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It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas. Or, as Noddy Holder would have it, It’s CHRIISSTMAAS!.

As I’ll not likely be posting anything on Christmas Day, I thought I’d get this one in early in order to compensate. I posted pictures of this anti-fracking protest mannequin a while back, but this is a new shot with it in its current festive guise.

FILM - It's CHRIIISSTMAAAS!

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Agfa Vista Plus 200.

Taken on 21 December 2017

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Trees in the mist

The following photos were taken this morning. I’d planned on visiting the flea market at Chesterfield, but on the way there noticed the nice misty conditions and so got waylaid taking some photographs instead. I decided to convert these to B&W and add some gradient filters and vignettes as I felt it suited the compositions. It’s brought out the grain a lot, but I think that works too.

FILM - Sentinel

FILM - On December days

FILM - Across the field

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Agfa Vista Plus 200 (converted to B&W in Lightroom).

Taken on 21 December 2017

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Doing it on the cheap

Last year, I picked up a cheap plastic camera for 50p – a Sunpet Focus-Free point-and-shoot. The camera has a fixed focus f8 lens and a single shutter speed (probably 1/125, or maybe 1/60 sec). I shot a roll of film through it over the end of last year and the start of January 2017 and, while the results were pretty lo-fi, they did have a certain ‘Lomography’ charm to them, with odd markings on the edge of the frame and distinctly soft edge-focus. The camera did manage to screw up the roll of film though, and the last half-dozen or so shots ended up as a single (not particularly interesting) multiple exposure, and the camera kept on firing and winding even after the counter passed 40 frames(!), so in the end I just re-wound the film and got it processed.

Anyway, here are a few of the better ones…

FILM - Experiments with a cheap plastic camera-3

FILM - Experiments with a cheap plastic camera-2

FILM - Experiments with a cheap plastic camera-10

FILM - Experiments with a cheap plastic camera

Sunpet Focus-Free & Agfa Vista Plus 200.

Taken on various dates, late 2016-early 2017.