Belhaven Beach

There’s nothing like a walk on a beach, especially when it’s one of the long, windy, sea-birdy beaches like you find along the coast near Dunbar. We took ourselves off to Belhaven beach for such a walk, to clear the head, and to reset our fish supper metrics after a bad experience at Ballachulish.

I’m finding myself using a mix of digital and film cameras when I’m out. When I need to shoot quickly, it’s more likely that I’ll grab the Ricoh in my pocket, like when I noticed a figure walking across the scene before us:

Socially distant

I keep the Ricoh in aperture-priority mode at f/16 when shooting landscape, if the light is OK. It really is a fabulous camera, and more than once I’ve thought that if I could only have one camera, it would be this one. If I could only have no cameras, I’d still have my phone, which is a pretty amazing piece of kit.

Belhaven beach (iPhone)

Also

I also took some photos with my Nikon FM, on Ilford Ortho Plus 80 film. I will edit this post once those have been developed and scanned.

Notes

Image Camera Lens Film Aperture Shutter Comment
Header Fuji X-T2 XF16mm F1.4 R WR ISO 400 f/11 1/500s Velvia film simulation
Socially distant Ricoh GRIII 18.3mm ISO 400 f/16 1/320s Cropped and desaturated
Belhaven beach iPhone 11 4.25 mm ISO 32 f/1.8 1/3984s  

Film exposure details