It’s that fishing pond again…

A fourth shot from the same location (the shot of the Duck was taken here too).

FILM - Pondside

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Kodak Tmax 100.

Taken on 21 December 2017

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Fishing on the Wharf

I went to the Boston Spa camera fair at the weekend (where I bought a Zeiss Ikon medium format folder – which needs a small bellows repair before I can use it, and a Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 lens for my OM-1). I took the Nikon F70 with me and a roll of Agfa CT Precisa to shoot. I chose the Nikon as it’s in-built metering is far superior to any other 35mm camera I own, and I wanter to try and make the most of what was my very first roll f slide film. I shot a few frames at Boston Spa, then a bunch more when I stopped off at Brodsworth Hall on the way home. The remaining frames were shot on a day off yesterday at Clumber Park.

My initial findings are that:

  • Seeing a set of slides that you took for the first time is a magical experience.
  • Slide film really DOES have a lot less latitude when it comes to shadows and highlights (although none of my shots suffered too badly as a result)
  • My usual basic processing techniques in Lightroom don’t transfer from reversal to positive film (not without some tweaks, anyway)
  • The shots taken with my 50mm prime are superior to the ones with the 28-80mm zoom.

Overall though, despite my hit rate not being quite what I usually get (although I might’ve been rushing the roll a bit), I’m pretty happy with the results, and there are one or two lovely picturs (by my standards, at least) amongst the rest.

The shot here isn’t one of the best (although I do really like the composition, with the angler at bottom left), but it’s the only one I’ve uploaded to Flickr so far.

I’ll definitely be shooting more slide film at some point though.

FILM - River Wharf fishing

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

Taken on 15 October 2017