35mm · Film photography · Photography

Old signs and empty shops

I walked past this abandoned shop while shooting the roll of expired, but satisfyingly good, Velvia 100 that I bought from eBay. The “Properties Cleared” sign was what caught my eye, the paint peeling away from the wood beneath with lovely texture.

Properties cleared

Then I noticed the shop next door, with posters pasted on the boarded up windows, so walked across the road to get a wider view of the whole scene.

It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but I quite like scenes like this and find them interesting to look at. Plus, with the rate of re-development going on in this part of town it will probably not be long before the scene changes again.

I’m very pleased with the sharp rendering of this 50m lens. I already owned the F.Zuiko version, which is very nice anyay, but got the chance to pick up the Auto-S model in the 5xxxxxx seriel number range and the “made in Japan” marking, which is supposed to be the sharpest variant of the OM 50mm lens line up. For a 35mm film shot, the full size scan shows some very nice detail.

On Harvest Lane

Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 & Fujichrome Velvia 100.

Taken on 2 August 2020

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