They still cut turf up on the hills - not exactly 'politically correct' these days but families have their own sections of bog and continue to do what their fathers and grandfathers did before them. I don't have too much of a problem with turf-cutting by hand for personal use, which is what is practiced around these parts. I have more of an issue when they do it commercially, with large mechanical diggers which rip the thousand+ year old bogs to shreds in no time at all.
But we'll forgive this little old tractor and its bags of turf, which was resting somewhere up Glen Dun.
|A turf tractor up on the Glens of Antrim, 2015|
This last snap was a wee bit of fun. Taken on the Franka with its standard 80mm lens, the tractor is not in focus (yes, someone screwed up) so I thought I'd try to get a 'pinhole' effect in the darkroom by burning in around the edges of the print. It kind-of worked, after a fashion...
For comparison, this is what it looked like on 35mm German rangefinder, with a slightly wider angle 35mm lens:
All a bit dull and dark, this last one, innit? And me contrast isn't quite there either. If I wasn't fed up looking at tractors I would re-do it and mess about with things a bit. All printed on Kentmere VC paper, if you're interested, which I'm not quite getting the hang of yet.