Had a wonderful long weekend where we dived into history in an amazing way. We began with a trip to Stonehenge where we saw 5,000 year old history. Stonehenge is one of those places that you have to go and see but when you actually get there it is much better than you thought! I will leave that for another post.
The second place we went was to the white cliffs of Dover. I have read a great deal on WWII and the meaning that these cliffs had on pilots flying back. At Dover castle, they had a WWII special weekend where people dressed up, guns were on display and they even had a Spitfire to take a close look at.
In terms of gear, I took the Leica ME and the M6. I am thrilled that I did because the historical volunteers appreciated the film camera and many gave me special access just because I was shoot film. When you appreciate history, you appreciate all aspects of it.
Here we have a WWII gun. This volunteer was into film photography, he turned the gun so I could get a better shot. I got several but most on film. He was kind enough to pose for me as well. What a fantastic group of people!
Here is the Spitfire. In terms of processing on most of these images, I used Tonality Pro which is a very nice post processing tool. I do not use it too often but occasionally come back to it and am always impressed.
The cliffs themselves were something to look at. I am sure the view from a cockpit of a B-17 is much better but below is the best I could find.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.