guys. Really friendly and helpful.



  1. Tony Richards
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:52 PM | #

    UPDATE: Unfortunately during the varnishing process several of these plates were damaged due to the side effects of ageing collodion and the alcohol in the varnish.

  2. Antony Robinson
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM | #

    Hi tony it was a great day and very interesting I’m in the second photo on ur blog . Sorry to hear some where damaged . Thanks again

  3. Posted April 27, 2013 at 8:42 AM | #

    Hi Anthony,

    Unfortunately yours was one of the plates affected by the varnish. Its annoying as the first 4 plates I varnished were fine, so I carried on varnishing, it was the later plates that were ruined. Very odd indeed but not unheard of. Small part of the wonder of wet plate. I do have a scan of yours though. Email me your email address and I’ll forward it on to you.


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