Somerset. This avenue of beech trees on Cothelstone hill in the Quantock
hills has long since gone. Newer, bushy growth has replaced the grand line of
trees overlooking the Vale of Taunton Deane. This picture was taken in February
and was on the third roll of film taken with the Baldix camera given to me as
a Christmas present. The lens had a fault which appeared at certain apertures
as a softness (unsharp patch) on the left side of a negative. Being just post-war
as far as camera imports were allowed I felt I was lucky. I rode a bicycle to
get to this spot which later in the 1950s became on of my favorite photo locations.
A West German Baldix with a 77.5mm F4.5 Westar three element lens and Prontor
S shutter. Film: Kodak Verichrome Pan 1/ 60 second at F5.6. Developed by hand
using Kodak D 163 at normal dilution.
UK B 3-07 © Tony Morrison