Work continues

The refurbishment of another section of Park Hill flats is underway and the block in question is cocooned in scaffolding and yellow netting.

This was taken on a roll of 2001 expired Klick XD200 film that I was shooting for this year’s Expired Film Day. Due to the age of the film, I overexposed it a couple of stops. It’s not come out too badly though – a little extra noise and a slight pink cast are the only real signs of its age.

FILM - Work Continues

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Klick XD200 (expired in 2001).

Taken on 16 March 2019

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A Zig-zag stair

Just a staircase that I spotted while wandering around town the other weekend.

FILM - Zig-zg up

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 9 March 2018

Out into the world

Another photo from the Canon Sure Shot Telemax, although this time I do recall taking the shot. A good job really, given that I only took it a few weeks ago.

I thought the composition was a good one when I made the photograph, but again I’m very pleased with the way the little compact has handled the scene. I’d used up the roll of film in my F80 when I took this, and would have missed the shot if I’d not had the Telemax in my pocket.

FILM - Out into the world

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Forgotten photographs

I like to carry a compact film camera with me wherever I go, and so tend to keep one in my coat pocket at all time. This does mean that the habit tends to fall off somewhat in the warmer months when I don’t have a handy pocket, but through late autumn to early spring I’ve usually got a camera on me.

The camera of choice for quite a while now has been a Canon Sure Shot Telemax point-and-shoot compact, a camera that has the distinction of being the only film camera that I’ve owned since new. It was a gift from my parents nearly thirty years ago and sat unused in a drawer for the best part of two decades until I got back into shooting film a couple of years ago and I decided to see if it still worked. Despite the battery cover being held shut with tape, it whirred into life with a new battery, so I gave it a go. To say I was pleased with the results would be an understatement – while the camera is far from sophisticated, it produces very nice photographs indeed, and it’s been a constant companion for spur of the moment photo opportunities ever since.

Because of the nature of having it in my pocket much of the time, it means it’s with me even on occasions where I go out to shoot with a different camera, and it also means that it can take a while to finish a roll of film, leading to me forgetting what shots I’ve taken with it and getting an extra bit of anticipatory pleasure when getting the roll processed.

Which leads me to todays post. I finally finished a roll of HP5+ that has been in the camera since last October, and got it processed on Friday and then scanned today. I only got 33 shots for some reason – I vaguely remember perhaps mis-loading the camera and so lost a few frames that way – but happily a great deal of them are keepers (to my own standards, if not anyone else’s, at least).

This shot was taken on a foggy day when I went out with my DSLR last year, and I completely forgot taking any shots with the Telemax, so this was a nice surprise. It’s almost the same composition as a shot I took digitally, except this was handheld, and that was on a tripod. Despite the added detail in the digital version, I might be erring towards preferring the film shot.

FILM - Into mystery

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 25 November 2018

Meridian

On the coastal footpath just south of Cleethorpes at Humberston, a metal rail is inlaid into the path and a globe and signpost stand (giving distances to various global destinations). This is the prime meridian line, which was established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. From this point it travels north across the Humber estuary and into the East Riding of Yorkshire where it travels across country for a number of miles before entering the North Sea near the village of Tunstall. From there it continues across the sea until it reaches the pole.

The rail denoting the meridian line can be seen just below the shadow of the signpost in my photograph.

FILM - Meridian

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

Taken on 20 February 2019