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A couple of churches

My slide re-scanning has continued again today. Here’s a double-helping of churches from the roll (there’re a couple more on the roll too, but they’ve either not been post-processed yet, or I’ve already posted them here when I did the original flatbed scans).

The first is St. Michael’s and All Angels church at Brodsworth (this was taken from the grounds of Brodsworth Hall – there’s a gate into the churchyard, but I don’t think it’s accessible for visitors to the hall).


FILM - St. Michaels and All Angels church

The second is St. Mary’s church at Boston Spa and is another phot I took after visiting the camera fair.

FILM - St. Mary's Church, Boston Spa

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AF-D & Agfa CT Precisa.

Taken on 15 October 2017

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An autumn morning in Boston Spa

A photo that’s around 18-months old now at the time of posting. It was taken at Boston Spa in North Yorkshire. They have a camera fair there several times a year, and I’d decided to visit. The morning was lovely and crispy, as the best autumn mornings are, and the light was lovely. This was my first (and so far only) roll of slide film, although that will change when I get around to shooting the roll of Ektachrome that is waiting patiently in the fridge.

FILM - An autumn morning in Boston Spa

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AF-D & Agfa CT Precisa.

Taken on 15 October 2017

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Freemason’s lodge

I noticed this building when in Wakefield recently. The symbol in the decorative pediment identifies it as a freemason’s lodge and it has attractive features as a building. A tilt-shift lens would be very useful for shots such as these but, alas, I don’t have one (nor can I justify the expense either), so the picture is stuck with the converging verticals.

I’m presuming that a staircase runs from the left to the right of the upper floor to account for the different sized windows,

FILM - Freemason's lodge

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Arista Edu 200.

Taken on 30 March 2019

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Little house. Big sky.

This shot was taken a few minutes after the photo I published in my post from the 20th March. The earlier image was the last shot on the roll of Portra, and this was the first on the roll of Shanghai GP3. I’ve cropped this image to a 6×4.5 ratio as the upper part of the frame was just empty blue sky, which didn’t add much to the picture.

I *think* I prefer this B&W phot over the colour, but there’s not much in it really. I like them both a lot. The colour image is a little more abstract as it only features the ploughed field and sky.

FILM - Little house, big sky

Yashica Mat 124 G & Shanghai GP3.

Taken on 17 March 2019

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography


Following a barely noticeable theme, we go from yesterday’s picture of a cement mixer to today’s picture of an excavator. This was parked up atop a pile of earth on what looks to be the site of a new home being constructed. It’s in a nice location, so will undoubtedly be costing a penny or two.

Anyway, I liked the way the machine was framed by a couple of trees and the way the shadows produced nicely dappled light on the scene.

FILM - Excavator

Yashica Mat 124 G & Shanghai GP3.

Taken on 31 March 2019

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Sorrento mixer

Here’s a splash of colour to break up the black and white stuff. I’m currently in the process of re-scanning last year’s holiday photos with my newly acquired Plustek 35mm scanner. I was really disappointed with the original scans that I made on the V550 – no matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the colours in the Ektar negatives to look right. They all has strange colour casts that I could never fix to my satisfaction.

I’m not sure if the Plustek and Silverfast are giving me accurate Ektar colours (I don’t have any lab scans to compare to), but they’re a quantum leap ahead of my earlier efforts and I’m really happy with them now.

FILM - Mixer

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 22 August 2018