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Last Thursday evening was a clear night to practice some long exposure photography. Armed with my Fujifilm X-E1, vintage 28mm SMC Takumar lens attached via a M42 adapter and stopped down with the aid of a polarising filter. I love the mix of vintage and modern equipment, it adds another dimension of fun and excitement to the process.

Unfortunately it was ice cold and fingers were suffering so the plan is to return. There was a nice composition I didn't nail and want to go back for it.

Subject: Across the harbour towards Portsmouth from Gosport looking at the Spinnaker Tower.
Exposure time: 10 seconds
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Crop factor equivalent focal length: 42mm

While this photo is not perfect it does make a great wallpaper on my mobile.
 
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Boy, has the Pompey skyline ever changed since I was there last. My old man was born on Gosport too.

Bob
Hi Bob, yes there has been a lot of development in the city over the last 20 years. Portsmouth University has had the largest impact. Many high rise buildings have been thrown up to accommodate students.

Gosport on the other hand remains pretty much unchanged. With the exception of the Rowner Estate being bulldozed and redeveloped, the building of the marina and some additional shopping parks.
 

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Grumpy old man
Hi Bob, yes there has been a lot of development in the city over the last 20 years. Portsmouth University has had the largest impact. Many high rise buildings have been thrown up to accommodate students.

Gosport on the other hand remains pretty much unchanged. With the exception of the Rowner Estate being bulldozed and redeveloped, the building of the marina and some additional shopping parks.
I first visited Pompey with the RCN around 1971 and clearly remember the old pubs just outside the dockyard gate that had old photos on the walls of ships like the Rodney and KGV. Went back 20 years later with the boss and those were gone replaced by modern pubs and much else changed. Now almost 20 years on it has really changed. If I ever get back to the UK I think I'll make an effort to go to Gosport to see where the old man was born. Always enjoy our visits to the UK and our friends there which is now down to one unfortunately.

Bob
 
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