December 24: Icicles on Stob Binnein (Binean), January 1908

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Thursday 24 December 2020

Icicles on Stob Binnein (Binean), January 1908 (RMA-S-464B). A quarter plate (4.25×3.25 ins.) film negative from the Robert Moyes Adam Scottish Landscape Photography Collection.

Robert Adam was the photographer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh from the 1910s until he retired in 1949. In his holidays he would travel round Scotland photographing the scenery, wildlife and the people, this forming a unique record of landscapes and livelihoods that have changed or even disappeared.

Film negatives replaced the fragile and heavy glass negative in the 1890s, light sensitive emulsion being coated onto a flexible plastic-based strip. Initially the film came in large sizes to match the large format cameras so that photographers could change to the new without changing camera.

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2 thoughts on "December 24: Icicles on Stob Binnein (Binean), January 1908"

  • Robert E Blesse
    Robert E Blesse
    Friday 25 December 2020, 7.20am

    Lovely—and impressive. Many thanks and Happy Christmas!

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  • Robert E Blesse
    Robert E Blesse
    Friday 25 December 2020, 7.21am

    Lovely and impressive! Many thanks and Happy Christmas!

    Reply

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