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Further fungi

When you shoot at f/2.8 with a medium format camera there’s not mushroom for mistakes when it comes to nailing the focus. Ho, ho, ho. 🙂

Fungi
Fungi

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 & Kodak Yri-X (expired 2013). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 8mins @ 20°

Taken on 3 November 2022.

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Farm shop

I must apologise for the somewhat concise posts of late. I have a lot of things going on keeping me busy and not much mental capacity remaining to write much on the blog.

Todays I present a picture of Critchlow’s Farm Shop in Bakewell. It took quite some patience to find a moment when there wasn’t a vehicle of some sort driving in front of it!

Shops

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 & Kodak Yri-X (expired 2013). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 8mins @ 20°

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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A couple more from Bakewell

There will be some more photos to come from my Bakewell visit, but those will be on Tri-X. These two images are the last of the Fuji Pro 400H pictures though.

I like the first one particularly – it came out really nice with nice colour and a ton of detail, including a couple of jack-o-lanterns left over from the previous evening.

West Lodge
tributary

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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Bakewell

A couple of Bakewell scenes for today’s post. The first is a view across the town that can be seen when driving into the town from the north and I made sure that I walked back to the same viewpoint during my visit to make the picture.

This second image is looking north from atop Bakewell Bridge. It’s not a view I remember seeing before, mostly because the route to the car-park veers off from the main road before you cross the bridge and, once you’re on foot, there isn’t much need to walk across the bridge if you’re staying around the town centre as there are other footbridges close to the car-parks.

Bakewell
Wye-side houses

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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A little late for Halloween

Halloween is already five weeks in the past and we’re not much closer to the pull of Christmas than the night of all things spooky, but I like this picture of a solitary jack-o-lantern sat on a windowsill the day after. The leaf was there by chance, not placed by myself.

Jack-o-lantern

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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Pavilion flypast

A lone goose from the RGF (Royal Goose Force) performs a flypast for the lone gent sat reading his paper in front of the cricket pavilion. It shows the traditional dipped-wing position denoting that it’s in the mood for harassing passers-by for bread.

Apologies for the silliness. 🙂

Pavilion

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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The River Wye at Bakewell

A couple of years ago I made plans to visit Bakewell during the autumn in the hopes of catching some nice colour in the trees. Sadly, covid-19 lockdowns put paid to those intentions and it was not until last month that I had chance to bring them to fruition.

While there’s a definite autumnal air to the pictures I made on the day, the colours in the trees were not spectacular. The best of the colour seemed to come early with some vivid tones from the maples, but most other species seemed to remain resolutely green. They’ve gradually turned now and mostly lost their leaves, but they never really lit the place up this year. Oddly, some of the nicest colours are now apparent in the bright yellows of the leaves still remaining on birches, but most of the other trees have now dropped their coats.

However, despite the state of the foliage, it was quite a nice morning weather-wise in Bakewell with enough cloud cover to make for interesting skies until it thickened to produce rain around lunchtime.

The four photos published here today were made soon after arriving in the town and shot as I walked across and beside the River Wye up to Bakewell Bridge. The first shot was made with my 50mm Zenzanon and the rest with the 75mm. The final shot is pretty much the same composition (and taken within a minute or so) of this black and white picture made with my Olympus XA3.

The last shot has a cooler tone to the others. I’m not sure why – probably something in my post-processing though.

The River Wye at Bakewell
Bridge and birds
Bakewell Bridge
On the River Wye (in colour)

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 1 November 2022.

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A growing backlog of photographs

Yesterday I had a backlog of six rolls* of film from which I’ve not yet uploaded any shots to my Flickr account or to this blog. Today it’s eight rolls – nearly 200 frames of images.

I seem to be being quite prolific in how much I’m shooting recently. Some of this I put down to having taken a few day trips to places I’ve not visited before. This always tends to bring inspiration from seeing the unusual, unexpected, or just something different and, as a result, I tend to want to photograph as much of it as possible. Another reason is that I have quite a stash of film at present – much more than I actually thought I had – and I’ve decided to make an effort to shoot some of it rather than just sit on it waiting for some perfect occasion.

Today I shot two rolls. One, my final roll of Lomography Color Negative 100, from which I got twelve frames with my Yashicamat 124G. The other was a roll of Agfaphoto APX 100 which I had loaded in my recently acquired Olympus OM-1N. I replaced the light seals in the camera yesterday and wanted to give it a trial run to see if all is working as expected. I used to use Agfa Vista Plus for these tests, but that was when it was available for £1 a roll in Poundland (oh how I now wish I’d bought boxes of the stuff when I had the chance…), but I haven’t any of that left now and, given the current prices of colour film, I doubt I’d chance it on a test. So, the next best thing in terms of economy was the Agfa APX 100 which I have a few rolls of from a purchase a couple of years ago. As far as I know it’s exactly the same film stock as Kentmere 100 and Rollei RPX 100, just re-branded. I shot a full 36 exposures of that this morning and am scanning the negatives as I type this. The good news is that the camera seems to be operating just fine and there are no signs of light leaks.

I think one of the outcomes of this backlog might be some posts more laden with photographs than my normal output (which generally just publish a single image). I shot a roll of the new Kodak Gold 120 last week, so that might make for a single post, as will an expired roll of Truprint 200 shot a couple of weeks ago. I guess I’ll figure it out at some point before I end up with some sort of Vivian Meier-like hoard of never-seen pictures that is dicovered upon my death.

Today’s post has three pictures all themed around boats, and all shot at North Landing at Flamborough. It’s the last of my Bronica Flamborough shots from this outing, but I still have a bunch of 35mm pictures from the same trip that will see the light of day soon – although I might bump the Kodak Gold stuff up the schedules first.

Springflower
Halfway up
Beached

* actually five-and-a-half as I have already uploaded a few frames from a roll of HP5+.

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 MC & Ilford Pan F Plus. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 7mins 20°.

Taken on 14 March 2022