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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

Week 7 reports
Badger
May 18 2012, 10:57 PM
Brinno/Pierre

Although we have permission to post pictures and discuss things like this I think a little bit of ambiguity is called for. Sure, nobody could sneak onto the site in the dark and find a writing tablet. Not in a million years. But pointing out one spot might just tempt the foolish. Let us just say it was more than a shovel length away from where you were digging!

Sometimes archeology is funny. Jeff did yeoman's service in a deep trench for most of the week. Just a lot of anaerobic dirt with scattered finds. Claire, in a spot that did not look immediatly promising, found amazing things.

Badger/T.Wolter
Tim, next time I'll use a good old e-mail to enquire.

Claire, congratulations.

Sue, see attachment for how that feathered scrounger looked in week 6.

Week 7 reports
A great find indeed. In which trench has it been found?

Week 6
Hi Justin,

No filters or photo-editing. It just comes down to the aperture-setting (Pete mentioned it as well): if the lens is opened as wide as possible, the depth of focus is smallest (so only a small part of the image is in focus). The photo with the plank was shot at aperture F2 (shutter 1/8000); the picture with the perfume bottle: F2.8 and 1/1000. If I would have chosen F7.1 for instance, the whole perfume bottle would have been sharp on the picture and a lot more of the plank would as well.
I use a program setting on my camera which automatically adjusts the shutter-speed while I manually set the aperture. Basically with that I can influence how much of the picture is sharp or out of focus. This kind of setting can be done with most cameras.
Hope that helps.

Regards,

Pierre

Week 6
And finally... I thought I should end this series with some almost blue skies. And to prove it was on location, I added some Roman stonework and that wonderful turf as well.

Regards,

Pierre

Week 6
miscellaneous 1

Muddy hell, I have never seen so much rain as on last Thursday...

Week 6
Some finds

Week 6
more to follow

Week 6
...several more...

Week 6
More from day 2...

Week 6
A little late, I know and there is some overlap with other posts before, but I thought I'd post them anyway.

Pierre