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.

Monochrome Monday… The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, NorthamptonshireThe Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
Camera, lens and exposure details unrecorded – Ilford HP5 Plus

I’ve mentioned before the complete disarray a lot of my negatives are in and this image is a prime example!

A sheet of negatives turned up yesterday (whilst I was looking for something else) and after much head-scratching I worked out that this pic was of The Church of St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire and was taken in August… 1998!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter 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.

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… Nissen easy does it…

Nissen easy does itNissen easy does it…
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/60s, f3.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

I did eventually track down a working Nikon F-601 (after the last one I bought expired after less than one roll…) and this image is from the first film put through it.

This Nissen hut (or at the least the remains of it) stands beside the the High Peak Trail near Cromford in Derbyshire… A lovely place to have a wander with a camera (or two).

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.