Royal Welsh Show

I had the pleasure of attending the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells on Monday 24 August. I was armed with my OM4 loaded with Ilford Delta 400 and OM-4ti loaded with Agfa CT Precisa.

I particularly wanted to photograph inside some of the animal pens so I used reasonably fast lenses, the 40mm/f2 and 85mm/f2 (which are probably my favourite OM lenses anyway).

Olympus Mju II

I also had my little Mju II loaded with Delta 400. I’m always amazed at the quality of images out of this tiny camera, and the flash was handy for some of the indoor shots.

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Leading the bull (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Jersey cows (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Bull wash (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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A lot of work goes into preparing animals for show, and it’s very much a family affair (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Hold that bull (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Spectator sport (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Pampering (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Sleep time – Saddleback piglets (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Feeding time (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Angora goats are always very photogenic (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Slightly forlorn looking sheep (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

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Another goat on display – this time the famous mascot of the Royal Welsh Regiment (Olympus Mju II, Delta 400)

Olympus OM4

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Sheep helpfully posing (Olympus OM4, 85mm, Delta 400)

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British Alpine goat (Olympus OM4, 85mm, Delta 400)

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Beady eye (Olympus OM4, 85mm, Delta 400)

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Quite rare to actually see the eye of an Angora goat (Olympus OM4, 85mm, Delta 400)

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Impressive horn (Olympus OM4, 85mm, Delta 400)

Olympus OM-4ti

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Bull parking (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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A winning calf (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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Patting the ram – they’re covered with a coloured powder for the show ring (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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Just resting my horns (Olympus OM-4ti, 40mm, Precisa)

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Pampered ram (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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No eyes (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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It can be a struggle to keep the pigs under control in the ring (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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The culmination of a lot of hard work (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

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What it’s all about at the end of the day – a bridle full of rosettes (Olympus OM-4ti, 85mm, Precisa)

The Delta 400 was developed in Xtol 1:1 for 12 minutes at 20C.
Precisa was developed in a Tetenal E6 kit in a Jobo CPE2.

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Photography addict. Film shooter.

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