Single frame… Tabac le Bercy

Tabac Le Bercy, August 2016Tabac Le Bercy, August 2016
Olympus XA – Lomography Colour 400

I had a number of films returned from the lab this morning, this shot is from a roll that’s been sitting in a drawer for a while and I had no idea what was on it, only that it came out of my Olympus XA…

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

Single frame… Photo Kodak Cine

Photo Kodak CinePhoto Kodak Cine, January 2016
Fuji Superia 400

I started my return to film photography in 2016 and was even worse at making notes then than I am now… as a result I’m not even sure which camera this image was shot on… I ‘think’ it was an Olympus XA that I’d received as part of the Emulsive ‘Secret Santa’ a few weeks previously but I’m not 100% sure!

This empty shop is in Donzy, a commune in the Nièvre department in central France, I don’t know how long it’s been vacant for but retail properties don’t seem to sell quickly in rural France so it may have been empty for years. I’d love to have seen it (and shopped there) when it was still in business…

Monochrome Monday… A hole in the roof

A hole in the roof, January 2017A hole in the roof, January 2017
Kershaw 450, Otar Anastigmat 80mm f/4.5 – 1/50s, f8.5, – Ilford HP5+

A folder of scans from a roll of Ilford HP5+ that I shot last January turned up this afternoon (when I was looking for something else entirely!) so I thought I might as well post an image from it…

Luckily this hole is in the roof of one of the two disused piggeries at a friend’s house in the Nièvre department of France. It was shot on Ilford HP5+ using a Kershaw 450 folding camera that I’m planning on writing about in an upcoming post… watch this space as they say…

Scan by Peak Imaging with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom CC.

Classic vehicle – Renault 1000Kg light van

Like fellow blogger Jim Grey I photograph old cars whenever I spot one and although a beautifully restored example is wonderful to see, I do prefer those that have been allowed to age gracefully…

Renault 1000Kg light vanRenault 1000Kg light van
Pentax MZ-M, SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2 – 1/90s, f8 – JCH Street Pan 400 rated at ISO 320

The Renault 1000Kg light van was introduced in 1947 but the 1400kg version introduced two years later soon became the more popular model.

This particular example was spotted in a small commune in the Nièvre department of France and is an example of the 1000Kg Voltigeur model manufactured between 1956 and 1963. As a diesel engine was only offered as an option from 1961 I’m assuming that this one has the 1996cc petrol engine.

Renault 1000Kg light van-20170801Renault 1000Kg light van
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 93mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 400

I’m not certain that those tiny wheels (that don’t even remotely fill out the wheel arches) are the originals and sadly the van doesn’t appear to have moved in quite a while even though the ’89’ part of the registration indicates that this vehicle is registered in the neighbouring Yonne department.