Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Beached boat at Barton-upon-Humber

Got tied up with something tonight that took waaay longer than I had planned, so just a quick upload today. A shot I took three years ago but didn’t really do anything with until yesterday. I’m quite pleased with it. 🙂

Beached at Barton

Yashica Mat 124 G & Ilford FP4+

Taken on 30 August 2017.

35mm · Film photography · Photography

London skyline

Jumping back six or seven weeks for today’s image, a shot of the City of London skyline taken from the South Bank at Blackfriar’s Bridge.

I like the way this has turned out – there’s a very slight haze on the tall buidings that gives a nice tonality to the shot. Even with a somewhat flat sky, I still think the image works well.

The handily-placed boat doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

FILM - City skyline

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Watching the Thames at low tide

This was a photograph taken very quickly during my walk along the South Bank of the River Thames in London recently. The smart suit, bald head, and posture of this chap made for a nice composition. It was the last shot on the roll and I wasn’t sure it would come out (as a result of this, I loaded another roll and took a second shot of the same guy a minute or two later, albeit from a different position – I’ve not scanned that roll yet, so maybe I’ll share that picture in a future post). Luckily it turned out quite nicely.

FILM - Low water

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography

St. Paul’s Cathedral from Millennium Bridge

Three shots of the same subject today, all of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London taken from across the river on the South Bank from the end of Millennium Bridge. Two of the photos were taken using the Olympus Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 75-150mm f/4 lens, my second time using it since I bought it back in the late summer (I used it for a few shots on my trip to Hull a few days prior to this). So far I’m quite happy with it’s performance. Like most Zuiko lenses, it’s pretty compact, but it has a decent reach and is able to compress distances nicely.

The first shot was taken with the Zuiko 28mm f/3.5.

This is one of those slightly cliched and overdone photo locations – albeit for obvious reasons – but I’ve never shot it before and as it’s not a place I get to visit often I though I might as well take the opportunity while I had the chance.

FILM - St. Paul's (wide)

FILM - St. Paul's (mid)

FILM - Millennium Bridge

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 75-150mm f/4 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Turn up the contrast

I shot a roll of Fuji Across a couple of weeks ago and, expecting the weather to be a bit on the gloomy side, pushed it to 400asa. As it turned out, the sun decided to come out for at least some of the shots. This resulted in super-hight-contrast images being the outcome. Across is pretty contrasty anyway, but pushing it amplifies this noticeably, such as in today’s photograph of a street corner convenience store in Southwark in London.

The sunlit areas, particularly those with lighter tones stand out vividly, while the shadows have been reduced to deep blacks – the lady on the left of this shot seemingly emerging from a pool of liquid darkness.

I do like a contrasty image, but care needs to be taken when shooting in such conditions of light and shade that it doesn’t become too much. I’m pretty happy with this one – there is still detail in the highlights, and while the shadows are deep, they work nicely withe the brighter details popping out of them.

FILM - Contrast

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 22 October 2019

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Arts Tower

After something of a bleak half-a-year, I’m hoping that things are finally on the up and that, as a result, I might be able to breathe some life back into the blog. Fingers crossed!

The University Arts Tower in Sheffield is one of the city’s tallest buildings and is visible from far and wide thanks to its hillside position over the city.

FILM - Arts Tower from Weston Park

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 19 October 2018