Latest News

Home » Photography » Favourite Pictures » Favourite pictures – The Wool Dyer

Favourite pictures – The Wool Dyer

When I first started this blog one of the reasons I wanted to write it was to publish some of my favourite pictures – in fact the tag line to the blog reads ‘My favourite pictures and other things’. For that reason I’ve decided to resurrect that aim with a few posts from our holiday in Suffolk. Because I took a lot of pictures I think this will mean that I will increase my frequency of posting for a bit to work through this backlog.

So I’m going to start with this picture of ‘The Wool Dyer’ which I took at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk where they were hosting a Tudor Day.

Favourite pictures - The Wool Dyer 1

The wool dyer

This picture was taken with a 1980’s Soligor 28mm f/2.8 lens (equivalent to 42mm on my Nex 6) and I think it was at about f/5.6. The first thing we saw as we approached the weaving shed was the colourful line of wools drying in the sun and I wanted to use these to lead the eye into the main subject of the picture which is the wool dyer herself.

  • Sony Nex 6
  • Soligor 28mm f/2.8 K-Mount wide angle lens
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125
  • iso 100

 

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

About

I’m a software developer by profession but I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old. In that time I’ve owned cameras of all types and sizes from 120 roll film thro’ 35mm to my current Pentax K-5, Ricoh GXR + P10/S10/A12 28mm/A12 50mm, Canon S95 and recently acquired Sony NEX 6.

  1. WOW!!!! So colourful!

    1. Thanks – I did do a small amount of post processing but the soligor lens is really good at colour. Considering it’s possible to pick one up for a few pounds it’s a real bargain.

  2. It looks like you stepped back in time. Lovely photo and the colours are wonderful 🙂

    1. Thank you – It was an educational day and also entertaining

  3. Pat says:

    Beautifully captured scene of recreated history.

Leave a Reply

  • Keep up with all the latest posts by subscribing to the blog

    Categories

  • Top rated posts

  • Top Posts & Pages

    Olympus OM-20 35mm slr review
    The compact & sturdy Ricoh AF-5 point and shoot 35mm camera
    Fixing an Olympus OM2 Spot Program stuck shutter
    Petri FTII 35mm review and repair
    Building my amazing Dunster House Log Cabin - Part 1
    Yashica J 35mm rangefinder camera
%d bloggers like this: