Monochrome Monday… St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield

St Nicholas' Church, High BradfieldSt Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/60s, f11, – Ilford Ortho Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

After yesterday’s post on a film failure I thought I’d post something more positive today… the first image from my first roll of Ilford Ortho Plus.

Ilford say this film is ideally suited to landscape photography and I can’t really argue with that recommendation…

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide film Sunday… 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air on Rollei Variochrome

1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Canon EOS 30, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/500s, f8, Rollei Variochrome

A little while ago I was sent a couple of rolls of Rollei Variochrome slide film to play with and to say I’m not impressed with the results are a massive understatement!

One roll was exposed at a classic car rally on a bright autumn day and although I didn’t have high hopes I did at least have some hopes of decent images… I mostly bracketed one stop either way of the meter reading and the above image is the ‘best’ of the lot!

The images are dull, lifeless, very grainy and not one is ‘correctly’ exposed and all these problems seem to have been noted by pretty much everyone who’s tried this film… I’m definitely in no hurry to expose the second roll!

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Silver birch (Betula pendula)

Silver birch (Betula pendula)Silver birch (Betula pendula)
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/30s, f5.6, – Lomography Potsdam
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from my first roll of Lomography Potsdam black & white film… I always try to buy something whenever I come across a camera shop on my travels and this particular roll came from Bass & Bligh in Harrogate.

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Cloister, Winchester Cathedral

Cloister, Winchester CathedralCloister, Winchester Cathedral
Ensign Selfix 16-20, Ross XPRES 75mm f/3.5 – 1/300s, f16, – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

An image from the first roll of film through a recently acquired Ensign Selfix 16-20 folding camera (which will feature in an upcoming post).

The City of Winchester is a wonderful place for a gentle wander with a camera and if you’re of a certain age you might just find yourself humming the 1966 song “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Wooden fence

Wooden fenceWooden fence
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the first roll of film through my (fully working 🤞) Nikon F-601.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide film Sunday… Now Then Then Now

Now Then Then NowNow Then Then Now
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/250s, f9.5, – O.O.D. Fuji Provia RDP II 100

Another image from Expired Film Day 2022.

Results from the second roll of Fuji Provia RDP II 100 (that expired in 1998) aren’t as good as from the first but they’re still much better than I was expecting!

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.