Not quite infrared

I took this picture the other week using a red filter, which has really lightened the foreground grasses. It’s not infrared photography, but has a bit of a feel of it perhaps.

FILM - Not quite infrared

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D (with red filter) & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 20 September 2017

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Country road

A quickie post today of one I made earlier. It’s actually not that far out into the countryside – just a few miles from Sheffield / Chesterfield.

FILM - Country road

Olympus OM-1, F Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford FP4 Plus.

Taken in February 2017

Longshaw trees

A few tree portraits taken while on a walk around the Longshaw estate in the Peak District last week.

FILM - Trees at Longshaw

FILM - Trees at Longshaw-2

FILM - Trees at Longshaw-3

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D (with red filter) & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 20 September 2017

Mablethorpe Rock

I’m not sure when this shop first opened, but it’s been there as long as I remember, and I’ve taken more than one photograph of it over the years.

I don’t tend to buy or eat rock (maybe occasionally if it’s a fruity variant akin to a boiled sweet, rather than the pure sugar or peppermint stuff), and was amused on a recent trip to Skegness to see that the flavours available have evolved to include things like chicken tikka masala and other, perhaps non-too-appealing, varieties!

Anyway, I hope this place remains in business for a long time, it’d be sad for it not to be there.

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Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 13 September 2017

Easy like Sunday morning

While I was wandering around Victoria Quays on Sunday morning, wondering where the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was, I spotted what looked like a nice composition of the wharf area. As I was about to take the picture, this chap (who was with his kids and, I think, also looking for the motorbikes) walked into the shot and I think has improved it by adding a bit of human interest.

The scene brought to mind the old Halifax cashcard advert from the 1980s – this one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7nFru5iQg0

FILM - Easy like Sunday morning

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Tri-X (Expired December 2006).

Taken on 24 September 2017

Sheffield Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2017

I went along to this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride yesterday and shot a couple of rolls of expired Tri-X on my Yashica Mat 124 G. I overexposed the film by a stop to compensate for its age (it expired in 2006) and the results are, on the whole, pretty nice (although this is likely down to the large amount of latitude for overexposure that the film has).

Anyway, after a slight hiccup where I turned up at Victoria Quays to find not a single motorcycle in sight, I overheard a couple of other people chatting to someone about the same concern, and after listening and chatting to them, we walked to the correct venue a short distance away (rather giving itself away by the sound of dozens of motorbike engines).

Apart from four frames, I shot two rolls of film at the event and came away with nineteen shots. I lost the final shot on the second roll when the film jammed, necessitating me taking it out and rolling it onto the spool in a dark closet when I got back home. A few of the shots on this roll ended up with a mark along the top edge of the negative, possibly as a result of the jam. Luckily, in almost every case, the mark was on an area of sky and I was able to edit it out, but I’ve had to crop one shot where the mark was overlaid on a building.

I’d gone with the intention of trying to get a few portraits, but in the end only got a couple, both of the same gent who was kind enough to pose for my photos*. The first one hasn’t quite worked as I messed up the exposure – something I suspected at the time – but the second has come out a treat, as have a couple of other shots of the same chap that I took while walking around.

*If you’re reading this, apologies, I didn’t get your name, but I’d like to say thanks to you for allowing me to take the shots and being patient while I fiddled around with the camera and my light meter. Hope you like the photos!

Anyway, before the photos, here’s a link if you’d like to donate to the cause supported by The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride:

https://www.gentlemansride.com/donate

And now, here’re the photos (in the order I took them):

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-2

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-3

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FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-5

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-4

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-9

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-8

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-7

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-12

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-11

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-10

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-15

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-13

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-14

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-18

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-17

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-16

FILM - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, Sheffield 2017-19

All photos: Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Tri-X (Expired December 2006).

Taken on 24 September 2017