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!

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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!

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Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… ‘BE Excellent to EACH Other’

'BE Excellent to EACH Other'‘BE Excellent to EACH Other’
Olympus XA, F.Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f5.6, CineStill 50D

More people need to practise this…

So many of my friends, employed in service industries, are finding their working days being made thoroughly unpleasant thanks to customers who can’t even be ‘civil’ let alone ‘excellent!’ to them… Being on the recieving end of outright abuse is becoming a daily occurence for some of them and it needs to stop!

End of sermon…

This piece of street art was spotted in Norwich a few weeks ago, after an hour of trawling the internet I still don’t know who painted it but it may be the work of artist Tony Allen… If anyone knows for certain, please tell me.

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

Single frame… Hendo’s!

'Hendo's!'‘Hendo’s!’
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

A trio of brass bottles, modelled on the famous Henderson’s Relish (Hendo’s) bottle, adorning a seating area in Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, a few yards away from the former Henderson’s Relish factory. The seating areas and ‘planter tables’ were designed by local artist David Appleyard.

A happy reminder of a wander around my favourite city on an utterly glorious day in June 2019.

If there is a finer condiment to splash on a meal I’ve yet to taste it!

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

Single frame… Expired Film Day 2020

Caribbean SpiceCaribbean Spice
Canon EOS 600, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, 1/125s, f4 – O.O.D. Kodacolor 200

Last weekend I managed to shoot a roll of Kodacolor 200 (that went out of date in September 2001!) for Expired Film Day 2020. Using the rule of thumb ‘overexpose one stop for every decade the film is out of date I rated it at EI 50 and the results aren’t bad!

This security shutter caught my eye, it belongs to Caribbean Spice, a restaurant and takeaway on London Road in Sheffield… and I really must try the food there!

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

Single frame… ‘Eyecatching’

'Eyecatching'‘Eyecatching’
Yashica FX-D Quartz, Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 – Agfa Vista Plus 200

Another sheet of forgotten negatives turned up this week, funnily enough at the same time I decided to give the camera they were shot on another outing.

The Yashica FX-D Quartz is a close relative of the Contax 139 and shares its lens mount, enabling the use of Contax’s superb Carl Zeiss optics but this entire roll of film was shot with the excellent Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 lens.

This piece of street art (and the building it adorned) are no more, another disused factory knocked down… ‘Eyecatching’ was collaboration between Sheffield artists Rocket 01 and Faunagraphic and other examples of their work are still visible around the city.

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