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Karl Thompson | Whiteford Lighthouse

Whiteford Lighthouse

Whiteford Lighthouse is an old cast iron derelict lighthouse located on the North West coast of the Gower Peninsula, in South Wales. Its quite a long walk from the nearest car park.
Karl Thompson | Whiteford Lighthouse

Whiteford Lighthouse

Whiteford Lighthouse is an old cast iron derelict lighthouse located on the North West coast of the Gower Peninsula, in South Wales. Its quite a long walk from the nearest car park. This Photograph was taken on 4x5 inch, Large Format, Kodak T-Max 100 sheet film using a vintage field camera
Karl Thompson | Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir

Old Sea defences on the pebble beach at Porlock Weir, over looking the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary towards the south coast of Wales. Captured on 4x5 Fomapan 100 sheet film
Karl Thompson | St Johns the Evangelist

St Johns the Evangelist

St John's the Evangelist Catholic Church on South Parade in Bath, well worth a visit, photographers are welcomed and the interior of this church beats the Abbey hands down, stunning place.
Karl Thompson | Old Severn Bridge

Old Severn Bridge

The Old Severn Crossing from England to Wales, this image was captured from the English side, the bridge opened in September 1966, prior to this date crossing involved either the use of a ferry or an extremely long drive round Gloucester.
Karl Thompson | Porlock Weir Sunrise

Porlock Weir Sunrise

Along the pebble beach at Porlock Weir, just outside the entrance to the harbour, long exposure shot on Fomapan 100 black and white 4x5 inch film just before sun rise.
Karl Thompson | Roundway Hill Fort

Roundway Hill Fort

Roundway Hill Iron Age Fort is located on the top of the Downs above the Wiltshire town of Devizes. This picture was captured on 4x5 large format Fomapan 100 black and white film on a very windy day, as such there is an element of movement in the grass and tree.
Karl Thompson | Verity

Verity

Verity is a statue by Damien Hirst, she stands at the entrance to Ilfracombe harbour on the North Devon coast. Very imposing she is too and quite an acquired taste too, she divides opinion as should probably be expected with a work by Hirst. The Chapel of St Nicholas can be seen in the background on this picture. This image was captured on 4x5 inch Fuji Acros sheet film.
Karl Thompson | Cadley Garage

Cadley Garage

Cadley Garage is a traditional old garage located just south of Marlborough on the A346, Swindon to Salisbury road, the owner is well known in the classic car world. The building used to be a coach house used by the carriage driver of the local land owner when the land owner visited the church across the road, it is said the coachman would watch the entrance of the church from the upstairs window so that he could have the coach and horses at the entrance of the church just in time for the end of the service. This photograph was taken using a 4x5 inch camera and Fuji Acros sheet film.
Karl Thompson | Roundway Hill Fort

Roundway Hill Fort

Roundway Hill Fort sits above Devizes in Wiltshire, these trees can be seen for miles around. This photograph was taken on 4x5 inch sheet Fuji Acros as the sun went down.
Karl Thompson | Low Lighthouse

Low Lighthouse

The Burnham on Sea Low Lighthouse, there is also a High Lighthouse but this is inland in the middle of a housing estate, this lighthouse is on the beach about 100 meters from the high tide line. When taking this photograph I have used large format RPX 25 4x5 inch sheet film for a long exposure to get that silky smooth feel to the water. It was quite a windy day so you may notice that the top of the lighthouse looks a little soft, difficult to avoid with the equipment I had with me that day, I don't feel it detracts from the overall feel of the photograph.
Karl Thompson | Low Lighthouse

Low Lighthouse

Burnham on Sea, Low Lighthouse, stands out on the beach at the mercy of everything the weather has to throw at it, this shot was taken on a spring tide when the waves are breaking against the base of the sand dunes. Shot on 4x5 inch sheet Fuji Acros, this was a 20 minute exposure
Karl Thompson | St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael's and All Angels Church is in Lyneham Wiltshire, just outside what is nowMOD Lyneham, formally RAF Lyneham. The church has always had very close ties with the British military and a walk round its grave yard shows this. This photograph was taken using a Chroma Adventure 4x5 field camera and sheet Kodak, T-Max 100 film on a glorious spring evening this month.
Karl Thompson | St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael's and All Angels Church

St Michael's and All Angels Church is in Lyneham Wiltshire, just outside what is nowMOD Lyneham, formally RAF Lyneham. The church has always had very close ties with the British military and a walk round its grave yard shows this. This photograph was taken using a Chroma Adventure 4x5 field camera and sheet Kodak, T-Max 100 film on a glorious spring evening this month.
Karl Thompson | Covered Market

Covered Market

Swindon's old covered market, been shut for a wile now and the site is liable to be redeveloped. I wanted to to take this shot to save a view that one day will be gone. In the background is the tower that stands over the Brunel Shopping centre, another landmark that can be seen from miles around. Shot on 4x5 inch sheet Kodak T-Max 100 and cropped down to 3:2 ration.
Karl Thompson | Clevedon 1

Clevedon 1

View over Clevedon marine swimming lake towards the pier. Long exposure shot taken on Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 sheet film
Karl Thompson | Clevedon Panoramic 2

Clevedon Panoramic 2

View over Clevedon marine swimming lake towards the pier. Long exposure shot taken on Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 sheet film and cropped to 3:1 panoramic ration
Karl Thompson | Clevedon Panoramic

Clevedon Panoramic

View over Clevedon marine swimming lake towards the pier. Long exposure shot taken on Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 sheet film and cropped to 3:1 panoramic ration
Karl Thompson | Cleveden 2

Cleveden 2

View over Clevedon marine swimming lake towards the pier. Long exposure shot taken on Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 sheet film
Karl Thompson | Rha Falls

