Monochrome Monday… Carr Wood on the Fujica GW690

Carr Wood, December 2018Carr Wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the first roll through a borrowed Fujica GW690.

Carr Wood has featured on here before (a few times in fact), it may only be a tiny patch of woodland but it’s always a pleasant place for a stroll with a camera…

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Live music… on Kodak T-Max P3200

I’m off to see this fantastic bunch tonight!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band play an eclectic mix of music… from AC/DC to Santana via David Bowie, Kylie, Pink Floyd and many more and they always get the crowd up and dancing (not me though, I’m a lover not a dancer 😉)

I did, however, do a little happy dance earlier this year when Kodak reintroduced their T-Max P3200 black & white film, a film I’ve always loved and used to shoot a fair bit of live music on…

Give me live music, a couple of rolls of film and a few beers and I’m a very happy bunny!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

Scans by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Bench in the wood, December 2018

Bench in the wood, December 2018Bench in the wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A couple of weeks ago a friend was kind enough to lend me one of his cameras (thanks James!), a Fujica GW690, a fixed-lens rangefinder giving eight 6×9 images on 120 roll film.

So far I’ve managed to shoot a couple of rolls with it and following a delivery from Analogue Wonderland I’m now ready to shoot a few more!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Christmas shoppers, Nottingham

Christmas shoppers, NottinghamChristmas shoppers, Nottingham
Nikon D600, Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4D, 1/160s, f11, ISO 200

A shot from the digital archives today… I remember getting more than a few strange looks as I stood in the middle of Listergate in Nottingham, apparently photographing people’s feet!

I sometimes miss the low light performance of the full-frame Nikon D600 but I don’t miss the weight or bulk (or the perpetually grubby sensor!)

Born on this day – Alfred Eisenstaedt

People will never understand the patience a photographer requires to make a great photograph, all they see is the end result. I can stand in front of a leaf with a dew drop, or a rain drop, and stay there for ages just waiting for the right moment. Sure, people think I’m crazy, but who cares? I see more than they do!

Alfred Eisenstaedt (German-born American photographer and photojournalist) – December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995.