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Castell Coch with OM-4ti

I had an hour or so to kill with work recently north of Cardiff so I headed to Castell Coch to take some photos in the late afternoon February sunlight. We do occasionally get sun in Wales!

Castell Coch is a Victorian creation designed by William Burges. More about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castell_Coch

These photos took some persistence. First of all I walked round the castle with the OM-4ti and started taking photos of the sunlight on the stone and the shadows of the trees. Then realised I hadn't got a film in the camera. Back to the car to get a film. Then I realised that my OM 24mm wasn't quite wide enough for the shots I wanted, so back to the car again to get my Vivitar 17mm. So these shots are a case of third time lucky!













All shots taken with OM-4ti, Vivitar 17mm/3.5 on Agfa CT Precisa 100 and developed in Tetenal E6 kit.
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Re: Castell Coch with OM-4ti

A lovely bit of nostalgia, both the subject and the equipment used to photograph it!
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A lovely bit of nostalgia, both the subject and the equipment used to photograph it!
Thanks John. The OM-4ti takes some beating as a 35mm camera. The multi-spot metering came in very handy on these shots.
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Re: Castell Coch with OM-4ti

How did you digitise them
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I use an Epson Perfection flatbed, the Epson 4990. It's an earlier model (but possibly just as good) as the V700. I bought it for 50.

By the way, the film, Agfa CT Precisa is re-badged Fuji Provia transparency film. A lot cheaper than Provia, though.
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Re: Castell Coch with OM-4ti

I agree with you on the OM-4Ti and its metering system. I must get mine out again and give it some exercise. Thanks for the tip on CT Precisa, I didn't know that. Provia was one of my favourite slide films.

Nice pics, it looks a tricky place to photograph. Nos. 2 and 4 for me I think .
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I agree with you on the OM-4Ti and its metering system. I must get mine out again and give it some exercise. Thanks for the tip on CT Precisa, I didn't know that. Provia was one of my favourite slide films.

Nice pics, it looks a tricky place to photograph. Nos. 2 and 4 for me I think .
Thanks. Yes, it is a tricky place to photograph. With all the trees you have to get pretty close. There is an area at the front of the castle which is more open, but there were three white vans parked out the front so that wasn't an option. The best light was at the back of the castle in any case.
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Re: Castell Coch with OM-4ti

Nice place indeed

I got married there.

My wife made her own medieval styled wedding dress and came there in our wedding car (her own classic mini cooper red with silver trim and leather)

I wasn't allowed to drive from there to the reception... She set off like a Rally Driver, must have needed a drink !!

That was just under 10 years ago and we are going to Rome in a couple of months to repeat our honeymoon..

BTW I said no to a wedding ring and had an E-500 Twin lens kit instead!

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Nice place indeed

I got married there.

My wife made her own medieval styled wedding dress and came there in our wedding car (her own classic mini cooper red with silver trim and leather)

I wasn't allowed to drive from there to the reception... She set off like a Rally Driver, must have needed a drink !!

That was just under 10 years ago and we are going to Rome in a couple of months to repeat our honeymoon..

BTW I said no to a wedding ring and had an E-500 Twin lens kit instead!
Ooh yes, fantastic place to get married - great for wedding photos.

And congrats on the imminent 10th anniversary. Hope you get some good photos in Rome.
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Re: Castell Coch with OM-4ti

A nice collection of photographs there, and good to see the OM-4Ti being given an outing.

I would agree with you that the OM4-Ti still has one of the best metering systems ever devised, which sadly hasn't been matched on any digital camera.

(Having said that, the spot/average metering system used by Mamiya runs it a very close second in my experience, and is virtually fool proof.)

Thanks also for the information about the Agfa film. I will bear that in mind next time I need some Provia!
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