Rha Falls

Stunning waterfall at Rha near Uig, Isle of Skye, this image was captured on 4x5 inch Kodak Technical Pan sheet film using an MPP Microtechnical. There isn't a part of this island that doesn't take your breath away.
Karl Thompson | Abandoned Church

Abandoned Church

One of many abandoned churches on the Isle of Skye, taken as a long exposure on 4x5 inch sheet film, the movement in the clouds gives the effect of rays of light emanating from the old church
Karl Thompson | The Old Manse

The Old Manse

The Old Manse cottage on the Isle of Skye, believed linked to the now ruined Church of Kilchrist. A beautiful location just west of Broadford and near Loch Cill Chriosd, Shot on 4x5 film
Karl Thompson | Storr Reflection

Storr Reflection

The Storr reflected in Loch Fada on the Isle of Skye, this image was captured on 4x5 inch film using Kodak Technical Pan 25 film
Karl Thompson | Elgol Shore

Elgol Shore

The Beach at Elgol on the Isle of Skye with the beautiful Cuillin mountains in the background
Karl Thompson | The Elgol Pebble

The Elgol Pebble

A smooth sea worn boulder on the shore at Elgol on the Isle of Skye
Karl Thompson | The Quiraing 2

The Quiraing 2

Black and White image of The Quiraing which helps to bring out the detail in the rocks for added impact
Karl Thompson | Loch Harport

Loch Harport

View from Loch Harbort towards the Black Cuillin, the tide is out exposing an abandoned fishing boat, this image was captured of Kodak Technical Pan 25 ASA 4x5 inch black and white sheet film
Karl Thompson | The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr

Sunrise up at the Old Man of Storr, reflected in a small lochen dark peat stained water on the side of the mountain, on the Isle of Skye. This image was captured on Kodak Technical Pan 25 using 4x5 sheet film in an old 1960s MPP microtechical camera. Its quite a climb up to this point, particularly carrying this camera equipment and tripod, the journey back down is particularly difficult on your legs.
Karl Thompson | Elgol Beach

Elgol Beach

The pebble beach, probably the biggest pebbles to be found anywhere, at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, long exposure to show the movement in the water, came very close to getting very wet feet, what we do for our love of places like this.
Karl Thompson | Neist Point

Neist Point

Neist Point on the Isle of Skye, if your worried by heights then its probably not the best place to visit, this was taken from the top of the cliffs using colour 4x5 sheet film, converted to B&W to bring out the rugged feel to those cliffs
Karl Thompson | Allt Dearg Mor

Allt Dearg Mor

The Allt Dearg Mor, as it flows down off the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Sky. This image was captured on large format film.
Karl Thompson | Talisker Beach 1

Talisker Beach 1

The beautiful Talker Beach on the Isle of Skye with its unusual blend of rocky foreshore and a mix of white and black sand that never fully blends leaving lovely patterns when the tide is out. This picture was captured on a very windy and wet day in February 2019 and shows the left hand headland of the bay. Shot using a 1960s large format field camera loaded with a stunning but unfortunately now rare Fuji film stock, the original negative is quite capable of being printed large enough to cover a wall.
Karl Thompson | The Old Manse

The Old Manse

The Old Manse would have been the home of the priest that looked after the Church of Kilchrist on the Isle of Skye, it is about 20 minutes walk from the church and very exposed and isolated, life must have been far from comfortable when this was still in use. This is only a few miles from Broadford, just off the road to Elgon. Shot on Large Format film using a now rare Fuji film.
Karl Thompson | The Storr

The Storr

Probably the best known feature on the Isle of Skye, the pinnacles used to be part of the cliff that stands behind them but over time they have split away and slid down the hill. It is quite a blimp to get to the point where this photograph was taken, particularly with this much snow on the ground, but without a doubt this was the best day of my whole trip, myself and a few friends spent over 5 hours up there, making it to both sides of the standing stones. Absolutely breathtaking place. this was shot on a medium format film camera using my favourite black and white film, Fuji Acros.
Karl Thompson | Elgol Shore

Elgol Shore

Just one of so many features on the shore at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, the beaches tend to be covered in the biggest pebbles known to man making it quite difficult to walk out to these stunning places
Karl Thompson | Duntulm Beach

Duntulm Beach

The beach to the West side of Duntulm view point on the north west coast of Skye in typical wet windy winter weather, quite surprised I managed to keep the camera steady for this exposure, one of the windiest days I have known during my visits to Skye, this was during Storm Eric 2019. Shot on a large format camera using Fuji Acros sheet film.
Karl Thompson | Abandoned Church 1

Abandoned Church 1

One of many abandoned churches on the Isle of Skye, taken as a long exposure on 120 Fuji Acros film,
Karl Thompson | The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye on a day with low cloud which helps bring just one pinnacle to the fore, shot on B&W Fuji Acros with an old Mamiya 645J
Karl Thompson | Lone Tree

Lone Tree

The lone Tree on the East shore of Loch Lomond, quite a popular spot considering how bitterly cold it was on this evening. This was a 2 minute exposure to smooth out the waves that were running on the Loch shot on Large format Fuji Acros 100 asa sheet film.
Karl Thompson | The Corpach Wreck

The Corpach Wreck

The MV Dayspring fishing boat on the shores of Loch Linnhe near Fort William, beached at Corpach in 2011 during a storm.
Karl Thompson | Piglets sleeping

Piglets sleeping

Pigglets enjoying late spring sunshine cuddled up together
Karl Thompson |  Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

British Tawny Owl, very rare to actually see these birds although they are regularly heard at night. This image has been converted to black & white and is intentionally kept quite dark because of the nocturnal life these birds live