Helios 58mm f/2 lens wide open but with a pinhole drilled in the lens-cap, giving an effective aperture of about f/30 (almost two stops narrower than the lens’s own aperture scale). This was just slow enough to allow a reasonable hand-held exposure of the sun behind iridescent clouds, although it still took a lot of care to retrieve detail in the highlights.
Two different views on trees in the woods on Kinnoull Hill.
Both taken in bright sunny daylight; one tweaked to look more like dusk/night-time, the other processed for a high-key haze. Nice one, Darktable.
There’s something a bit romantic about the cosiness of suburban streets in the fog.
The fisherman’s barometer, corner of North Castle and North Streets, St Andrews.
A little experimentation in The Gimp, to create a synthetic “scratches” texture layer – using plasma clouds, old-photo simulation, distortions and other trickery.
It’s amazing what you can do to improve mobile-phone image-quality in Hugin, Darktable and the GIMP.