A Mouse Caught in a Sunbeam

Sun Dial

A Month of Colour

Despite the monochrome nature of this blog I do also take colour pictures and also digitally not always on 35mm film.  So I’ve decided to post these polychromatic dalliances during the month of January. There will still be some black and white gloom as well because I can’t stay away from the stuff for very long. To start with, here’s the sunset.  Happy New Year.


There’s Always the Sun


This is the result of a failed experiment. I mounted my EOS1 on a tripod with a long lens and loaded it with Ilford HP5+.  I pointed it at the sun, using a filter over the lens and this is what I got.

All of the detail in the sky has been blocked by the filter but you can actually see the orb of the sun for a change – interestingly the light cloud cover which was over the sun has gone as well.  Unfortunately it was also too dark for the company that develops my film to spot and they didn’t scan it.  So, I’ve had to do an amateur scan job on it and invert the colours using Photoshop to come up with this.  It looks like I’ll need to use a much longer exposure next time.

The Last Rays of the Sun

The is the sun just moments before it set, in a forest.  I’m not sure if it works or not.  Comments and criticisms are welcome.


Thanks for all the comments.  I think that problem is that I took the shot too late.  A few minutes before and there would have been more detail on the image.  It’s been cropped and lightened to try and get less black and more detail but there isn’t much to work with.  A better image would have been ‘The Second Last Rays of the Sun.’