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… Sawley Lock, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2022

Sawley Lock, WWPDSawley Lock, WWPD
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 20s, f167 – Kodak T-Max 100
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

An image from Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2022… taken whilst enjoying a pint (or three) at The Lock Keeper’s Rest micro pub at Sawley.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Cloister, Winchester Cathedral

Cloister, Winchester CathedralCloister, Winchester Cathedral
Ensign Selfix 16-20, Ross XPRES 75mm f/3.5 – 1/300s, f16, – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

An image from the first roll of film through a recently acquired Ensign Selfix 16-20 folding camera (which will feature in an upcoming post).

The City of Winchester is a wonderful place for a gentle wander with a camera and if you’re of a certain age you might just find yourself humming the 1966 song “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band!

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.