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Minolta 16 E.E, 16mm Camera. Photograph gallery.

Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower

The 16mm format is so small you have to use the entire area or the grain tends to get a little obtrusive. The lens isn't exactly razor sharp either and camera shake also rears it's head . Since you have no control over the shutter speed, you need to make sure you hold the camera very steadily or bolt it to a tripod. These three images are of "Smeatons Tower" now on Plymouth Hoe. Originally it was atop the notorious Eddystone rock and was the first stone lighthouse to be built there after it's wooden predecessors were washed a way. In time it was replaced by a larger structure, but rather than blow up the redundant lighthouse, which was mooted, it was elected to dismantle, then rebuild it as an attraction in Plymouth in the 1860s.

brick clay quarries       at Bursledon

The abandoned brick clay quarries at Bursledon, Hampshire, now form a nature reserve. The slightly disappointing clarity is evident here with the twigs of these trees not being as distinct as I'd have thought possible, despite the small frame size.

 

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