Hayling Billy

Remains of the Hayling Billy bridge
FUJIFILM X-E2 35.5 mm f11.0 1/125s Rising out of the sea

Last week I made a quick trip to the northern tip of Hayling Island to scout out the Hayling Billy Trail, a walk that follows in the footsteps of the long gone steam train that once carried passengers between the island and mainland.

The challenge for March is to use only the in-camera converter for processing my images. Cropping is allowed but nothing else. There are several reasons for this:

  • To focus on “getting it right” at the point of capture instead of depending on editing to fix exposure and mistakes.
  • To prepare for my upcoming holiday for which I want to keep post processing on hundreds of images to a minimum.
  • To reduce the time spent between taking the pictures and presenting them to the world.

This challenge should hopefully be quite easy; Fujifilm cameras are renowned for the quality of the jpeg engine and many times I’ve found I just can’t match the output from the camera, especially with film simulations like Classic Chrome.

These were all taken on a very gloomy day using B&W+Y. I’ll be returning later in the year to make a proper series but here are a few shots of the remains of the bridge crossing Langstone Harbour. Enjoy!

Remains of the Hayling Billy bridge
FUJIFILM X-E2 23.2 mm f11.0 1/125s Tracks of the Past
Remains of the Hayling Billy bridge
FUJIFILM X-E2 230.0 mm f11.0 1/125s Rising out of the sea
Signal post for the old Hayling Billy
FUJIFILM X-E2 23.2 mm f11.0 1/150s Signal with no tracks
Bench on Hayling island
FUJIFILM X-E2 26.9 mm f11.0 1/125s “YAB” (Yet Another Bench)

 

 

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