Monochrome Monday… Vintage section

Vintage section, December 2018Vintage section, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/60s, f8, – JCH Street Pan rated at ISO 800

My first roll of JCH Street Pan film in 120 format. I’m not sure what went wrong but the negatives are very thin indeed… Did I forget to mark the roll for push-processing when I sent it to the lab?

This is part of the vintage section in the Sue Ryder charity shop on Goodramgate in York. They had an assortment of photographic bits and bobs when I called in before Christmas but the only thing I bought was a Sporran!

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Monochrome Monday… Carr Wood on the Fujica GW690

Carr Wood, December 2018Carr Wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the first roll through a borrowed Fujica GW690.

Carr Wood has featured on here before (a few times in fact), it may only be a tiny patch of woodland but it’s always a pleasant place for a stroll with a camera…

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Single frame… Bench in the wood, December 2018

Bench in the wood, December 2018Bench in the wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A couple of weeks ago a friend was kind enough to lend me one of his cameras (thanks James!), a Fujica GW690, a fixed-lens rangefinder giving eight 6×9 images on 120 roll film.

So far I’ve managed to shoot a couple of rolls with it and following a delivery from Analogue Wonderland I’m now ready to shoot a few more!

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Square Saturday… Crail, October 2018

Crail, October 2018Crail, October 2018
Seagull 4A – 1/300s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320

Another shot from my charity shop find Seagull 4A twin-lens reflex camera.

Crail is a delightful harbour town on the Fife coast, famous for its fresh shellfish and its annual food festival.

It was very chilly and rather breezy the day I was there, with only a handful of (well wrapped up) tourists braving the elements…

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Square Saturday… Fife Ness, October 2018

Fife Ness, October 2018Fife Ness, October 2018
Seagull 4A – 1/300s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320

I received five rolls of film back from the lab today, this image is from a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus shot in a charity shop find Seagull 4A twin-lens reflex camera.

Fife Ness is a headland that forms the most easterly point in Fife, Scotland and consists mainly of a windswept golf course and a light house.

The circular marks in the rocks in the foreground are the remains of a template for a lighthouse that was started in 1813 by the engineer Robert Stevenson. The cut stones for the tower were checked against these marks to ensure they would fit perfectly before being shipped out to the offshore North Carr Reef. Construction ended in 1818 when the almost complete lighthouse was destroyed in a winter storm.

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Square Saturday… Funk

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Diana+ – Lomo CN 400

I’m obviously still having problems with loading film into my charity shop find Diana+… I’m also getting too close to my subject matter as most of my shots are far too tightly framed, a problem exacerbated by my dodgy film loading technique.

This shot is OK though, something I spotted during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department in central France.

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Square Saturday… The Kershaw 450

It’s been mentioned before that in recent years I’ve become something of a rest home for elderly cameras and this particular example has been a resident for quite a while now…

Kershaw 450Kershaw 450
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 44mm, 1/80s, f11, ISO 200

The Kershaw 450 was manufactured by GB Equipments Ltd in Leeds during the mid-1950s and is a folding camera that takes 120 film, giving 12 (square) shots on a roll.

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Kershaw 450, exposure details not recorded – Ilford XP2 Super

Fitted with an Otar Anastigmat 80mm f/4.5 three element lens the camera was supplied with either Vario or Velio shutters, mine has the latter, giving speeds of 110, 125, 150, 1100 and 1200 plus Bulb.

Cromer, September 2013Cromer, September 2013
Kershaw 450, exposure details not recorded – Ilford XP2 Super

As the camera has no focusing aid (and I’m terrible at judging distances) I tend to use mine only in the summer months, relying on the depth of field scale and a small aperture to get sharp(ish) images…

As I was given an assortment of 120 films for Christmas I really ought to shoot some of it… soon!

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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…

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