Derwent Walk

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Herb Riddle on December 9, 2008

A view from the banks of Derwent Reservoir, Derbyshire. This particular picture has always been one of my favourites. In taking this, I was experimenting with using the Zone system with my Weston light meter that I was using. (Giving a clue perhaps to the age of this picture. Enjoy. Herb

Steve Paxton on December 9, 2008

Herb i think i has asked you what scanner you use to get your slides up here my father has done the ones from when i was a child very bad. i have some money so i would like to invest in the slides i have as i know i have some great shots. did you see the note i left for you on the bottles this months topic is bridges voting is 11-22 and on my old ship 6 links for you to enjoy. such lovely country side you have i can not compete against this ours is stark compared to this . steve

Herb Riddle on December 9, 2008

Steve Thanks for liking this - yes, the more I put on here, the more I appreciate the diversity of countryside, seascapes and lighting that we have here in England. This photo situation is about 25 miles from my home. - I think, I said a while back that I used an oldish Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner for my slides, but can only use it on XP (No proper Vista driver for the slide add on) -Will take another look at the bridges comp. -Have followed your links to the tall ships too. Great stuff. Thanks for all that Steve. Herb

Steve Paxton on December 9, 2008

Herb have put one of the better shots from my fathers slides on. steve

Graham Hobbs on December 10, 2008

That's lovely, Herb - dreamy quality - maybe that comes with age of image as well? - but zoning seems spot on. Graham

Al Sanin on December 10, 2008

Like a paint from old artists! Very nice! Greeting Al

Herb Riddle on December 10, 2008

Al you are a gentleman! Again you honour me, because when I take pictures like this I try to create 'a painting' like image. If you see a painting like an old artist here, then I have succeeded beyond my expectations at the time. Thank you very much for this. Herbert

Steve Paxton on December 11, 2008

Herb A question from my father to YOU

Have looked at your friends scanned slides he is surely using an old scanner but ask him what is the colour slide film he is using is it Ektachrome or Agfa. Just looking at it suggests Ektachrome to me.

only you can answer that i am looking at an Epson V500 scanner.

Herb Riddle on December 12, 2008

Hi again Steve and Steve's Dad. It looks like you are making a good choice with the V500 scanner as it is an updated version of my Epson 1660 (see above). My transparency adapter takes a max of four at a time and I scan them at 1600 dpi so it will take some time and effort to do your thousands? As for film that I have used for the ones on here; this picture here was taken on AgfaChrome? but most of my reflection shots were taken with my favorite slide film: Kodachrome 25. I did use Ektachrome sometime but I preferred Kodachrome. I also used a lot of Fujichrome in my later slide taking days as the quality was not bad and it was much cheaper than the now expensive Kodak film. _I always made sure I used the low ASA film for maximum detail and contrast range! Hope this all helps. Herb

Steve Paxton on December 12, 2008

reading this sound like reading my head Herb, my fav film was kodak25 as well but they stopped making had to move to 64 then it was a case of what i could get. i shall pass that on. steve

Herb Riddle on December 14, 2008

Steve I suspected you were used to quality. I see you have started putting your dad's slides here on Panoramio. Why do you not make him a separate account just with his own slides. He can then enjoy the feedback and pleasure of answering them himself. Did he/you end up with the V500? Cheers again. Herb

Steve Paxton on December 14, 2008

Herb i have tried to get my father to join as he and mother are still taking photos today i have all their pictures on my computer but never put them on. i was unable to get a V500 so i ended up with a CanoScan 8800F does a good job as i have done a few experiments to see. killer is dust how did you get yours off i will try one day to do the better photos and clean them well as its part of my life the trip to europe and my early years in Oz on my own.

david g Johnson on October 29, 2009

Hello..Herb..many thanks for your kind comments on my recent pics..Really appreciated../ I am looking at your "Derwent Walk",,pic. as only today..I have been to Derwent,and the- "Tintown" -area,,to get some Autumn shots..I have read the books by Vic. Hallam/Brian Robinson..and find the history,,fascinating..I hope to load up a coupla pics shortly,,together with a bit of history,,which I hope will be of interest to any viewers,,,Thanks again,,DJ..

Herb Riddle on October 29, 2009

DJ, you are the first person to comment on this over the last 10 months. Glad you obviously like this and even more so that you have visited around here. Yes, I have read several accounts of 'TinTown' too besides standing on the old ruins, not sure whether its the Robinson one though. As you can see from this very old photo, a great place for Autumn colours and this month must have been quite special. Hope to see yours soon. Cheers, Herb

Happy Snapper on March 10, 2010

You got another great shot here

Herb Riddle on March 10, 2010

Hey Happy Snapper, (I could have used that handle myself?) very grateful that you enjoy this early photo which was an experiment using the Weston Meter Zone System. I allways did like this picture too, which reminded me of some old landscape paintings I had seen. Cheers, Herb

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