Nice for the time of year

This was taken back in February, when we had a mini heat wave in the UK, resulting in record-breaking temperatures. I’ve re-scanned the image today as I’ve just picked up a Plustek 8100 35mm film scanner. I’m keeping the Epson V550 fot medium format scans and other flatbed related stuff, but the Plustek produces notably better scans on 135 format negatives (not tried slides yet). I’ll scan most frames at 2400dpi to save on file space, but the shots I like that contain plenty of detail will be scanned at 3600dpi (which is supposedly the scanner’s actual max resolution – although it will scan at higher dpi rates than that).

FILM - Nice for the time of year

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 20 February 2019

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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

Ripples on Mablethorpe beach

I’m going through a bit of an arty-farty image border phase at present. Not sure whether it’s a good idea or not, but it does seem to make photos look better in many cases.

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Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 13 September 2017

On Mablethorpe beach

Part of the outflow on Mablethorpe beach. The outflow is where The Cut, part of the extensive agricultural drainage system that covers the low-lying county of Lincolnshire, empties into the north sea.

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Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 13 September 2017

Cleethorpes part #2

This will be a shorter post than part one, no real need to go over the events of the day a second time, but if anyone wants to know, here they are in Cleethorpes part #1.

This set of shots were all taken on the beach (a couple of others – the tyre tracks, and the pier supports – in the last entry were taken at the same time). Again, the camera was my Pentax P30T with a Rikenon 50mm f/2 lens.

While my wife and boys went into an arcade near the foot of the pier, I excused myself to take some photos on the beach. The tide was still out, and although it had turned by this time, there was still plenty of exposed sand (which, as Cleethorpes is at the mouth of the Humber estuary, is a muddy brown colour – the only golden sand available is at the top of the beach and I suspect has been put there by man, rather than nature, to make a more attractive setting for sand castles and donkey rides).

Most of the shots here are of the breakwater just north of the pier, but there are a couple of buoys there too to add a touch of spice (I need to get out more…). Again, the Bergger Pancro 400 has resulted in grainy, but pleasing shots, with plenty of contrast. My post-processing on these has consisted of adding a little extra contrast, tweaks to the highlights, whites and blacks, and a small push on the clarity slider in Lightroom.

The breakwater pictures are my favourites here, especially the first and third shots (I think shot one may be slightly soft in the foreground, but not enough to detract).

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FILM - Breakwater

A few of my close-up shots from this roll were out of focus, and at first I was concerned about a lens or focussing issue, but other shots like the one below, are nice and sharp so, pending it happening again in future, I’m going to pin the blame on the fool holding the camera.

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