Monochrome Monday… Berwick-upon-Tweed on Ilford HP5 Plus

Under the stairs, Berwick-upon-TweedUnder the stairs, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

I can’t remember who on Twitter suggested rating Ilford HP5 Plus at ISO 200 but I thought I’d give it a try during a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Late 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-TweedLate 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

First impressions are favourable, good tonal range and the grain looks finer too… contrast is reduced but that’s easy enough to fix in Lightroom (or a darkroom).

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

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