Square Saturday… Peace Pocket, May 2022

Peace Pocket, May 2022Peace Pocket, May 2022
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/8s, f11, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

A few days ago a conversation with friends turned to ‘self-care’ and the sort of things we did that helped our mental health… Quite simply the above image sums up the thing I do most often… take a stroll in woodland with a camera and some black & white film.

Works every time.

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.

Square Saturday… Woodland Path

Woodland pathWoodland Path
Mamiya C330f, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/500s, f4, – Lomography Potsdam
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my first roll of Lomography Potsdam black & white film… I’m going to have to buy some more, I love the contrast and fine grain!

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… 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.

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.

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.

Square Saturday… Waves, Sheffield

Waves, SheffieldWaves, Sheffield
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/250s, f11, – O.O.D. Fuji Provia RDP II 100

An image from Expired Film Day 2022.

A few months ago a pal (Hi Simon!) gave me a quantity of Fuji Provia RDP II 100 and Velvia RVP 50 slide film that had all expired in 1997 or 1998. A bit of research suggested exposing it at box speed and cross my fingers for reasonable results.

The original slides have a colour cast and are a little underexposed but nothing a little tweak in Lightroom couldn’t sort out!

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.