Winter rushes

I’m still embracing the grain, with another shot here from my first roll of Tmax P3200. I know it’s not to all tastes, but I think it can add a certain charm.

FILM - Backlit rushes

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D & Kodak Tmax P3200 .

Taken on 15 January 2019


Transmission lines

While this is just a quick grab shot, I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with electrical transmission lines, pylons, poles etc. I think it comes from the old “Play Safe” public information films that used to air in the UK in the 70s. Not only did I have a slightly morbid interest in the danger they posed to the unwary, I would also wonder about where the lines would take me if I were to follow their routes. Sometimes, if I could get my hands on an Ordnance Survey map, I’d trace the paths they took from the places I’d seen them to discover their points of origin and places of termination.

While I don’t go out of my way to photograph these things, they’re always a tempting subject when I see them.

While a slower film would’ve been good for this shot, I don’t think the gritty look of the Tmax P3200 does the shot any disservice.

FILM - Transmission lines

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D & Kodak Tmax P3200 with orange grad filter.

Taken on 15 January 2019

Slightly unnerving

This huge hare-headed woman is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (not far from a circle of beautifully crafted animal head sculptures – albeit them being on a much smaller scale). They’re impressive to see but, like some of the other sculpted figured dotted around the park, can be oddly unnerving.

FILM - I know not what I observe

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fujifilm Pro 400H (converted to B&W in Lightroom).

Taken on 29 September 2018