Monochrome Monday… Carr Wood on the YashicaMat 124G

Carr WoodCarr Wood
YashicaMat 124G, Yashinon 80mm f/3.5 – 1/60s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another image from a twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera, but this time it’s a YashicaMat 124G.

It’s a camera I’ve never had much success with in the past… The taking lens has a little fungus inside and I’ve always found it difficult to focus. That said, previous attempts at using it were hand-held and lately I’ve been using a tripod more and more which (for me at least) makes focusing easier.

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… Roots

RootsRoots, Carr Wood
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/15s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

And yet another image from the Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera I’m currently trying out…

I actually managed a roll of colour film in this camera yesterday and I can’t wait to see the results!

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… Logs, Carr Wood

Logs, Carr WoodLogs, Carr Wood
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/15s, f16, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from the Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera I’m currently trying out…

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… Peace Pocket, January 2022

Peace Pocket, January 2022Peace Pocket, January 2022
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera I’m currently trying out…

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… Milepost 22, C&HPR

Milepost 22, C&HPRMilepost 22, C&HPR
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/60s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I’m currently trying out a Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera and this image is from the second roll of film I’ve put through it.

It’s a heavy beast but incredibly nice to use, and (as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before) I love the square format!

This is milepost 22 on what was the Cromford & High Peak Railway (C&HPR) in Derbyshire, now the High Peak Trail.

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… Yachts at rest, Isle of Whithorn

Yachts at rest, Isle of WhithornYachts at rest, Isle of Whithorn
Fujica GW690 + Y15 yellow filter – 1/250s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400

Yet another Fujica GW690/Kodak T-Max 400/Y15 filter image from last year’s Scottish holiday…

I really can’t wait to visit Scotland again and my fingers are tightly crossed that the trip I’ve got booked for later this year will be able to go ahead…

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

Single frame… Green Wood, February 2020

Green Wood, February 2020Green Wood, February 2020
Fujica GW690 + Y15 yellow filter – 1/125s, f8½, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

An image from a recent ‘Photography Friday’ trip out with Rachel… This patch of woodland can be found to the north of the wonderfully named ‘Great Pond of Stubbing’ near Chesterfield in Derbyshire and we used a brief break in the rainy weather during half-term to explore it. It’s definitely a location we’ll be revisiting!

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

Monochrome Monday… Spiral staircase

Spiral staircase, New Year's Day 2020Spiral staircase, New Year’s Day 2020
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

I’ve been developing film again… a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 that had been hanging around for a couple of weeks until I plucked up the courage to wrestle it into a developing tank (I find 120 film so much more fiddly to feed onto a spiral than 35mm).

I’m chuffed to bits with the results, especially considering the grotty weather the film was shot in on New Year’s Day!

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

Monochrome Monday… Marie, Isle of Whithorn, October 2019

Marie, Isle of Whithorn, October 2019Marie, Isle of Whithorn, October 2019
Fujica GW690 + Y15 yellow filter – 1/250s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400

Another Fujica GW690/Kodak T-Max 400/Y15 filter image from last year’s Scottish holiday…

Taken during a gentle stroll around the village between a full Scottish breakfast and a lunchtime pint at The Steam Packet Inn… Now that’s a holiday!

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