Single frame… Hollyhocks at No.6

Hollyhocks at No.6Hollyhocks at No.6
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f11; – Kodak ColorPlus rated at ISO 100

An image from one of my first colour rolls developed by Analogue Wonderland’s new ‘Wonderlab’

They certainly won’t be the last rolls I send them though… lovely clean negatives (albeit sleeved in strips of four, I prefer strips of six) and excellent scans make me a very happy bunny!

Development and scan by Analogue Wonderlab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Villegeneray, France

Propping up the roofPropping up the roof
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 24mm, 1/200s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the commune of Villegeneray in the Nièvre department in central France…

A delightfully rustic place, the ramshackle woodwork above supported the roof of a building home to a tractor and the Hollyhock was growing through the framework of a water well!

HollyhockHollyhock
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 50mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 640

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

Apple blossomApple blossom
Fujifilm X-T1, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S + 16mm extension tube, 3.5s, f193, ISO 200

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and all being well I’ll be out and about somewhere with my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This image was captured yesterday, using a thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’ mounted on my Fujifilm X-T1 via a Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube giving (if my calculations are correct) a 27mm focal length with an aperture of f193.

It was also the first time I’ve used a Wimberley Plamp, a very useful bit of kit…

Single frame… Serendipity in Scotland

My pal Mark (husband of my regular ‘Photography Friday’ partner in crime, Rachel) loves flags so it came as no surprise when he suggested a visit to the National Flag Heritage Centre at Athelstaneford during a trip to Scotland.

Lone tree, AthelstanefordLone tree, Athelstaneford
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 19mm, 1/200s, f11, ISO 200

The Heritage Centre occupies a lectern doocot (dovecote) dating from 1583 to the rear of Athelstaneford Church but it was the above scene that caught my eye when I rounded the corner!

I’ll confess to not knowing what kind of tree it is but I recognise a Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) when I see one!

Square Saturday… Apple blossom, WWPPD 2020

Apple blossom, WWPPDApple blossom, WWPPD 2020
Diana+ – Two 10s exposures at f150 – Ilford Pan F Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from this year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day taken with a charity shop find Diana+ camera.

The Diana+ has two pinhole modes… setting the aperture to ‘P’ and removing the lens gives a ‘true’ pinhole image, leaving the lens on gives what Lomography call a ‘Magnum’ image that is sharper and less wideangle than a ‘true’ image.

The above image is what happens when you forget to wind on between shots and accidentally record both types on one frame!

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

Slide Film Sunday… Heleniums, Nymans

Heleniums, NymansHeleniums, Nymans
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, 1/60s, f5.6, Kodak Ektachrome E100

An image from Nymans in West Sussex, taken around this time last year…

I really should make notes when photographing gardens, most of them label their plants after all but I believe that these beautiful flowers are some variety of Hellenium, also known as ‘Sneezeweed’.

I’ve splashed out on a few more rolls of Ektachrome but haven’t yet had chance to shoot any of it this summer…

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