Winter field

This was taken back in January on a walk where I wish I’d worn some Wellies – although the ground looks crisp and frozen, the snow was in melt and my feet were sinking up to the ankles in places.

FILM - Winter field

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).

Taken on 17 January 2018

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More still life

Another one of my still life attempts from the weekend. Although shot on Portra 400, I converted this to black and white as it looked much better (the melon was very pale, with barely any colour to it anyway).

FILM - Melon

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400 (expired in 2016).

Taken on 18 February 2018

Millstone Grit

I had a day off work this week and took a trip out into the nearby Peak District National Park. I was mostly trying my hand (not very successfully) at some landscape stuff using my digital camera, but I still stuck a couple of film cameras in my bag and managed to polish off a roll of 120 Portra 400, plus the remains of some Tmax 400 in my Pentax P30T.

The area I visited is littered with millstones in varying stages of completion, hewn from the local gritstone. The one in this photo must’ve been photographed many, many thousands of times as it lays right next to the footpath leading to Over Owler Tor.

FILM - Millstone Grit

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Portra 400 (expired 2016).

Taken on 7 February 2018

Cowabunga dude!

In the early afternoon light, this large gritstone boulder on the moors above Hathersage, UK, had the look of a face, so I took the photo. It was only after scanning the negative that it struck me as to what it reminded me of – a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (albeit one with a slightly lopsided face), complete with the tail of its bandana fluttering from the left side of its neck.

Or maybe it just looks like a big rock…

FILM - Ninja Turtle?

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Portra 400 (expired 2016).

Taken on 7 February 2018

After a fruitless walk

This photo was taken a stones throw from the one in yesterday’s post (I was stood beside the house in this picture when I took that one).

I’d intended to follow some of the footpaths and go on a nice walk, but it was quickly curtailed when, at the bottom of the hill where I took this shot, it became apparent that the route was impassable thanks to field covered in about 8 inches of wet mud churned up by tractors. Maybe if I’d been wearing wellies I’d have given it a try, but not with the shoes I had on sadly. So I walked back up the hill and took this on the way.

FILM - Journey's end

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).

Taken on 25 January 2018