35mm · Film photography · Photography

Splashes of colour and light

As those of you who visit my blog will no doubt realise, I have a preference for black and white photography over colour, with most of my shots on here being the former. That’s not to say that I don’t like colour photographs though. It’s just that I don’t seem to be (in my own opinion anyway) as good at taking them as B&W shots (and, for all I know, I might not be very good at B&W either! 🙂 ).

I do shoot colour at times though (especially digitally, where I’m trying to get better at landscape stuff) , and will continue to do so, not least because I have over 40 rolls of 35mm colour film sat in the freezer. When it comes to colour I tend to favour abstracts and small vignettes of larger scenes (although I’ll do the snapshots and chocolate-box scenes too if they present themselves). I have a book by Dutch photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (122 Colour Photographs) which is full of pictures in a style that I tend to favour. The photographs in the book date to the 40s and 50s. The book is only available as a facsimile edition at present (unless you can lay your hands on an original copy), but it’s full of lovely images. A Google search gives a good idea of the sort of thing I mean.

Anyway, here are a small selection of shots taken on a walk back in December. I definitely think that sunny days work in the favour of these sort of photographs.

FILM - Works

FILM - EP

FILM - Bandstand interior

FILM - Three flights

FILM - Resin

FILM - E II R

Pentax P30T, Rikenon 50mm f/2 & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 9 December 2018

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