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Rainy Times (Square)

I got back from a family trip to New York yesterday so it’d be a fair assumption to expect quite a few photos from there in the coming days (and weeks!). I shot six rolls in total: 2 x Kodak Portra 400 (135); 2 x Ilford HP5+ (135); 1 x Kodak Portra 400 (120); 1 x Kodak Ektar (120). I’m still waiting for the colour shots to be processed, so don’t expect I’ll see those until next week, but I’ve started on the two rolls of HP5 and have scanned a few strips already.

I’m looking forward to seeing the colour shots, but the black and whites I took in and around a rainy Times Square have come out pretty well.

I’d have loved to have spent days just wandering the streets taking photos, but it’s not really possible to do it freely on a family trip, so I just grabbed stuff wherever I could as we went about our holiday. I’d really like to go back and take more photos, but it’s a long way from home and I might never get to visit again – I think if we make another trip to the US we’ll probably aim to visit somewhere else.

Here’s one of my Times Square pics to kick things off.

FILM - Rainy Times

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 28 May 2019

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This group of people on the Tube in London caught my eye and I decided to take a quick candid. The Sure Shot Telemax isn’t the quietest of cameras and makes a quite audible camera noise as the motor winds the film on, but I took the chance of getting the shot. As the camera’s frame counter seems to be on the fritz a little, I was unaware that this was actually the last frame on the roll, so itnstead of a single, quick motor noise, I instead got about 10-15 seconds of loud motor noise as the film automatically rewound! No-one seemed to notice though.

FILM - Commuting

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford XP2.

Taken on 17 April 2019

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This takeaway restaurant has been a feature in Sheffield city centre for a few decades now, and it made for a nice subject for a nighttime shot. I like the glowing colours of the lights and the way they illuminate the street outside. I think it might have been improved had someone been sitting at the window seats, but I still like it empty nontheless – it adds a sense of mystery I suppose.

FILM - Chubbys

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 25 April 2019

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Wot? No pictures?

As I type this Flickr is still undergoing its site maintenance involving the moving of everyone’s accounts, pictures etc. (billions of photos and videos, and over 100 million accounts!) across to a new hosting platform. I think it was scheduled to take 12 hours, but like many IT projects, is taking a little while longer than originally planned. As such I can’t get at my photos to add them in the normal way so, instead, here’s one I’ve uploaded directly.

Note: This isn’t meant to be a metaphor for Flickr’s account migration project. 🙂FIM - Planet Circus

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

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A lovely day at the seaside

“Bracing”, that’s the word we use to describe those seaside walks in bitterly cold wind.

This day however was far from bracing – it was taken back in February during an unseasonably warm period.  Good old climate change, eh? At least we’ll get some nice warm days at the seaside in the middle of the winter before the sea swamps the place altogether so we can never visit it again.

FIM - A lovely day at the seaside

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019