Maidensgrove Common 

Photograph of Maidensgrove Common Oxfordshire (Near Henley on Thames)

Camera Settings

The camera settings used on this photo are as follows:
Camera Model: Nikon Z6
Lens: Nikkor 70-200 F2.8
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 70
ISO: 250
Shutter Speed: 1/80 Sec

Maidensgrove is a hamlet above the Stonor valley in the Chiltern Hills, adjacent to Russell's Water common. There is a 16th-century public house called The Five Horseshoes at nearby Upper Maidensgrove. The large area of Common land is 5 miles northwest of Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire. The photograph is from the woodland that borders parts of the common. This woodland has an almost ancient magical or mystical feel to it. The image was processed in Adobe lightroom to give more earthy tones to the photo.

I will revisit these woods in future with additional lenses, especially trying out my Helios lens here.

Find out more about Maidensgrove Common and surrounding areas here


I revisited the woods a week later with my 24mm-70mm F4 lens. Images below.

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Vintage Photography with Helios 44

Using a soft old vintage lens on a Modern camera seems pointless, but when I used the Helios 44-2 lens with a Nikon Z 6, I found the results very pleasing.

Covid UK Lockdown photos 31-March to 1st April

This batch of lockdown photos are a bit experimental. Messing about with a fisheye lens and some night sky photography.

UK Lockdown March 19-March 22

Like most of the World The UK is in lockdown. The only time we are allowed out the house is for excersise or buying supplies. These are photographs from March 19 to March 22

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