A few frames from… Expired Film Day 2019

Yachts, Bridlington, March 2019Yachts, Bridlington, March 2019
Olympus μ [mju:] – II – Kodak Gold 100 (expired 1996) rated at ISO 25

A very quick post today as I’m off to Bridlington tonight to see The Red Hot Chilli Pipers perform at the Spa!

Back in March one of mine and Rachel’s ‘Photography Friday’ jaunts coincided with Expired Film Day and these images were taken on a very battered Olympus μ [mju:] – II compact camera that I managed to pick up in a charity shop a few weeks before for a mere £1.95!

I was pleasantly surprised by how well these films performed, especially the Fuji Super G Plus 200 that was 22 years out of date!

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Olympus μ [mju:] – II – Fuji Super G Plus (expired 1997) rated at ISO 50

Single frame… Low tide, Isle of Whithorn

Low tide, Isle of WhithornLow tide, Isle of Whithorn
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 44mm, 1/90s, f11, ISO 200

I’m still working my way through the digital images from my recent holiday to the Isle of Whithorn in Scotland. This scene caught my eye whilst I was enjoying a pint outside The Steam Packet Inn following a wander around the village.

I really must get the rolls of film I shot developed!

Monochrome Monday… Morston Quay

Morston Quay, September 2019Morston Quay, September 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/250s, f11, – Foma Retropan 320

An image from my first (and apart from a roll currently loaded in my Olympus OM20, possibly my last) roll of Foma Retropan 320…

I’ve not heard many positive reports of this film, with a number of people saying that it’s very lacking in contrast… I’d agree with that (although maybe a grey day on the North Norfolk coast isn’t an entirely fair test) but it also seems to be very easily damaged, about half of the shots are pretty much unusable due to what look like smears on the emulsion. Other films shot and processed at the same time as this roll (mainly Ilford Delta 400) are perfectly fine with just the occasional dust spot.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019

Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f11, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320

Another image from the batch of negatives that I received back from the lab last week.

JPR 292, one of several Fordson Major tractors used for hauling fishing boats onto the beach at Cromer in Norfolk. This example was first registered in May 1956 in the Bournemouth area.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Narrow boats on the Macclesfield Canal, Marple, July 2019

Narrow boats on the Macclesfield Canal, Marple, July 2019.jpgNarrow boats on the Macclesfield Canal, Marple, July 2019
Fujica GW690 – Exposure unrecorded, – Kodak Ektar rated at ISO 64

I haven’t posted anything shot on my (borrowed) Fujica GW 690 for a while but yesterday I had six sets of negatives arrive in the post from Ag Photo Lab so here you are!

The narrow boat chugging its way along the Macclesfield Canal at Marple has just come off the Peak Forest Canal (which is on the other side of the bridge in the background) but whether it had traversed the 16 lock Marple Flight or not I don’t know…

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015

YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f11, ISO 500

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.

Fishing boats here are drawn up onto the beach by a variety of ageing tractors, this one (if memory serves) is a Fordson Power Major and has clearly seen better days!

We spent quite a bit of time at East Runton between 2012 and 2015, trading dog-sitting a friend’s Jack Russell for nights in a static caravan on the cliffs… it’s a lovely spot.

Single frame… Tranquillity, Trent & Mersey Canal (again)

The narrowboat 'Tranquillity', February 2019The narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, February 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f16, – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 800

Another image of the narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, moored on the Trent & Mersey Canal near Keepers Lock at Fradley Junction, taken during a spot of ‘gongoozling’ in February this year.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.